IPVanish VPN Review – 2019

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IPVanish is a VPN service provider based in the U.S. It’s is one of the most established VPNs in the world, with its own physical servers that provide a high level of security and speed to its users.

IPVanish features

IPVanish offers a wide range of security and privacy protection features, including 256-bit AES encryption and standard security protocols like IKEv2, OpenVPN and IPsec. Once a connection is established through the IPVanish VPN network, the data goes through an encrypted tunnel, which protects emails, messages and online banking information from prying eyes and hackers.  For businesses that need to bypass geographic restrictions (such as China’s Great Fire Wall), using IPVanish servers is a good way to spoof a location.

IPVanish is also one of the few VPNs on the market that has the versatile SOCKS5 proxy, which allows users to hide their IP address during a Peer-to-peer (P2P) or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) connection.

All major platforms and operating systems – including iOS, Windows, Mac OS, and Android – are supported, with an intuitive and easy-to-follow user interface. With IPVanish’s automatic network block, remote workers can rest easy knowing that any data transferred to their company’s data center from their device is safe from any unsafe networks.

IPVanish pricing

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IPVanish offers pricing tiers based on the level of commitment to the service:

  • Access for 1 Month – $10/ month and billed monthly
  • Access for 3 Months – $8.99/month, and billed at $26.99 every 3 months
  • Access for 12 Months – $6.49/month, and billed at $77.99 annually

All subscriptions come with a 7-day money back guarantee, 10 simultaneous connections and unlimited server switching.

IPVanish customer support

Besides 24/7 live chat and email support, IPVanish also features an extensive library that contains instructions and walkthroughs to troubleshoot most issues. Overall, customer service is excellent, with fast turnaround and very accurate solutions.

What’s lacking

The fact that IPVanish is based in the U.S is a significant downside due to warrants and gag orders policies. What this means in layman’s terms is that there’s a chance users’ data may be handed to the government without any public disclosure.

In addition, IPVanish’s zero-log policy isn’t as perfect as they claim. While IPVanish provides top-tier privacy and a solid security solution to the average users, it may not be the best option for business owners who are looking for a higher level of protection.

Pros

  • One of the fastest VPNs in the world
  • A large number of shared IPs
  • More than 1,300 servers in 75 countries
  • Highly secured with 256-bit AES encryption
  • User-friendly design

Cons

  • Based in the U.S.
  • Zero-log policy is unreliable

Rating breakdown

  • Overall Rating: 4.3
  • Features: 4.5
  • Price: 3.9
  • Ease Of Use: 4.6
  • Customer Service: 4.0

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