What’s in a name? Well, Bullet VPN, based in Estonia, are certainly alluding to how fast and penetrable their service is. Whether unblocking geo-restricted services like Netflix or bypassing government controlled filters, they believe they can deliver super speedy service.
Taking a look at the technical details, BulletVPN offers the standard protocols: OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, IPSec, IKEv2, PPTP. Open VPN provides the highest level of security and performance out of all protocols and not many VPNs offer the IKEv2 protocol – which is bonus and gives users more choice.
Applications are available for Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iPhone, and iPad and are very user-friendly, so novice users with little technical knowledge can be surfing anonymously within minutes. However, there is no “kill switch” included which would help to save your data from streaming back to your ISP if your the VPN connection drops. This is a much desired feature that all VPN providers should be striving to implement into their service.
There’s no mention of Linux platforms either (or any setup guides) but other devices such as a Smart TV, Game consoles (X-Box, PS3, PS4) are given full support with manual installation guides.
All users get unlimited bandwidth allowing you make large downloads and a selection of servers in over 19 countries, such as USA, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, and Brazil.
BulletVPN bases their operations in Estonia – a country outside of the “14 eyes” but still a member of the EU which has enacted the EU Data Retention. This forces electronic communications companies to store web and location data for up to 1 year, so BulletVPN may be caught in the crosshairs of the war on privacy and any data associated with them could be vulnerable to collection. Inspite of this they may be the lesser of two-evils if you compare them to other providers operating in the UK or the USA.
However, they do state that they keep zero logs, but taking a closer look at their logging policy shows that they do retain data such as connection time, duration and bandwidth data. Some VPNs providers consider this standard practice as it does aid in solving technical issues and to improve their service. Users who are seeking to be more “incognito” will probably have to seek another provider with a more aggressive privacy stance.
Overall, BulletVPN could be more strict with their logging policy which would appeal to a larger audience and fight to prevent your data from government surveillance programs. However, they still provide a top service with apps for all devices, implementing secure protocols and enough muscle to unblock censored or restricted content. So if you want to give them a try, you have plenty of time as they offer a very generous 30 day money back guarantee (no-questions asked).