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[VPNPro] Hidden VPN owners unveiled: 97 VPN products run by just 23 companies

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[VPNPro] Hidden VPN owners unveiled: 97 VPN products run by just 23 companies

Post by parityboy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:11 am

On the surface, it may seem that the VPN market is teeming with various companies competing for a piece of the growing consumer VPN pie.

However, when we began to look further into the VPNs and the companies that own them, we noticed something interesting: a lot of these products are owned by the same company. With our interests piqued, we decided to dig deeper to see just how many VPN products are owned or operated by which companies.

The number may surprise you:

Our research shows that at least 97 VPN products are owned or operated by only 23 companies.

This includes both cross-platform and mobile-only VPN products. It also includes direct subsidiaries or products/brands, as well as white label services. This represents a much bigger number than was previously reported in other research.

For our analysis, we only included parent companies that own or operate more than one VPN product.

You can find our infographic that summarizes our research here.
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