ProtonVPN is a free VPN service that does the following:
– protects your privacy by hiding your IP address
– lets you browse the web securely (even on public WiFi)
– lets you visit blocked/censored websites
ProtonVPN is developed by the same team of scientists who met at CERN and created ProtonMail, the world’s largest encrypted email service. We created ProtonVPN to give journalists, activists, and everyday citizens unrestricted and secure access to the Internet.
ProtonVPN is the ONLY free VPN service that has no privacy invading ads, no malware, no bandwidth limits, and does not secretly sell user data. The free service is supported by optional paid plans that come with more servers and more features.
✔ SWISS PRIVACY
Keep your browsing history private. As a Swiss VPN provider, we do not log user activity or share data with third parties. Our proxy servers enable anonymous browsing, protected by Swiss privacy laws.
✔ INTERNET WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS
ProtonVPN unblocks websites and unlocks content. Visit any site, stream any content, and download using any peer-to-peer (P2P) services (paid plans only). Use the Internet without censorship.
✔ NETWORK SECURITY
Our secure VPN sends your internet traffic through an encrypted VPN tunnel (using the IKEv2 protocol), so your passwords and confidential data stay safe, even over public WiFi or compromised networks.
Unlike other VPN services, we provide full transparency so you know who is running the service. Whether it is challenging governments, educating the public, or training journalists, we are well known for fighting for privacy online and contributing to the open source community.
✔ FAST GLOBAL NETWORK
ProtonVPN has hundreds of servers located all around the world, accessible via a single click. All servers are on high speed 1 Gbit or 10 Gbit connections. Free users can use servers in three countries.
✔ SECURE CORE VPN
Regular VPN services can be compromised if their servers are under surveillance. ProtonVPN prevents this by first passing user traffic through our Secure Core network in privacy friendly countries like Switzerland and Iceland. Thus, even a compromised VPN endpoint server will not reveal your true IP address. Secure Core is available for ProtonVPN Plus & ProtonVPN Visionary users.
✔ PERFECT FORWARD SECRECY
For security, ProtonVPN uses ciphers with Perfect Forward Secrecy, meaning that your encrypted traffic cannot be captured and decrypted later, even if an encryption key gets compromised in the future.
✔ NO LOGS
ProtonVPN is a no logs VPN service. We do not track or record your internet activity, and therefore, cannot disclose this information to third parties.
✔ TOR VPN
ProtonVPN Plus & ProtonVPN Visionary include Tor support. With a single click, you can route all your traffic through the Tor network and access Onion sites.
What the world is saying about ProtonVPN
” It’s worth noting here that ProtonVPN’s free service doesn’t implement data limitations or other caps, as some providers do” — VentureBeat
” ProtonVPN looks to have an admirable goal of bringing an open, private internet to all. ” — CNET
” The service, developed by MIT and CERN, promises to route all traffic through privacy-friendly countries … a great option for those who are looking for a secure VPN option, developed by reputable people.” –LifeHacker
NEW FEATURE: Split tunneling. You can now exclude applications and IPs from the VPN traffic. Find the option in application settings.
Various bug fixes.