The new version includes a Wireguard protocol for a more protected and transparent connection. Other features added are a dark mode and new locations for connections. Besides that, Pango, Kaspersky’s VPN infrastructure provider, has undergone an Application Security Audit conducted by Aon Cyber Solutions.
The size of the world’s national VPN markets has been on a constant rise. In 2022, the global virtual private network (VPN) market amounted to 44.6 billion U.S. dollars. According to various studies, people use a VPN for multiple purposes, in particular, to protect personal data, to use public Wi-Fi securely, or to increase security.
One of the most significant updates is the addition of the Wireguard protocol. As a result, Kaspersky VPN now supports two protocols: Hydra and Wireguard. This protocol is open source, so it is ultimately an important step towards enhancing product credibility. At the moment, this protocol works on Windows devices, but there are plans to add other platforms such as macOS, iOS and Android this year. This change also enables users to choose which protocol to use – Wireguard or Hydra.
At the end of last year, Kaspersky’s VPN service provider Pango, also underwent a “trust audit” from Aon Cyber Solution. The purpose of this audit was to perform a security assessment focusing on the privacy of the company’s Catapult Hydra source code and the Partner VPN platform. The results of the audit confirmed the safety and confidentiality of user activity.
In addition to the new protocol, a dark theme has become available in the new version. Today, it is an important part of UX design that will allow users to adapt the product for themselves. In addition to the dark theme, the new version has added new locations their customers can connect to. In 2023, four additional locations were added: Bangladesh (Dhaka), Liechtenstein (Vaduz), Russia (Novosibirsk) and China (Shanghai).
Currently, Kaspersky VPN is the fastest solution on the market, overtaking key VPN providers on the market , according to the recent AV-TEST test results. Kaspersky VPN gained first place among the most examined categories and showed outstanding download capabilities and torrent speeds both in local and overseas testing. Moreover, Kaspersky VPN proved unbeatable leak resistance in industry tests (in any test category).