20 March 2019
Cloudflare has announced a new 188.8.131.52 app update that will add an in-built VPN for all users. It is being referred to as Warp and does not work like your traditional VPNs. In other words, Warp VPN is intended towards providing faster internet usage experience while making it more secure at the same time. It does not offer functionalities like the ability to browse websites or apps by proxying your location.
The team will be offering a free VPN within the 184.108.40.206 app which is a DNS resolver app. It is aimed at making internet usage faster as it takes advantage of Cloudflare network for resolving DNS queries faster. The app has proved to be quite popular among those who know and care about DNS queries. With the addition of a VPN, the goal is to make the internet experience even faster.
Cloudflare says that Warp will work on optimizing and securing DNS queries to improve the overall user experience. It will be doing for the web browser as well as installed apps on the device. It will be encrypting any unencrypted connection and will work without requiring the user to install a root certificate. It is based on WireGuard VPN protocol which is said to make it more efficient at what it promises to do.
Warp VPN will be free to use but Cloudflare will also introduce Warp+, a paid option. It will be making use of Cloudflare's virtual private network and Argo technology for delivering even more speed than the free version. There are no words on the pricing yet but the team says they will try their best to make it as much affordable as possible in each region.