Microsoft seems to be currently testing an extra layer of security for its Edge browser called Edge Secure Network, which offers a built-in VPN powered by Cloudflare. A new layer of security and privacy for the web browsing service was recently discovered on the support page on Microsoft’s website. With a detailed introduction to Microsoft Edge’s Secure Network feature, the support page also covers ways to provide additional security. Currently, there is no word on when this feature will be available.
The Microsoft Edge Secure Network VPN service is not yet available to users. Its support post, first discovery by XDA Developers, details that it will come with a 1GB monthly free data limit with the user’s Microsoft Account. To keep an account of the data that has been used/left for a month, one can enable the shield icon. It also reflects the data auto-renew date. At the moment, the company has not given any details about the subscription fee to use data beyond 1GB.
However, it seems to be the same as Cloudflare’s 126.96.36.199 service. In the support post, Microsoft also gave a quick look at how Microsoft Edge The Secure Network will work to ensure privacy. Proxy uses limited diagnostic and support data, which is automatically deleted every 25 hours. This helps keep users safe by keeping important details out of prying eyes, even on public Wi-Fi networks.
Although the Edge Secure Network feature is not yet available, the post will detail how to use it. One has to sign in to their Microsoft account, then go to Setting and More> Enable Microsoft Edge Secure Network to enable this feature. To make sure your browsing experience is protected, you can check the shield icon in the browser pane. However, this feature turns off after you close Microsoft Edge. The user needs to turn it back on on their next browsing session.
When you sign in to Microsoft Edge with your Microsoft account, your data is automatically synced. This includes browsing history, favorites, settings, data saved to fill out forms, passwords, and extensions. However, one can also choose to enable and disable synchronization individually for each data type.