StrongVPN Review

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In early 2015 StrongVPN, a reputable company with 20 years of history, has undergone a number of changes to their logging policy and still remains one of the fastest & most popular VPN providers on the market. Considering their zero-logs privacy policy and liberal stance towards torrenting (despite archaic reviews online, StrongVPN no longer cares if users are involved with illegal p2p file sharing activities!), StrongVPN is an excellent privacy and security company offering a wide range of protocols such as OpenVPN, IPsec, L2TP, SSTP and PPTP along with various IP types: dedicated, static or dynamic shared IP.

StrongVPN Mac OS X OpenVPNWith almost 500 servers in 21 countries, StrongVPN offers amazing speeds for HD multimedia streaming on various channels such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Video, YouTube and many other services. More so, even though Netflix recently started blocking VPN providers, StrongVPN is one of the few that can reliably bypass Netflix proxy error and unblock not only US Netflix, but also other Netflix regions such as Canada, UK, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, France, and Spain!

As a matter of fact, StrongVPN is one of the best unblocking companies offering advanced tools that can bypass even the strictest firewalls and unblock websites that cannot be accessed from China, Iran and similar censored places.

Certain ISPs, governments, college and corporate networks actively censor content accessible to their users and use Deep Packet Inspection to monitor and block VPN protocols. StrongVPN uses OpenVPN “Scramble” method to reroute VPN connection through open ports (443) and completely hide OpenVPN traffic from, well, everyone. With StrongVPN “Scramble” ON, users can bypass any firewalls, hide VPN traffic from ISPs and access unrestricted Internet from anywhere in the world. Yes, even China!

Additionally, for maximum performance StrongVPN software allows switching between TCP and UDP connections. TCP is preferred when Internet connection is unstable and frequently disconnects while UDP is generally faster, but should be used on reliable networks only. Encryption strength can also be chosen: lower encryption level (128-bit) delivers a better performance due to a lower encryption key while a higher encryption level (up to 256-bit) is a bit slower, but considered more secure. In other words, to get an amazingly fast streaming experience, select 128-bit encryption and UDP tunneling protocol.

StrongVPN advanced Windows VPN setupBut the above is only a tiny bit of what StrongVPN desktop software can do. StrongVPN apps feature a great number of very impressive VPN customizations (see picture), some of which are meant for advanced VPN users only. Aside from the more technical features, the app can automatically connect on system startup, allows switching between protocols, encryption levels and ports, has a built-in Kill Switch (do not allow direct traffic when reconnecting) and DNS leak protection to ensure to data is leaked on unreliable Internet connection and during server switches.

StrongVPN also delivers slick mobile apps. StrongVPN iOS, iPhone, iPad StrongVPN iPhone app is available for iOS 8 and iOS 9 and, unlike most user-unfriendly VPN apps, offers server switching right from the app interface, making StrongVPN one of a few VPN providers that actually deliver impressively convenient VPN setup on iPhone. The only downside is that, before you can actually use those switches, installing each VPN profile in advance is necessary. StrongVPN Android app is flawless.

Finally, aside from mainstream platforms like Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android, StrongVPN also supports a great number of other devices: Microsoft Surface / Windows RT, Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Amazon Kindle Fire, Bada, HP web OS, Chromium OS (Google Chrome OS), DD-WRT Routers, TomatoUSB, Sabai Router OS, Mikrotik RouterOS, Boxee Box and pfSense.

In conclusion, whether you’re looking to just access geo-restricted blocked content online or to protect yourself from hackers and government mass surveillance, StrongVPN is most certainly one of the best choices.

 

Americas: USA, Canada, Mexico
Europe: UK, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Romania, Switzerland, Sweden
Middle East & Africa: Israel, Turkey
Asia/Pacific: Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore
Desktop OS Mac Windows Linux
Mobile OS iOS Android Windows Phone
Routers Yes
Available apps Mac, Windows iOS, Android
OpenVPN Yes
PPTP Yes
SSTP Yes
L2TP/IPsec Yes
IPsec/IKEv2 No
IPsec Yes
Encryption: 256-bit
IP type: Dedicated IP, Shared Static, Shared Dynamic
Number of Countries 22
Number of Servers 458
Simultaneous Logins Yes
Logs No
Torrents Allowed Yes
Legal Jurisdiction USA
Proxy No
Firewall No
Kill Switch Yes
Data Limits No
Free services No
24/7 support Yes
Payment Options: PayPal, Credit Card, American Express (AMEX), Bitcoin
More Payment Options: Yes
Money back 5 day guarantee

 

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