Winston is a hardware device. The device sits inline with your router and protects every device on your wi-fi — all computers, tablets, phones and internet-enabled devices.
Winston also has a software component. Software in Winston is updated on an ongoing basis to insure that your protection is current, and there are browser extensions that allow you to manage your privacy on-the-fly while on the internet.
Winston works as a distributed private network — a decentralized platform, built on Ethereum, with no logging. Virtual private networks (VPNs) are not only unreliable but expose you to logging of your information.
Most importantly, Winston opts you out of invasive internet surveillance that compromises your security and identity. Winston resets the norm and makes internet privacy settings work for you — not on behalf of surveillance tracking.
Along with privacy, you get a cleaner browsing experience with no ads. Surprisingly, you also get a faster browsing experience. Winston removes a massive amount of extra code from websites — tracking code that compromises your privacy. Because your browser doesn't have to process that extra code, pages load significantly, noticeably faster.
If you've used VPNs, you know they are notoriously slow. Winston is not. In sharp contrast, Winston makes your internet experience faster, not slower, as it removes the tracking code to offer you online privacy.