Contrary to popular belief, Linux is home to some of the best VPN clients. Disregarding the fact that the VPN clients are available on a multitude of operating systems, the dozens of Linux VPN options are great for comparing.
Some offer easy GUI interfaces but not a lot of options, while others offer a vast amount of options and detailed, confusing GUI interfaces. Some offer no GUI interfaces at all; instead opting for a command line interface.
Personally, I think there are three VPN clients for Linux users that beat out all the rest. These three options each have their own advantages and disadvantages, but all of them work just as they should.
Let’s get started:
ExpressVPN is slightly new to the Linux world of VPNs; having been released officially for Linux in April 2016. With a command line interface as opposed to a desktop GUI, ExpressVPN is lightweight and easy to control. With a constantly updated server list and fast speeds, this option is definitely recommended for those willing to spend a little more money on their online security.
ExpressVPN is available for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and CentOS.
Private Internet Access (PIA)
The only downside to this VPN client is that it still has Netflix and other geo-restricted content blocked. Other than that, this fast and efficient VPN client allows you to connect to five simultaneous devices with fast speeds all while offering you the security you’re paying for. Moreover, Private Internet Access is also one of the more affordable VPN services you will come across.
Private Internet Access is available on Debian and Fedora.
AirVPN is my personal favorite, with ample security features including a kill switch. You can connect to AirVPN via OpenVPN over SSH and SSL, and you can also forward traffic through a variety of secondary ports. This VPN service is affordable – not as expensive as ExpressVPN but not as cheap as Private Internet Access.
AirVPN is available on Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.