Proton VPN now operates one of the largest VPN server networks in the world.

At Proton VPN, we’ve reached a new milestone in our mission to make online privacy the default for everyone. Now offering over 5500 servers on six continents, Proton VPN is one of the largest and most popular VPN services in the world. And we’re growing fast!

Chart showing how the number of servers we run and and countries we support has grown over the years

Proton VPN only uses bare metal (physical, not virtual) servers that we can fully control all the way down to the base operating system level.

Learn how we secure our servers

Proton VPN is funded entirely by you, our community. With no venture capital investors to please, this allows us to invest heavily on improving our infrastructure and developing exciting new products and features.

As David Peterson, Proton VPN’s General Manager notes, “We’ve achieved this 5000+ server milestone because we spend the money raised from our community on improving the service, rather than on advertising.  We keep growing at this pace because of genuine word-of-mouth referrals, rather than through paid endorsements. Indeed, the entire way Proton is structured(new window) ensures we put service to our community over the pursuit of profit”.

And in addition to now operating one of the largest VPN networks in the world, Proton VPN is also one of the fastest. For the last few weeks, we’ve been checking our speeds against the other most popular VPNs on the market in different regions, and the graph below shows their relative performance. 

Chart comparing Proton VPN's speeds with our competitors

As with our server count, it’s clear that our speeds have improved dramatically in the last few years, and are continuing to grow at a rapid pace.

We’re here to serve our community

At Proton VPN, our mission is to make online privacy the default for everyone. We’re also committed to supporting journalists, activists, and ordinary people around the world who live under authoritarian governments. 

This is why we offer hundreds of free servers in five countries, providing privacy and censorship-free internet access to those who need it the most. And in a recent initiative, we’ve provided additional free VPN servers(new window) to citizens of restrictive countries around the world, with the aim of supporting freedom and democracy in this momentous year of elections. 

Support our mission (and benefit from additional features)

To support our mission and gain access to a wealth of additional features, including access to over 5000 exclusive Plus servers in 90+ countries around the world and also 100+ Secure Core(new window) servers, you can purchase a paid plan. 

With speeds up to 10 Gbps and our unique VPN Accelerator(new window) technology that can increase your VPN speed by up to 400% over large distances, our Plus servers allow you to stream your favorite shows, films, and sports events from a wide range of supported services(new window) worldwide. 

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