Editors' Review for ProtonVPN
ProtonVPN offers a bit more than most other VPN services with P2P and Tor support and Secure Core feature and more. The application is a beginner-friendly VPN and it boasts a clean, black-themed UI with a design that goes exquisitely well with Windows 10 and its black taskbar.
ProtonVPN supports for IKEv2/IPSec and OpenVPN protocols. This service uses the highest strength encryption so that all your network traffic is encrypted with AES-256, key exchange is done with 4096-bit RSA, and HMAC with SHA384 is used for message authentication. Its strict no-logs policy ensures your private browsing history does stay private and cannot be turned over to a third-party under any circumstances. And DNS Leak Prevention protects your DNS queries through the encrypted tunnel and not relying on third-party DNS providers.
ProtonVPN has a Kill Switch feature which blocks all network traffic when it gets disconnected, while Always-on automatically re-establishes a connection to a VPN server, which can prevent any leaks in data and information from occurring.
ProtonVPN integrates with Tor, and you can route all of your traffic through the Tor anonymity network and also access dark web sites. Also, it supports P2P connections. With ProtonVPN's Secure Core feature, your connection will go through multiple servers before leaving the VPN network thus protecting your privacy.
As for ProtonVPN account, no personal identifying information is required. You can sign up with an anonymous ProtonMail email account and use this anonymous VPN without disclosing your identity.
ProtonVPN is indeed a modern-looking and smooth-running application. There's also a very comprehensive map preview, and a live Session Traffic analyzer so you can better visualize and understand the whole tunneling process.
ProtonVPN is based in Switzerland, so it is protected by strong privacy laws. It offers high-speed 700+ servers in 46 countries and servers utilize 10 Gbps connections.
ProtonVPN has both free and paid plans. With the free plan, you can only connect to three countries, use one device, and browse in medium speed. If you subscribe to the paid plan, you’ll be able to connect to all countries. You can also get high-speed connections for up to ten devices. Peer-to-peer sharing is also possible with any of the paid plans, but not with the free plan.