Vyprvpn is a virtual private network provider based in Switzerland. It has a strong worldwide server coverage, reliable encryption protocols and top notch customer service. The price is a bit higher than the average VPN provider but with a good reason, with VyprVPN quality really comes first.
Design of VyprVPN website is easy to use, intuitive and user friendly. It provides its visitors with a lot of useful information so that event the non techies can understand what it’s all about.
They host a blog, community forum, guides and affiliate program. Also their SDK is available for the developers. They’re also on all relevant social media websites.
Golden Frog, the company behind Vyprvpn is based in Switzerland, a country known for its favorable privacy laws. As many other VPN providers, VyprVPN is made by people who are believers in a free and open internet.
Founded in 2010 with the core team members having over twenty years of experience. They’re creators of multiple online tools such as Dumb Truck, an online storage service and Cyphr, secure mobile messenger.
VyprVPN claims to be the world’s fastest VPN because they’re the actual owners of the servers they use to establish a worldwide connection.
Meaning they don’t actually rent servers from third parties. They have over 700 servers in 50 locations across the globe. Number of IP addresses they offer is above 200,000. Unlimited speed and servers witching as well as specialized apps to help you do your thing faster is also included.
Chameleon is an encryption technology based on OpenVPN protocol developed by Golden Frog. It’s available for Windows, Mac and Android. It ensures privacy even against deep packet inspections.
It is useful for users whose governments tend to block foreign websites, so people who are traveling around Russia, china, India turkey Iran or Syria can access their favorite websites with ease. Chameleon is not a part of basic VyprVPN package but is included in a free trial for potential customers to try it out.
Golden Frog has developed their own DNS so the users can enjoy their privacy even more. VyprDNS is a zero-knowledge service meaning it doesn’t store IP addresses, visited websites, geolocation data etc.
It’s tunnels are encrypted so the man in the middle attacks become a much less of a threat. It doesn’t block websites. No location errors, the DNS servers are in the same country as VPN servers. It hosts no adds and injected content.
Switzerland’s famous for its Swiss Federal Data Protection Act and the Swiss Federal Data Protection Ordinance. It’s an ideal European country to host a VPN service resulting in Vyprvpn being the go to choice for users who really care about their privacy and anonymity.
Still, Golden Frog is partially based in the U.S. and subjected to their laws. This is the reason many people say VyprVPN’s claims of absolute privacy a bit misleading.
The combination of OpenVPN protocol and Chameleon service is as recommendation. The 256 bit AS encryption and digital certificates data authentication is reliable and fast with Chameleon adding an extra edge.
VyprVPN provides you with an extra layer of defense, NAT Firewall which will help you protect while surfing. Sadly, you can’t user VyprVPN for running torrent clients or other peer to peer applications.
Aside from very active community forums VyprVPN has a troubleshooting section, manual setup instructions and a FAQ page. They’re available via live chat, email and phone.
Registration and app design
The sign up process is simple and straight forward. you’ll need an email account and a billing method. Afterwards you’ll be able to download the client.
The client is really informative and provides a lot of valuable feedback. It shows your location, connection status and speed, IP address, time online and encryption information. all very well designed, just as their main website.
The gear icon in the top right corner opens the configurations window which is again really intuitive and easy. the amount of customization options is limited so the user won’t feel overwhelmed but yet providing him with enough freedom to make the software run how he likes it.
First tab of the configuration window is connection. here you have some handy features such as automatic reconnection when disconnected, run on windows startup option, kill switch (stops all internet traffic when Vyprvpn is disconnected) and automatic connection when you’re using untrusted Wi-Fi.
Protocol tab is pretty self-explanatory and might actually be for a bit advanced users. In the general tab area, you’re able to modify sound settings, notification and language.
Measuring connection speed is not as easy as it sounds and never very accurate. in this review VyprVPN proved its claim to be one of the fastest VPNs, but again, it all depends on the time use you’re using it a location where you’re using it from. In our testing speed deviations from the connection without the VPN were almost insignificant.
VyprVPN is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. It’s also compatible with AndroidTV, OpenELEC, Apple TV and Tomato.
VyprVPN is reliable and fast choice for people who want to invest more than average amount of money into their VPN service. With years of experience their software became easy to use and as the company grew new they developed new software which proves their love and dedication in the field.
The fact that the company is partially based in the US might be a concert for some but for the average user. and for the torrent lover guy. Vyprvpn is a solid and great choice.
There are three different subscription plans, each offering a three-day free trial. The basic plan costs $6.67 per month and offers two simultaneous connections.
Pro plan is $8.33 per month, offers three simultaneous connections and NAT firewall as well as Chameleon, a service which boosts your anonymity even more.
Premier plan is $10,0 per months with five simultaneous connections. All three plans offer unlimited data usage and are billed annually.
Payment methods are limited to credit cards, American Express, Discover, JBC and Alipay. Vyprvpn still lacks, among few another popular VPN solution, the ability to pay with Bitcoin.