What Is Ultra Surf?


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Ultrasurf is a free proxy-based Internet privacy and security software tool. The software was created by Ultrareach Internet Corporation. Ultrasurf was originally designed for use by people in China to bypass firewalls and increase security to allow people to access the Internet uncensored but is now used by millions of people in more than 180 countries.

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Ultrareach was founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley by engineers who believed that everyone should have unrestricted access to the Internet. Ultrasurf was released a year later specifically aimed at giving the people of China the ability to surf the Internet unhindered and unmonitored by their government. For over a decade, Ultrasurf has consistently kept up with attempts to censor individuals' access to news and information, as well as helping to keep people anonymous while surfing.

Ultrasurf is also used by people in non-censoring countries as a way to encrypt online communications, a tool that is useful when using WiFi hotspots that may not be secure, and to hide their IP address from websites they are visiting.

Ultrareach is working on developing the tools and services it offers to include a free VPN service and mobile applications, as well as expanding their software range to be compatible with platforms other than Windows, such as Linux and Mac.

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