These VPNs Can Evade the Chinese Great Firewall (So Far)
… following close behind.
“Roskomnadzor (their proper name is a mouthful — The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) has given the world’s leading VPN providers 30 days to provide the Russian government with access to any servers located in Russia. Their immediate goal is to prevent users from viewing content that the Russian government has blacklisted. However, compliance would also mean complying with other requirements detailed in a broader internet control law,” NordVPN wrote in a statement defying Roskomnadzor’s demands. “The Russian government is working to regulate the flow of information within its borders.”
According to a NetworkWorld report, the 10 VPN providers are ExpressVPN, HideMyAss!, Hola VPN, IPVanish, Kaspersky Secure Connection, KeepSolid, NordVPN, OpenVPN, TorGuard, and VyprVPN. At least half report they’re ripping their servers out of Russia but will serve any Russians who can find a way to connect to ther servers based out of country. Those VPNs are Express VPN, IPVanish, KeepSolid, NordVPN and TorGuard.
As censorship becomes a bigger problem around the world, VPNs will become increasingly vital to freedom of speech and human safety. But as these oppressive governments continue to up their games and increase their technical prowess, then one has to wonder how long VPNs can stay ahead of them.
Meanwhile, MSSPs can help their clients operate within and with such restrictive countries by keeping them abreast of which VPNs are succeeding in escaping any given despot’s reach.