NEW YORK and ATLANTA, April 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Michael Gargiulo, founder of—the worldwide leader in Virtual Private Network (VPN) research and statistics—has been accepted into the Forbes Technology Council. This invitation-only Forbes Council is for technology companies, thought leaders and executives who Forbes individually qualifies, invites and accepts.

Gargiulo and join other Forbes Technology Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers. Members gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to publish featured articles on

“I am thrilled to represent as a member of the Forbes Technology Council,” commented Michael Gargiulo, CEO of “I’ve always appreciated the mission of Steve Forbes and many of the Forbes editors and contributors—like Loren Feldman and Bo Burlingham—that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading over the years. I look forward to publishing expert tips on privacy, security and VPN research that enhances the knowledge of Forbes readers.”

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by Ryan Paugh and the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes Media.

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Michael Gargiulo and into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the world of business.” is the worldwide leader in Virtual Private Network (VPN) research and statistics. The company has collected 188,000 data points spanning more than 900 VPN providers, giving people the only way to quickly review and compare hundreds of VPN services at once.’s mission is to help 1 billion people protect their privacy online by 2025. The company aims to accomplish this through transparent research and by fighting for privacy rights across the globe.

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