The industry’s most advanced VPN server technology
- All data is wiped with every reboot, as VPN servers run on RAM only
- Servers never write to the hard drive, further minimizing data risk
- The entire software stack is reinstalled fresh on every server at startup
- We know exactly what’s running on every server, with no inconsistencies
It’s a whole new standard of privacy and security. Only with TrustedServer.Get ExpressVPN
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TrustedServer removes the risk of hard drives
The typical way of running servers relies on hard drives, which retain all data until they are erased and written over. This raises the risk that servers could inadvertently contain sensitive information. That data could be at risk if a third party were to hack or seize the server. Worse, hackers who overcome the server’s defenses might be able to install a backdoor that remains indefinitely.
With TrustedServer, ExpressVPN prevents the operating system and apps from ever writing to the hard drive. Instead, the server is run entirely on volatile memory, or RAM. Since RAM requires power to store data, all information on a server is wiped every time it is powered off and on again—stopping both data and potential intruders from persisting on the machine.
TrustedServer increases consistency, and security
Traditionally, server administrators install the operating system (OS) and software when the server is first set up, then add updates over time. Every change applied is an opportunity for differences to arise among servers, decreasing confidence that each one is using the exact same code. A server set up years ago might be running in a way that’s dangerously different from what the administrators are auditing today.
TrustedServer ensures that every one of ExpressVPN’s 3,000+ VPN servers runs the most up-to-date software. Each time a server starts up, it loads the latest read-only image containing the entire software stack, OS and all. That means ExpressVPN knows exactly what’s running on each and every server—minimizing the risk of vulnerabilities or misconfiguration and dramatically improving VPN security.