VPNGuard Review – [Service not Available as of June 2014]
By Paul Liu
Thursday, July 4th, 2013
The VPNGuard service was launched in the year 2012. The service is brought to you by a US based company which specializes in providing privacy solutions to its customers. In this unbiased VPNGuard Review, we will examine the most important features offered by the service and decide whether it is worth the subscription money.
Server Locations and Site Access
VPNGuard has servers in 9 different countries – United States, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Spain, Italy and Austria. While the company does not have servers in Canada and Asia Pacific region, it offers good choice of US and European servers. The service allows you to unlock location restricted services like Netflix, Zattoo, BBC iPlayer, Spotify, Hulu, ABC Player, iTV Player, HBO On Demand, Pandora, Rara, Wilmaa, Eurosport, CBS, NBC, Amazon Instant videos, NFL, 4OD, Demand 5 and Fox TV from any location. The service even offers a great anonymity solution for those who want to unlock their favorite sites like Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Skype and YouTube from behind corporate firewalls or from restrictive countries like China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Brazil. All VPNGuard plans come with unlimited server switching options so you can unlock local content from several countries with just one VPN plan.
VPN Speed and Bandwidth
VPNGuard offers unlimited speed and unrestricted bandwidth to its customers through multi-gigabit nodes. The lack of speed or bandwidth limits means that you are free to download big files, make unlimited VOIP calls, stream tons of movies and TV shows and play games for hours without bothering about exhausting your monthly quota. However, the company reserves the right to limit bandwidth for users who hog the entire server resources and transfer more than 2 GB of data in a day. The company allows torrenting through its German servers so you can use the service to anonymize your peer to peer sharing activities.
VPNGuard provides 128-2048 bit encryption to protect your online activities. The level of security on offer is adequate to protect personal and financial data like credit card details, passwords, social accounts and IP address from hackers and cyber criminals. The company offers a superior hotspot protection to protect your online activities when you are using free wireless services available at airports, public parks, shopping malls, coffee shops and restaurants. The company records connection details to monitor their network and prevent system abuse but it does not record the browsing habits of its customers. The company respects the privacy of its customers and does not share customer data with anyone unless it is compelled to do so by legal authorities.
Supported Operating Systems
VPNGuard is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPads, iPhones and Android based devices. It is also possible to use the service from Apple TV, Smart TVs, Xbox 360, PS3, Boxee and other devices that can connect with DD-WRT routers. The company offers a VPN client for 32 bit and 64 bit Windows systems. The setup is quick and simple and it is possible to configure and start using the service within minutes of signing up. The company uses a commercial grade firewall on its sever network so you don’t need to install a separate firewall to protect your system.
The company provides 24X7 live chat and email based support. The company has also published detailed installation instructions on its site so you can troubleshoot common installation problems on your own. However, the site’s knowledgebase section doesn’t provide much information on how to fix common VPN errors or troubleshoot connectivity problems.
VPNGuard’s unlimited plans start from $7.95 a month, $17.85 for 3 months and $47.4 for a year. Apart from saving money by subscribing to long term plans, it is also possible to save on subscription costs by using VPNGuard coupons and promotional codes. The company does not offer refunds or free trials so it makes sense to subscribe to single month plan first just to test their service.
Overall, VPNGuard is a decent VPN service. While the company does not offer servers in some important VPN markets and does not have a refund policy, it offers good speeds and high level of security. So if you want to subscribe to a dependable VPN service, check the latest offers from VPNGuard today. For more information, please visit: www.vpnguard.net.