Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access (PIA) is a personal virtual private network (VPN) service. It supports multiple VPN technologies such as PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, SOCKS5 and OpenVPN.[4]

Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access Logo
Original author(s) London Trust Media, Inc.
Initial release August 2010
Operating system
Available in English
Type Virtual private network


PIA offers several features like the following:

The CEO of Private Internet Access (and its parent company, London Trust Media, Inc) is Ted Kim.[5] The founder is Andrew Lee.[6]

Private Internet Access also owns the Freenode and Snoonet IRC networks.[7]

Technical info

Data encryption level

Private Internet Access supports the AES (128-bit or 256-bit) specifications, SHA1 and SHA256 authentication, and RSA (2048, 3072, 4096) or Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) (256R1, 256K1, 521) handshakes; however, the default settings are AES-128, SHA1, RSA-2048.[8]

Server locations

Private Internet Access servers operate VPN gateways in 44 regions across 29 countries.

As of April 22, 2018, Private Internet access servers were located in countries:[9]

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • UK
  • US

See also


  1. ^ "PIA VPN for iOS license".
  2. ^ "PIA Chrome Web Extension license".
  3. ^ "PIA Firefox Web Extension license".
  4. ^ Deirdre Murphy (2014-07-16) Privateinternetaccess Review, VPN Critic
  5. ^ "Private Internet Access Ted Kim Interview". Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  6. ^ "How one small American VPN company is trying to stand up for privacy". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  7. ^ "PIA and freenode joining forces - freenode". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  8. ^ Inc., London Trust Media,. "Private Internet Access Anonymous VPN". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  9. ^ London Trust Media, Inc. "Private Internet Access Anonymous VPN".

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