Opera acquires SurfEasy, an online privacy company
Opera Software has announced that it has acquire SurfEasy, a Toronto company that specializes in easy to use VPN solutions. It mainly protects customers online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. VPN allows users to access internet freely by encrypting the traffic with added security layer. With this the two companies will soon introduce joint products, thus expanding Operas footprint.
Over the past few years the dialogue and awareness around online privacy issues has increased dramatically. We are all now very aware just how vulnerable our data is to hacking, monitoring and censorship, regardless of the network or device you’re using to access the web. By teaming up with Opera, a global internet company with over 350 million users, we are able to accelerate our vision to give users access to simple applications that let them take back control of their online privacy and freedom,Chris Houston, founder and CEO, SurfEasy
More and more internet users are starting to question whether they can trust the internet these days, and are actively looking for secure solutions for their phone or computer, Privacy and security has always been top of mind for Opera’s users, making the acquisition of SurfEasy a seamless fit. Opera has evolved beyond our browser roots and this step will add a critical building block towards a broader portfolio of applicationsLars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software