Private Internet Access
|Original author(s)||London Trust Media, Inc.|
|Initial release||August 2010|
|Type||Virtual private network|
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. The company was founded by Andrew Lee, is the official successor to the throne of the House of Yi (Lee), the ruling house of the Joseon dynasty.
PIA offers several features like the following:
- DNS leak protection
- IPv6 leak protection
- Internet kill switch to prevent traffic going elsewhere when VPN gets disconnected
- Access via UDP/TCP
- Multiple VPN gateways
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Port forwarding
Data encryption level
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.
Private Internet Access servers operate VPN gateways in 44 regions across 29 countries.
As of April 22, 2018, Private Internet access servers were located in countries:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- "PIA VPN for iOS license".
- "PIA Chrome Web Extension license".
- "PIA Firefox Web Extension license".
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