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vpnMentor was established in 2014 to review VPN services and cover privacy-related stories. Today, our team of hundreds of cybersecurity researchers, writers, and editors continues to help readers fight for their online freedom in partnership with Kape Technologies PLC, which also owns the following products: ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, and Private Internet Access which may be ranked and reviewed on this website. The reviews published on vpnMentor are believed to be accurate as of the date of each article, and written according to our strict reviewing standards that prioritize professional and honest examination of the reviewer, taking into account the technical capabilities and qualities of the product together with its commercial value for users. The rankings and reviews we publish may also take into consideration the common ownership mentioned above, and affiliate commissions we earn for purchases through links on our website. We do not review all VPN providers and information is believed to be accurate as of the date of each article.
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Our Story

It’s pretty simple — we started vpnMentor back in 2014 as a way to help people protect their online privacy.

As governments and companies around the world increasingly track and limit our online movements, it’s a no-brainer why many people want to maintain ownership of their online presence.

We Are

A team of 264 cybersecurity researchers, writers, and editors, all dedicated to helping you take back your online freedom.

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Our Mission

It’s important to us that we not only provide expert reviews, but ones that are very much based on an average user’s experience. We perform ongoing tests to ensure we’re providing the most detailed and up-to-date VPN reviews and guides — and translate them into 29 languages.

As part of our mission to promote internet freedom to people around the world, we’ve also created free tools to help verify your online security. Overall, we want to be your trusted source when it comes to finding the best VPNs, so you can browse the web protected, and on your own terms.

The Team

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Ben Lawson

Head Content Manager

Favorite VPN: CyberGhost VPN

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Anneke van Aswegen

Content Manager

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

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Ryan Jones

Content Manager

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

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Kristina Joshevska

Content Manager

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

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Denys Horbenko

Technical Manager

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

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Christine Johansen

Senior Editor

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

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Matthew Amos

Senior Editor

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

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Magdalena Madej

Senior Editor

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

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Eric Raue

Senior Editor

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

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Keira Waddell

Senior Writer

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

Author Image Ernest Sheptalo
Ernest Sheptalo

Senior Writer

Favorite VPN: CyberGhost VPN

Author Image Lawrence Wachira
Lawrence Wachira

Senior Writer

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

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Georgii Chanturidze

Senior Writer

Favorite VPN: ExpressVPN

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James Everard

Senior Writer

Favorite VPN: NordVPN

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Doris Muthuri

Senior Writer

Favorite VPN: CyberGhost VPN

Our Values

Our Values

Everything we do at vpnMentor is centered around providing value through honesty, transparency, and dedication. The way we test and review our VPNs is no exception, as we base all of our findings on real testing. Our main goal is to write in a way that’s not only honest, but easy to understand and relate to.

We pay full price for all the VPNs we test and use them the same way any consumer would, so we can provide reviews that are true and accurate to a real user’s experience. Our readers always come first, so we don’t accept payments to write positive reviews or ignore obvious flaws.

We do make money through affiliate commissions to pay the bills. If you click a link and purchase a VPN through that link, we may receive a commission from the sale — at no extra cost to you. We are in the same ownership group as some of the products reviewed on this site: CyberGhost, ExpressVPN, Intego, and Private Internet Access. However, this does not affect how we review products — we present the results of our tests transparently and do not accept payments to tweak these results. We recommend VPNs that we ourselves would (and do) use on a regular basis.

Our team of researchers is constantly testing top VPNs for speed, security, and reliability to shortlist the best all-round VPNs. This list takes into account the level of satisfaction reported by each reader following a purchase, as well as our commercial relationships with service providers. Our writers rely on these rankings when creating listicle pages, but they have the freedom (and responsibility) to make changes where appropriate. Following research into specific use cases, they come up with unique recommendations for different user needs.

Ultimately, our top priority is to help you achieve the level of privacy, security, and freedom you want online.

Review Methodology

Review Methodology

As a leading authority on VPNs, we aim to build and maintain trust between consumers and the industry. Our expert team has published thousands of real user reviews that are backed by diligent testing and research. Find out more about our testing process here.

The Research Lab

The vpnMentor Research Lab works with data privacy agencies and computer emergency response teams (CERTs) to identify cyber threats and help protect businesses’ and organizations’ user data. We established our pro bono cybersecurity analysis team in 2019 with world-renowned analysts Noah Rotem and Ran Locar leading the charge. Since then, we’ve discovered and reported on serious security threats around the world. With this work, we’ve secured the data of over 100 million people already.

To find out more about the work our research lab does, please visit our press page.

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