Opera is considered as one of the most popular web browsers used on mobile and web devices. A rough estimate suggests that it has nearly 350 million active users approximately. The news from the tech world suggests that Opera has struck a deal with SurfEasy and has now integrated it in its browser to make the surfing more secure than ever.
The move comes in as a surprise to many of Opera’s users as this is the first instance where Opera has taken some proactive measures to protect the online security of its users. Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera, had some interesting points to make when he was asked about why he felt that he needed SurfEasy for Opera users.
“People have now started looking for safe and sound methods for browsing the internet. It doesn’t matter what device they are using, they are always on the lookout for “easy and quick” solutions. They are now questioning if they can trust the internet services anymore”, said Lars Boilesen.
Stats suggest that most of the Opera users are non-US residents and belong to regions where online privacy is an issue yet to be addressed and geo-restrictions are imposed on the content. Getting SurfEasy to work with Opera would mean that users will also be able to access the content that is otherwise geo-restricted in their region.
It’s a win-win situation for Opera at least. Providing paid VPN services with free browsing will not only help it gather a large database of the users but it will also aid it financially and will help it earn more even if the users are not clicking on the free ads.