Cloudflare has unveiled its first VPN product called Warp. The new service will launch as part of application 126.96.36.199 very soon.
April 1st is probably the worst day to make announcements about new products. Cloudflare is obviously used to it as it also announced the DNS service 188.8.131.52 on April 2018.
Cloudlfare refers to the new Warp service as a "VPN for people who do not know what a VPN means".
According to the company, the simplicity of the upcoming service will make it attractive for everyone, even for those who do not know what a VPN can do.
Technically, Warp is a VPN. However, we think the market for VPNs as it's been imagined to date is severely limited. Imagine trying to convince a non-technical friend that they should install an app that will slow down their Internet and drain their battery so they can be a bit more secure. Good luck.
The new Warp service will encrypt all user traffic on the Internet, use end-to-end encryption, and will not require users to install a root certificate on their devices.
Internet connections will be encrypted, but only between the user's device and the Cloudflare server. The same goes for all other VPN services.
But Cloudflare promises that the performance, reliability and focus of the new VPN service on keeping the end user in control will be the features that will make it stand out from other comparable services.
Cloudflare VPN service will be offered for free as an option of the 184.108.40.206 application. But the company also seems to be developing the Warp + service, a premium version of Warp that will be available at a "low monthly charge" for people who want more speed.