VyprVPN looks great and offers high speeds, but something lurks beneath. Imagine that the US government is the Kraken and VyprVPN is. . . the sasquatch??? I don't know where I was going with this. . . Anyway, the point is that there are some pretty major security concerns with VyprVPN, which isn't what most people are looking for with a VPN. Also, it doesn't come with a sasquatch, which could be a relief or a disappointment to certain users. Enough rambling. Read on for our full VyprVPN review now.
With high speeds and feature-packed, VyprVPN has a lot to offer its users. On their own private network, they operate 700 servers across 43 countries.
With one of the more stunning websites of all the VPN companies that we have reviewed, it is simple and pleasing to the eye to get the information that you are looking for. The important facts are prominent and its everything and more that you would expect from a good tech company.
Plans and Pricing
VyprVPN's pricing differs from some of the other VPN providers. They offer three different packages that can be paid either annually or monthly. The basic package works out to about $6.67 per month if you pay it annually while month-to-month pricing is $9.99. This package only offers PPTP and there is no Firewall.
The pro package works out to $8.33 per month if paid annually or $14.99 if paid monthly. It is a good VPN service offering 2 simultaneous connections and coming with 25GB of cloud storage.
The premium package is $10 per month if paid annually or $19.99 month-to-month. It offers 3 simultaneous connections, 50GB of cloud storage and great service.
VyprVPN offer only a 3 day no risk-free trial, compared to the week or month trials of other similar providers. It works out to be more expensive than many other providers in its league and many customers have reported problems with them.
Though they may be an expensive provider, VyprVPN have some of the best customer support on the market. They have live support available at all times as well as email support. Their staff are courteous and very helpful.
Privacy and Security
One of the big detriments of VyprVPN's service is their privacy and security policy. Though they claim to be one of the most secure VPN companies, things aren't all that they seem. They are registered in Switzerland, but headquartered in the US. This US base makes them subject to US laws and they are renowned for responding strongly to DMCA requests. Their customers get just two chances and because they keep logs for 30 days, users are vulnerable to authorities. The fact that they don't use shared IPs makes the security situation even worse for their customers.
They do own all of their hardware and software systems from end-to-end, which gives them high speeds, but this doesn't make up for the previously mentioned security concerns. Some customers also complain of their connections dropping out.
VyprVPN offer 256 bit protocols on OpenVPN, L2TP/IPsec and their own software, Chameleon. Chameleon uses deep packet inspection to mask your VPN traffic, while still giving you high speeds. VyprDNS stops leaks and attacks, while the NAT Firewall keeps you safe from undesirable inbound traffic.
Signing up with VyprVPN is straightforward, however they don't accept Bitcoin, so it is more difficult for users to maintain their anonymity.
The client is simple to use and looks fantastic. Everything that you need is easily available and there are no problems with changing your connections.
We tested out the speeds and here's what we got:
|No VPN||Open VPN||Chameleon-US Server|
|Download Speed (Mb/s)||31||29.05||28.75|
|Upload Speed (Mb/s)||3.15||2.84||2.74|
As you can see, speed-wise, things are amazing. There is barely any loss when connected. Despite this fantastic performance, we had some concerns with the DNS Leak test. The test showed up two servers which changed in location. This implies that they either do have DNS leaks or that they don't own all of their networks as they claim.
VyprVPN clients are consistent across all devices, which makes it much easier to go between platforms. They support all of the majors as well as DDWRT, Boxee, Synology and Chromebook. It is just as simple to use on other platforms as Windows, however connections through mobile networks tend to be slower.
There are a lot of great things about VyprVPN, but there is also a lot that worries us. It's one of the fastest clients out there, super simple to use (even infants could relieve their privacy concerns with Vypr VPN), it comes with cloud storage and looks great. The biggest issues with VyprVPN are the security concerns and the high cost. The excellent features and fast connections might make it worthwhile for some users, but if you have concerns for your security and privacy, we suggest that you look elsewhere.
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