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Invisible Browsing VPN Review – How Does Invisible Browsing VPN Rate On Security And Privacy Parameters?



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Invisible Browsing VPN (ibVPN) was launched in 2010 by a Romanian company. The core team behind ibVPN has been together since 2003 when the company started offering proxy services and other IT solutions to customers. Over a period of time, they developed and fine-tuned their own VPN solution and launched it as ibVPN in the market. In this detailed review, we will check out all the features of ibVPN service and rate them on a scale of 5.

Server Locations & Accessibility Options
(Rating – 4.5 out of 5)

ibVPN offers a relatively good choice of VPN server locations. The company has 60+ servers in 22 different countries through which it offers more than 1900 dynamic IP addresses to customers. Here are some more details regarding ibVPN’s server locations and the accessibility options that become available with the service:

1) Server Locations – ibVPN has at least one VPN server in each of the following countries:

United States, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Finland, Germany, Russia, France, Sweden, Singapore, Panama, Luxembourg, Romania, Ireland, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Turkey and Egypt.

2) The service allows unlimited amount of server switches within the countries covered in your VPN plan.

3) ibVPN VPN subscription makes it easy to unblock location restricted On-Demand streaming services such as HBO Go, FOX, Netflix, Pandora, CWTV, NHL, MLB, CBS, Hulu, NBC, MTV, Amazon Prime, TNT, USA Network, BBC iPlayer, Sky Go,, iTV Player, 4OD, UK TV, Demand 5, Global TV, CBC, STV, Spacecast, CTV, E!, RTL, Spotify, AT5, Rara, Zattoo, Deezer, TV Lab, Sat.1, Vox, Canal+, Arte, ProSieben, Eurosport, TF1, Das Erste, Direct 8, MyTV, Wilmaa, TVB, MyTV, RTS, TVB and Mio TV from any country in the world.

Speed and Bandwidth Options
(Rating – 5 out of 5)

ibVPN is ideal for those customers who expect unlimited speed and bandwidth from their VPN service provider. The company does not throttle speeds or shape traffic in any way so the service is highly suitable for resource consuming activities like streaming, VOIP, uploading/downloading, online gaming and torrenting. The company’s website and VPN software even allows you to check server load beforehand so have the option of connecting to the fastest server available near your location.

Privacy And Security Features
(Rating – 4 out of 5)

Like other big VPN companies, ibVPN takes the privacy of its customers seriously. Here is what you must know about the security features that come with an ibVPN subscription:

1) Protocols & Encryption – ibVPN offers its service through common VPN protocols such as L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, SSTP and OpenVPN. The company provides upto 256 bit encryption through L2TP and OpenVPN protocols which is considerably more secure than the 128 bit encryption offered by many other VPN companies.

2) Security at Public Wi-Fi hotspots – ibVPN makes it easy to secure your online sessions at public Wi-Fi hotspots. The wireless network services provided by commercial establishments such as malls, coffee shops, airports and restaurants are not considered secure which means hackers and sniffing programs can easily steal your data or money. ibVPN encrypts your data and creates a security shield around your wireless sessions so there is zero risk of losing data, money or identity while surfing the web at public places.

3) Censorship – ibVPN offers an easy way to bypass most types of firewalls, censorship, surveillance and monitoring. For example, if you want to bypass Chinese censorship and access Facebook, YouTube, Gmail and Twitter from the country or access VOIP services from Middle East or Latin America then ibVPN would be a good choice for you.

4) Logging Policy – ibVPN logs details of bandwidth consumed, duration of connection as well as time, date and location of connection for a week. The information collected is used to prevent abuse and enforce the company’s terms of service.

5) Data and Application Security – ibVPN encrypts your sensitive data so you can use the service to protect your financial transactions and shopping activities. Once you are connected to the service, even talented hackers and cyber criminals would not be able to steal your private data. The service shields all applications that connect to the internet so you don’t have to worry about losing your data through FTP, messaging, VOIP or emailing sessions.

Setup & Ease Of Use
(Rating – 4 out of 5)

ibVPN provides a proprietary VPN software for Mac, Windows, Android, iPhones and iPads. The intuitively deigned software allows you to log into the service with the click of a button and even check server load, switch servers and protocols and automatically reconnect when the connection is disrupted. The tool even includes a built-in DNS service allowing you to watch your favorite TV shows and movies without experiencing any buffering. However, the software does not provide the option of binding applications with it so your real IP address would be revealed when the service goes down and the software is attempting to reconnect to the VPN server.

The VPN solution can also be configured manually on computers, smartphones and tablets running on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS. The service is also compatible with DDWRT and Sabai routers and the company even sells pre-loaded Sabai routers making it easy to use the service on gaming devices (Xbox, PS3, Wii), Smart TVs, Apple TV and other compatible devices. However, unlike many other big VPN companies, the company provides dynamic IP addresses to its subscribers which are easy to map to real IP addresses.

Pricing
(Rating – 5 out of 5)

ibVPN offers several different types of subscription options to its customers. Here is an overview of the subscription plans currently available with ibVPN:

Region Specific VPN plans – Access to just US+CA, UK+Ireland or EU servers starting at $4.95 per month ($10.95 for 3 months, $19.95 for 6 months and $36.95 for one year), no torrenting activities allowed.

Total VPN Plan – Access to servers from 22 countries for $7.95 a month ($19.95 for 3 months, $36.95 for 6 months and $69.95 for 12 months), torrenting allowed from Netherlands and Canada servers.

Ultimate VPN Plan – Access to all servers from 22 countries for $10.95 a month ($24.95 for 3 months, $42.95 for 6 months and $82.95 for 12 months), torrenting allowed from Luxembourg, Canada and Netherlands servers, 2 simultaneous connections allowed.

Torrenting plan – Access to torrenting servers at Luxembourg, Canada and Netherlands starting at $4.95 per month ($10.95 for 3 months, $19.95 for 6 months and $36.95 for one year)

iDNS service – DNS service without the security of a VPN is available from $4.95 per month ($10.95 for 3 months, $19.95 for 6 months and $36.95 for one year)

For those customers who are looking for a multiple connection VPN service, the company offers Family and Small Business plans. The Family plan allows 3 simultaneous connections for $19.95 per month (5 simultaneous connections for $27.95 per month) while the Small Business plan permits upto 10 connections for $49.95 per month (20 simultaneous connections for $99.95 per month).

The company offers a fully functional 6 hour trial which allows you to test the service before making an investment. All new customers are also covered by an unconditional 15 day money back guarantee.

Customer Support
(Rating – 4.5 out of 5)

The company offers support via live chat, ticketing system and email. Although the company has published detailed setup guides for all systems, the support team is willing to offer remote assistance via Teamviewer. You can also check out the FAQ and Knowledgebase sections to troubleshoot minor problems on your own.

Overall Rating and Final Verdict
(Final Rating – 4.5 Out of 5)

Overall, the ibVPN service manages to impress on most parameters. The service is really affordable and it offers a fast and reliable way to secure your privacy on the web. So if you are looking for a cheap but dependable VPN service, don’t forget to check the plans offered by ibVPN.

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