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What is an IP address?

January 14th, 2022 in Articles & News

Everything you need to know about IP addresses An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical label that uniquely identifies every device that connects to the internet. It is used to: Identify a device or network connected to the internet Route packets (containing data) so they can find a device or network that is connected […]

What is AES encryption?

December 17th, 2021 in Articles & News

AES is a fast, efficient, and secure encryption standard. Certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), AES is used by the United States government to secure classified data. This has led many companies to market AES (especially AES with a 256-bit key) as “military-grade encryption”, although such terminology is as inaccurate as […]

What is bloatware and is it a security risk?

December 9th, 2021 in Articles & News

Bloatware is unwanted software pre-installed on new PCs, laptops, and mobile devices by the device manufacturer, OS developer, or network carrier. It is not usually malicious, but it uses up system resources and can therefore slow down your device.  Most software people think of as bloatware is third-party trial software that is either time-limited or […]

OpenVPN vs. WireGuard

November 25th, 2021 in Articles & News

OpenVPN and WireGuard® are VPN protocols used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server. Learn more about how VPNs work WireGuard represents cutting-edge VPN technology and is cryptographically secure, highly efficient, and fast. OpenVPN is beginning to show its age in terms of speed, performance, and efficiency, but remains widely regarded […]

What is PPTP?

November 5th, 2021 in Articles & News

The Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a VPN protocol used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server. One of the oldest VPN protocols, PPTP is plagued by multiple security issues and is now considered obsolete. Despite this, its broad compatibility with a huge range of legacy software and hardware, its ease […]

Black Friday 2021: Get up to 50% off ProtonVPN Plus with our special year-end offer

November 1st, 2021 in Articles & News

For a limited time only, new users, users on our Free plan, ProtonVPN Basic plan or ProtonVPN Plus 1-month plan can get ProtonVPN Plus for up to 50% off with our special year-end offer. Our unique year-end offer covers the festive season, including Black Friday. ProtonVPN is created by the same scientists and engineers who […]

WireGuard speed, Proton privacy

October 13th, 2021 in Articles & News

In 2017, we launched ProtonVPN to defeat censorship and protect activists, journalists, and ordinary people on the internet. Since then, we’ve continued to build new features like NetShield Adblocker and, more recently, our unique VPN Accelerator for our community.  ProtonVPN is built by the same team that created ProtonMail. Founded by scientists who met at […]

ProtonVPN expands to 61 countries!

October 7th, 2021 in Articles & News

We are happy to announce the addition of the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, and Nigeria to the ProtonVPN network, with Georgia following in the coming weeks. This brings our coverage to 61 countries, making ProtonVPN one of the largest VPN networks in the world. Anyone with a Plus or Visionary plan can now access content […]

What is the difference between a proxy and a VPN?

September 10th, 2021 in Articles & News

A proxy is any server that sits between your device and a wider network, such as the internet. A virtual private network (VPN) server is a specific kind of proxy, but many other kinds of proxy exist. Although inaccurate (and as a result, confusing), VPNs are often contrasted to proxies.  Learn more about what VPN […]

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