Proton VPN wins Best VPN awards in multiple categories

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by in Proton Stories.

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This year, we received recognition for some of the unique advantages that our VPN service offers. Here are some of the awards for 2018 and 2019 that were just announced.

We are happy to receive these awards, not only because they acknowledge the extra security and privacy protections we have built into Proton VPN, but because awards also help others to discover the online security and privacy that we offer.

Editor’s Choice for Best Free VPNs for 2019 by

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PCMag is one of the most respected outlets covering computers and technology news. Its first issue, back in 1986, featured an interview with a young Bill Gates. Ever since that auspicious beginning, PCMag has enlisted industry experts to evaluate the latest software and hardware developments.

What they said:

Because of [their] flexibility, and Proton VPN’s commitment to security, we think it’s the best free VPN available…
The company offers a rare, truly free experience that doesn’t limit your bandwidth or push ads.

Read the full review here.

2018 Best VPN for Android from

protonvpn uptodown award

UptoDown is the world’s second most popular software catalog for Android apps, behind only Google Play. They are an authority on everything Android. Based in Spain, they reach over 90 million international users each month.

What they said:

It’s easy to get lost in the world of VPNs available on Android. Every day a new one appears and most of them make promises they don’t intend to keep. It’s hard to find a trustworthy free VPN app and that’s why we’re so impressed with Proton VPN… Your privacy is what’s most important and Proton VPN knows it. That’s why it doesn’t keep any record of your online activity. In these times of scandals about leaked data by companies, it’s always nice to see a service like Proton VPN.

Read the full review here.

Best Free VPN 2019 from

ProPrivacy is a well-known VPN review site. Starting in 2018, they launched their annual VPN awards. For the second year running, Proton VPN won their prize for Best Free VPN.

What they said in their review:

Proton VPN imposes no data limitations on its free users, which is fantastic… [This] makes it very feasible to use the free VPN plan as a fully-fledged VPN service.
Free users do not have to suffer ads.
…the free service performed very well in our tests, with a 45 Mbits/s result that was probably only capped by our 50 Mbits/s internet connection.

On their site:

After Proton Mail, pretty much everyone was expecting something special with Proton VPN. By-and-large, Proton has delivered.
Proton VPN is an excellent and highly competitive premium VPN service. [Their free service is] limited to just three server locations, but with no data limits and speed results that are better than most paid-for services.

Read the full review here.

Best VPN for Free 2018 from

VPNpro is one of the newer VPN review sites, but they have already attracted quite a following (we’re definitely following them). Their thorough reviews, comparisons, VPN ratings, and other resources “can steer you out of harm‘s way and toward a borderless, unlimited digital world!”

What they said:

Our Proton VPN review team has made our stance on free VPN services very public. They’re either getting money from you in less transparent ways, or they’re so restricted as to be borderline useless…. BUT, [the Proton VPN Free Plan] will not limit your bandwidth, how much you can download, or how many times you can switch servers. That’s the best free VPN deal we’ve seen so far.

Read the full review here.

While recognition is nice, our primary goal isn’t to win awards but to make a secure and private Internet available to everyone. For this reason, the most important feedback for us is from the Proton community, so follow us on social media and let us know what you think!

Best Regards,
The Proton VPN Team

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Prior to joining Proton, Richie spent several years working on tech solutions in the developing world. He joined the Proton team to advance the rights of online privacy and freedom.

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