A better internet starts with privacy and freedom
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Your gateway to online freedom. Access blocked content and browse privately.
Proton was started in 2014 by scientists who met at CERN and shared a vision of an Internet that puts people first and defends freedom.
Our commitment to transparency, open-source software, and rigorous encryption has seen Proton become recommended by the United Nations and used by millions around the world.
Most tech companies, whether it’s Google or Apple, define privacy as “nobody can exploit your data except for us.” - We disagree. We believe nobody should be able to exploit your data, period.
Our technology and business are based upon this fundamentally stronger definition of privacy, backed also by Swiss privacy laws.
Our end-to-end encryption and zero-access encryption means that no one (not even Proton) has the technical means to access your data without your permission.
We don't sell ads and can’t share your data. At Proton, privacy isn’t a promise, it’s mathematically ensured.
Proton is based in Switzerland and your data does not go to the cloud. Instead, it stays under the protection of some of the world's strongest privacy laws.
We are a neutral and safe haven for your personal data, committed to defending your freedom.
Security made easy
Proton’s encrypted services are so simple and intuitive that anyone can use them. Encryption is automatic and seamless.
Easy Switch lets you instantly import and encrypt your data from Google, Outlook, or other services in just a couple of clicks.
Open source and audited
As a company created by former scientists, we believe strongly that trust is earned through transparency and peer review.
All our apps are open source and independently audited by security experts so that anyone can use them, inspect them, and trust them.
One account, any device
Access your email, files, calendars, passwords, and VPN anywhere.
Get Proton apps on all your devices (Android, iPhone and iPad, Windows, Mac, Linux, and more) with one Proton Account for all our privacy-by-default services.
We believe that privacy is a human right, and that's why Proton services are always available for free and our encryption technology is free software.
Proton has no ads and does not sell your data. You can support the service by upgrading to a paid account with more features.
Our story begins at CERN, where the web was born
Proton was founded in 2014 by scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and shared a vision for a more secure and private Internet. We believe in technical excellence, integrity, and transparency.
Proton is led by scientists, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, and we work for the public good.
Built by the community, for the community
Proton is a community-first organization, created through a public crowdfunding campaign, and built with community input. To this day, Proton's only source of revenue is subscriptions from users.
We exist only to serve you, not advertisers or other third parties. By choosing Proton, you join a movement of millions of volunteers, contributors, and users creating an Internet that puts people first.
What the experts say about Proton
An alternative to the ad-based revenue model of free services like Gmail which actively scan your emails to deliver relevant ads to you online.
ProtonMail hosts its servers in Switzerland... so all user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.
ProtonVPN has staked its reputation as a privacy-focused company.