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Switzerland-based Proton is expanding its offering to businesses with the three new Proton VPN plans offering more flexibility, customisation and security starting at $8.99 monthly for small businesses.
According to the company, over 50,000 organisations already use Proton services to safeguard their data online, and the new Proton VPN for business plans will make network segmentation and access control easy while providing customisability for organisations of different sizes.
Proton VPN for businesses will protect remote workers by connecting them to secure company servers and routing their traffic through an encrypted VPN tunnel, enhancing data security even on public networks.
In addition, business plans will also feature Private Gateways that can be deployed instantly to limit access to specific devices and networks within the organisation. These ensure that only certain people can access specific data or people can only access the data required to do their jobs.
Three business plans are being rolled out at the time, including Proton VPN Essentials, Business and Enterprise.
|Proton VPN plans||Essential||Business||Enterprise|
|Monthly subscription||$8.99 monthly||$11.99 monthly | $49.99 per server monthly||Price on demand|
|Annual subscription||$6.99 month ($83.88 billed)||$9.99 month ($119.88 billed) | $39.99 per server monthly||Price on demand|
|2-year subscription||$5.99 monthly ($143.76 billed)||$8.99 monthly ($215.76 billed) | $35.99 per server monthly||Price on demand|
While Proton VPN fundamentally is the same open-source product offered to consumers, the business plans offer additional admin tools for managing the members and devices allowed on the network. Like consumer plans, business plans don’t require hardware installation. Businesses will also get built-in protections against malware, tracking, and man-in-the-middle attacks and leverage its anti-censorship tech.
According to Proton, the private gateways will also make it easier for businesses to meet requirements for security certifications like ISO 27001 and SOC2, among others.
“Even without a dedicated business offering, we have onboarded thousands of business users in the past couple years, so making the offering official today is a natural next step forward for Proton,” said Andy Yen, Founder and CEO, Proton.