We’ve compiled a full list of recent reviews of Proton VPN’s paid VPN plans. All of these reviews are from independent review sites.

This post was updated in August 2023.

Proton VPN receives consistently good reviews from professional technology journalists. Here, we collect some of these to make it easier for you to evaluate our private and secure VPN service. 

We have collected a number of these independent reviews to make it easier for our users to see professional evaluations of our VPN.

Please also see our Proton VPN reviews page for a breakdown of how different aspects of our service have been independently reviewed.

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Why reviewers like Proton VPN

Proton VPN is brought to you by the company behind Proton Mail, the most popular end-to-end encrypted email service in the world. Trusted by journalists and activists around the globe, Proton VPN offers:

  • Open source and fully audited apps for all major platforms
  • Connect up to 10 devices per user at the same time
  • 4000+ servers in 90+ countries
  • WireGuard and Stealth VPN protocols
  • High speed VPN network
  • Worldwide streaming services
  • P2P/BitTorrent support
  • Secure Core servers
  • Tor over VPN
  • Based in privacy-friendly Switzerland
  • Strict no-logs policy
  • Unlimited volume/bandwidth
  • DNS leak prevention
  • Kill switch
  • Encrypted VPN servers
  • Secure core double VPN
  • Split tunneling (Android and Windows only)

Proton VPN reviews


With a 5.0 Outstanding rating, an Editor’s Choice award, and being placed at the top of its Best VPN Services for 2023(new window) list, Proton VPN is PCMag’s “top choice for VPNs”.

The company has shown it can scale up its service without sacrificing its integrity. Importantly, Proton VPN remains committed to its reputation as a privacy-focused company, which is a refreshing change after seeing so many other VPNs emphasize speed and video streaming. A 2022 audit is a valuable endorsement of the company’s privacy practices.

We believe that Proton VPN is setting the standard for the VPN industry, which is reflected in our perfect five-star rating and Editors’ Choice award”.

Read the full review here(new window).

Trusted Reviews

Ranking number one on its best free VPN(new window) list and number two on its best VPN list(new window), The Trusted Review team has this to say about our service:

ProtonVPN is consistently among the best-performing VPNs that I put through tests. It’s also easy to use and has an excellent range of features”.

Read the full review here(new window).


In its best VPN services 2023 roundup, Engaget ranks us Best VPN Overall(new window), noting that:

ProtonVPN stood out as a strong option because of its overall security and usability.


Top10VPN gives Proton VPN 9.0/10 and recognizes us as the Best Free VPN Overall(new window) for 2023.  

Overall Proton VPN is a top-tier VPN service and we fully recommend using it if privacy and security are your primary concerns… Proton VPN has also become a good VPN for streaming, with regular and fast access to Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and more”.

Read the full review here(new window)


Listing us as both the best free VPN service(new window) and best open-source VPN(new window), CNET’s reviewer says, “this Swiss-Based VPN Provider Delivers Top-Notch Security”, and notes that:

If you’re in need of a well-rounded VPN service that puts its money where its mouth is, take a look at Proton VPN”.

Read the full review here(new window)


Appearing as the best open-source VPN on its 5 best VPN services(new window) list, the ZDNET reviewer notes that:

“I was very impressed with the complete absence of leaks, and that no data about the fact that I was using a VPN was visible at the destination test site”.

Read the full review here(new window).

VPN Overview

 Winner of VPN Overview’s Best Free VPN Services(new window) award, VPN Overview concludes that:

“Proton VPN is definitely a good choice if you’re looking for a VPN that prioritizes security and privacy while being easy to use”.

Read the full review here(new window).


Describing us as a “powerful VPN with a pile of features and a generous free plan”, Techradar features Proton VPN on both its best VPN service(new window) and best free VPN(new window) lists. Techradar summarizes our service in this way:

Proton VPN unblocked almost everything we tried, its powerful apps are open source and independently audited, WireGuard speeds can be excellent and there’s a free plan with no bandwidth limits. This is a great VPN, and it’s getting better. Give it a try”.

Read the full review here(new window).


PrivacySavvy’s Ultimate Proton VPN review(new window) recognizes Proton VPN as a trustworthy VPN with “a good history of handling user data responsibly” and “a strong focus on the privacy of its users”. PrivacySavvy also labels Proton VPN Free as “the industry’s best and fastest free VPN”.

Read the full review here(new window).

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