1. It encrypts data between your computer and the internet, preventing sensitive data and messages getting into the wrong hands
  2. It can make you appear to be browsing the internet from a different location, unlocking services and content that are blocked in your actual location

VPNs have many other uses besides this, and we'd argue that anyone working remotely needs to use a VPN to ensure their home setup is secure.

NordVPN is making this easier for Tech Advisor readers by giving away 10 annual subscriptions to its VPN service, worth £65.

For your chance to win, you’ll need to use the giveaway form below. Log into Gleam to access the entry options, and you can increase your chances of winning by choosing two or more options.

Win a NordVPN annual subscription

This competition ends at midnight on 31 March, and the winner will be randomly selected by the Gleam app on 1 April.

If you are not one of our lucky winners, check out our advice on the Best VPNs of 2020, of which NordVPN currently tops the list.