It may not be as fast as other VPNs on this list, but it doesn’t disappoint in terms of performance, usability, and security. As for UX and design, this VPN is easy to use and navigate around, scoring 4 out of 5 in many tests.
To ensure security for its users, IPVanish uses the AES-256 encryption standard, as well as the IPSec, OpenVPN, PPTP, and IKEv2 protocols.
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IPVanish is one of the best VPNs today since it does not collect any user information. However, it wasn’t always like this.
About four years ago, this service used to collect logs, which were handed over to US authorities to help in the prosecution of a particular user. When it received the summon, it immediately confirmed the user’s IP address. And when pressed further, it handed over a detailed connection log. Now that it has been acquired by another company, things have turned around.
Like most VPNs on this list, IPVanish performs consistently fast. Even when streaming in HD or 4K quality, the internet connection does not slow down too much.
Downloads and uploads when connected to IPVanish are the best. On average, you can expect a download speed ranging from 76 to 83 Mbps and an upload speed between 81 to 90 Mbps
With more than 1,300 servers spread across 50 countries, this VPN service can provide up to 40,000 IP addresses. This means users are unlikely to experience problems with server congestion or slow speeds.
Most of IPVanish’s servers work for Netflix, but sometimes it will take quite some time to load. And as for BBC iPlayer, it is currently blocked. But soon, you can expect the dedicated server to be up because they are now looking to fix this.
Torrenting is also permitted on all IPVanish’s servers. So, if you enjoy P2P file sharing, then this is a good choice. For a more secure and safe streaming and torrenting experience, IPVanish has put up a watertight logging policy and a kill switch.
IPVanish has made it clear that it doesn’t work in China, even with its wide array of obfuscation tools. On its website, it stated that it is forbidden to transact and do business in countries like Cuba, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Iran.
Also, it clearly states that its domain is blocked in countries like the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, China, and Qatar.
IPVanish works with all major platforms and is compatible with various devices. It has apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux. It can also be configured for routers.
You can also use this service with streaming and gaming console devices, such as Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox, Nintendo, Apple TV, and PlayStation.
The only downside is that it does not have any browser extensions.
IPVanish comes in three pricing plans: $5 per month, $4.50 per 3 months, and $3.25 per month. All these plans include a 7-day money-back guarantee, unlimited bandwidth, access to censored websites and apps, and 10 simultaneous connections on different devices.