Swiss-based encrypted email provider ProtonMail today announced a restructuring of its privacy-focused services, bringing them together under a new unifying brand: Proton.
Today we take our biggest step forward in the movement for an Internet that respects your privacy. The new updated Proton offers default account, many services and privacy ecosystem. Now you can enjoy unified protection with a modernized look and feel.
The evolution to a unified Proton reflects our growth from an end-to-end encrypted messaging provider to a comprehensive privacy ecosystem, allowing us to deliver even more benefits to the Proton community and make privacy accessible to everyone. .
Previously, users could only subscribe to each service offered by the company individually. Going forward, the new Proton offers one account to access all services offered in the company’s default privacy ecosystem, including Proton Mail, Proton VPN, Proton Calendar and Proton Drive, all accessible from within proton. me.
All Proton services remain available as a free tier, with more advanced features and more storage available through paid plans. The free Proton tier includes up to 1GB of storage and a Proton email address, plus access to Proton’s encrypted calendar and VPN services.
Meanwhile, the Proton Unlimited tier costs 9.99 euros ($10.65) for 12 months, with savings of up to 33% for those who choose a 24-month plan. For those only looking for encrypted email or a VPN, individual plans remain available.
As part of the rebranding, existing account holders will receive a storage boost and new features at no additional cost, including additional email addresses, VPN connections, and more.
To highlight the changes, Proton is also introducing a visual overhaul of the company’s web services, with new logos, new colors and an updated and modernized design for its new desktop and mobile apps.
ProtonMail began as a crowdfunding service in May 2014 and launched in March 2016, led by a group of scientists from CERN and MIT who aimed to provide an easy-to-use, end-to-end encrypted email service with a open source code available for free. You can learn more about Proton’s history, service plans, and privacy and security policy on the company’s new website.