Ahmed Musaad

Writings of an aspiring security architect

Waiting for WARP

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Yesterday, Cloudflare announced the public availability of WARP, their non-traditional VPN that aims to help consumers improve their network security by encrypting the connection between the users’ devices and the edge of Cloudflare’s network.

The service was introduced back in April and the blog post from back then provided a clear explanation of what WARP is, to quote that blog post:

We built Warp because we’ve had those conversations with our loved ones too and they’ve not gone well. So we knew that we had to start with turning the weaknesses of other VPN solutions into strengths. Under the covers, Warp acts as a VPN. But now in the 1.1.1.1 App, if users decide to enable Warp, instead of just DNS queries being secured and optimized, all Internet traffic is secured and optimized. In other words, Warp is the VPN for people who don’t know what V.P.N. stands for.

Once I read the posts, I opened the 1.1.1.1 app on my mobile and opted in to be added to the waiting list but I didn’t imagine the number of people on that waiting list will be more than two million users which is both impressive and mind blowing.

I will write another post about my experience with the service once I get access to it but in the meanwhile make sure to read the following posts from Cloudflare: