We’re happy to announce that Dashlane has partnered with Hotspot Shield to offer a fast, more-reliable VPN experience to our Premium customers—directly through Hotspot Shield’s app.
What’s a VPN?
A VPN, which stands for virtual private network, encrypts your data whenever you’re online and connected to it. This keeps your data protected and private from cybercriminals trying to steal it or from an ISP trying to track it. Many VPNs—including Hotspot Shield—allow you to choose the location of your server, which lets you access previously geo-blocked content. Using a VPN is especially important when connected to public, unsecure WiFi—like at the airport or your favorite coffee shop.
Learn more about the security benefits of using a VPN.
What’s new with the VPN available through Dashlane?
There are a few key changes and improvements for you:
- Access to a faster VPN
Hotspot Shield’s purpose-built VPN is one of the fastest on the market. What does that mean for you? Incredibly fast download speeds and no limit to the bandwidth you use while connected.
- Additional server locations to choose from
Now you can select your location from 80+ countries and 35+ cities, which is over twice as many as our previous VPN offering.
- Dedicated VPN support
Questions about your VPN? You can now get in touch with a team of VPN experts via Hotspot Shield’s support team.
Plus, you’ll be able to use the VPN on any device that supports Hotspot Shield, like your phone or TV.
How do I access the new VPN?
As with our previous VPN, Premium and Family plan customers are eligible to access the new VPN. If that’s you, you can activate your Hotspot Shield account through the Dashlane web app. You’ll find instructions for activating your Hotspot Shield account in the VPN section of your web app*.
We’ll automatically save your username and password, so you’ll be able to easily log in to the Hotspot Shield app in the future.
After activating your account, you can also use Hotspot Shield on your phone by downloading Hotspot Shield’s mobile app and logging in with the username and password saved in your Dashlane app.
If you’re a Free or Essentials customer
To enjoy a Hotspot Shield account, please upgrade to a Premium or Family plan. After upgrading, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for activating your account and accessing the VPN directly within your Dashlane web app*.
* Please note, if you’re still using the desktop app, you’ll need to install the extension to access the web app.