ProtonVPN, the free VPN network created by MIT scientists

ProtonVPN is a new VPN network designed to protect users' browsing from the prying eyes of governments and hackers

Scientists at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and those at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) are always one step ahead of everyone in the field of information security. The two realities have developed a free VPN that promises to safeguard the user's privacy.

And to think that MIT, again together with a group of CERN experts, had just presented even new projects to protect users' conversations. Now the scientists have shown a new VPN, called ProtonVPN, which aims to grant users browsing on the Internet protected from the prying eyes of governments and hackers. The VPN, at the moment, after an initial testing phase and an earlier beta release, is available for free download for all users in the -World.


The beta phase of ProtonVPN has affected about 10 thousand users. After most of the people who previewed the VPN responded with positive feedback the developers decided to open the download to everyone. Recall that the term VPN indicates a virtual private network. The network is virtual because a virtual connection point is established between the person connecting and one of the VPN's servers. It is protected because you need to use credentials and a password to access it.

How it works

ProtonVPN is a freemium service: the basic version you download and use for free, but for additional services you need to pay. Additional services that include some special features useful to protect our connection and our device. However, the developers have reassured users about the basic version, the free package is meant for people who use computers only for fun and work. The monthly subscription ranges from a minimum of $48 to a maximum of $96.