Protect yourself online with the best Swiss VPN: CyberGhost VPN
Switzerland is no stranger to cyberattacks. In 2017, 88% of the companies in Switzerland were compromised via the internet. And according to a study conducted at the beginning of 2019 by the social research institute gfs-Zurich, around 1 million people in Switzerland have also been affected by a malicious actor online.
Hackers can easily steal your valuable information, such as credit card info or passwords, using poorly secured networks and Wi-Fi hotspots. As a result, many Swiss users are still unprotected, and every time you connect to the internet your data could be exposed and vulnerable.
Everything you do online is out in the open
Even though in the past the Switzerland protected its citizens' rights to privacy, recently the government has started to expand its surveillance powers. As of 2017, the Federal Intelligence Service gained much more power to monitor Swiss internet users' activity.
That’s when the Intelligence Service Act went into effect, granting wider surveillance powers as part of the effort to fight terrorism. The law allows authorities to tap phones, monitor emails, and deploy hidden cameras and bugs.
They even have the legal right to monitor all your online activity through your IP address. On top of that, installing malware on your devices can happen too. This is so they can check webcam activity and listen in through the microphone of your smartphone.
It doesn’t stop there. Swiss data retention laws also require internet service providers in Switzerland, such as Cablecom and Green Providers, to store data on all your online activities for a period of up to 12 months. This came in 2015 as amendments were made to existing laws, known as BÜPF and NDG. Previously, the storage of emails was only allowed for 6 months.
Swiss copyright and torrenting laws are flexible
Switzerland isn't part of the European Union, which means it doesn't have to respect the European copyright directive. That’s why Switzerland is one of the safest countries in Europe for downloading torrents.
The Swiss government adopted a copyright tax which makes it legal for citizens to download copyrighted material for their own personal use. However, in an attempt to combat piracy, web hosts are required to reject pirate sites and start taking them down. This means your favorite torrenting hubs may not be available.
Digital freedom is still alive in Switzerland, though. Using a VPN to bypass these blocks and redirect your P2P traffic through an encrypted tunnel is completely legal.
Override streaming restrictions
Due to licensing issues, many foreign TV shows, movies, and video games are geo-restricted in Switzerland. Streaming services detect your location based on your IP address, and then they decide what content will be available for you to watch.
Which means even if you have a Netflix subscription, for instance, you can’t access their entire library of content. The same goes for HBO NOW, Amazon Prime, Hulu, or any other streaming service you might use.
Luckily, there's an easy way to override these geo-restrictions and unleash the full potential of your favorite streaming services. All you have to do is use CyberGhost VPN to connect to a server from a different country.
For instance, if you want to watch some American Netflix content, select a U.S. server and CyberGhost VPN replaces your dedicated Swiss IP address with an American one. This way you can access more than just the limited content catalog available in Switzerland.
Stay protected on multiple devices at the same time
If you're looking for the top VPN in Switzerland, we've got you covered. That's because you can use CyberGhost VPN on up to 7 devices at the same time.
So, whether you need an iPhone VPN, an Android VPN or a VPN for Mac or PC look no further.
Unblock streaming services when traveling
Watching one of your favourite shows while traveling abroad is not always easy. You might get a message that says something along the lines of “this content is not available in your area”.
The reason behind this is also those pesky geo-restrictions. In fact, sometimes an entire streaming service can be unavailable in certain locations. This makes watching your favourite shows quite a hassle while you’re abroad.
This is where CyberGhost saves the day once more! All you have to do to sidestep this message, and go back to enjoying your shows, is to connect to a server from a country that offers that streaming service.
If you're looking for a Swiss server, CyberGhost VPN has over 100 servers in Switzerland for you to choose from. And more than 5600 total servers in over 90+ countries worldwide.
If you’re loking for more info on CyberGhost VPN, here are the answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions.
For further assistance, you can check out our VPN guides. Or get in touch with our Customer Support team via live chat or email. They’re available 24/7 and can handle your requests in English, French, German, and Romanian.
Not at all.
In fact, some internet service providers intentionally slow down your connection to avoid congestion. So, you might even experience higher speeds with CyberGhost VPN than you do without it.
To put your privacy worries at ease, CyberGhost VPN uses military-grade, 256-bit AES encryption standards. You also get a kill switch and DNS-leak protection.
Our VPN software secures your online activity and hides your traffic from intelligence agencies and ISPs, even if you use an unsecure public Wi-Fi connection.
And because we take your privacy so seriously, we have a strict No logs policy in place.
For more news, information, and regular updates on digital privacy make sure to check out our Privacy Hub.
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- DNS and IP Leak Protection
- Strict No Logs Policy
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Disclaimer: Per our Terms and Conditions, using CyberGhost VPN for illegal purposes is not permitted or encouraged.