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VyprVPN Review – How Does VyprVPN Fare On Privacy And Security Parameters?



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VyprVPN is a well-known privacy solution that made its debut in the year 2009. The company behind the product, Golden Frog Inc., is a major provider of security and storage solutions. In this exhaustive review, we will rate the features of the VyprVPN service and help you to decide if it is the right privacy product for you.

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

VyprVPN has a presence in many parts of the world. The company has more than 700 servers in 38 different countries through which it offers more than 200,000 IP addresses to customers. Here are some of the important details that you need to know about VyprVPN’s server network and the accessibility options that come with the service:

1) Server Locations – VyprVPN has deployed its servers in the following countries:

United States, Denmark, United Kingdom, Japan, Iceland, Australia, Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Brazil, Belgium, Lithuania, Finland, New Zealand, France, Mexico, South Korea, Netherlands, Malaysia, Ireland, Austria, Hong Kong, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Germany, Canada, Russia, Italy, Philippines, Turkey, Vietnam, Sweden and Romania.

2) The company permits unlimited server switching within its network so you can connect to all 700+ servers with just one VPN subscription.

3) The service makes it possible to unblock GEO-IP blocked premium services such as Spotify, RTE Player, 4OD, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, ABC Player, Pandora, Amazon Prime, Voddler, Sky Go, Zattoo, WimpMusic, Rai TV, HBO Go, Eurosport, NRK, ABC iView, CWTV, iTV Player, Global TV, Much Music, CTV, Deezer, Canal+, Canale 5, RTL, Lovefilm, USA Network, Demand 5, CMore, TMC, Spacecast, ORF 1, Rara, DMAX, Sport1, FOX, Hulu, NHL, The Comedy Network, Wilmaa, MLB, TV Asahi, MTV, STV, City TV, TNT, Bravo, ProSieben, TV Tokyo, CBS, Pluzz, RTVNH, MyTV, ZDF, Viasat, Mio TV, Vox, Sat.1, NBC, Film1, TVB, 3SAT, Star TV, TV Japan, TVE, D8, UK TV, D17, CBC, Das Erste, Arte, WDR, TSN, SVT and W9 from any country in the world.

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

VyprVPN is tailor made for those subscribers who are looking for unlimited speed and bandwidth privacy solution. The company does not restrict speeds or impose download caps so you are free to stream hours of HD content, download files, use VOIP tools and play online games. One great thing about VyprVPN is that it owns every piece of hardware and software within its network which means the company doesn’t have to rely on third parties for maintenance and troubleshooting. Another unique feature about the service is that the company has not just put one or 2 servers at a location; it has deployed a cluster of servers at each VPN gateway. This allows the company to deliver an uninterrupted service since it is able to switch connections dynamically to a different server (from the same cluster) whenever there is a problem with one of the servers.

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

VyprVPN offers a very high level of privacy and security to its customers. Here are the security features available with the service:

1) Protocols & Encryption – VyprVPN delivers its service through PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN and its very own Chameleon VPN protocol. The Chameleon protocol provides up to 256 bit SSL encryption and scrambles the packets so that your web sessions remain hidden from the Deep Packet Inspection activities carried out by the authorities.

2) Security at Wi-Fi hotspots – Due to the extreme popularity of Smartphones and tablets, wireless internet connections have become the de-facto way to access the internet. However, most of the public Wi-Fi networks are extremely unsafe due to the negligible level of security used by the providers. VyprVPN encrypts your data with a high level of encryption and engulfs your wireless sessions with a secure tunnel thereby protecting your data from hackers and sniffing programs. The custom client provided by the company can even detect unsafe wireless and cellular networks and launch the service automatically to keep your data and privacy safe at all times.

3) Get Rid Of Censorship – VyprVPN offers a great anti-censorship solution to expats, tourists and people who want to bypass the firewalls at their schools, universities, libraries and workplaces. Once you are connected to a VyprVPN server, it becomes easy to unlock Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Blogger, YouTube and Skype from China, Middle East, Brazil as well as your office. As mentioned earlier, the Chameleon VPN protocol allows you to shield your web sessions from the authorities of censorship prone locations like China, Iran, Cuba and Syria.

4) Logging Policy – The company logs minimal connection details like the amount of data uploaded and downloaded for a period of 90 days. The data is used for troubleshooting, enforcing TOS, evaluation of the service and handling illegal activities performed through the network. And while the company does not spy on the browsing activities of customers, it will cooperate with law enforcement if it is served with a judicial order.

5) Data and Application Security – Using VyprVPN is a great way to protect your data, money and identity from theft and misuse. Since the company encrypts your passwords, social account details and financial transactions with a strong level of encryption, they cannot be stolen or hacked by cyber criminals. The company even provides a server level firewall protection to its Pro and Premier subscribers so that they remain secure from all types of viruses, spywares, malwares and other malicious programs. The service can even help you to secure multiple types of online activities (browsing, emailing, messaging, FTP, VOIP etc.) with just one click.

Setup & Ease Of Use
(Rating – 4.5 out of 5)

VyprVPN provides its own software for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. The client makes it easy to connect to the service, use a different protocol, switch servers, set servers as favorites and connect to them quickly, ping servers to see their response time, connect to the nearest available server, save connection logs and even contact the support staff right from within the interface. The software will prompt you to reconnect as soon as the VPN connection goes down but since there is no application binding feature available, your real IP may get exposed if the connection goes down suddenly. Another important thing to note here is that the Chameleon protocol available through the software is currently not supported on iOS devices.

The service can also be set up manually on a wide range of systems such as Windows, Mac, Linux, iPads, iPhones, Android, iPod Touch, Chromebook, Boxee Box, DD-WRT routers and Synology NAS. The company has done an excellent job of providing setup instructions for most systems and devices so configuring the service shouldn’t be a difficult for anyone. The company allows multiple simultaneous connections to its Pro and Premier customers.

Pricing
(Rating – 4 out of 5)

VyprVPN’s plans are slightly expensive but they include free storage space on the company’s online storage platform, Dump Truck. The entry level plan (VyprVPN Basic Plan) allows just 1 connection at a time and provides privacy through the PPTP protocol. The plan also includes 10 GB of free storage space and costs $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year ($6.67 per month). The more secure Pro and Premier VPN plans support all VPN protocols and allow 2 and 3 connections at the same time. The plans include 25 GB and 50 GB of free space and are available for $14.99 a month ($99.99 a year ($8.33/month)) and $19.99 a month ($119.99 a year ($10/month)) respectively.

The company provides a 3 day trial with every new subscription. However, refund requests are not entertained by the company under any circumstances. Existing subscribers can extend their subscription period by referring the service to their friends.

Customer Support
(Rating – 4.5 out of 5)

The company offers 24X7 support through live chat, support tickets and email. Customers can also resolve common VPN problems by referring to the troubleshooting instructions available on the company’s official website.

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

Overall, we were delighted with the service delivered by VyprVPN. While the service is not the cheapest one around and the company keeps connections logs for a really long time, the privacy features provided by the service are simply outstanding. So if privacy is your main concern while browsing the web, don’t forget to subscribe to VyprVPN.

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