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Initial release2012
    Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Fire TV
    Available inEnglish, Afrikaans, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese
    TypeVirtual private network
    Alexa rank426,835[1]

    Search on is a virtual private network service headquartered in Seattle, Washington.[2] It uses end-to-end encryption to secure internet connections across its network, and also offers private endpoints for users to deploy themselves.

    History[edit] was founded in 2011 by Dave Peck, Nick Robinson, and Peter Sagerson under the name Cloak.[3] In 2012, Cloak released its first public client for iOS and macOS.[4] In 2013, Cloak 1.0 officially launched at Macworld.[5]

    In 2016, Cloak was acquired by StackPath.[6] As part of the acquisition, Cloak revealed plans to expand its service to additional platforms beyond iOS and macOS.[7] Those plans came to fruition in April 2017, as Cloak released its first public beta for Android.[8] The following August, Cloak rebranded as and released its first Windows client.[9] In November 2017, partnered with Eero to offer its virtual private service on Eero routers.[10]

    In May 2019, was acquired by J2 Global.[11] It is managed by NetProtect, a subsidiary under the J2 Global cloud services umbrella.[12]

    Technology[edit] has dedicated clients for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire OS.[13] Private endpoints are available for team and family subscriptions. They’re hosted on AWS Compute Instances.[14] 

    See also[edit]


    1. " Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa".
    2. "Company". Retrieved 2019-09-20.
    3. "Press - - Super-simple VPN". Retrieved 2019-09-20.
    4. "Cloak Automatically Secures Your Browsing on Open Wi-Fi Networks, Is About as Hassle-Free as It Gets". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
    5.; Peck, Dave (2013-01-31). "Cloak 1.0 is launched at Macworld". Security Blog. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
    6. "Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
    7. "WiFi security startup Cloak acquired by StackPath, will expand beyond Apple to Android and Windows". GeekWire. 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
    8.; Peck, Dave (2017-04-05). "Hello, Android". Security Blog. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
    9.; Nelson, Nick (2017-08-30). "Same great app. New name. Introducing". Security Blog. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
    10. Liao, Shannon (2017-11-09). "Eero adds 1Password and VPN protection to its premium subscription service". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
    11. VPN, Desire Athow 2019-05-07T15:08:22Z. "IGN owner J2 Global snaps up major VPN brands". TechRadar. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
    12. "NetProtect". Retrieved 2019-09-20.
    13. "VPN Apps & Software". Retrieved 2019-09-20.
    14.; Wall, Jacob (2018-01-30). "Private VPN Endpoints for Family & Teams". Security Blog. Retrieved 2019-09-20.

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