This year, the SurfEasy team joined the Opera family to bring more privacy to your online experience.

Today, we’re happy to announce that you can download the SurfEasy Proxy extension from the Opera add-ons catalog. You just need to sign up with your email address and create a password.

What the SurfEasy Proxy extension does for you

The SurfEasy Proxy extension connects you to a server that shields your Opera browser to increase your privacy online.

When you surf the web, your personal information passes through thousands and thousands of public networks, some you may not even know. For example, making online payments may expose you to hackers.

Proxy browsing using a tool like the SurfEasy Proxy extension encrypts this information. Encrypting data keeps you safe from corrupt online systems. It’s like putting your private information in a steel box.

Is proxy browsing the same as using a VPN?

In short, it’s similar. To safeguard your privacy online, you can choose to use a proxy service or a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and both will encrypt your browser traffic. The differences are extremely technical, so we’ll boil it down to a very basic distinction for SurfEasy services:

The SurfEasy Proxy extension creates a place for your browser to connect through, like Opera for computers.

A VPN client is typically installed on your device, not just the browser, and helps protect the web traffic consumed by all your apps. SurfEasy also has VPN services which you can learn more about here.

Choosing between using a proxy server and VPN depends on how much protection you want. If you’re looking for a lightweight (and free!) way to protect what you do in the browser, then the SurfEasy Proxy extension is the way to go.

Try the SurfEasy Proxy extension for Opera for computers today and be safe online.

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