Proton VPN Launches New Linux App

Penka Hristovska
Penka Hristovska Senior Editor
Penka Hristovska Penka Hristovska Senior Editor

Proton VPN, one of the best VPN providers on the market, is launching a new and improved dedicated app for Linux.

The provider said the new Linux app is designed with a focus on efficiency and modularity, and that it’s the result of extensive feedback from its Linux users. As such, it includes most of Proton VPN’s advanced features, including:

  • NetShield — Proton VPN’s ads, trackers, and malware, which is one of the best VPN ad blockers out there.
  • Kill switch — A feature that disconnects you from the internet when your connection to the VPN drops. This ensures that your IP address isn’t leaked to the sites you visit.
  • VPN Accelerator —  This tool increases your VPN speeds when you connect to distant servers.
  • Moderate NAT — A configuration setting that disables the randomization of the mapping between the VPN server and your device, solving connection issues that are often encountered when playing online games.
  • Port forwarding — A feature that lets you connect to more peers to get faster torrenting speeds.
  • Auto-connect functionality— A feature that lets you configure the VPN to connect you to your preferred VPN server on launch.
  • OpenVPN DCO — An enhancement to the OpenVPN protocol that provides faster speeds.
  • Secure Core — Similar to a double VPN connection, Secure Core servers send your VPN traffic through 1 regular VPN server and 1 hyper-secure server located in an ultra-secure place.

Linux users that prefer using a command line interface (CLI) instead of the graphical user interface version (GUI) will still be able to use Proton VPN’s v3 Linux CLI on a variety of distros, including Debian, Ubuntu, Archlinux, and Manjaro.

Those interested in exploring the newly updated GUI version now have the opportunity to do so on the latest versions of Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora. Proton VPN added this new app may work on other Linux distros, including earlier versions of Ubuntu and Debian, but with limited functionality.

About the Author
Penka Hristovska
Penka Hristovska
Senior Editor

About the Author

Penka Hristovska is an editor at SafetyDetectives. She was an editor at several review sites that covered all things technology — including VPNs and password managers — and had previously written on various topics, from online security and gaming to computer hardware. She’s highly interested in the latest developments in the cybersecurity space and enjoys learning about new trends in the tech sector. When she’s not in “research mode,” she’s probably re-watching Lord of The Rings or playing DOTA 2 with her friends.

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