Cloudflare Introduces Warp VPN, Your One-Stop Shop for Data Security, Encryption and Protection

Cloudflare, a U.S. company that provides content delivery network services, DDoS mitigation, Internet security and distributed domain name server services has announced via a blogpost that it’s adding a VPN to its DNS resolver app.

Warp VPN DNS resolver app
Cloudflare freemium 'Warp' VPN (DNS) app | Source:

The service, which debuted on mobile devices in November, 2018 currently attempts to speed up mobile data speeds by using Cloudflare’s network to resolve DNS queries faster than your existing mobile network.

How Does Clodflare's Warp VPN works?

According to TheVerge, Warp, a VPN built by Cloudflare attempts to reroute your traffic to make it even quicker and also encrypts it where possible for added security and privacy. Apart from providing privacy and security like other mobile VPNs, Cloudflare has designed Warp to be better optimized for mobile.

For example, it uses the WireGuard VPN protocol, which Cloudflare claims should reduce battery drain compared to a typical VPN app. Cloudflare also claims Warp should reduce data use by caching and compressing content where possible. -- the world’s fastest and safest DNS resolver -- the world’s fastest and safest DNS resolver | Source: Cloudflare Playstore

Although VPNs are often used to trick websites and services into thinking you’re accessing them from a different location, this isn’t a feature that Cloudflare’s app will offer. That means that you won't be able to use the VPN to change your location. Instead, the VPN works behind the scenes to increase speed and privacy.

Cloudflare says it doesn’t write any user-identifiable data to disk, and it also says it won’t use it to target you with ads. Instead, Warp will rely on a freemium model to make money. You can either use the standard Warp service for free or pay for Warp+, which uses Cloudflare’s Argo technology to further increase speeds and network reliability. The company was unwilling to commit to pricing at the time of publication.

How to Download Warp VPN built by Cloudflare

 Warp VPN waitlist Android app
Cloudflare Warp VPN  ( service) | Source:

Although you can’t sign up for Warp today, Cloudflare has opened a waiting list where you can claim your place by updating the existing app to the latest version and signing up.

You’ll then be notified when the service is available for you to use.

Meanwhile you can download Faster & Safer Internet app via playstore

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