• Proton Mail
  • Proton Calendar
  • Proton Drive

Why Proton VPN?

When you use a VPN, you're entrusting it with your privacy. Here's why you can trust us:

  • Open source
  • Independently audited
  • Strict no-logs policy
  • Transparent

Here’s why we’re different from other VPN providers

When you use a VPN, it acts as a middleman between your device and the internet. It essentially takes over the role of your internet service provider and routes your data to the correct destination. Because your VPN provider can see the websites you visit, it’s very important to choose a VPN that is trustworthy and secure.

Open source

Our apps are 100% open source, so anyone can examine our code. This means you can have confidence that our apps are doing what they are supposed to be doing, and only what they are supposed to be doing.

Independently audited

We regularly submit our apps to third-party security audits and make the results public. This way, everyone can get an independent expert’s review of our apps’ security.

Strict no-logs policy

Under Swiss law, we are not obligated to save any user connection logs, nor can we be forced to perform targeted logging on specific users. This means that your private browsing history stays private and cannot be turned over to a third-party.


We are transparent about who we are. Information about who owns the company, where we run it from(new window), our leadership team(new window), what data we collect and how we use it, and how we interact with law enforcement is all publicly available.

Swiss jurisdiction

Under Swiss law, we have no data retention requirements, and can also not be forced to log your online activity. Switzerland is not part of surveillance agreements such as the 5 Eyes or 14 Eyes, and under Swiss law, gag orders are not allowed.

100% free VPN

We believe privacy should be accessible to all, which is why we have a 100% free VPN with no catches. Our free VPN has allowed people around the world to bypass censorship and regain online freedom. It is financed thanks to the support of our paid users.

swipe right or left to explore all values

What sets us apart

Here's how Proton VPN compares to other providers:

<p>Proton VPN</p>
Proton VPN

Audited, open-source VPN

Published no-logs audit



Virgin Islands




Owned by

Proton AG



Nord Security

Nord Security

100% Free option

Try Proton VPN

A high-speed, secure VPN that safeguards your privacy

With Proton VPN, you get a very competitively-featured VPN service that offers convenience, security, speed and more:

<p>Proton VPN</p>
Proton VPN


Number of connections






Worldwide streaming

P2P/BitTorrent support


Malware and adblocker

Double VPN

Tor over VPN

Open standard implementation of WireGuard


VPN Accelerator



Ease of use

Customer support

30-day money back guarantee

Try Proton VPN

Trusted and recommended by the experts and our community

@ProtonVPN(new window) is open source and free forever. Their anti-censorship features can help maintain the free flow of information, an important weapon in the fight for #freedom & democracy.
Open source of quote(new window)
@ProtonVPN(new window) @ProtonMail(new window) has genuinely earned my trust and business. It has never been more important to freely, privately, and securely access the internet than now.
Open source of quote(new window)
@ProtonVPN(new window) is ads free, strict no-logs policy and completely Open Source VPN. I'm highly recommending for an extremely secure VPN.
Open source of quote(new window)
Thanks for your services. As an Iranian user who has used lots of VPN during the last 30 days Proton VPN is the best!!! Fast connection with high quality, loading videos and images also free servers. I can not be more grateful. Thanks
Open source of quote(new window)

Try Proton VPN risk-free

If you’re not satisfied, we’ll refund your payment in full within 30 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

VPNs encrypt your internet traffic to protect your browsing activity from prying eyes. We recommend everyone use a VPN when connected to the internet. Here’s why:

  • Browse anonymously online and prevent websites from tracking you across the internet
  • Access censored content and use the internet without restrictions
  • Stop internet service providers from seeing which websites you visit and selling that information to advertisers
  • Block untargeted government surveillance

VPNs are also useful for:

The most important thing to evaluate when choosing a VPN provider is whether it is trustworthy. Here are some criteria you should evaluate:

  • Does the VPN have a strict no-logs policy?
  • Is the VPN based in a country with strong privacy laws?
  • Is the VPN open source and independently audited?

Once you’re sure you can trust your VPN provider, you can consider other features based on what you need the VPN for, such as advanced security features, support for streaming, or ad blocking.

VPNs encrypt and route your internet traffic through a secure tunnel to a VPN server run by a VPN provider (such as Proton VPN). This protects your online security and privacy by:

  • Preventing your internet service provider from tracking your online activity
  • Blocking websites you’re visiting from seeing your real IP address
  • Preventing P2P peers from seeing your real IP address
  • Stopping criminals from hacking your public WiFi connection
  • Making it impossible for commercial public WiFi hosts to track and sell your browsing history

Almost always, yes. In restrictive countries that don’t want you to bypass their censorship systems, access to proxies, VPNs, and Tor is often blocked, but simply attempting to bypass these blocks is rarely a crime. However, if you commit a crime while using a VPN, it's still a crime.

Our free and paid plans both offer the same level of privacy protection, don’t log your online activity, and are protected by strict Swiss privacy laws. However, we recommend subscribing to our paid plan if you’d like access to premium features such as:

  • Connecting to more servers and countries
  • Secure streaming
  • Secure P2P
  • NetShield Ad-blocker - can also block trackers and malware
  • Secure Core
  • And much more!

Proton’s mission is to provide private and secure internet access to all. That’s why we’ll always offer a free plan that has no data or speed limits, no ads, and no catches. This is only possible thanks to the support of our paying users.

With our 30-day money back guarantee, you can trial our premium Plus plan risk-free. If you’d like to cancel for any reason, simply cancel your subscription and request a refund within 30 days to receive a full refund.