Proton VPN

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Proton VPN
Developer(s)Proton AG
Stable release(s) [±]
Windows2.2.1 / 1 December 2022; 1 month ago (2022-12-01)[1]
macOS3.0.4 / 28 October 2022; 3 months ago (2022-10-28)[2]
Android4.3.80.3 / 17 November 2022; 2 months ago (2022-11-17)[3]
iOS4.1.2 / 27 October 2022; 3 months ago (2022-10-27)[4]
Linux (GUI)1.12.0 / 2 November 2022; 2 months ago (2022-11-02)[5]
Linux (CLI)3.13.0 / 14 September 2022; 4 months ago (2022-09-14)[6]
Repository
Operating system
Platform
TypeVirtual private network
Websiteprotonvpn.com

Proton VPN is a VPN service operated by the Swiss company Proton AG, the company behind the email service Proton Mail.[7] According to its official website, Proton VPN and Proton Mail share the same management team, offices, and technical resources, and are operated from Proton's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Features[edit]

As of 4 January 2023, Proton VPN has a total of 1,904 servers, sited in 67 different nations.[8]

All servers are owned and operated by Proton VPN through the company's network.[9] Its service is available for Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, and iOS, and also has a command-line tool[10] for Linux and can be implemented using the IPSEC protocol.[11] Proton VPN can also be installed on a Wireless Router.

Proton VPN utilizes OpenVPN (UDP/TCP) and the IKEv2 protocol, with AES-256 encryption. The company claims to not keep logs and claims to protect users from WebRTC and DNS leaks.[citation needed]

In January 2020, Proton VPN released its source code on all platforms[12] and had SEC Consult conduct an independent security audit.[13] In July 2021, Proton VPN added WireGuard protocol as beta version.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

In a September 2019 review by TechRadar, Proton VPN received 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. [9]

A February 2019 PC Magazine UK review rated Proton VPN at 4 1/2 out of 5 based on its services and price range. [14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proton VPN for Windows".
  2. ^ "Proton VPN for macOS". Retrieved 2022-10-29.
  3. ^ "Proton VPN for Android".
  4. ^ "Proton VPN for iOS". Retrieved 2022-10-29.
  5. ^ "Proton VPN for Linux (GUI)". Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  6. ^ "Proton VPN for Linux (CLI)". Retrieved 2022-10-29.
  7. ^ "ProtonVPN review: Underground data centers, one-click multi-hop, and more make for a great choice". PCWorld. 2018-09-04. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  8. ^ "Proton VPN - About Us". ProtonVPN. Retrieved 2023-01-04.
  9. ^ a b Williams, Mike (17 September 2019). "ProtonVPN review". TechRadar.
  10. ^ Freeware, Brian Nadel 2018-11-16T20:00:00Z. "ProtonVPN Free Review". Tom's Guide. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  11. ^ Latinoamérica, Linux (2021-04-28). "VPN gratis en Linux Debian con Proton VPN". Linux Latinoamérica (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 May 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
  12. ^ "Proton VPN goes open-source: What this means for your privacy". tomsguide.com. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  13. ^ Osborne, Charlie. "Proton VPN apps handed to open source community in transparency push". ZDNet. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  14. ^ Max Eddy (28 February 2019). "Proton VPN". PCMag UK. Retrieved 6 January 2020.