New Update The new Proton VPN for Linux


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Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Today, we’re excited to announce that the new Proton VPN Linux app is now officially available for everyone.

With the new Linux application, you get a host of features:
  • Protocols: OpenVPN-UDP and OpenVPN-TCP
  • VPN Accelerator
  • Moderate NAT
  • NetShield Ad-blocker
  • Kill switch
  • Port forwarding
  • Auto connect at app startup
  • Pin servers to tray
Secure Core support will be added in the coming months as well. And though WireGuard is not yet supported, we’ve implemented OpenVPN DCO on our servers, which gives you identical results in terms of performance.

Find more information on how to install it in our KB article here.

For those of you wondering, in the coming months, we'll be working on a new Linux CLI based on your feedback.

We want to thank everyone who contributed during the alpha and beta phases by testing, giving feedback, and submitting suggestions for improvement. Your input is invaluable. And we’d like to keep getting it!

Please share your thoughts below so we can continue to make improvements based on your needs.

Stay safe,
The Proton VPN Team


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Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011

An advanced Linux VPN app​

Our new Linux app comes packed with a range of advanced VPN features:
  • NetShield Ad-blocker — A DNS filtering feature that blocks ads, trackers, and malware
  • Kill Switch — Ensures your real IP isn’t exposed if your VPN connection drops
  • VPN Accelerator — Can increase VPN speeds by up to 400% over large distance
  • Moderate NAT — Can solve connection problems when playing multiplayer online games, or having video conversations using WebRTC
  • Port forwarding — Greatly improves P2P performance
  • Auto-connect at startup — Connect to your favorite VPN server on startup
  • Pin servers to tray — Provides a convenient way to connect to your favorite servers
  • OpenVPN DCO — Provides equivalent speed performance to WireGuard
  • Secure Core — A double VPN security solution where the first server is located only in countries with strong privacy laws
Update: Introducing the new Proton VPN Linux app - Proton VPN Blog

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