Proton VPN is based in Geneva, Switzerland, a country well-known for its strong privacy laws.
Based in Switzerland so you stay private everywhere
Proton VPN is based in Switzerland, giving you the protection of some of the world’s strongest privacy laws.
- Keep your browsing private with our no-logs policy
- Protect your online activity with strict Swiss privacy laws
- Use a VPN in a country with a long history of respecting privacy
A Swiss-based VPN service
When you connect to Proton VPN, you enjoy the same legal protections that ensure the privacy of all Swiss citizens. Proton VPN is built by the same group of scientists who met at CERN and founded Proton Mail, the largest encrypted email provider. We are based in Switzerland, allowing us to pass the benefits of Swiss data protection on to you.
The laws in Switzerland allow us to implement a strict no-logs policy, which means we do not monitor your IP address, your session lengths, your browsing history, or any other information that could identify you. Our no-logs policy has been verified by independent experts.
Strong legal protections
Under Swiss data protection regulations, we are not required to comply with requests that are not supported by a Swiss court order.
Switzerland is well-known for its political neutrality. It is not part of the 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, or 14 Eyes intelligence-sharing networks and is outside US and EU jurisdictions.
A VPN that reliably protects your privacy
Proton VPN’s NetShield Ad-blocker uses DNS filtering to block ads, trackers, and malware even before they load. This keeps your device safe and can speed up your browsing.
Proton VPN safeguards your data by only using secure encryption ciphers without any known vulnerabilities. We also only use VPN protocols that are known to be secure, such as OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard.
Secure Core VPN
Our Secure Core VPN feature enables you to route your online traffic through VPN servers located in privacy-focused countries: Switzerland, Iceland, and Sweden. This makes it hard to track down your real IP address.
The safe and transparent VPN
Proton VPN is used by journalists, activists, and millions of people around the world to bypass censorship and protect the work they do.
All Proton apps, including Proton VPN, are open source. Our code is open to the public, and anyone can verify that our apps perform as advertised.
Audited by independent experts
To ensure that we are as transparent as possible, we hire independent security firms to conduct audits on our apps. You can find these reports on our website.
Our kill switch automatically terminates all connections to your device if it detects your connection to our VPN server has been interrupted.
Tor over VPN
With Proton VPN, you can connect to the Tor anonymity network and access onion sites, giving you an additional layer of security.
Global server network
Proton VPN has over 1,400 servers in over 60 countries and you can connect up to 10 devices.
Watch your favorite geoblocked shows on popular streaming sites, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, no matter where you are in the world.
Easy to use
Our apps are designed to be privacy-focused and simple to use. Our Quick Connect button connects you to the fastest server with a single click.
Get a secure VPN
- DNS and IPv6 leak prevention
- Full-disk encryption of all servers
- No tracking and no logs
- Always-on VPN
- Secure Core VPN
Frequently Asked Questions
Proton VPN is owned by Proton Technologies AG, the same company that created Proton Mail. As a Swiss company, Proton VPN always prioritizes your privacy and adheres to strict Swiss regulations regarding data protection.
Switzerland is one of the best countries to connect to if you are using a VPN. Despite being surrounded by European countries, Switzerland is not part of the EU and falls outside EU and US jurisdictions. Switzerland also has some of the strongest privacy laws in the world and fiercely protects personal data.
Other countries with strong data protection laws include Sweden and Iceland.