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] The company was founded by Andrew Lee, is the official successor to the throne of the House of Yi (Lee), the ruling house of the Joseon dynasty.[5]

Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access Logo
Original author(s)London Trust Media, Inc.
Initial releaseAugust 2010
Operating system
Available inEnglish
TypeVirtual 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.[6] The founder is Andrew Lee.[7]

London Trust Media also owns the Freenode and Snoonet IRC networks.[8][9]

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.[10]

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:[11]

  • 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. ^
  6. ^ "Private Internet Access Ted Kim Interview". Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  7. ^ "How one small American VPN company is trying to stand up for privacy". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  8. ^ "PIA and freenode joining forces - freenode". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  9. ^ "Snoonet: Snoonet joins the Family!". Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  10. ^ Inc., London Trust Media,. "Private Internet Access Anonymous VPN". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  11. ^ London Trust Media, Inc. "Private Internet Access Anonymous VPN".

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