IPVanish add further servers this holiday season!

IPVanish VPNSome more good news for everyone looking currently using IPVanish or are looking to find a new provider. They have just added 4 new locations to their rapidly growing coverage footprint. IPVanish have a great network too and are probably one of the fastest out there, if not the fastest! Full press release below

“IPVanish has been working non-stop through the holiday season as they continue building out the absolute best VPN service on the planet–the best speeds, the most reliable network, the best technical support and the best pricing available anywhere.  As part of this commitment, IPVanish just added 4 new servers in 4 new countries, all at no added cost to new and existing subscribers:

Prague, Czech Republic
Milan, Italy
Serangoon, Singapore 
Moscow, Russia

These 4 new servers, in addition to every other server available on IPVanish VPN network, include unlimited OpenVPN, L2TP and PPTP connectivity as well as uncapped bandwidth.  All IPVanish subscribers also get:

-Direct access to the fastest VPN network in N. America and Europe (and recently expanded into Asia)
-Free IPVanish VPN software
-Unlimited switching among IPVanish’s 60+ servers
-Up to 2 simultaneous connections to secure multiple devices

All new customers can signup today for as low as $6.49/month for unlimited VPN access + a 7 day money-back guarantee.”

New IPVanish VPN Windows Client

IPVanish VPNDo you have Windows 8 and are struggling with your VPN provier to get a client that works? Well, there is good news in store for you. IPVanish have just released an updated Windows client and even better news is it supports Windows 8! I have been playing around with it this morning and it does everything it says on the tin. It is a great update. Head on over to IPVanish and download the new version.

Wanting to switch? Make sure you read this IPVanish review before you do!

Full Press Release

“We have some big news from IPVanish.  Just minutes ago, they released the newest version of the IPVanish VPN Windows client, which now makes it possible to enable OpenVPN on Windows 8!

Please note that OpenVPN is not enabled on Windows 8 by default.  To enable it, open the Preferences window and select the appropriate checkbox.  The IPVanish client does not need to be restarted to enable OpenVPN.

Also, if OpenVPN is enabled on Windows 8, it can be selected for auto-connect on client startup.

Stay tuned for more news soon as the IPVanish development and operations teams are hard at work building the most feature-rich and reliable VPN service in the world.”

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IPVanish have released their Mac client

I know many people will be happy with the fact that IPVanish have released their Mac client. If you have OSx 10.7+ you are in luck and can download it right now. It supports a host of great features, lets you choose your protocol and thankfully shows all servers which are available, which if you are like me and using PPTP, it is a hassle to look up the server address each time you want to change location. The only thing missing which I would have liked to have see what for them to show current server utilisation.

Here is the full press release. “IPVanish made another big announcement today with the release of its Mac-based IPVanish VPN software.  The Mac client is currently in BETA and available to all new and existing IPVanish customers at no cost via www.ipvanish.com/software.

The IPVanish Mac client comes with a full lineup of features including:
-Installation setup wizard
-Auto-connect customization with options to connect to the most recent server used, the server with the fastest ping time or a specified server
-Switch IP addresses by city, country and/or server response time
-Switch VPN protocol (OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP)
-IPVanish connection status integrated into the Mac menu bar
-Full preferences menu
-Auto-updates

A visual setup guide for the Mac client can be found at http://ipvanish.com/visualguides/app/MacOSX.  If you have any questions or feedback, please email [email protected] or your Account Manager directly.  Your input is always welcomed and appreciated.

Stay tuned for more announcements soon as IPVanish continues to enhance the best value, full-featured VPN service package in the world!”

IPVanish VPN Review

Provider : IPVanish VPN
Price : from $6.49/month
Coupon Code : none available yet
Overall Rating : 4.5 / 5
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The too long, didn’t read summary first. More than 20 countries, more than 2500 IP addresses and support for all the usual protocols and most importantly, at a great price. These are the factors that most people seem to find important and based on these, I find myself saying hell yeah.

So if you have gotten this far, lets get into the finer details or IPVanish VPN service. Lets start with the supported protocols.

