VPN Reviews

IVPN Review – Secure Service and Low Pricing

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012


IVPN is a secure VPN provider in the market. Established in 2009, the service is brought to you by a Malta based company. With several VPN providers crowding the market, iVPN has positioned itself as a privacy service provider instead of a VPN provider. In this unbiased IVPN Review, we look at the features offered by the service and check out whether it is worth the money.

Choice of Servers

iVPN has its servers spread across United States, United Kingdom, France and Netherlands. Even though the number of servers offered is considerably less than other VPN providers, the company does offer unlimited server switches without charging anything extra. In addition, every iVPN server is backed by excellent hardware and infrastructure.

Privacy and Security

iVPN is renowned for using the most secure and latest security protocols. In addition, the service uses multi-hop technology that redirects your request from more than one server for additional privacy and security. The company does not keep a log of user activities which makes it ideal for people looking to bypass firewall, ISP or country based restrictions as well as unblock websites like Facebook, Gmail, Youtube, Hulu, Netflix and Pandora. Further the service encrypts all its traffic and offers hotspot protection to secure your private details and communications such as email, chat etc. even when you are using public Wi-Fi connections.

Speed

iVPN offers unlimited bandwidth and ultra fast speeds thanks to its gigabit network. This makes it ideal for streaming movies, playing online game and downloading huge files. Thanks to the unlimited VPN plans, you are free to download and stream as much content as you want without bothering about hitting monthly limits. Since the service uses encryption and multi-hop technology, you may experience a loss of speed if you don’t have a fast internet connection but for most purposes, you should get the maximum possible speeds.

Supported Systems

The service offers support for OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec protocols. While OpenVPN protocol is your best choice for Windows, Linux and Mac based systems, L2TP and IPSec provides great connectivity through iOS and Android based tablets and smartphones. The installation is easy thanks to helpful and step by step instructions available for most devices and operating systems. The service is also compatible with most VOIP devices and applications.

Customer Support

iVPN offers customer support through ticket system and live chat. The live chat is available during normal business hours while the ticketing system provides round the clock support. Unlike other VPN providers, the company has its support staff located in United States and Europe for a faster ticket resolution. In fact, the company claims that every ticket is answered within 4 hours which is a great turnaround time for a VPN provider.

Pricing

The unlimited VPN service plans start from $15 a month. You can get discounts for long term plans; 11% for a 3-month plan, 22% for a 6-month plan and 44% for a 12-month plan. While the company doesn’t offer a free trial, it does have a 7 day unconditional money back guarantee. This makes it easier for new customers to test the service without worrying about a long term commitment.

Final Verdict

Overall iVPN is a good VPN service with a strong emphasis on security and privacy. While the company doesn’t offer too many server choices, it does provide great connection speeds and unlimited bandwidth at affordable rates.


March 22, 2012
Comments
  1. PC said on December 14, 2011 8:14 pm:

    I like that it’s fast and reliable. Our company is in the middle of making this an official server to use since we do so much business in Asia and a lot of the time we are denied access without a vpn. IVPN definitely provides the stability necessary to make sure there are no hiccups in our work.

  2. mark D. said on October 11, 2011 3:31 pm:

    It’s fast and a real keeper for me. I get to watch all the restricted stuff that I can’t get here in China 🙂

  3. Christopher P. said on August 27, 2011 8:47 am:

    Provider is alright, but there is no live chat when I try. It is worth mentioning that it is still pretty fast with customer service.

  4. purphurt said on July 9, 2011 8:45 am:

    IVPN is definitely a very fast and stable vpn in comparison to some services. I highly recommend this.

  5. pablo mendes said on June 24, 2011 11:27 am:

    I use this to check up on facebook and keep in touch with my friends when I’m in the UK. I suggest ivpn.

  6. Henry J. said on May 29, 2011 9:12 pm:

    Like this a lot, we use it at the base and all my buddies love that I can watch movies and stuff with this. Worth the cost as it isn’t really much with ivpn.

  7. Reed T. said on May 19, 2011 3:31 pm:

    I travel to asia quite a bit, so I use this to talk to my family over skype. ivpn definitely provides a stable service, was able to talk to my family and see my daughter’s graduation (1 hour+). Definitely a reliable service.

  8. rodrigo said on April 11, 2011 11:41 am:

    speed with ivpn is insane. took the trial and am now a full time member!

  9. Molly J. said on March 14, 2011 4:24 pm:

    IVPN is definitely a great deal for me! I’m living China and use it to keep in touch with my friends on facebook. Price is also very reasonable!

  10. stevie said on March 3, 2011 8:36 am:

    I use it for travel. Very useful and convenient as I sign up for the monthly services. Maybe a yearly service would be better for someone who needs it, but I’m fine with that.

  11. Jerome said on February 15, 2011 7:19 pm:

    IVPN is really fast and definitely enjoyed talking to the staff. Great experience to someone who just began to understand what the values of having a vpn really is all about.

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