What is a VPN?

A VPN, or virtual private network, is a secure tunnel between two or more devices. VPNs are used to protect private web traffic from snooping, interference, and censorship.

ExpressVPN can also act as a proxy, allowing you to surf the web anonymously from wherever you want.

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What is VPN? Top 6 VPN uses:

IP address masking

Hide your IP address and location

Use ExpressVPN to hide your IP address and location. Choose among any of our VPN server locations in the U.S., UK, Australia—any of 94 countries worldwide.

Encrypt your connection

Encrypt your communications

Our VPN uses strong 256-bit encryption to protect your data from prying eyes. Browse freely from Wi-Fi hotspots with the comfort of knowing that you can’t be tracked or monitored.

Content from anywhere

Watch your favorite content

Stream in HD from any of your devices. We’ve optimized our network to provide the highest speeds possible with unlimited bandwidth.

Use ExpressVPN to unblock YouTube, Twitter, Skype, Facebook and more

View blocked websites from anywhere

Easily unblock sites and services like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, and Gmail. With ExpressVPN you can keep on accessing the sites you love.

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Avoid censorship and surveillance

When you are connected to ExpressVPN, your ISP only sees encrypted traffic passing to our VPN servers, but it cannot decipher the data or know the websites you have visited.

Blazing-fast VPN speeds

The world’s fastest VPN

With unlimited bandwidth, you can enjoy your favorite videos and video chat with your friends and family without waiting for videos to buffer.

Protect your identity

Our strong VPN encryption protects not only your web browser but also your emails, Skype conversations, online banking, and everything else you do or see on the internet—whether you’re home, at the office, in a cafe, or traveling the world. Give yourself some added anonymity with ExpressVPN.

Protect your identity

Stay safe from hackers and thieves

Once you’re connected to ExpressVPN, all your data is encrypted and indecipherable, so you won’t have to worry about passwords and other sensitive information being intercepted.

No activity logs, no connection logs

We don’t monitor or log your activities

Online privacy is not always well understood, and laws are ever-changing. However, we are firm believers in privacy as a fundamental right. We never share your details with anyone.

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Prevent third parties from tracking you

By hiding your IP address and location, ExpressVPN makes it harder for third-party sites and services to charge different prices or display targeted advertising based on location.

VPN apps for every device

ExpressVPN works seamlessly across all your devices—be it your desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, router, or tablet. Simply install our user-friendly VPN apps on any of your devices. You can be connected on up to three devices at the same time.

VPN apps for every device

No tech skills required

Sign up, install, and click On to connect. It’s that simple. We developed our software to be straightforward for the least technologically savvy of us.

Compatibility

We have apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, routers, and Linux. ExpressVPN works with any internet connection including wired, Wi-Fi, and cellular networks.

VPN protocols offered

ExpressVPN apps are configured with OpenVPN UDP by default. Alternatively, we also provide OpenVPN TCP, L2TP/IPsec, and PPTP. Learn more about VPN protocols.

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