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Winston Service + Free Device

Winston is a service that delivers faster browsing, fewer ads, and safer, more private internet on every device in your home. 

  • Hardware included for FREE
  • Blocks most internet surveillance
  • Stops ads and trackers
  • Accelerates browsing
  • Protects every device from kids' Tablets to Smart TVs
  • Easily switch between "High Compatibility" and "Aggressive" modes
  • Guard mobile devices with our app (coming soon!)
  • Access to the Winston Privacy Mesh network, a zero-logging distributed network that scrambles your internet activity over 30 IP addresses at once
  • Integrated web extension to heighten browser privacy
  • Used in combination with our hardware device to do what other software privacy solutions can't

  • 30-Day Risk-Free Guarantee
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 2-Day Fedex Shipping

Enjoy faster browsing, fewer ads and safer internet

Winston is a device that delivers a better internet experience in a way that ad blockers and plugins can’t. Winston protects every connected device in your home.

Scramble

Browse the web anonymously by stripping away surveillance

Protect

Protect every IoT device in your home from your doorbell to your smart tv

Faster

Enjoy faster browsing, fewer ads and safer, more private internet

Scramble

Browse the web anonymously by stripping away surveillance

Protect

Protect every IoT device in your home from your doorbell to your smart tv

Faster

Enjoy faster browsing, fewer ads and safer, more private internet
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Anodized Aluminum

Winstons enclosure is a sleek silver anodized aluminum box with clean edging

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LED Status Light

Easily confirm everything is working as it should with the LED indicator

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Processor

Dual Core, 1GHz ARM A53, 64 Bit Marvell Armada

Memory

1 GB DDR4, 800 MHz RAM

Networking

Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector), both WAN and LAN

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Removable Anodized aluminum Kickstand

Vertical with kickstand

Low profile

with kickstand removed

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Winston log user activity?

No and we guarantee to never do so. The only data Winston Privacy collects is your purchase/order and subscription information, and we do not share or sell it. In the case of a legal subpoena, we would be forced to comply, but as we do not log any data, we simply don't have anything other than order and subscription information to share. The data visible on your Winston Dashboard is stored locally on your Winston, making the Winston Dashboard only viewable while on your Winston network. Winston Privacy does not log or have any involvement in any Internet activity which goes over the Distributed Privacy Mesh network. In fact, we designed our technology specifically so that we cannot see or decrypt your internet activity (similar to Telegraph and Signal).

How fast is Winston?

The hardware currently supports maximum throughput of up to 500 Mbps. If you're used to VPN speeds, you'll be in for a pleasant surprise.

What are "High Compatibility" and "Aggressive" modes?

High-Compatibility mode is recommended for users who want to block the most common ads and nuisances on their network with a minimum of disruption or fuss. This mode is recommended for new Winston users. Aggressive mode is intended for users who want more control and greatly increased privacy protection. In this mode, tens of thousands of advertising and tracking servers are blocked, including some which might interfere with video, search and social media ads. This mode enables more advanced privacy protections, including cookie filtering, anti-fingerprinting, stripping of hidden search and Chrome identifiers, deep URL filtering. Any problems encountered in Aggressive mode can be easily resolved by whitelisting with Winston's web extension, through the dashboard or using our library of over 100 compatibility modules.

How does filtering the web improve speed?

Almost 50% of typical home internet activity is generated by advertising, tracking, logging and telemetry services. Blocking this activity reduces CPU utilization, browser render times and queueing of TCP connections. Large background data transfers (especially uploads of log files made by some devices) also increases loaded latency on the local network. By blocking many of these data transfers, Winston reduces the overall load on your network and lets you use more of the bandwidth you're paying for.

Does Winston hide illegal activities, like file sharing?

No. Winston only routes "Clearnet" (port 80/443) activity over the privacy mesh network. Protocols widely used to hide illegal activity like BitTorrent and Onion are not supported.

Why is there a membership fee?

Winston provides much more than an ad blocker or traditional VPN. It incorporates six patent pending technologies and provides daily software updates to protect our users from the latest threats and provide other enhancements. In addition, the membership provides access to the Privacy Mesh Network to hide your location and scramble your online activity, advanced filtering to block ads, trackers and more, and our dedicated team of engineers and customer support that work tirelessly to ensure your data is protected. We do all of that and we never collect or sell your data like some of our competitors do to stay in business.

How is Winston different than a VPN?

Winston does a lot more than a VPN. It protects all devices in your home, including the ones you can't install software on (smart TVs, cameras, smart devices, hidden Windows and mobile apps, etc). It is zero-knowledge and distributed. Winston blocks a surreal amount of tracking and advertising, including hidden first and third-party tracking cookies and sophisticated browser fingerprinting techniques that can track you even in incognito mode. Winston also protects against DNS rebinding attacks, increases your browsing speeds, blocks annoying popups, and monitors incoming and outgoing traffic.

What is Winston?

Winston is a hardware device that connects to your ISP router and protects all the devices on your network - computers, phones, smart toasters, smart TVs, and smart devices – unlike traditional software VPN that only product the device they are installed on. With Winston, your online activity is constantly being scrambled over Winston’s proprietary Distributed Privacy Mesh network. That means your physical location will appear to change from minute to minute, making it much more difficult for trackers to compromise your security and identity. The best part is, unlike many VPNs, Winston Privacy is a zero-knowledge, which means we never collect or sell your data! Winston includes a software component that is updated on an ongoing basis to ensure that your protection is current and browser extensions that allow you to easily and quickly manage the level of privacy protection provided for any websites you visit while connected to your Winston.

