VPN providers usually offer applications for desktops, smartphones, but also sometimes browser extensions. Proton VPN did not yet offer the latter and has just announced their arrival, explaining their usefulness for users wishing to securely surf the web only.
The installation of a VPN application on a computer will indeed completely secure the device’s connections, whether it is the classic Internet network used by the operating system or the various programs and applications, but also the web browsing via the various browsers
Browser extensions will offer a slightly different kind of security by applying only to web traffic. For example, a Firefox user who uses the browser extension will be able to
launch a session with another browser such as Chrome with the IP address assigned by his ISP. The applications and the system will also be able to keep this IP address.
Initially offered in beta version for Mozilla Firefox and the Chrome family of browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, etc.), the extensions are available to all users of the VPN’s paid offer. Other features will be added over time, says the publisher.
Available on desktop, mobile and as an extension for web browsers, Proton VPN is a secure open source web browsing service that uses a military encryption system to encrypt data exchanges.