Cloak is an automatic VPN service designed to enhance security whilst using an unknown internet connection. Useful for business travellers or holidaymakers, the app detects unsecured access points and the automatically starts.
With public Wi-Fi hotspots often being unsecured and accessible by many, the potential for security lapses is huge. Cloak aims to help mitigate this problem by offering a VPN solution aimed at frequent users of hotspots which works automatically and without any set-up. The app, which can be used across a number of devices, starts operating when a user connects to a public Wi-Fi network. It then sends all traffic through virtual networks, thereby preventing unwanted access. Apps and background operations are also subject to the same diversion. Cloak is as easy as possible to use with a single click and its VPN systems seem to be fairly fast and robust. The app is aimed at business users and so offers a multi-user style subscription service, advertised as a complete security set-up.
With its simplicity and multi-device function, Cloak is a good investment for those who travel often or worry about their business communications despite the many free alternatives available. A short free trial for the service is available but after that a monthly subscription service becomes necessary.