HotSpot Shield is a software program produced by Anchor Free. Originally released in 2005, the app works on Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS and ANDROID operating systems and is available in 13 languages. With HotSpot Shield, users can create a secure virtual private network for online safety while browsing the Internet. Very handy for people who travel frequently for work or pleasure, the software program provides a safeguard against data theft and hackers. The VPN service also provides anonymous Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for ensuring one’s privacy online and can allow users to access websites that are otherwise blocked from their use.