About ExpressVPN

We build a safer, better digital world.

Who is ExpressVPN?

The internet was originally conceived as open, free, and not controlled by any single company or group—full of unlimited possibilities right at your fingertips. In its best moments, the online world still exemplifies that spirit, but more often than not it seems that we’ve ceded our freedom online to others. Corporations, governments, and hackers are now able to monitor, manipulate, and restrict in once-unimaginable ways. That feeling of individual control and empowerment—it’s something we’ve lost along the way.

ExpressVPN wants to enable you to take back that control and experience an internet that is free and open, where individuals are protected and have the power to shape their own online experience. We work every day to ensure that protecting your privacy and security is easy and accessible, no matter your level of technical expertise. As every aspect of our lives becomes increasingly digital, we believe that protecting online rights and freedoms for all has never been more essential. 

Today, ExpressVPN enables millions in over 180 countries to access the free and open internet—and to do so privately and securely.

Fast facts

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  • Founded in 2009 by two close friends and technology entrepreneurs, Peter and Dan

  • Used by 3+ million active subscribers in over 180 countries

  • Operates a secure network of VPN servers in 94 countries

  • Apps for all major platforms available in 17 languages and counting

  • Team members located in over 20 cities around the world

ExpressVPN is working with

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Our History

2009:

  • ExpressVPN was born

  • Launched 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee

  • Allowed manual configuration for Windows and Mac

2010:

  • Launched support for Linux and smartphones, including on iOS and Android

2011:

  • Launched 24/7 live chat support

2012:

  • Launched apps for Windows, Mac, and Android to improve user experience

2014:

  • Added speed test tool on Windows and Mac apps

  • Began to accept Bitcoin payment

2015:

  • ExpressVPN apps available in non-English languages, including in French, German, Spanish, and more

2016:

  • Added Network Lock (kill switch) feature

  • Launched ExpressVPN app for routers 

  • Launched bug bounty program

  • Launched The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship

  • Teamed up with OpenMedia to unite against internet oppression

2017: 

  • Added split-tunneling feature

  • Launched ExpressVPN apps for browser extensions

  • Unveiled a suite of open-source leak-testing tools

2018:

  • Launched “Signals of Trustworthy VPNs” with the Center for Democracy and Technology

  • Worked with Front Line Defenders to provide complimentary ExpressVPN accounts to their community

2019:

  • Launched TrustedServer, so that all our servers run on RAM only. PwC Switzerland conducted an independent audit to validate our TrustedServer technology.

  • Browser extensions independently audited by Cure53

  • ExpressVPN comes preinstalled on new HP laptops

  • Launched the VPN Trust Initiative with i2Coalition 

2020:

  • Partnered with Dynabook (formerly Toshiba)

  • Started beta-testing Lightway, our own modern VPN protocol

  • Developed a verification system that sharply reduces the risk that could result in us inadvertently distributing malware to our customers. PwC Switzerland conducted an independent audit to validate these safeguards.

  • Launched the VPN Trust Initiative with i2Coalition

  • Launched the ExpressVPN Digital Security Lab, to conduct original research

2021:

  • Launched new look on our apps and website

  • Received ioXt Alliance certification

  • Lightway audited by Cure53 and open-sourced

  • Partnered with HMD Global (home of Nokia phones)

  • Joined the Kape Technologies family of leading privacy and security brands

  • First company in the world to deploy wide-scale consumer-side mitigation measures for the global log4j vulnerability

  • Launched Threat Manager, a DNS-based traffic blocker that protects users from trackers, scammers, and malware sites.

2022:

  • Launched parallel connections, a feature that drastically improved the time to connect to VPN

  • Launched a new bonus bug bounty of 100,000 USD for TrustedServer

  • Published a new audit by F-secure on our Windows app

  • Started beta-testing ExpressVPN Keys, a password manager integrated our apps and at no additional cost to users

  • Withdrew physical VPN servers from India to protect user privacy

ExpressVPN is proudly supporting

EFF
Internet Defence League
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Fight For The Future
Access Now

Our team

Help shape the future of the internet with us! We’re hiring in all departments for a wide range of roles. Our globally distributed team works in cities including Toronto, Poznań, Lisbon, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Manila, and Tokyo.

If you think you have something to offer, we want to hear from you. Learn more on our careers page.

Life at ExpressVPN