Introducing our updated CyberGhost VPN app for Linux

Now with WireGuard® support

Linux-loving Ghosties, we have some excellent news for your: our updated CyberGhost VPN for Linux app is here!

And it now comes with WireGuard® capabilities. 😉

Hello, WireGuard®!

WireGuard® is a free and open-source software application and communication protocol that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques to create secure point-to-point connections in routed or bridged configurations.

This is a fairly new VPN protocol, still labeled as a work in progress. It aims to marry the security of the OpenVPN protocol with the speed of (the now easier to block) IPsec.

When it comes to encryption, WireGuard® is all about the strictest security standards. It also comes with some extra benefits like faster speeds, more user-friendliness, and less power usage.

The beginning of a beautiful friendship

Here at CyberGhost VPN, we’ve been paying close attention to the development of WireGuard®. And we must confess, we’ve been impressed with the protocol’s performance.

So, we’ve decided to integrate it and get involved.

Our team will be performing code reviews and adding to the functionalities in the near future.

All because we want to give you the best possible VPN protection, no matter your device or OS of choice.

What else is new in the app

You can now find five additional distros and distro versions in our CyberGhost VPN for Linux app:

      • Fedora 31
      • Mint 19
      • CentOS 7
      • Kali
      • PoP!_OS

Using something else?

Leave a comment below and let us know. We’ll plan our development accordingly. 😉

Update your app

To get the latest version of our Linux app, head to My account.

From there, configure a new device and select the app version that corresponds to your Linux distribution.

Then run the ‘install.sh’ installer and that’s it. 🙂

Until next time, stay safe and secure!

“WireGuard” is a registered trademark of Jason A. Donenfeld.

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I am tired of OpenVPN and look forward to something fresh. I am using the newest Version of Mint and look forward to actively helping in the development of this venture. I am in volved with Canadian Indigenous communities and it is imperative that we take back our internet.

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Would love to see this on Manjaro!

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Hello!
Will we be able to use the native wireguartd clientor only your provided one?

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Hello,
will we also be able to connect via the native wireguard client,
or only your provided one?

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I am also interested in this. It would be very useful for setting Wireguard up in router as well, where the gain in performance will be the most significant

Yes, it’s possible. The procedure for connecting to a selected server is rather simple. I’ve been able to recover the inner operations of this CLI tool while troubleshooting it.

Hello, I write to you through a server connected with WireGuard protocol enabled using the Linux app. Everything works fine!

https://www.speedtest.net/result/9009100052

This brand-new open source protocol is amazing despite it is currently classified as experimental. I’ll follow the development of WireGuard very closely.
Hope you’ll add WireGuard protocol in other applications in the future.

A great article which speaks about the WireGuard protocol: https://www.zdnet.com/article/vpns-will-change-forever-with-the-arrival-of-wireguard-into-linux/

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