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Start using a VPN

Protect your data from prying eyes and unblock the internet.

Proton VPN has servers all over the world, letting you bypass censorship and “spoof” your geographic location.

  • Connect your device to a secure VPN server
  • Encrypt the connection between your device and the VPN server
  • Block your ISP from seeing your online activity

Why use a VPN?

All mass surveillance systems in the world rely on ISPs logging their users’ browsing histories and making these logs available to government agencies. A VPN prevents your ISP from seeing your information, so it prevents untargeted mass surveillance by your government.

Hide your activity

A VPN prevents your internet service provider from seeing your online activity

Protect your data

A VPN prevents public WiFi hosts from selling your browsing habits to advertisers

Unblock the internet

A VPN lets you bypass censorship and browse with a foreign IP address

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Get a secure and private VPN

  • Proton VPN secures your internet connection with advanced encryption, allowing you to access blocked websites and bypass censorship.
  • If you're looking for more privacy, we also offer Secure Core, which routes your traffic through VPN servers in countries with strong data protection laws before connecting you to another VPN server and then your desired website.

Connect to private VPN servers in three easy steps

  • Step 1

    Sign up for Proton VPN for free

  • Step 2

    Download the Proton VPN app on your device

  • Step 3

    Connect to a server in the country of your choice to unblock steaming sites, social media, and other websites

Why use Proton VPN?

Privacy-first VPN protection

Using Proton VPN lets you protect your privacy with multiple layers of security. We use only VPN protocols with no known vulnerabilities at their highest encryption settings to protect your privacy.

Free no-logs VPN

Get unlimited browsing with Proton VPN’s Free plan. We’re the only free VPN that keeps your online activity private without logs, ads, or malware. Our Free VPN plan allows everyone to unblock the internet and start browsing more freely.

High-speed connections with VPN Accelerator

Proton VPN offers unparalleled speed performance when browsing on your mobile device thanks to our use of a combination of 10 Gbps servers, advanced VPN protocols like WireGuard, and VPN Accelerator technology that can improve your browsing speeds over long-distance connections by over 400%.

Bypass censorship and access blocked content

Use Proton VPN to connect a VPN server in another country to bypass local internet blocks and censorship. With over 1,300 servers in over 60 countries, our global network of servers ensures you can access blocked content no matter where you are.

How Proton VPN ensures privacy and transparency

No logs

No logs

Unlike other VPN services, we keep no logs that can compromise your privacy

Based in Switzerland

Based in Switzerland

We are based in Switzerland, which has some of the strongest data privacy laws in the world

Secure VPN protocols

Secure VPN protocols

We use only the most secure VPN protocols, with strong encryption and forward secrecy

Smart Protocol

Smart Protocol

Our Smart Protocol feature allows you to connect to Proton VPN even when some protocols or standard ports are blocked

Secure Core

Secure Core

We offer a specially hardened Secure Core VPN service for those who need it

DNS leak protection

DNS leak protection

All DNS lookups are handled exclusively by Proton and no data is ever routed outside the VPN tunnel

Audited and open source

Audited and open source

Our apps are fully audited and open source, so anyone can check them

Alternative routing

Alternative routing

Our alternative routing feature helps you access our service even when connections to our servers are blocked

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a VPN protocol?

A VPN protocol is the set of instructions used to establish a secure connection between two computers (your device and the VPN server). Various VPN protocols exist, but Proton VPN supports OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard.

  • OpenVPN - A battle-tested VPN protocol that is still widely regarded as the last word when it comes to VPN security.
  • IKEv2 - A more modern VPN protocol that is fast while also considered by experts to be very secure.
  • L2TP/IPsec - Although believed compromised by the NSA, under most circumstances, this protocol is still considered secure. It has, however, been superseded by the superior IKEv2.
  • PPTP - A highly insecure protocol that some providers continue to support for compatibility reasons.
  • WireGuard - A very new VPN protocol that, while fast and secure.

Learn more about VPN protocols

Learn more about OpenVPN vs. WireGuard

Is VPN secure?

Proton VPN uses the OpenVPN, WireGuard, and IKEv2 protocols for its apps, which experts agree are the most secure VPN protocols yet devised. We also implement these at their strongest encryption settings.

Our open-source apps feature kill switches to protect you against VPN dropouts, and built-in DNS and IPv6 leak protection ensure there is no possibility your privacy can be compromised.

Our servers are all hardened with multiple security layers and failsafes, in addition to using robust physical security measures. Where security is of paramount importance, you might like to consider using our special Secure Core service for additional protection.

Is using VPN safe?

Proton VPN keeps no logs that can compromise your privacy, is based in Switzerland, home of some of the strongest data privacy laws in the world, uses only the strongest VPN protocols and encryption suites possible, and makes the source code of all our apps freely available for anyone to audit.

We have commissioned professional third-party audits of all our apps, the results of which are publicly available.

What is a no-logs VPN?

Proton VPN keeps no logs of your activities that might at a future point compromise your privacy.

Other than payment details, which are never tied to your online activities, Proton VPN keeps no logs whatsoever. And under Swiss law, we cannot be compelled to start logging.