ExpressVPN TrustedServer

Trusted Server.

ExpressVPN TrustedServer

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 security, independently audited to confirm essential privacy protections. It’s ExpressVPN TrustedServer.

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TrustedServer explained

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TrustedServer removes the risk of hard drives

Hand holding a VPN hard drive over a trash can. Trusted Server takes hard drives out of the picture.

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.

Trusted Server diagram showing data in RAM, but nothing written to the hard drive.

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.

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TrustedServer increases consistency, and security

Tetris-like blocks showing how piecemeal software updates can lead to inconsistencies among servers that are not using Trusted Server technology.

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.

A grid of identical blocks, showing how Trusted Server ensures that software and configurations are consistent across all ExpressVPN servers.

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.

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ExpressVPN TrustedServer: Raising the bar

A VPN Trusted Server diagram showing the hard drive containing only a read-only image, cryptographically signed by ExpressVPN.

TrustedServer technology represents a major leap in protecting user privacy and security, addressing key risks inherent in how VPN servers are traditionally run. And you don’t just have to take our word for it—TrustedServer technology has been audited by PwC.

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