Chameleon™ Protocol

Leading Technology To Defeat VPN Blocking and Censorship

How Chameleon™ Defeats VPN Blocking

Golden Frog's engineers have developed a remarkable new, proprietary VPN technology called Chameleon. The protocol scrambles OpenVPN packet metadata to ensure it’s not recognizable via deep packet inspection (DPI), while still keeping it fast and lightweight. The Chameleon technology uses the unmodified OpenVPN 256-bit protocol for the underlying data encryption. The result is that VyprVPN users are able to bypass restrictive networks put in place by governments, corporations and ISPs to achieve an open internet experience without sacrificing the proven security for which OpenVPN has long been known. Experience a truly open and uncensored Internet with Chameleon™, available for Windows, Mac, Android and your router.

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Benefits of Using Chameleon™

Chameleon is proven to help users that live in or travel to countries such as China, Russia, India, Turkey, Iran and the Middle East from being blocked. It is also ideal for users around the world that are experiencing VPN blocking and speed issues related to bandwidth throttling.

Defeat VPN Blocking via Deep Packet Inspection

Resolve Speed Issues Due To Bandwidth Throttling

Bypass Censorship Anywhere in the World

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How You Can Get Chameleon™

Chameleon is included in VyprVPN Premium accounts at no extra cost. Currently Chameleon is only compatible with the VyprVPN apps for Windows, Mac, Android and router. Unfortunately, due to VPN restrictions by iOS, Chameleon is not currently available for VyprVPN for iOS. Detailed setup instructions are included in our ChameleonFAQ document.

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What Users Are Saying About Chameleon™

"Chameleon is currently the only protocol that consistently allows me to connect to the Internet from within China. It is essential the I'm able to access Web resources like Youtube and professional blogs outside of China's restrictive network."

- Shawn P, China

"Chameleon helped me access web resources I needed from my customer's network environment, which otherwise would have been inaccessible until I left for the day. Chameleon saved time and made me more productive."

- Kurt S, Japan

"Chameleon allows me to have my 256bit encryption that I have VyprVPN for, but also gives me the fantastic speeds that my 320mb broadband gives me. This has improved my browsing ten fold."

-Acey O, United Kingdom

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The Growing Problem of VPN Blocking Worldwide

There's growing concern worldwide about VPN protocols being inspected, throttled and blocked by governments, corporations and ISPs via deep packet inspection (DPI). For example, since 2012, the Great Firewall of China has been able to identify and throttle encrypted communication by recognizing packet data on the OpenVPN protocol. The Chinese government mostly targets Western social media and video/file sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, and Wikileaks. While Chinese citizens and visitors to the country have historically used VPNs to circumvent the firewall, that's no longer easy as their government has become very efficient at identifying VPN protocols via DPI. This has led to more sites being blocked and web traffic being throttled. But China isn't the only problem; North Korea, Russia, Iran, Turkey and the Middle East as well as a growing list of other countries routinely use DPI to block Internet content and keep tabs on their citizens.

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