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Fast Company Names AnchorFree One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

February 27, 2019

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 27, 2019--AnchorFree, the mobile privacy and security leader behind Hotspot Shield™, the world’s most popular app for secure and private browsing, today announced it has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world on Fast Company’s prestigious annual list. It also earned the #1 spot as the most innovative security company.

AnchorFree, which ranked #13 overall in Fast Company’s “ World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019,” was joined in the top 50 by technology giants like Alibaba, Square, Twitch, Shopify, Peloton, and Apple. Fast Company’s list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture.

Commenting on the Fast Company recognition, David Gorodyansky, AnchorFree co-founder & CEO, stated: “We believe people should have control over their personal data online and we are working towards our goal of protecting the security and privacy of a billion people.”

AnchorFree’s ranking as the world’s most innovative security company illustrates the company’s focus on new R&D and innovation. In addition to the 650M users that have installed Hotspot Shield, some of the world’s largest security companies and many global telecom companies license and embed the AnchorFree tech in their products.

AnchorFree is the first company to bring enterprise-level privacy and security products to consumers, helping protect user identities and data online while providing secure access to information for every person on the planet.

About AnchorFree

AnchorFree is the world’s mobile security and privacy leader, enabling consumers to securely and privately access the Internet. With the world’s fastest proprietary VPN technology, AnchorFree’s flagship product, Hotspot Shield™, is the number one consumer security and privacy platform in the world providing global access to the Internet, unencumbered by censorship. AnchorFree’s technology is available as an SDK and powers security and privacy solutions for 70 percent of the world’s largest security companies and a number of global telecommunications companies. AnchorFree’s mission is to provide secure access to the world’s information for every person on the planet, and its products have been downloaded more than 650 million times. Please visit www.anchorfree.com for more information.

About Fast Company

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine Of The Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is Amanda Smith. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with its sister publication Inc., and can be found online at www.fastcompany.com.

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