Brave and Guardian launch new system-wide firewall and VPN for iOS

Brave Software Application and Guardian have signed up with forces to introduce a new service for iOS and iPadOS that provides both system-wide VPN and performance.

Brave Firewall + VPN, powered by Guardian combines Brave Software’s privacy-focused Brave browser and Guardian’s VPN app, Guardian Firewall software + VPN for iOS. The partnership between the 2 companies is aimed at allowing users to reclaim control of their information, search the web and use the apps on their Apple devices more safely and firmly.

The firewall and VPN are built into the Brave app for iOS and iPadOS and when subscribed, users can enable the firewall from the browser’s settings. The VPN doesn’t just work in Brave’s web browser though and it can be used in any other app installed on a user’s device to protect them from data, location and mail beacon tracking.

Brave Firewall + VPN

Brave Firewall program + VPN differs from other browser-based VPNs, which only mask a user’s IP address, by doing this in addition to offering boosted security and personal privacy by encrypting and protecting anything users do while connected to the internet. The service sends traffic from an iPhone or iPad through an encrypted VPN to Guardian’s servers and this enables users to immediately identify which apps are privately broadcasting tracking data.

The authentication system utilized by Brave Firewall + VPN has actually likewise been particularly created to not need use or retention of any user info. Instead a pseudonymous digital receipt from Apple’s App Store is utilized to allow VPN access to users and randomized, rotatable, EAP identifiers are utilized to link to VPN servers. This suggests that Brave and Guardian can enable users to gain access to VPN servers without being aware of their identity.

In a news release, CEO and co-founder of Brave Software application Brendan Eich discussed why the business selected to deal with Guardian over other VPN service providers, stating:

“ Brave is on a mission to update the Web from surveillance-by-default to privacy-by-default. With over 15 million month-to-month active users, our development suggests that individuals are tired of being tracked, tagged, and kept track of every second of every day. Brave Firewall + VPN, powered by Guardian is a big part of our mission to enhance Web surfing and offer power back to users over using their own data. We assessed over a dozen VPNs and selected Guardian since of the shared focus on user privacy of our 2 companies and the technical capabilities of Guardian. The Firewall software + VPN is an essential part of the Web experience that our users have wanted, and we’re enjoyed bring this ability to Brave.” Brave Firewall software + VPN is offered for iPhone and iPad for $9.99 monthly or $99.99 annually and can be acquired by means of In-App Purchase from the App store.

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