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Our journey started at CERN, where the internet was first developed and where our founding team first crossed paths. In 2014, marking the 25th anniversary of the web, we established Proton Mail with the aim of restoring online privacy for millions of individuals across the globe. The idea for Proton VPN emerged as a means to enhance the security of activists and journalists who rely on Proton Mail.

Since our inception as a crowdfunded project, Proton Mail and Proton VPN have relied heavily on community support and input in their development. Our unwavering dedication to safeguarding online security and privacy is evident in our extensive track record. We have taken on governments, educated the public, and provided training to journalists, all in our ongoing effort to remain at the forefront of this fight.

As scientists, engineers, and developers, we have a vested interest in the Internet’s future. Our areas of expertise include security and Internet technologies, which we are utilizing for the betterment of society. If you share these passions and skills, we welcome your input and would be delighted to engage with you.

About Proton

Our headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland, which provides our users with the advantage of benefiting from some of the most robust privacy laws in the world. Proton is backed by both FONGIT, a non-profit foundation funded by the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation, and the European Commission, demonstrating our commitment to serving the public good.

Our team consists of scientists, engineers, and developers who share a common goal of safeguarding online civil liberties. Proton, the world’s biggest encrypted email service, was established in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research. Our products presently protect over 70 million individuals. We’re currently recruiting, so if you’re interested in being a part of our team, please apply.

Our Values


Our VPN service stands apart from others by offering complete transparency regarding the individuals behind its operation. Our reputation is built on our commitment to enhancing online security and safeguarding privacy.


We are committed to providing clear information on the capabilities and limitations of VPNs, as even the top VPN services have their restrictions. Regarding security, our approach is to openly communicate the potential risks and vulnerabilities.

Safety first

ProtonVPN relies on secure protocols and encryption standards, drawing on the extensive security expertise that the team gained from creating the world’s largest secure email service.

Technological Excellence

Our commitment to security is well-established. We prioritize quality by operating our own Secure Core servers to safeguard privacy and utilizing 10Gbit networks for optimal performance.


At Proton VPN, our community is paramount and we rely on their support. We offer top-notch customer service to all our users, regardless of whether they use our services for free or paid.

Privacy and security for each person

Our objective is to make online security and privacy available to everyone. In order to realize this aim, we offer a free VPN service that enables individuals to access the Internet securely and privately.

Our goal should be to construct an internet where privacy is not merely a choice, but rather the standard.

– Dr. Andy Yen, Proton AG

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