Back in June, ProtonVPN announced that it was open for business. The service, developed by MIT and CERN, promises to route all traffic through privacy-friendly countries such as Iceland and Switzerland that aren't likely to hand data over to anyone else. On paper, it looked like a great option for those who looking for a secure VPN option, developed by reputable people. However, the service was so popular that it crashed. New users were put on a waiting list while the developers bolstered their infrastructure. That wait list has now been opened with the free service open to everyone.
When I first wrote about ProtonVPN, I noted that it looked like a good option. I've been using NordVPN for a while (it was one of the products I looked at in my VPNs for iOS round-up) and I'm happy with it - happy enough to pay for a subscription.
While there is a free version of ProtonVPN, I'm a big fan of paying for services that deliver value. ProtonVPN, in a post announcing the re-launch note that the paid subscribers are paying the bills. $US4 each month gets you a speed boost and connections for two devices with packages going up to $24 per month for 10 devices as well as faster performance and access to ProtonMail, their secure email product.
Were you able to get access early on? What did you think? Are you going to give it a try?