Opera integrates VPN capability in the browser

Opera became the first browser in the world when it integrated virtual private networking in the browser’s privacy and security settings. Used by more than 50 million desktop users in the world, Opera browser’s latest version is equipped to run with or without VPN on desktops and phones powered by Android or iOS mobile operating systems. Opera 40 has augmented user security options to offer private networking through the browser.




The company had been beta testing its version of browser for past 6 months, and the new launch will be a shot in the arm for Internet security hawks, who would take this latest development as a step forward to controlling IP address spoofing and resultant frauds that happen with undue accuracy on a daily basis. The way Opera 40 works is that it will redirect the Internet traffic through one of its servers, and the user will actually surf the Internet using one of the IP addresses that belongs to Opera servers. The company has servers at five different locations to cater to VPN requests of users. Anybody who is trying to listen to the IP traffic originating from your desktop or phone will be unable to use the originating IP address for launching malicious security attacks.


Opera users can toggle on or toggle off the browser’s VPN feature. If they choose to use the VPN, they will be able to choose the geographic location that they connect to or they could let Opera choose the most optimal setting for the enhanced performance.


Opera is currently supported on Windows 7 through 10 and Mac-OS. All flavours of Linux also work well with Opera. The VPN feature comes for free to Opera 40 users.