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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 […]

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We have added a new country to our network – and a new continent!

August 21st, 2018 in Service Updates

ProtonVPN now offers safe browsing choices in 21 countries as part of our ever-growing network. South Africa came in at #3 in our poll last month, when we asked our users where to install our servers next. The four new South Africa VPN servers are reserved for users with one of our paid plans: ZA […]

Assistance and Access Bill 2018: Public comment begins on Australia’s law

August 17th, 2018 in Privacy & Security, Security

On Monday, the Australian government introduced the Assistance and Access Bill 2018. This bill would give law enforcement authorities new tools to pressure telecommunication and tech companies into complying with government requests to grant access to an individual’s online profile or message history. The Australian government, and Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor […]

Bypass the most common forms of Internet censorship

August 16th, 2018 in How-to

Censorship goes against two of the founding ideals of the Internet: freedom and openness. Yet closed regimes around the world, such as North Korea, China, and Saudi Arabia, have always worked to limit their citizens’ access to information they have deemed inappropriate. This behavior has only accelerated on the Internet. In Freedom House’s most recent […]

We just reached an important milestone – with Finland, we now have VPN servers in 20 countries!

August 14th, 2018 in Service Updates

Thank you to all those who voted Finland to #7 in our ProtonVPN server poll. We’re nowhere near finished adding servers, so check back soon to see where in the world ProtonVPN will go next. The four new servers in Helsinki are reserved for users with one of our paid plans: FI #1 is available […]

Welcome our new VPN servers in Austria – one more European country you chose

August 7th, 2018 in Service Updates

Thanks to everyone who voted in our poll, and congratulations to those of you who selected Austria! It has been a busy year for us so far, but we are not stopping anytime soon. Keep an eye on this space for more updates. Our four new servers are housed in Vienna and available to those […]

Announcing the winners of the ProtonVPN server poll

August 3rd, 2018 in Service Updates

We want to thank everyone who participated in our first-ever servers poll. In the end, nearly 13,000 people voiced their preference. We have tallied the results and we’re already working to add new servers in the most popular countries. Now that the results are in, we know where you want us to prioritize. Over the […]

Get a Polish IP address with our new VPN servers in Poland!

August 1st, 2018 in Service Updates

Thanks to the support of our community, we’re rapidly expanding our countries list. PL #1-2 are available for Basic plansPL #3-4 are available for Plus and Visionary plans These four new servers, located in Warsaw, are available to those with paid plans. All servers in Poland are optimized for P2P file sharing and configured for one-click access […]

How to keep your IP address private and secure

July 27th, 2018 in How-to, Privacy & Security, Security

Even if you don’t know what an IP address is, you have probably heard the term. That’s because IP addresses are an important aspect of the architecture of the Internet. Without an IP address, other computers wouldn’t be able to communicate with yours, and vice versa. But this short string of numbers can also be […]

An illustration of Tor over VPN.

Why use Tor over VPN

July 25th, 2018 in Articles & News, Security

Tor is a powerful privacy tool, but you may not want to use Tor all by itself. Learn why you may want to connect to Tor over a VPN. When you connect to the Internet, especially if you’re using public WiFi, there’s a good chance people are watching you. Hackers, government spies, and the websites […]

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