If you feel like you are time traveling seeing that logo, don't worry , we can assure you it is in fact 2022!
We all know Mozilla, the one time Internet Explorer destroyer. Promising faster browsing speeds than anyone else, and for what seemed like a good amount of time they did hold that crown. But then Google came with Chrome, Internet Explorer actually just got put to rest a bit ago and replaced by a new Microsoft Browser, and countless other options came to the market. Let's not kid ourselves, Mozilla still has around an 8% market share but that is down from their original heyday.
So now they have moved on to the VPN market and came out with their own product in one of the hottest categories of internet services right now. Mozilla VPN is a new product from the makers of the popular Firefox browser. The VPN promises to encrypt your traffic and keep your data private from your ISP or government. Mozilla VPN is currently in beta and available for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.
We will go over what a VPN is for those that aren't sure, as well as take a nice look at what their product offers as well as their pricing.
Mozilla is a non-profit organization that provides internet users with a free and open-source web browser. The organization is best known for their Firefox browser, which is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android. The company also expanded their offerings to other products and services, including the Thunderbird email client and the Firefox Private Network VPN service.
The company was originally founded in 1998 by Netscape employees who believed that the code behind the Netscape Navigator web browser should be freely available to anyone who wanted to use it. Since then, Mozilla has become one of the most influential organizations in the tech industry, with their products being used by millions of people around the world. ( And if you don't know who Netscape is then that means you probably haven't been around since the birth of the internet. ) We originally left them off our list of browsers because it was so dated, but this just gives you an idea as to how old Mozilla is as well.
While Mozilla’s products are all free to use ( except for this VPN ) , the organization relies on donations from users to keep its operations running.
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a private network that encrypts and transmits data while it travels from one place to another. A VPN is often used to secure communications between two offices or between an employee and a remote server. A VPN can also be used to access blocked websites and content.
The way that this software/service works is by creating a secure, encrypted connection between two devices. This connection is known as a tunnel. All data that travels through the tunnel is encrypted and cannot be read by anyone who does not have the encryption key.
We just saw an ad, which is why we wrote this article, and it stated that they are charging $4.99 per month. While this isn't a huge sum of money it is a bit more expensive than industry leaders like NordVPN and ExpressVPN. So we do have to question their value statement as far as pricing for protection with their product. BUT, if you don't do the one year plan the monthly cost is $9.99 which is pretty expensive. So while it does give you a good deal to do the year long plan, you can get a lot better deal from the bigger ( and VPN specific companies) that we have looked at.
Honestly, the people who can benefit from Mozillas VPN are the same people who could benefit from any VPN. If you want to protect your privacy online, or hide what you're doing, a VPN is a safe bet. But it doesn't have to just be for nefarious actions, as there are a lot of times where you might want to shield your online actions from possible hackers and prying eyes.
Mozilla is a trusted and known company , so we aren't too afraid of them trying to steal our data while we use their vpn. They say that they have over 500 servers in 30 countries which is a pretty solid amount. ( for reference Nord claimes over 5,000 in 56 countries , so Mozilla is a bit behind ).
In all honesty, they have pretty much the exact same things that every other VPN offers. They claim fast connections, to protect you online, and the same things as everyone else.
There wasn't really anything that made them stand out with new features. But again, this is to be expected as the features that are needed in VPN services are what they offer. Everything else is pretty much just an add on versus something that is a necessity.
Mozilla's VPN has a lot of great features that make it a top choice for people looking for a VPN, but at the price point they are selling it at we just can't say that it is the best deal for someone looking for a VPN. Overall it looks like a decent product from a company we know and trust.
-Mozilla's VPN is very user-friendly and easy to set up.
-It has strong security features, including AES-256 encryption and a kill switch.
-It offers unlimited bandwidth and data usage.
-The company does not keep any logs of user activity.
We think that Mozilla has a bit of a ways to go as far as matching the industry leaders, as well as bringing the price down to a competitive level so for the time being we just would say that this is a good product to add to our list of vpn reviews. Again, we aren't saying it is terrible by any means... there are just better ( and cheaper ) options on the market today.