The other day, Private Internet Access (PIA) reminded us that its Next Generation Network is online and functional but you should update your PIA apps in order to benefit from it.
First unveiled to beta testers in early June of 2020, the new network officially launched on June 18th, 2020.
The news is that it is now a default option, starting from v2.4.0 for PIA desktop clients and v3.7.2 for PIA smartphone apps — whereas previously PIA users needed to manually select the NextGen Network in the Settings.
Why use the PIA NextGen VPN Network?
There are a few reasons why you should update your PIA app(s) in order to benefit from the NextGen network, including:
- Support for WireGuard, which as you probably already know is the industry’s hottest protocol these days. The NextGen network also supports OpenVPN.
- Performance improvements – which are due to better hardware components as well as better deployment and update defaults. All NextGen VPN servers now use 10Gbps network cards instead of the previous 1Gbps network cards. Combined, these factors should make PIA even faster (and it was already one of the fastest VPNs out there).
- Increased security with PIA NextGen VPN servers using the latest packages in kernel and userspace on an encrypted operating system. With this setup, all VPN services and other meta-services that are system critical are properly isolated and only deployed to memory using RAMDisks. This means that all sensitive information is lost as soon as the server loses power. Also added were new man-in-the-middle (MITM) protections to the SSH connections developers use to communicate with PIA’s VPN servers. Plus, the USB port access was blocked on all servers for the added peace of mind.
Get the latest version of PIA apps today
If you’re already running PIA apps on your devices, now’s the time to tap/press that “Update” button to get the latest versions.
On the other hand — if you still don’t have a VPN running on your computer, smartphone or tablet — consider getting Private Internet Access. After all, it is one of the best VPN services and you won’t regret a second for “pushing that button.” Heck, even if you do regret it – you can always ask for your money back during the first 30 days. Hit the link below to check it out.