Security networking startup Tailscale has partnered with Mullvad to make Mullvad\u2019s global network of VPN services available to Tailscale customers looking to maintain user privacy while browsing the internet.\nTailscale provides software that creates a peer-to-peer mesh VPN, which allows for customers to create direct connections between devices. Tailscale enables encrypted point-to-point connections using the opensource WireGuard protocol, which means only devices on a private network can communicate with each other. WireGuard\u00a0is an open-source project that is designed for quick reconnections, which improves reliability.\u00a0WireGuard is also supported by consumer-grade VPN provider Mullvad.\n\u201cIt acts very much like a traditional VPN, but our approach is fundamentally different from most of those connectivity VPNs in that it\u2019s built on a technology called WireGuard, which is mesh so I can connect directly to those services without having to go through a concentrator or a gateway,\u201d says Kabir Sikand, product manager at Tailscale.\nTailscale allows its users to connect from on-premises to cloud, site to site, cloud to cloud, and cluster to cluster. By allowing users to peer directly between infrastructure, Tailscale enables its users to define their network and use whatever infrastructure is best. By partnering with Mullvad, Tailscale users can maintain private internet browsing even when far from home or the office using Mullvad\u2019s secure and high-speed global network.\n\u201cWhat we found with Mullvad is that they have a very good reputation for preserving customer trust, privacy and anonymity. Tailscale lets you connect to the things you care about and that only you should be able to talk to. And then when helping you browse the web in a more private and secure way and not feel like bad actors are looking at you, Mullvad adds a very privacy-focused version of that,\u201d Sikand says.\nTailscale, which secured $100 million in a Series B round of funding last year, explained the partnership and its benefits in a recent blog post. The partnership will allow Tailscale customers to access Mullvad\u2019s hundreds of servers in more than 40 countries. To connect to those services, the customer device generates a WireGuard key pair: \u201cthe public key is used to identify peers in Mullvad\u2019s infrastructure, and the private key is used to encrypt traffic,\u201d according to the blog post.\n\u201cTailscale acts as a coordination layer between your devices and Mullvad\u2019s network edge. Tailscale\u2019s control layer continually updates the available Mullvad network map \u2026 and alerts your devices of any changes that may affect your connection. Tailscale then lets your device know which Mullvad nodes are available. \u2026 From there, traffic goes directly through the connected Mullvad node to the internet,\u201d the blog states.\nTailscale can be installed on many types of servers including Linux, Windows, Android, and MacOS. It will also work on legacy systems. Existing Tailscale customers can log in to their Tailscale dashboard and click a button that says \u201cconfigure Mullvad VPN,\u201d and the additional capabilities will be available to use. Mullvad licenses cost $5 per month for every five devices. Tailscale provides its secure networking software to customers of all sizes from individual consumers to enterprise organizations supporting thousands of devices.