Connected to the internet's origins, building the internet of the future

We’re building ways to help everyone fight for privacy online.

Learn about Proton and access the latest news and press materials
Learn about Proton and access the latest news and press materials

Founded by scientists, made for the world


Proton Mail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). We began as a crowdfunded project, and today Proton has a vast global reach.

Building integrated products for more privacy

Our principal product, Proton Mail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, Proton VPN(new window), is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. As we add more products, including Proton Calendar and Proton Drive, we are building an integrated internet platform that gives people control of their information.

End-to-end encrypted services protect people's privacy.
Our open-source services are trusted by journalists.

Trusted where freedom is under threat

The Proton community includes leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement, New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens from over 180 countries. Our team is diverse and dynamic, with more than 400 people representing over 30 different nationalities, and offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei.

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Proton and our impact

We're fighting the status quo to replace surveillance and exploitation with an internet that respects privacy rights.

Security and privacy

While other companies make empty promises about privacy, our data protection is backed by math and Swiss law.

Company and product news

Our team is constantly developing new features and apps that make it easy to secure your data.

Proton proudly protects journalists

Protect your sources and communications from surveillance and data breaches. Bypass government censorship. Store your data in Swiss jurisdiction.

Proton is committed to protecting independent journalism all over the world. That’s why we offer journalists free access to Proton’s full suite of products. We have already helped hundreds of journalists protect their data all over the globe, many working in parts of the world known for attacking free speech and detaining reporters.

Sign up now by contacting our public relations team at media@proton.me.


Proton in the news


How Apple’s 30% App Store Cut Became a Boon and a Headache

Some VPN Providers Pull Hong Kong Servers Over Security-Law Fears

Is TikTok Spying On You For China?

Contact us


Via email

To reach us securely, write to us from your Proton Mail account. Our team monitors the media inbox seven days a week.
Contact us at media@proton.me

Via post

Proton AG
Route de la Galaise 32,
1228 Plan-les-Ouates,
Geneva, Switzerland