The Feature Disables Internet Connectivity if the VPN is Disconnected
MEGGEN, SWITZERLAND – September 11, 2014 – Golden Frog, a company that fights for online privacy and an open Internet, announced today that it has added a “Kill Switch” feature to its VyprVPN personal VPN service. Kill Switch is a feature that users can enable to automatically “kill” or block their Internet connection whenever VyprVPN disconnects, or when users simply forget to enable their VPN. This ensures that users are only able to access the Internet when connected to VyprVPN.
“VyprVPN is designed to be an easy-to-use service that provides technical and non-technical people with a high-level of online privacy,” said Sunday Yokubaitis, president of Golden Frog. “Kill Switch is a feature that has been frequently requested by our customers, and allows users to only access the Internet when connected to VyprVPN. Kill Switch eliminates data leaks that might occur when a user doesn’t realize their VPN is disconnected.”
The Kill Switch feature is easily configurable and is available in the Mac OS and Windows desktop apps. Users can enable Kill Switch at the application or system level based on their security preferences. At the application level, Kill Switch only functions when the user is logged in to VyprVPN, and therefore is disabled when they quit VyprVPN. At the System level, it will block Internet traffic even after a user exits VyprVPN. A user will not be able to access the Internet until they connect back to VyprVPN. There is also an option to allow or block LAN traffic.
To learn more about VyprVPN and Kill Switch, please visit: https://www.vyprvpn.com/vyprvpn/vpn-kill-switch
About Golden Frog
Golden Frog is a global service provider committed to developing applications and services that preserve an open and secure Internet, a mission that continues to grow in importance as users across the world face privacy threats. With users in over 195 countries, Golden Frog owns and operates server clusters in North America, Europe, South America, Asia and Oceania. Golden Frog owns and manages 100% of its own servers, hardware and global network to ensure the highest levels of security, privacy and service delivery. Golden Frog offers a comprehensive reseller program that provides the best VPN service and deals to resellers and their customers. The company also offers VyprVPN for Business to protect company communications, identity and data, and secure employees’ Internet connections in the office or on the road.
Doing its part to protect privacy, Golden Frog has launched additional server clusters in more than a dozen cities around the globe so far this year, with more servers to come in 2014. Learn more about Golden Frog’s vision for a free and open Internet by reading our “Peace, Prosperity and the Case for the Open Internet” vision paper located at www.vyprvpn.com/vision.