Most commercial VPNs tend to be insecure: they share keys, their weak cryptography gives a false sense of security, and they require users to trust the operators. They’re also honeypots for attackers.
We knew we could do better. So, we created Algo, an automated deployment method that simplifies the setup of a personal, self-hosted IPSEC VPN. It contains the most secure defaults available, the least software necessary, works with common cloud providers, and does not require client software on most devices.
Setup is automated. Algo asks a few questions, and then builds a ‘disposable’ VPN. That way, users can start it when they need it, and tear it down when they’re done. The setup process for Apple devices is automated, too. Algo’s ease of use is a major departure from traditional cryptography software, which has a well-earned reputation for poor usability.
Now, we’re engaging with the community to help improve the ecosystem around IPSEC, and bring Algo to more devices and operating systems. We’re actively working with the device manufacturers, operating system vendors, and software library maintainers, to fix bugs that impair widespread use of strong cryptography.
If you’re on an Apple device, you owe it to yourself to try Algo today.