Security

Malwarebytes Introduces a New VPN Product Called “Privacy”

Written by Bill Toulas
Last updated July 13, 2021

Malwarebytes has announced the release of its first VPN service for the desktop, called “Privacy.” The new product supports Windows for now, but the malware security expert promised to release clients for macOS, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS in the near future. As for the cost of the subscription, this is set at $89.99 for 12 months, covering up to five devices. Malwarebytes claims that Privacy is a product that won’t collect any user data, won’t store logs or telemetry data, and will keep your online activity private, even from the service itself.

From a technical perspective, Malwarebytes Privacy features a 256-bit AES encryption, so it can be considered safe against eavesdropping. Moreover, there’s a promise of speedy performance and minimal computing resource capturing. On portable devices such as laptops, Privacy promises to behave nicely and not to hog the battery. On the server support side, there is an impressive selection of options for a newly launched service, offering 180 servers in over 30 countries. Whether you are looking to bypass geographic restrictions, or you are trying to add some diversity on your privacy, Malwarebytes Privacy seems to have you pretty well covered on that part.

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Source: Malwarebytes

Another key element of Privacy is its user-friendly, contemporary, and intuitive user interface. Most of the things you’ll need are only a click away. Of course, we will dive deeper into the specifics on our detailed review of the product, which will come soon. From what it seems from a first glance, though, Malwarebytes’ new VPN service is a genuinely privacy-respecting product. For example, they didn’t opt for contracting a data center provider but instead set up their own server infrastructure to ensure full control and security for the Privacy VPN tool. Moreover, they are using the “WireGuard” VPN protocol, so the promises on speed and security are at least theoretically valid.

Of course, only an independent auditor can provide assurances about the logging and data retention policies, and we will probably have to wait for a little while on that. Until then, if you are looking for a trustworthy VPN product that has an already established reputation and good enough performance across many areas, go ahead and check out our list with the best VPN products to choose from right now. If streaming is your niche, check out this list instead.



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