IPVanish VPN Protocols
IPVanish supports all of the usual protocols. They have the ever popular openVPN and they also support my personal favourites PPTP and L2PP

IPVanish VPN Countries
IPVanish is available in more than 20 countries, have a quick look at the image below to see if this fits into your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 IPVanisher VPN Video Streaming
One of the biggest questions I get asked when it comes to VPNs is how it works on streaming services. When I do a review I log into both the USA and the UK and do tests on TV servoces. I tested IPVanisher on hulu.com, netflix.com and lastly just watching the off youtube video. I am happy to reply that all streaming services worked just fine. I had one slight stutter but I think that was due to my connection and I extended the test to see if I could get a re-occurrence and I had none. I am pretty glad to say that in my IPVanish review I can give this full marks.

IPVanish Policies and Log Retentions
The question I get asked all the time too is in regards to P2P usage and log retention. IPVanish allows P2P on all servers without restriction. This is very welcome as many companies have certain allowed servers which becomes a pain when you are constantly having to switch. What makes IPVanisher even better is they keep no logs. Below is the log policy

“IPVanish in no way records or stores any user’s activity while connected to IPVanish..  We don’t know where you went or what you did when connected to the VPN.  IPVanish respects every customer’s right to privacy and don’t think it’s anyone’s business what someone else does.”

IPVanisher Speed Tests
Here are a few of the speeds tests which I have completed from my 20Mb Sky Fibre connection.

United Kingdon – NO VPN

UK with VPN

USA – Arizona with VPN

France – Paris with VPN

Germany – Frankfurt with VPN

Conclusions
So I have finished my testing and all I can say is that I am really happy with this service. It is a great price and offers good performance and has great server locations. If you are in any restricted counties you should not have any problems with IPVanish. It was an absolute pleasure working on the IPVanish Review as everything just worked. This is not always the case with VPN providers! Speeds were good with the slowest coming from the UK which is understandable with the hop across the pond.

IPVanish VPN Prices
1 Month – $10.00
3 Months – $26.99 ($8.99/month)
12 Months – $77.99 ($6.49/month)

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IPVanish launches new server in Hong Kong


Just got some news from the guys over at IPVanish and am happy to announce that they have added a new server in Hong Kong. This increases there already great footprint and coverage of this exciting provider.

I also have a review of IPVanish going up in a few days after I finish my final testing.

“We’re excited to announce that IPVanish today launched a new VPN server in Hong Kong.  The new server will plug directly into IPVanish’s global tier-1 VPN network and supports OpenVPN, L2TP and PPTP connectivity for all customers at no added cost.  With today’s Hong Kong addition, the IPVanish VPN network now spans 2500+ IPs on 54 servers in 20 countries worldwide.

Now with discounted multi-month access plans available, IPVanish provides the best value for full-featured VPN service available anywhere.  Starting as low as $6.49/month with the new annual VPN package, all IPVanish customers get:

-Unlimited monthly VPN access
-Uncapped VPN speeds
-Direct access to one of the fastest tier-1 VPN networks in the world (and recognized as the fastest network throughout N. America and Europe)
-Free IPVanish VPN software
-2 simultaneous VPN connections to encrypt multiple devices at the same time

Stay tuned for more exciting news from IPVanish soon as they continue to expand their Asian network presence.  You can also expect some news soon about an upcoming IPVanish VPN mac client!”

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VPN4ALL VPN Review 2012

Provider : VPN4ALL VPN
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Overall Rating : 4.5 / 5
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I am a real world user that was looking for a decent VPN and from my searches I decided to write some reviews based on the different providers I have used. I recieved an email from VPN4ALL VPN provider asking if I would like to test their service. I had not heard of them before so I fugured I would give them a bash. My initial impresssion is OMG. I Must say I had fairly low expectations and I have been burnt in the past by ‘fly-by-night’ providers so it was with caution I approached them. My trial has been going on for over a month now and all I can say is that VPN4ALL have really blown me away.

VPN4ALL SPEED TEST REVIEW  

As you can see from the graph below, speeds where fantastic. The slowerst speed was the USA but as I am testing from London, this is to be expected. I tested using a 100Mb test file which I downloaded from each location. One thing to note is they have many servers, some allow P2P and some don’t. for regular browsing I would advise to use a non-P2P server to get much better speeds.

