AnchorFree is a company that provides secure access to the world's information. It develops the Hotspot Shield app, a privacy platform. The platform provides users with VPN to protect personal privacy, provide online security and deliver access to content. Its product Hotspot Shield is now a part of Pango.

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HQRedwood City, CA, US
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AnchorFree was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, US
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Key People/Management at AnchorFree

Sujay Jaswa

Sujay Jaswa

CEO, Director
Tony Huie

Tony Huie

Tanuj Chatterjee

Tanuj Chatterjee

SVP Engineering
Eugene Lapidous

Eugene Lapidous

Chief Architect
Lisa Hotran

Lisa Hotran

VP People
Stuart Loh

Stuart Loh

VP Legal
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AnchorFree Office Locations

AnchorFree has offices in Redwood City and Stans
Redwood City, CA, US (HQ)
1800 Seaport Blvd
Stans, CH
32 Hansmatt
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$357.8 m


In total, AnchorFree had raised $357.8 m

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AnchorFree News and Updates

AnchorFree, maker of Hotspot Shield, raises $295 million in new funding

AnchorFree, a maker of a popular virtual private networking app, has raised $275 million in a new round of funding, the company announced Wednesday. The Redwood City, Calif.-based app maker’s flagship app Hotspot Shield ranks as one of the most popular VPN apps on the market. The app, based on a fre…

AnchorFree CEO: ‘Freedom and Privacy on the Web Is Our Mission’

David Gorodyansky says companies must align products and services with social good.

Our privacy concerns have brought this VPN provider tons of new users

AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield has seen bursts of downloads after privacy concerns and global free-speech crackdowns, though the company has had to answer a few privacy questions of its own. Thanks to growing fears about surveillance by governments and internet providers, and because of restrictions on…

Independent study measures which of these 12 VPNs is best

German IT security institute AV Test put the most popular VPNs through a battery of tests to determine which one is the best for consumers. Today, it revealed the results of those tests. VPN Comparative Test: AV-TEST has – for the first time – taken an extensive look at VPN p…

How massive data growth is good for AI (and a problem)

GUEST: Ninety percent of all the data available online today has accumulated over the last couple of years. This pool of data is projected to grow exponentially as we all contribute to it each day through 500 million tweets, 4.3 billion Facebook posts, 5.75 billion “likes,” and 6 billion daily Googl…

AnchorFree Blogs

Fast, reliable Azerbaijan VPN for online privacy and security

A VPN, or virtual private network, is an essential tool for online privacy and security. It helps keep you safe and secure by encrypting your web traffic as you browse and access content, sites and apps online. It also hides your IP address, keeping your real location private from hackers, ISPs or o…

Hotspot Shield is now part of Aura

We’re excited to inform you that Hotspot Shield is now part of Aura—a technology company on a mission to simplify digital security and privacy for everyone. Trusted by millions of customers, Aura’s suite of products include Identity Guard for identity theft protection, FigLeaf and PrivacyMate for pr…

Digital Privacy and Security for Hong Kong

Recently Hong Kong adopted a national security law which grants broad, sweeping rights to law enforcement to engage in covert surveillance, intercept communications and censor online media.  At Hotspot Shield VPN, we believe in providing a safe, open internet for everyone. Whether you use our Basic …

Refer friends to Hotspot Shield VPN, get up to 10 weeks of Premium for free!

By Praveen Kannan and Anna Strokolyst  The Hotspot Shield team believes the internet should be open and secure for everyone, especially during these unprecedented times where much of the world is sheltering at home. Whether you use our Basic or Premium VPN service to connect to the internet, your da…

Hotspot Shield Helps Secure Your Devices at Home, Plus You Can Stream Your Favorite Global Content on Apple TV

We recently announced Hotspot Shield VPN for Wi-Fi Router, which protects your home network at the source.  If you only want to connect certain apps for access — like Apple TV — or want added privacy and security for specific apps, you may want to consider using a secondary router. Another benefit o…

4 Ways to Social Distance from Cybercriminals, Scams, and Robocallers

Working from home has become the new norm for many of us. Unfortunately, cybercriminals tend to go where there is opportunity, which means we also need to actively social distance from malware, scams and cybercriminals.  In fact, the World Health Organization issued a warning as we’ve already seen a…
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AnchorFree Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was AnchorFree founded?

    AnchorFree was founded in 2005.

  • Who are AnchorFree key executives?

    AnchorFree's key executives are Sujay Jaswa, Tony Huie and Tanuj Chatterjee.

  • How many employees does AnchorFree have?

    AnchorFree has 88 employees.

  • Who are AnchorFree competitors?

    Competitors of AnchorFree include GoSecure, RedSeal and LogRhythm.

  • Where is AnchorFree headquarters?

    AnchorFree headquarters is located at 1800 Seaport Blvd, Redwood City.

  • Where are AnchorFree offices?

    AnchorFree has offices in Redwood City and Stans.

  • How many offices does AnchorFree have?

    AnchorFree has 2 offices.