Cloudflare launches VPN that speeds up your Internet

Cloudflare launches VPN that speeds up your Internet

Cloudflare launches VPN that speeds up your Internet

Internet network company Cloudflare is planning to release a free VPN app for iOS and Android to complement its DNS service. What's going on is Warp, a VPN built by Cloudflare that endeavors to reroute your traffic to make it significantly quicker and furthermore encodes it where possible for added security and privacy. The company is calling this VPN "Warp", and it encrypts all of your data, not just traffic that comes and goes through your web browser of choice. The app was initially created to prevent internet service providers from monitoring some of your smartphone's online activity, specifically DNS queries, or when a browser attempts to visit a website domain. As such, it uses the WireGuard VPN protocol, which Cloudflare says reduced battery drain compared with typical VPN apps.

Furthermore, one major advantage of having a VPN service is it reduces the data usage by caching and compressing data. But Cloudflare claims its own free VPN service can outperform the competition, all without trying to monetize your private information.

Although VPNs are often used to trick websites and services into thinking you're accessing them from a different location, this isn't a feature that Cloudflare's app will offer. This isn't possible with Warp. As a substitute, the VPN works behind the scenes to extend velocity and privateness.

Key to this are two things. It also promises to not to sell any of the user private data to the third-party apps or service. Prince wrote, "the worse your network connection the better Warp should make your performance".

If you use Wrap, all apps will use a secure connection.

Called Warp+, the paid version uses Argo to give the app extra speed and network reliability. In the future, the company will roll out a premium version of Warp, called Warp+, that'll add faster connection speeds and security improvements."Cloudflare will charge a low monthly fee for Warp+, likely the equivalent of a latte", a company spokesperson told PCMag. Once you've done that you'll see an option to claim your place in line for Warp.

"At the end of the day, our mission is to help build a better Internet by making it faster, more secure and more reliable for everyone in the world", said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare.

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