VPN4ALL Review – Restrictions

What VPN4ALL gets so right, and I wish other providers would do the same, is to allow P2P but only allows it from certain servers. P2P has the ability to degrade the speed for other users so what they have done is make certain servers P2P only leaving the other servers to give a fast service. I give VPN4ALL full marks in this review for their approach.

VPN4ALL Review – Software Client

VPN4ALL VPN gives the user an easy to use client. This was easy to install and even easier to use. It gives you a list off all servers, how full they currently are so you can choose a less busy server with ease and clearly indicates which servers are P2P enabled and which are not.

VPN4ALL VPN Review – Video Streaming

So for many af you that want to use VPN4ALL for watching Hulu.com and Netflix outside of the USA this is for you. I tested on both and the results were great. There was not stuttering, the quality was great it was all really seamless. So if you want to watch Netflix, Amazon Prime instant video or even Hulu.com or Comedy Central, this is a great low cost VPN to choose. I even put it to the test and connected my Boxee Box and streamed content from the USA and it worked a treat! They also have great locations so say good bye to geotargeting!

Boxpn VPN Review – Server Locations

VPN4ALL VPN have a load of locations, I will attempt to list them all here!!!
Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chzeck, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland, Spain, UK and of course USA. Most of these have more than 1 server in each location which is great!

VPN4ALL VPN Review – Support

I never needed support at all but just to test them out I acted as a bogus user and they even went as far as offering to help me set it all up for me. The response was fast and they never made me feel like the idiot I was pretending to be!

VPN4ALL VPN Review – Protocols

As far as I can see they offer OpenVPN using their own client which is great. They also offer PPTP so you will have no problems setting this up on your iPad, iPhone or your Android device. I had it installed on my Galaxy S3 with no problems what so ever.

Conclusion

VPN4ALL VPN is not currently one of the big players in the market but if they keep doing what they are doing I can see this changing very quickly.  Their servers are fast, the support is good and their reach is superb. I would have no problem at all recommending this to a friend to use.

 

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Pure VPN Review 2012

Provider : Pure VPN
Price : 1 month – $9.95 (0% Discount)
12 month – $74.95 (37% Discount)
Protocols : PPTP, SSTP, L2TP
IP’s available : Unknown
Overall Rating : 4.5 / 5

There are so many VPN providers these days it is pretty challenging to stay ahead of the changes. What adds more of a challenge too is that these providers themselves change. I did a review of one provider who was brilliant, and a year later all I have heard is complaints. With this in mind I have decided to do regular reviews on the providers.

Pure VPN is an established VPN provider with great servers, a great price point and great customer service. I will break this down into a few points which might make choosing the right provider for you a bit easier.

Pure VPN Review – Available VPN protocols
Pure VPN has a good range of protocols, not great however. The usual suspects are all there such as PPTP, L2TP/IPSEC and SSTP but sadly lacks the very popular OpenVPN. For many this won’t be a problem as you can set this up on most computers and operating systems, most mobile devices like your iPad, iPhone or Android device and many others too.

Pure VPN Review – Server Presence
Pure VPN now have 50 servers and are continuing to grow. They have servers in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany,  Netherlands, France, Sweden Singapore, Romania, Switzerland, Russia, Malaysia, Ireland and Panama. These servers seem to be setup to provide both static as well as dynamic IP addressing.

Pure VPN Review – Speed Tests
I have been using Pure VPN all week now and have especially been testing with a few video services. I am in the UK so I wanted to watch Hulu.com and Netflix for outside the USA so I connected up with the VPN and started watching immediately. I only had one slow down and this was during peak times and I am almost certain that it was caused by my own internet connection rather than the VPN as I had no other issues at all in my tests. I achieved good speeds and most importantly for me, a reliable connection.

Pure VPN Review – Conclusion
During my time reviewing and using Pure VPN I found the setup easy, the pricing good and the supported protocols and server presence good. I logged a fake ticket just to see the support times and it was answered promptly and more importantly, in a friendly manner. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending Pure VPN to any one looking for some extra privacy, to remove internet restrictions or if you are just trying to catch up on your latest TV shows on Hulu or Netflix.