Even more than any other VPN service provider, Private Internet Access’ main concern has always been protecting the privacy of its customers. For them it means more than just making browsing safe through the use of secure VPN tunnels. The company wants to do even more to safeguard people’s identity, thus they are working on something new to protect our identities as they revealed in this exclusive interview with us.
Can you tell us why you decided to found Private Internet Access?
Private Internet Access was founded in order to provide privacy and security to netizens.
How many servers, IP’s do you have around the world?
We currently have 336+ servers located in US, Canada, UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Germany, and Romania. You can learn more about our network on our website.
Why should our readers choose Private Internet Access and not a competitor like BTGuard as their VPN service?
Private Internet Access is the ultimate solution for anonymity and security. Customers are able to access our gateways with the PPTP, OpenVPN, and IPSEC/L2TP protocols, as well as with our SOCKS 5 Proxy. Additionally, we do not log. We put the customer first.
Which router do you recommend that people use with their Private Internet Access VPN?
We recommend they use a router that supports DD-WRT, Tomato or PfSense. With this, you can put PrivateInternetAccess VPN on the router such that all data used with that Wi-Fi connection will be encrypted and anonymous.
Which information do you store about your customers and their VPN use?
We store their email and payment information. No data is stored regarding VPN use. Period.
Why did you decide to offer a proxy to your customers as well?
We received customer feedback that the proxy option would be beneficial, so we implemented the option without increasing our prices.
What does the future hold for Private Internet Access?
We are driven to bring privacy back to society no matter what it takes. We intend to continue providing our top-notch service to consumers and plan to continuously improve the service in an effort to protect browsing on every device out there.
Other than using a VPN, which security measures should people take to protect their identity?
We are working on something to address this directly. Stay tuned.
What are the fastest growing digital security threats that we should worry about in the coming months, years?
As the lives of individuals become more internet focused and digital, there are more aspects of their lives that can be stolen. With this in mind, we encourage users to take their internet privacy seriously and take whatever actions necessary to achieve anonymity on the internet.
How do you use your Private Internet Access VPN?
I keep Private Internet Access activated at all times.
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Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
We encourage readers to do a little homework to understand how VPNs work and what makes a good VPN Service Provider. We have confidence that with this knowledge, readers will choose PrivateInternetAccess.com to protect their privacy.
We would like to thank Mimi and the rest of the Private Internet Access team again for doing this interview with us.