Opera Software said it has acquired SurfEasy Inc., a leading Toronto-based company that provides an easy-to-use VPN solution for protecting customers´ online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers.
A VPN or “virtual private network” provides an added layer of Internet security by encrypting all Internet traffic sent to and from your device. A VPN therefore allows people to access the Internet freely, without the fear of compromising their sensitive data.
“Over the past few years the dialogue and awareness around online privacy issues has increased dramatically. We are all now very aware just how vulnerable our data is to hacking, monitoring and censorship, regardless of the network or device you´re using to access the web,” says Chris Houston, founder and CEO, SurfEasy.
“By teaming up with Opera, a global Internet company with over 350 million users, we are able to accelerate our vision to give users access to simple applications that let them take back control of their online privacy and freedom,” he continues.
Opera Software crafts products and services that connect 350 million people to the Internet. More than 130 operators around the world choose to work with us to give their customers the best web experience.
SurfEasy Inc. provides easy-to-use solutions for protecting our customers´ online privacy and security on any smartphone, tablet and computer. It operates a global private network that harnesses bank-grade encryption technology to enable customers to access the Internet without the fear of being hacked or monitored.