Today, ExpressVPN took yet another step in the right direction by receiving a public, independent security audit from PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). This practice is undoubtedly becoming more of a requirement nowadays since it’s a power move from companies that want to boost their trustworthiness in front of their potential customers.
It’s already a well-known fact that ExpressVPN takes your privacy along with all your personal data very seriously and, as a result, they’ve made it their motto never to store any kind of data that could compromise their customers.
Furthermore, they’ve developed a new technology called TrustedServer, which makes it so that every time a server is rebooted, all data available on it is wiped during the process. This (i.e., data erased) was made possible by having servers running exclusively in RAM.
According to their recent blog post, the audit has been unfolding over the course of a month and included interviewing staff members who are responsible with server management, analyzing source code, log files and configurations, as well as observing deployment processes and server configuration.
Not their first rodeo
The presence of this audit is of great importance, more so considering that ExpressVPN is continually striving to make sure that their customers trust them in various other ways, such as providing their customers with open-source leak-testing tools and making their security practices public for everyone to see.
Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that this isn’t ExpressVPN’s first rodeo since they’ve also been publicly audited by Cure53 earlier this year.
Audit report available
Today, June 9, the PwC independent audit report has been made available in full, but only for ExpressVPN customers, partners, reviewers, and journalists, so you can access it only if you’re part of the ones mentioned above.
Customers can access it by logging into their accounts and visiting the “Privacy and Security Audits” page on the ExpressVPN website, while members of the media need to contact ExpressVPN. It’s worth mentioning that, in order to be able to view the report, you must accept PwC’s terms and conditions. Currently, the report can be viewed optimally with Adobe Reader.