Mozilla and ExpressVPN announce partnership to provide VPN services to Firefox Lite users


Organizations teaming up to build a more private and secure internet experience, marking Mozilla’s first long-term strategic partnership with a VPN provider

Tortola, British Virgin Islands—November 5, 2018—ExpressVPN, the global market leader in consumer VPN services, and Mozilla, a pioneer and advocate for the open web, announced the establishment of a strategic partnership. Through the partnership, Mozilla and ExpressVPN will be offering Firefox Lite users a free 7-day trial of ExpressVPN, helping them secure their connections and ensure their data is not exposed to prying eyes or malicious actors. The offer will initially be available across four countries—India, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines—which have over 729 million internet users combined.

“We are proud to provide a more secure browsing experience together with ExpressVPN,” said Charles P.C. Chen, Head of Business Development, Mozilla Asia. “We see VPNs as a critical tool for internet security and privacy. ExpressVPN stood out for its pioneering work in leak proofing. We are happy to have established such a strong collaboration to bring a whole new level of secure mobile web experience for our users.”

“ExpressVPN is delighted to be partnering with Mozilla, as we share their dedication to advancing the open web and online privacy and security,” said Harold Li, vice president, ExpressVPN. “Through our partnership, we’ll be able to help Firefox Lite users secure their connections and ensure their data is not exposed to prying eyes or malicious actors.”

Firefox Lite, formerly branded as Firefox Rocket, is a browser crafted to help users reduce mobile data usage and browse quickly even on slow connections. These data- and speed-conscious users often turn to public Wi-Fi hotspots, such as those at cafés and restaurants. However, that makes them vulnerable to major security risks such as man-in-the-middle attacks, which can result in private data being stolen and misused. Through their new partnership, Mozilla and ExpressVPN hope to be able to educate users about these risks and equip them with tools to protect themselves.

This collaboration represents the Mozilla’s first long-term strategic partnership with a VPN provider. Early this year, ExpressVPN was invited to participate in a rigorous selection process that evaluated security standards, privacy protections, ease of use, and other key factors. According to Mozilla, ExpressVPN was selected for its industry-leading leak protection, speed and reliability, extensive platform coverage, 24/7 customer support, and strong track record of advocacy for digital rights, among other factors.

To learn more about the partnership and Firefox Lite, see Mozilla’s press release.


About ExpressVPN

One of the world’s largest providers of VPN services, ExpressVPN enables users worldwide to protect their privacy and security online with just a few clicks. The company’s award-winning apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, routers, and browsers secure user information and identities with best-in-class encryption and leak-proofing. With 2,000+ servers across 94 countries and new servers added each week, ExpressVPN provides a fast connection wherever you are and offers uncensored access to sites and services from across the globe. ExpressVPN is based in the British Virgin Islands and has been operating since 2009.

A vocal advocate for internet freedom and privacy, ExpressVPN is a proud financial supporter of non-profit organizations fighting to protect digital rights, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Internet Defense League and OpenMedia.

To learn more about ExpressVPN’s privacy and security solutions, visit

About Mozilla

Mozilla is a pioneer and advocate for the Open Web for more than 15 years. We create and promote open standards that enable innovation and advance the Web as a platform for all. Today, hundreds of millions of people worldwide use Mozilla Firefox to experience the Web on computers, tablets and mobile devices. For more information, visit