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Based in Switzerland so you stay private everywhere

ProtonVPN 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 ProtonVPN, you enjoy the same legal protections that ensure the privacy of all Swiss citizens. ProtonVPN is built by the same group of scientists who met at CERN and founded ProtonMail, the largest encrypted email provider. We are based in Switzerland, allowing us to pass the benefits of Swiss data protection on to you.

    No-logs VPN

    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.

    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.

    Swiss neutrality

    Switzerland is well-known for its political neutrality. It is not part of the 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, or 14 Eyes(new window) intelligence-sharing networks and is outside US and EU jurisdictions.

    A VPN that reliably protects your privacy

    NetShield Ad-blocker

    ProtonVPN’s NetShield Ad-blocker (new window)uses DNS filtering to block ads, trackers, and malware even before they load. This keeps your device safe and can speed up your browsing.

    Strong encryption

    ProtonVPN safeguards your data by only using secure encryption ciphers without any known vulnerabilities. We also only use VPN protocols(new window) that are known to be secure, such as OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard.

    Secure Core VPN

    Our Secure Core(new window) 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



    ProtonVPN is used by journalists, activists, and millions of people around the world to bypass censorship and protect the work they do.

    Open source

    Open source

    All Proton apps, including ProtonVPN, are open source. Our code is open to the public, and anyone can verify that our apps perform as advertised.

    Audited by independent experts

    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(new window).

    Kill switch

    Kill switch

    Our kill switch(new window) automatically terminates all connections to your device if it detects your connection to our VPN server has been interrupted.

    Tor over VPN

    Tor over VPN

    With ProtonVPN, you can connect to the Tor anonymity(new window) network and access onion sites, giving you an additional layer of security.

    Global server network

    Global server network

    ProtonVPN has over 1,400 servers(new window) in over 60 countries and you can connect up to 10 devices.

    Worldwide streaming

    Worldwide streaming

    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

    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.

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    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

    Where is ProtonVPN based?

    ProtonVPN is based in Geneva, Switzerland, a country well-known for its strong privacy laws.

    Who owns ProtonVPN?

    ProtonVPN is owned by Proton Technologies AG, the same company that created ProtonMail. As a Swiss company, ProtonVPN always prioritizes your privacy and adheres to strict Swiss regulations regarding data protection.

    Which country is the best country to connect to while using a VPN?

    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.