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IndustryComputer security software
FounderRobert Knapp[1]
HeadquartersBucharest, Romania
Area served
ProductsVPN software
ParentKape Technologies

CyberGhost is a software company that provides a virtual private network (VPN) for web browsing.[2][3][4][5][6] It offer users online privacy and internet traffic security.[7][8] The company is headquartered in Bucharest, Romania.[9] In 2017, the former company was sold to the Crossrider Group.[10][11] The Isle of Man- based London-listed company was renamed Kape Technologies PLC in March 2018.[12][13]


CyberGhost VPN applies 256 bit AES encryption to the user traffic. The user logs into the VPN network with the unique IP address allocated to him by his provider and then receives the address of an anonymization server so that the selected VPN server appears as the addressee for the websites subsequently visited by the user.[14] Depending on the platform, the software also offers a number of VPN protocols to choose from IPSec, L2TP / IPSec, PPTP or OpenVPN.[15][16]

CyberGhost VPN Unlimited is available for Windows,[17] Mac,[18] iOS, Android, Linux and Routers.


CyberGhost VPN selectable anonymization servers are located in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada, South America and the USA.[19] The provider operates its own Domain Name Server (DNS). Regional censors should not be able to access these servers of the service provider.[20]


CyberGhost VPN is primarily offered as a proprietary client with its own installer for Microsoft Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 10 32- and 64-bit), Mac OS X, iOS and Android.[21] For other platforms and users who prefer native protocols, OpenVPN, IPSec, L2TP, and PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) are available for manual configuration.[22]


CyberGhost develops and markets internet security, endpoint security, and other cyber security products and services. The company has replaced free browser extensions with blockchain technology.[23]

In 2015, CyberGhost started collaborating with the startups wanting support to build privacy tech. In 2017, it launched a safe WiFi Project for the hospitality, travel and foodservice industries.[24] It generates revenue from the sale of digital products. The company launched CyberGhost Version 7 application to run on Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android devices on a multi-layered infrastructure.[25][26]

Transparency report[edit]

CyberGhost is the first company to provide a transparency report from 2011.[27][28]


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