Internet Services: TunnelBear

Name: TunnelBear

Products: VPN and password management apps

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to buy: Company website, various app stores


Canadian Owned: No (purchased by McAfee in 2018)

TunnelBear was created to provide encryption for internet users. It is a virtual private network, or VPN for short. When you use a VPN, all the incoming and outgoing data from your device gets routed through a secure server which protects your data by encrypting it. The process also changes your IP address so no one online can see your real physical location. While TunnerlBear was acquired by McAfee in 2018, the company still operates from Canada.

Using TunnelBear has several benefits including:

  • Keeps your passwords safe and prevents data theft.
  • Allows you to access global content.
  • Allows you to bypass local censorship.
  • Protects your privacy when online.
  • Prevents IP-based tracking