Private Internet Access

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Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access Logo.png
Original author(s) London Trust Media, Inc.
Initial release August 2010
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X
Available in English
Type Virtual private network
License Commercial

Private Internet Access (PIA) is a personal virtual private network (VPN) service. It supports multiple VPN technologies such as PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, SOCKS5 and OpenVPN.[1] PIA offers several features like the following:[2]

The CEO of Private Internet Access (and its parent company, London Trust Media, Inc) is Ted Kim.[3] Another founder is Andrew Lee.[4]

Data Encryption Level[edit]

Private Internet Access supports the AES (128-bit or 256-bit) specifications, SHA1 and SHA256 authentication, and RSA (2048, 3072, 4096) or Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) (256R1, 256K1, 521) handshakes; however, the default settings are AES-128, SHA1, RSA-2048.[5]

Server Locations[edit]

Private Internet Access servers operate VPN gateways in 37 regions across 25 countries.

As of June 14th, 2017, Private Internet access servers were located in the countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, US.[6]

Product Translation[edit]

As of November 6th, 2017, Private Internet Access has translated their website and product into the following 18 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish.

You can access all of the language options in the top right hand corner of their website.


PIA was positively reviewed by VPN Service Reviews.[7]


  1. ^ Deirdre Murphy (2014-07-16) Privateinternetaccess Review, VPN Critic
  2. ^ Melanie Pinola (2013-04-05) Grab Private Internet Access VPN Service for 20% Off, Lifehacker
  3. ^ "Ted Kim, CEO of Private Internet Access, a Denver-based VPN service talks about what VPNs are, how they can benefit consumers, and what to look for if you subscribe to one". 
  4. ^ "How one small American VPN company is trying to stand up for privacy". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-08-02. 
  5. ^ Inc., London Trust Media,. "Private Internet Access Anonymous VPN". Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  6. ^ Inc., London Trust Media,. "Private Internet Access Anonymous VPN". Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  7. ^ Tristen Lott, "Private Internet Access Review", VPN Service Reviews, 2017-03-31

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