How does the launch of the Brave Firewall + VPN benefit Brave users?
The addition of Brave Firewall + VPN strengthens our privacy-first commitment to our browser users. A firewall forms a security barrier between your iPhone / iPad and the Internet to keep you safe and protected online. With this launch, we are offering users a firewall and VPN that not only work in Brave, but also in any other app they use on their iPhone/iPad. This empowers users to take action at the network level over unwanted surveillance.
Is Brave Firewall + VPN available to all Brave users?
Brave users on iOS can currently take advantage of this new feature, with availability on other platforms to come later this year.
Is Brave Firewall + VPN free? If not, how much does it cost?
This firewall is a premium feature which delivers more functionality than standard or free VPNs, and it is available for purchase. It is available for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. The firewall can be used on up to 5 devices a user may have.
How will users purchase Brave Firewall + VPN?
For now, users can purchase this via In-App Purchase from the Brave iPhone/iPad app. Note that the use of Apple’s In-App Purchase functionality means that no user billing information is ever exchanged.
Will users be able to purchase Brave Firewall + VPN with BAT? If not, will that feature become available later on?
Buying Brave Firewall + VPN with BAT is currently not an option, but we are actively working on making this available in the future.
Why did Brave decide to implement a firewall and VPN?
Brave’s commitment to privacy and security led us to offer the firewall so that our users could benefit from all-around protection. We’re also addressing the need for one of the most requested features from our user base over the past years.
Why did Brave choose Guardian as a partner for this feature?
When reviewing various options for this feature, Guardian stood out as the preferred partner due to its strong stance on protecting user privacy, its performance, and its traffic accountability. Guardian fulfilled our requirements for a trusted and reliable firewall and VPN feature.