March 02, 2015 4:15 PM ET

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Company Overview of AnchorFree, Inc.

Company Overview

AnchorFree, Inc. develops and delivers online security, privacy, and access solutions for Internet users. The company offers Hotspot Shield, an advertising-supported virtual private network software that secures Internet communications and Web browsing and protects user’s privacy and identity online across various devices and browsers. It is also a solution for staying secure in public Wi-Fi hotspots, as well as protects users from malware threats, phishing sites, hacking, and spam. In addition, the company provides advertising solutions that enable engagement and reach on various domains online, while keeping users in control of their online privacy. Its software works on Windows PC, Mac, A...

450 National Avenue

Mountain View, CA 94043-2238

United States

Founded in 2003





Key Executives for AnchorFree, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 33
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Age: 33
Co-Founder, Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration and Member of The Advisory Board
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

AnchorFree, Inc. Key Developments

AnchorFree Unveils Hotspot Shield Privacy App to Nokia X Users in Middle East and North Africa

AnchorFree has announced the availability of its Hotspot Shield privacy app on Nokia X devices in the Middle East and North Africa, or MENA. The Hotspot Shield app secures mobile and public Wi-Fi connections with HTTPS encryption, and prevents hackers from stealing private information. It enables private and anonymous web browsing, and protects against malware from a database of over 3.5 million suspected domains.

AnchorFree, Inc. Hotspot Shield VPN Extends Protection from Cyber Criminals to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

AnchorFree, Inc. announced that it is extending Hotspot Shield VPN, the trusted privacy, security and web access tool, to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Previously offered as individual subscriptions, Hotspot Shield, which has been downloaded by more than 175 million users worldwide, is now available to SMBs for $99 per month for up to 50 business users. Hotspot Shield prevents hackers from stealing sensitive data from SMBs, ensuring that browsing sessions remain private and blocking over 3.5 million malware sites. AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield Elite VPN for SMBs features: Wi-Fi Network Protection - Public Wi-Fi networks are inherently unsecure. Hotspot Shield VPN encrypts all internet communications and prevents hackers from stealing sensitive data and business communications; Access to all internet content - Hotspot Shield provides access to all local internet content while travelling abroad. Increase productivity with the ability to access VPNs on U.S., U.K., or other servers from anywhere in the world, communicate with employees and access and share local files; Privacy Protection - Hotspot Shield's VPN service protects privacy by protecting IP addresses. This enables the user to conduct business activities in private and prevents the tracking of online activities; Malware Protection - Hotspot Shield's VPN blocks and detects over 3.5 million malware sites, protecting the user from hackers and cyber thieves; Botnet Protection - Hotspot Shield detects and intercepts botnet packets, preventing employees' devices from unwittingly being used in the service of cybercriminal botnets.

Seecrypt Partners with AnchorFree, Inc. to Provide the Ultimate Privacy Experience

Seecrypt Group Inc. and AnchorFree, Inc. announced a partnership to bring military-grade privacy to smartphone users. Through the partnership, AnchorFree customers will receive Seecrypt Mobile at no charge for six months. Seecrypt is a software-only communications app and service, which allows registered users to make and receive unlimited, secure voice calls and text messages between Seecrypt Mobile-enabled devices anywhere in the world. Currently available for iPhones and Android smartphones, Seecrypt Mobile enables highly secure and private mobile communication. Seecrypt is a compelling privacy service that is simple to use, easy to share, and looks and feels like favorite apps. But more importantly, the app protects private conversations over any public network. Using double layer, end-to-end, military-grade encryption techniques, Seecrypt users are given true privacy around the globe, wherever they might be. Each and every new call or message is encrypted on the device with a unique key. This affords peace of mind and maximum protection when communicating with another trusted Seecrypt user.

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