Established in Switzerland, VyprVPN is a solid VPN service that offers reliable performance, excellent speed, high security and privacy, good customer support, and an extensive server location. You can expect to get the usual functions from its premium version along with some neat features like Chameleon encryption for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
Privacy / Anonymity
The company behind VyprVPN, Golden Frog, incorporated in Switzerland due to the country’s favorable privacy laws and respect for the user’s rights in a digital environment. This means that you can surf the web without worrying about Big Brother watching. To do this, VyprVPN uses a variety of encryption protocols such as PPTP (point-to-point tunneling protocol), L2TP (layer 2 tunneling protocol), L2TP/IPsec, and OpenVPN. Subscribers also get access to Chameleon Protocol servers for complete digital privacy and security. Furthermore, they have launched a new feature called VyprVPN cloud designed to keep you safe when accessing public or private cloud servers.
VyprVPN has a strict zero log policy. If you take a look at their privacy page, they are pretty transparent about what sort of information, if any, they retain. This is limited to personal data such as your name, email address, phone number, payment information, and/or physical address which are necessary in order for Golden Frog to provide and maintain their services. They do, however, use this data to provide relevant special offers, news, services, or events but you have the option to opt-out. VyprVPN does not log a user’s IP address, connection duration, traffic, or content viewed.
Speed and Reliability
Having complete internet freedom is a total waste if your connection speed suffers. While this service claims to offer a seamless browsing experience anywhere and everywhere, we ran our own speed tests to determine if that is true. With a starting speed of 70 Mpbs, we connected to a US server and got an impressive speed of 57.48 Mbps. Next, we tried a server in Canada which resulted in an average speed of 17 Mbps which is still pretty decent. We got 15 Mbps when we connected to a UK server. There are inconsistencies in server speeds, but the average should be good enough for your browsing and other online activities. Also, plus points to Vypr for its unlimited data and for allowing up to 5 simultaneous connections.
Platforms and Devices
VyprVPN supports all major platforms and mobile apps including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. Some platforms like Linux and Blackberry require manual configuration but you don’t have to worry as extensive setup tutorials are provided. The app interface is well-designed and the “Connect to fastest server” button is a welcome addition as it lets you seamlessly connect to the best server based on ping results instead of the location.
When it comes to server options and locations, VyprVPN has over 700 servers across 6 continents plus over 200,000 IP addresses that ensure a higher connection rate. It is also worth noting that this VPN service owns all of its servers which definitely adds an extra layer of security when browsing the internet.
Getting assistance when you come across some issue is really easy. There is a support button where you can type in your query and after which, related articles pop up. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you can use their live chat button. They also have a knowledge base that covers articles on basic usage and account management. You may also check out the community forum or submit a ticket.
VyprVPN offers three different pricing plans that vary depending on the length of your subscription. You can choose to pay monthly, annually, or bi-yearly. The month-to-month plan costs $12.95 per month while the yearly plan costs $50 billed every year. This means a reduced monthly fee of $4.17. You get the most savings by taking advantage of their two-year subscription which is priced at only $65 billed every 2 years. All of these plans include 5 simultaneous connections, Chameleon protocol, unlimited high-speed bandwidth, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.