SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 4th, 2019 — Purism, the social purpose corporation which designs and produces popular secure hardware, software, and services, is working with Private Internet Access (PIA) as its very first OEM partner to bring an unprecedented combination of tracking-free and encrypted tools and services to the people.
PIA is, and has been since its inception, renowned for its popular VPN service that refuses to log user data. The company is committed to privacy protection and internet freedom and is a longtime sponsor of internet privacy advocates such as EFF and the Software Freedom Conservancy. By combining its signature VPN capabilities with Purism’s leading secure hardware and software products, the two will create a first-of-its-kind bundle for users to set up a privacy protecting and secure environment out of the box. The addition of PIA as a VPN partner strengthens Purism’s growing roster of partners and services that make its Librem line the most comprehensive privacy and security focused offering on the market. Other existing partnerships include Nextcloud for secure document management, Matrix for secure chat, Werner Koch GPG expert, Trammell Hudson who supported Purism’s industry first TPM integration with Heads, and Nitrokey’s development of Purism’s Librem Key for physical encryption.
“PIA is the gold standard of VPNs, and we are thrilled to be working with a company that is so closely aligned with our ethics,” said Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism. “PIA has stood behind their commitment to protect user data, whether it’s taking a political stance to promote broadband privacy with a full page ad in the New York Times or demonstrating in court that they truly do not log their customers’ data. Our partnership with them is a big win for users who don’t want to sacrifice convenience or freedom in the products they use.”
“Purism has been an important player advancing the cause of internet privacy and freedom and are the perfect partner for us to work with on integrating PIA into a broader suite of hardware and software,” said Ted Kim, CEO of Private Internet Access. “Combining our privacy protecting VPN capabilities with Purism’s line of products will provide the ultimate security package to users.”
Purism plans to include PIA-based VPN by default in the Librem 5 phone, as well as within PureOS for its Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops. Purism will also collaborate with PIA on a future services bundle.