A product of Swiss software company Golden Frog, VyprVPN provides a strong VPN service with the help of its 200,000 IP addresses, 700+ servers in more than 70 locations around the globe, as well as a host of privacy-oriented mechanisms. Its servers are owned and managed by the provider itself which means that VyprVPN is a tier-1 VPN platform, resulting in better speeds and more bandwidth.
VyprVPN apps have some useful built-in features. For instance, the Windows, iOS and Android clients have an automatic connection function which connects your device to the nearest VPN location to facilitate better speeds.
The Windows app is also equipped with a speed test so users can check the upload and download speeds of their VPN connection at any given moment. The Android app uses URL filtering which blocks all malicious websites from ever reaching your device. Both Android and iOS clients have a feature that allows establishing an automatic VPN connection every time you are trying to connect to an untrusted wifi network.
Connection Per App is VyprVPN’s version of split tunneling feature that enables you to choose which of your apps you want to run on the VPN and which you want to leave on your normal internet connection. Connection Per App also has an additional feature that most other providers don’t - it allows you to choose which apps will connect only when the VPN connection is on.
VyprVPN is currently successfully unblocking popular geo-restricted services like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and regionally limited YouTube content. And that’s not all. The provider also supports P2P and BitTorrent traffic with no limitations.
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Plans and pricing
There are two pricing plans to choose from if you’re a typical user - Standard and Premium. The Standard account’s 1-month subscription costs $9.95, while the 1-year option comes at a price of $5 per month ($60 billed yearly). One Standard account includes connections on up to 3 devices at the same time.
The Premium plan’s 1-month option costs $12.95, while the 1-year option drops to $6.67 per month ($80 billed yearly). This subscription plan comes with the provider’s customized Chameleon protocol, as well as VyprVPN Cloud, enabling users to add an additional layer of security when accessing public or private cloud servers. The provider currently offers VyprVPN Cloud for DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and VirtualBox, with support for more platforms on the way. Another perk you get with the premium plan is the support for 5 simultaneous connections.
There is a 3-day free trial, but only if you sign up for a plan. Specifically, the company won’t charge you during the first three days of your subscription but you have to cancel it during that period if you don’t wish to be billed.
VyprVPN for Business is a special subscription plan that allows multiple user management, access to business servers and dedicated account manager. Its pricing starts at $299 per year. VyprVPN for Business Cloud is another plan tailored for businesses which provides you with a dedicated IP and a dedicated server. Plans start at $349 per year. You can request a free trial for these two plans by filling out a form or calling the number on the website.
The website makes no mention of a money-back guarantee, so it’s safe to assume there isn’t one, unlike with other VPN providers. Supported payment methods include credit cards, PayPal, and Alipay.
Privacy and logging
VyprVPN’s privacy features include the commonly used 256-bit encryption and OpenVPN protocol available on clients for Windows, Mac, Android, and other platforms, as well as IKEv2 which is available on the iOS platform. The Windows client also allows you to choose between OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, as well as the provider’s proprietary Chameleon protocol, while the Android app allows selection between OpenVPN and Chameleon.
The Chameleon protocol scrambles OpenVPN traffic metadata thus protecting it from deep packet inspection (DPI), and VPN blocking and throttling by third parties. This technology is currently unavailable for iOS devices.
An essential part of every VPN service is a kill switch and VyprVPN is no exception. All of its clients, except iOS, support this feature which terminates all internet traffic in case your VPN connection is interrupted, protecting your sensitive data from prying eyes.
The provider has its own zero-knowledge DNS that combats DNS filtering, the DNS man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, and other kinds of activity aimed at uncovering your sensitive information and hindering your VPN connection.
VyprVPN also uses an additional layer of security called NAT Firewall. Its purpose is to block unrequested inbound traffic whenever you’re connected to this VPN service.
The truthfulness of its no-logs policy, which claims that neither VyprVPN or Golden Frog will ever keep your IP addresses, user traffic, communications, hostnames, DNS traffic, or connection times, has been verified in an independent audit conducted by the Leviathan Security Group.
If you decide to use the service, you’ll find that the connection times are consistent and that the download speeds are very good. Some speed issues tend to appear when accessing server locations further away from your own but this is not a serious issue.
VyprVPN supports a wide array of platforms and devices including the usual ones - Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS for which the company has provided native clients with a simple and straightforward installation process. Manual installation is supported on a range of additional devices including Linux (Ubuntu), various routers, Apple TV, Android TV, QNAP, Anonabox, and more.
If you run into any problems while installing or using the apps, there is a large searchable support section dedicated to helping you out. If you’re still having issues or need to know something not covered by the support section, then VyprVPN’s expert customer service is available 24/7. You can contact them through live chat and email.
VyprVPN offers a lot of superb features and options that most VPN users will appreciate. Strong security and verified no-logs policy, accompanied by unblocking capabilities for popular geo-restricted services and support for torrenting, create a powerful VPN combination. The only drawbacks are its lack of a money-back guarantee and a rather short free trial period.
Our score: 4/5