Frequently Asked Questions

READ ALL FAQ'S
Does Winston log user activity?
No and we guarantee to never do so. The only data Winston Privacy collects is your purchase/order and subscription information, and we do not share or sell it. In the case of a legal subpoena, we would be forced to comply, but as we do not log any data, we simply don't have anything other than order and subscription information to share. The data visible on your Winston Dashboard is stored locally on your Winston, making the Winston Dashboard only viewable while on your Winston network. Winston Privacy does not log or have any involvement in any Internet activity which goes over the Distributed Privacy Mesh network. In fact, we designed our technology specifically so that we cannot see or decrypt your internet activity (similar to Telegraph and Signal).
How fast is Winston?
The hardware currently supports maximum throughput of up to 500 Mbps. If you're used to VPN speeds, you'll be in for a pleasant surprise.
What are "High Compatibility" and "Aggressive" modes?
High-Compatibility mode is recommended for users who want to block the most common ads and nuisances on their network with a minimum of disruption or fuss. This mode is recommended for new Winston users. Aggressive mode is intended for users who want more control and greatly increased privacy protection. In this mode, tens of thousands of advertising and tracking servers are blocked, including some which might interfere with video, search and social media ads. This mode enables more advanced privacy protections, including cookie filtering, anti-fingerprinting, stripping of hidden search and Chrome identifiers, deep URL filtering. Any problems encountered in Aggressive mode can be easily resolved by whitelisting with Winston's web extension, through the dashboard or using our library of over 100 compatibility modules.
How does filtering the web improve speed?
Almost 50% of typical home internet activity is generated by advertising, tracking, logging and telemetry services. Blocking this activity reduces CPU utilization, browser render times and queueing of TCP connections. Large background data transfers (especially uploads of log files made by some devices) also increases loaded latency on the local network. By blocking many of these data transfers, Winston reduces the overall load on your network and lets you use more of the bandwidth you're paying for.
Does Winston hide illegal activities, like file sharing?
No. Winston only routes "Clearnet" (port 80/443) activity over the privacy mesh network. Protocols widely used to hide illegal activity like BitTorrent and Onion are not supported.
Why is there a membership fee?
Winston provides much more than an ad blocker or traditional VPN. It incorporates six patent pending technologies and provides daily software updates to protect our users from the latest threats and provide other enhancements. In addition, the membership provides access to the Privacy Mesh Network to hide your location and scramble your online activity, advanced filtering to block ads, trackers and more, and our dedicated team of engineers and customer support that work tirelessly to ensure your data is protected. We do all of that and we never collect or sell your data like some of our competitors do to stay in business.
How is Winston different than a VPN?
Winston does a lot more than a VPN. It protects all devices in your home, including the ones you can't install software on (smart TVs, cameras, smart devices, hidden Windows and mobile apps, etc). It is zero-knowledge and distributed. Winston blocks a surreal amount of tracking and advertising, including hidden first and third-party tracking cookies and sophisticated browser fingerprinting techniques that can track you even in incognito mode. Winston also protects against DNS rebinding attacks, increases your browsing speeds, blocks annoying popups, and monitors incoming and outgoing traffic.
What is Winston?
Winston is a hardware device that connects to your ISP router and protects all the devices on your network - computers, phones, smart toasters, smart TVs, and smart devices – unlike traditional software VPN that only product the device they are installed on. With Winston, your online activity is constantly being scrambled over Winston’s proprietary Distributed Privacy Mesh network. That means your physical location will appear to change from minute to minute, making it much more difficult for trackers to compromise your security and identity. The best part is, unlike many VPNs, Winston Privacy is a zero-knowledge, which means we never collect or sell your data! Winston includes a software component that is updated on an ongoing basis to ensure that your protection is current and browser extensions that allow you to easily and quickly manage the level of privacy protection provided for any websites you visit while connected to your Winston.

Product Specs

DIMENSIONS
PROCESSOR
Dual Core, 1GHz ARM A53, 64Bit Marvell Armada
MEMORY
1 GB DDR4, 800 MHz RAM
POWER CONSUMPTION
12V DC. Uses less than 1W thermal dissipation at 1 GHz
NETWORKING
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector), both WAN and LAN
CONFIGURATIONS
Vertical with kickstand, low profile with kickstand removed
OPERATING SYSTEM
Linux
SECURITY
Impervious to Spectre and Meltdown, ARM Trusted Firmware
DIMENSIONS
117mm x 117mm x 24.8mm 66.85mm deep with kickstand
PROCESSOR
Dual Core, 1GHz ARM A53, 64Bit Marvell Armada
MEMORY
1 GB DDR4, 800 MHz RAM
POWER CONSUMPTION
12V DC. Uses less than 1W thermal dissipation at 1 GHz
NETWORKING
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector), both WAN and LAN
CONFIGURATIONS
Vertical with kickstand, low profile with kickstand removed
OPERATING SYSTEM
Linux
SECURITY
Impervious to Spectre and Meltdown, ARM Trusted Firmware
DIMENSIONS
117mm x 117mm x 24.8mm 66.85mm deep with kickstand