IPVanish Review

Rating

Overall
Speed
Security
Usability
Price
4 / 5

Introduction

As a company with nearly two decades of experience in network management and content delivery, it’s expected of IPVanish to be a reliable VPN provider. Gaming companies like Steam and GameFly among others depend on IPVanish for its CDN (Content Delivery Network) for instant, fast, efficient and reliable bandwidth. Popular sporting events such as The Masters and the NBA playoffs are enjoyed by golf and basketball enthusiasts alike.

Review Summary

Over the years, IPVanish has come a long way in getting better to measure up and offer serious competition to its competitors. Easier accessibility, increased speeds and adhering to a total zero log policy has ensured that customer privacy has become a priority.

  • Pros
    • Excellent, customer friendly prices on offer. For as little as $6.49 a month.
    • A wide network of over 180 VPN servers spread across 60 countries.
    • The inclusion of a 7 day money back guarantee.
    • Access to a database that includes more than 25,000 IP addresses.
    • Support for multiple protocols.
    • Dynamic IP addresses included.
    • Complete privacy with a zero log policy.
    • Round the clock customer support.
  • Cons
    • No client that’s developed exclusively for Ubuntu.
    • No live chat support on offer.
    • A policy that restricts simultaneous connections.

Full Review

IPvanish Servers

It’s with little surprise that IPVanish markets itself as a tier-1 VPN. In making such a proclamation, IPVanish wants to set itself apart from the rest of the competition in saying that it is a tier 1-connected provider of communications that can readily access every network on the internet, without the need to transit over several nodes. This readily sets IPVanish apart from the competition.

Price

IPvanish Prices

  • 1 Month Plan
    • $10 per month
    • Billed every month
    • 7-day money back guarantee
  • 3 Month Plan
    • $8.99 per month
    • $26.99 billed every 6 months
    • 7-day money back guarantee
  • 12 Month Plan
    • $6.49 per month
    • $77.99 billed every 12 months
    • 7-days money back guarantee

Servers

IPvanish Servers

A comprehensive network of VPNs located at over 60 countries around the world, multiple servers installed in high density locations in the UK and the US along with servers in countries such as Albania and Latvia confirms that IPVanish is among the top VPN providers when comparing available servers.

Diversity is key, with an available server certain to be near where you are, if the country you are in doesn’t have one already to begin with. It has to be noted that there are also 25,000 IPs are on offer and can be accessed at any time for the IPVanish customers.

Compatibility

IPvanish Servers

Operating systems that are compatible include:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux Device support extends to:
  • Android compatible devices
  • Cellphone access devices
  • The Tomato Router
  • iOS devices
  • Tablets that run on Android and iOS
  • Windows mobile devices that include tablets and phones

Speed

IPvanish Servers

Several tests were undertaken over various protocols. We specifically checked PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN protocols over a 100 Mbps connection.

  • Using OpenVPN:
    • Download: 32.5 Mbps
    • Upload: 4.54 Mbps
  • Using L2TP/IPsec:
    • Download: 45.80 Mbps
    • Upload: 4.59 Mbps
  • Using PPTP:
    • Download: 40 Mbps
    • Upload: 4.44 Mbps

Payment Option

All the popular payment options are available including Credit Card, Wire Transfer, PayPal and more. Bitcoin is included as a payment method too, for those who trade using the new currency.

Security Protocols

Supported protocols include VPN, PPTP and L2TP. OpenVPN is used as the default with 256-bit encryption that further allows TCP and UDP connections. We wholeheartedly recommend UDP if you’re looking for excellent performance.

Customer Support

This surprised us a little. IPVanish promises 24x7 customer service while offering no live chat support. While this seems counter-productive, we sent an email in their support team and got a response in 9 minutes. Now that’s impressive!

Conclusion

A Tier-1 company that offers excellent speeds with a no-logging policy despite being US based makes it a good VPN to look into, if you’ll take our word for it. With experience and a proven track record of constant improvement, updates and reliability, we definitely recommend IPVanish.

Technical Specifications

Coming soon!