Friday, May 24, 2024

Microsoft Edge × Cloudflare: Chromium browser gets VPN service


Microsoft and the company cloud flare, which provides content delivery network (CDN), internet security services, and distributed DNS services, is cooperating and integrating its own VPN service into the Chromium Edge browser. The new feature will be available for testing soon and is limited to 1 GB of traffic per month.

Microsoft Edge secure network uses Cloudflare VPN

As Cloudflare announced in an official press release, the company, together with Microsoft, is integrating the so-called Cloudflare Proxy, a VPN service limited to 1 GB of traffic per month, into the Chromium Edge browser. The service, which is still classified as “Preview,” will soon roll out in waves to Insiders.

Even Microsoft has been announced on the official site support site You already discussed the new feature, which will be called “Microsoft Edge Secure Network.”

Microsoft Edge Secure Network is a service provided in partnership with Cloudflare.

Cloudflare is committed to privacy and only collects a limited amount of diagnostic and support data as a data subprocessor of Microsoft to provide the Services.

Cloudflare permanently deletes support and diagnostic data collected every 25 hours.


The function is supposed to change in the future. Menü → Secure Network it can be turned on and off and is also automatically canceled when the browser is closed. Similar to a download progress screen, the VPN data volume, which is limited to 1 GB, is also displayed in the browser.

Microsoft Edge Secure Network

Microsoft Edge Secure Network

Microsoft Edge Secure Network

Microsoft Edge Secure Network

Microsoft Edge Secure Network

Microsoft Edge Secure Network

Microsoft Edge Secure Network

Microsoft Edge Secure Network

The feature will soon leave early access and as a preview via the Microsoft Edge Insider Channel be distributed to developers and experienced users.

Microsoft account required

Users who want to try the VPN feature or use it later in the final version must sign in to Microsoft Edge with a valid Microsoft account. The function cannot be used without a user account.

Browsers with fashionable VPN services

Other browsers such as Opera, Opera GX, Brave and UR Browser also come with a limited free VPN service, while Mozilla offers a paid service with Mozilla VPN starting at €4.99 per month.

Another alternative is software solutions like OpenVPN and WireGuard, as well as the Firefox-based Tor browser.

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