Proton is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, allowing our users to benefit from some of the world's strongest privacy laws. Proton is supported by FONGIT (a non-profit foundation financed by the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation for the public good), and the European Commission.
We are scientists, engineers, and developers drawn together by a shared vision of protecting civil liberties online. Proton was founded in 2014 by a team of scientists who met at CERN (the European Center for Nuclear Research) and created Proton Mail, the world’s largest encrypted email service. In total, we protect over 100 million people with our products. If you are interested in joining our team, we are hiring.
Unlike other VPN services, we provide full transparency so you know who is running the service. We are well known for our work improving Internet security and privacy.
Proton VPN does not use insecure protocols and encryption levels. Proton VPN benefits from the security experience gained from building the world's largest secure email service.
We have a long track record when it comes to security. Whether it's operating our own Secure Core servers for privacy or using 10Gbit networks for performance, quality comes first.
Proton VPN is community supported and community is everything to us. We provide professional customer support to the entire Proton VPN community, including free users.
Privacy & Security for everyone
Our mission is to make online security and privacy accessible to all. To help achieve this goal, we provide a free VPN so that everyone can securely and privately access the Internet.