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MyVPN Review – Highly Secure, Feature Packed Privacy Service

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

MyVPN LLC is a Dallas, U.S. based service provider which launched its VPN service in October’ 2014. Even though the service was launched very recently, the MyVPN team has over 10 years of experience in cyber security and managing IT projects for big companies. The company claims to offer corporate grade security to everyone at the price of a cup of coffee. In this MyVPN review, we will examine whether these claims are true and whether or not you should subscribe to the service.

Server Locations & Site Access – MyVPN has deployed 20 servers across United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Hong Kong. While the choice of IP locations is limited, the service is bound to help expats, tourists, business travelers and just about anyone who is interested in watching geographically restricted content that is available only in the above 4 countries.

With you subscription, you should be able to able to unlock On-Demand services like Netflix, Spotify, BBC iPlayer, Eurosport, ABC Player, Xfinity, FOX, Film1, TVB, Lovefilm, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, AT5, CBS, Zoomin TV, NBC, Fox Life TV, MTV, 4OD, RTVNH, Demand 5, Rara, USA Network, Vudu, MLB, UK TV, Vevo, CWTV, Deezer, MyTV, Hulu, TVLab, Pandora, iTV Player, Sport1, Sky Go, NHL and TNT from any geographical area in the world.

What’s more, the service makes it extremely easy to bypass restrictive firewalls that are often deployed by governments of certain countries (China, Brazil, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand etc.) or institutions like universities, corporate offices and schools. Once you are connected to MyVPN’s network, you can access sites like Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Skype even if they are blocked at ISP or network level.

MyVPN offers unlimited server switching with every plan so you can switch servers at will and access streaming shows from multiple countries.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – MyVPN offers unrestricted bandwidth and extremely fast speeds through servers connected to 1 GBit ports. The company owns all of its servers and equipment plus it does not rely on third party services for upkeep and maintenance. As a result, it is able to provide 99.9% uptime and deliver optimum speeds needed for demanding activities like streaming, downloading and gaming. The company even allows legal torrenting activities from its non-US servers.

Privacy Settings – MyVPN offers anonymity and safety through PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and LibreSSL (a modified version of OpenSSL with no backdoors) protocols. The service uses military grade 256 bit encryption (with 2048 bit keys) to secure user sessions and it even offers protection against Deep Packet inspection (DPI) through a special protocol, MimicSSL.

Due to the high level of security on offer, the service is perfect for protecting web sessions (including emails, browsing, private messages etc.) from all types of surveillance as well as securing personal data (credit card numbers, passwords, personal accounts) from hacking, intrusion and sniffing (even at vulnerable Wi-Fi hotspots).

MyVPN logs operation data including IP addresses (original and assigned), start and end time of sessions and bandwidth consumed during each session. However, the company keeps no record of users’ browsing sessions and even protects the list of sites visited by users through its very own Zero DNS service. While the company does not sell or share customer data, it would abide by all court rulings and legal procedures.

Supported Operating Systems – MyVPN can be easily configured on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows phone, Blackberry and Kindle. The company offers a proprietary app for Windows and Mac that includes a kill-switch feature (stops all internet traffic if VPN goes down). For other systems, the company provides detailed step-by-step setup instructions.

The service offers the capability to change IP address on the fly which is not available even from established service providers. The company even includes a NAT firewall for additional security and permits 5 simultaneous connections with every subscription.

Customer Support – MyVPN’s support team provides round the clock support through live chat, tickets and phone. For customers who have no experience with VPNs, the support staff can even arrange Remote Desktop support sessions.

Pricing Options – MyVPN’s all-inclusive plans cost $9.99 per month, $20.99 for 3 months ($6.99 a month), $29.99 for 6 months ($4.99 a month) and $58 per year ($4.83 per month). The company offers a choice of a 3 day free trial or 7-day money back guarantee so you can test the service without investing any money. The downside is that you need to provide credit card details even for free trials (though cards are charged only after the free trial period has ended).

Final Verdict – On the whole, MyVPN delivers a solid anonymity service. While the service is quite new and does not offer a vast choice of server locations, it boasts of many cutting-edge security and privacy features. So, if you are looking for a totally secure anonymity service to protect your online sessions, test drive the MyVPN service today. For more information, please visit: www.myvpn.com.

April 7, 2015

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