Mullvad VPN, a popular Sweden based VPN service, today announced the inclusion in the app of the WireGuard protocol for MacOS and Linux.
WireGuard is a new and promising security protocol for updated VPNs. It seeks to be a faster and easier alternative to the currently available protocols and reduces disconnections and complex setups associated with OpenVPN and IPSec. Early tests appear to validate the speed and safety of WireGuard .
WireGuard has been supported by the Mullvad VPN since February this year, but it required some complex manual configuration and, as described in a Mullvad release : "To enable it required using the command line, and the had a number of errors. "
This new update seems to change that by making the protocol easy to access and use in the app. It is not the standard protocol, so users have to enable it manually within Mullvad VPN's advanced settings, which is quite simple.
But Windows users have to wait a little longer. In the same statement, Mullvad said: " WireGuard for Windows is a bit behind and is not included in this release, but it will come in a later release!"
Mullvad also announced improvements and updates to the already existing OpenVPN and OpenSSL protocols.
Mullvad VPN scores high in our VPN review and is particularly strong in terms of security features, as this new update testifies.