VPNSecure Review

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With the rise in cyber crime and the threats to our privacy, it is important to take the necessary measures to keep our online traffic protected. With a VPN, it is possible to add an extra layer of security to your internet connection to prevent third-parties from accessing your private information. One of the most wanted features on a VPN is a no logs policy that promises that the provider doesn’t keep logs of your activities or any details that could be traced back to you. VPNSecure is an Australian company that promises to protect your data with top security, while allowing you to change your IP and location to bypass restrictions. They have been offering VPN services since 2010 and have a good set of features. Here is more about them.

Privacy and Security

When you choose VPNSecure as your provider, you get the chance to use protocols like PPTP, SSH Tunnel and OpenVPN, which is known as the most secure option available. To secure your data, VPNSecure applies 128-bit encryption with 2048 bit keys, 2048 encryption for control channel. You can boost the encryption to 256-bit, but in most cases, 128 would be enough. Plus, it is important to keep in mind that encryption has an impact on the speed of the connection. If you are mainly concerned about speed, you can opt for HTTP Proxy, which is another option offered. Although it doesn’t provide security for your online traffic, it is ideal for streaming or gaming since it offers great speeds.

VPNSecure knows that privacy is a priority for many internet users and it offers a no logs policy. This means that they don’t monitor or keep logs of your online activities, or your connection details like IP address, bandwidth or timestamps. While this will give peace of mind to many users, it is important to note that VPNSecure is based in Australia, which is part of the Five Eyes spying alliance along with United States, Canada, New Zealand and United Kingdom. The good news is that VPNSecure is so committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of its users, that it promises to move to a different location if they are forced by Australian laws to log their users data.

The provider is consistent with its claims of offering a strong solution for privacy protection, as it doesn’t request a great deal of information during the registration process. Customers are only asked to provide their email (which can be an anonymous one) and to set up a username and password. When it comes to DMCA notices, VPNSecure states that since they can’t identify specific users because they don’t keep logs, these requests are handled internally without compromising the privacy of their customers. Finally, it is worth mentioning that they have a Warrant Canary that will alert customers in case the company receives any legal request that could affect their privacy policy. They also accept anonymous payment methods like Bitcoin.

Features

VPNSecure offers great compatibility as it works with all major platforms such as Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. You can easily set up the service manually with the help of the practical guides that VPNSecure offers. There are also dedicated clients and practical apps that make things even easier as you only need to download and install them. The advantage of dedicated software is that it usually comes with convenient functionality that help you to get more out of the service. In the case of VPNSecure, the desktop client features kill switch, DNS leak protection and other options that enhance the security of your traffic.

The software is easy to use and you can switch between servers as often as needed. In general, you can expect good speeds that will allow you to stream content, enjoy online games and more. VPNSecure also allows you to bypass restrictions in order to get access to content that is not available in your location. If you are focused on unlocking content that is subject to geo-blocks, you can rely on SmartDNS, or HTTP Proxy, which are offered through VPNSecure’s plans. Finally, it should be noted that VPNSecure allows up to 10 simultaneous connections, which makes it an excellent option for large households or users who need to protect multiple devices.

The selection of servers is also quite good as it covers nearly 50 countries including Australia, United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Mexico, Ireland, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Finland, Netherlands, Malaysia and Brazil. VPNSecure manages its servers directly, to ensure reliability and security. They promise low ping times and offer users the possibility of switching between servers whenever they want. P2P is allowed in some servers.

Plans

The price of the plans depends on how long you use the service for. The plans start at $9.95 USD for one month. If you pay for six months in advance, the monthly price is reduced to $8.30 and when you pay for a full year in advanced, you can save more since the monthly cost becomes $6.66. It should be noted that the price also varies according to the selection of protocols. You can opt for OpenVPN only, or OpenVPN and PPTP. It is also possible to pay only for HHTP Proxy or just for PPTP, which would be a convenient (although not very secure) option for iOS users. Many users will like the fact that they can pay only for what you really need.

Although there is no free trial available, you can test the service for 2 days for $2, which will allow you to check if it is what you are looking for. The trial gives you the option to select if you want to test OpenVPN or PPTP. If after buying a full subscription, you experience technical issues with the service, you can claim a refund within 15 days. There is also a free proxy US server available that allows you to disguise your IP when you are browsing online content. However, it doesn’t provide the level of security that you can get with the paid service.

Customer Support

VPNSecure’s website includes an FAQ section that covers some of the main aspects of the service, a comprehensive knowledge base and a selection of practical guides that will help you with the set up process. If needed, you can contact the support team via live chat or ticket. The support via live chat is efficient, professional and very helpful. They promise to respond to tickets within 30 minutes and you can expect responses that really address your issue and that show that VPNSecure is committed to provide top quality assistance.

Conclusion

Overall, VPNSecure offers a service that deserves consideration, particularly since it has a no logs policy and a good selection of servers across the world. The prices are higher than what you pay for leading solutions in the industry, but VPNSecure will allow you to bypass online restrictions effectively, so you may want to give it a try. The customer support is remarkable and the speeds of the service are very good.

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