LAS VEGAS, Nevada, April 4th, 2019 — Private Internet Access (PIA), one of the leading virtual private network (VPN) services is forging its first OEM partnership with Purism, maker of secure hardware, software and services to deliver the ultimate combination of private, encrypted tools and services to the market.
Purism is classified as a Social Purpose Corporation, because they are dedicated to bringing privacy and software freedom into the digital lives of consumers around the world through their Librem line of computing devices. These honorable ideals led to an endorsement from the Free Software Foundation, and several partnerships with like-minded companies such as Nextcloud for secure document management, Nitrokey who developed Purism’s Librem Key, Matrix secure chat and now Private Internet Access, one of the leading VPN service providers.
When you use online services, like email or web browsing, your data travels across the network and gets stored on servers that belong to those companies. Almost all online services and Internet-connected devices have privacy settings you can update to restrict the amount of information collected and/or posted publicly online.
“PIA is the gold standard of VPNs, and we are thrilled to be working with a company that is so closely aligned with our ethics,” said Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism. “Our partnership with them is a big win for users who don’t want to sacrifice convenience or freedom in the products they use.”
Despite being in business since 2010, this is the first OEM partnership for Private Internet Access. “Purism has been an important player advancing the cause of internet privacy and freedom and are the perfect partner for us to work with on integrating PIA into a broader suite of hardware and software,” said Ted Kim, CEO of Private Internet Access.
Purism plans to include Private Internet Access’ VPN software on their Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops as well as the Librem 5 smartphone. Combining PIA’s VPN apps and service with Purism’s secure hardware and software products will give consumers an easy to set up, privacy protecting device, right out of the box.
“Combining our privacy protecting VPN capabilities with Purism’s line of products will provide the ultimate security package to users,” said Ted Kim, CEO of Private Internet Access.
About Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access is an award-winning VPN service provider that enables its users to browse the web privately and securely, with apps for all major operating systems. Private Internet Access provides uncensored access to the internet through its global network of 3,300+ servers in 52+ locations. Since its first release in 2010, Private Internet Access has grown to be one of the world’s largest and most trusted VPN service providers. Its’ success has made it possible to be a financial supporter of many non-profit organizations fighting for privacy and freedom online, such Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, the Software Freedom Conservancy and many more.
About Chris Miller
SVP of Marketing for Private Internet Access, online privacy and freedom advocate and activist, musician, marketing geek and nature lover.