VPN by Google One is a new browsing privacy service launching on Android phones. Turns out, it’s coming to Chromebooks too. Here are 2 reasons why you should consider it when it arrives.
Chrome OS 75 is available for enterprise Chromebook customers, bringing improved network security, Android device access over USB in Linux and more printer controls.
Can’t wait to have native VPN support for Linux apps in Project Crostini? You don’t need to: The Chrome OS 75 Dev Channel now extends Android VPN security to Linux on a Chromebook.
Using an Android VPN app on your Chromebook? That’s great as long as you stay in Chrome OS: You won’t get VPN security when using Linux apps. A recent code commit suggests that Chrome OS will extend Android VPN support to Linux, however.
A small code change will lead to a largely desired function, particularly for enterprise users: VPN support for Linux apps in Crostini on a Chromebook. Yes, you can use an Android VPN app for Chrome OS, but that security won’t extend to Linux.
A future version of Chrome OS will be able to use Android’s Always-on VPN feature, automatically helping to secure a Chromebook accessing public Wi-Fi hotspots; essentially a must for enterprise workers.