A group of CERN and MIT scientists created a secure, encrypted email service called ProtonMail quite a while back. They are now out with a new product. It’s a VPN service that has been released in response to the roll back of internet privacy rules that were enacted in the Obama administration. The ProtonVPN service is now available for download to users across the globe as the service is finally out of beta.
ProtonVPN has been in beta for a few months. 10,000 users were initially given the opportunity to test the service before it’s public release. The tests have now been completed and ProtonVPN is finally available for everyone.
Like most VPN services these days, there’s a free tier that ProtonVPN offers, and it’s going to be free forever. Those who are looking for more robust protection will be able to opt for the paid tiers. That being said, the free tier is pretty secure for the average user as it’s still routing their connection through several encrypted tunnels in three different countries.
The Basic tier costs $4 per month or $48 per year. It offers access to more tunnels in more countries and promises high speeds. The $8 per month or $96 per year Plus tier provides tor servers, a secure core, and Plus servers with the promise of highest speeds.