While we wish it offered as many devices as some of our top providers, Encrypt.me (previously Cloak VPN) succeeds in protecting Apple devices connected to public unprotected networks. It also succeeds in unblocking Netflix, but it’s not reliable on every server.
Once installed on the users’ devices, the Encrypt.me app automatically creates a VPN connection when the device uses an untrusted Wi-Fi network. The users can define what Wi-Fi networks are trusted and which ones are not. Encrypt.me creates a trusted connection between the users’ devices and Encrypt.me’s cloud servers, encrypting the data transmitted. Encrypt.me thereby creates a Virtual Private Network, protecting its users’ privacy and security. Encrypt.me’s IPSec and OpenVPN security protocols, with custom-generated 2048-bit DH group and 1536-bit DH group encryption.
Through Encrypt.me Transporter, Encrypt.me routes their users’ data through centers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. This may help mask your location and give you access to some geo-restricted websites, but Encrypt.me does not guarantee that. Encrypt.me is very easy to install, configure and use. It is very reliable and the connections it provides are fast.
As it is specifically targeted for Apple device users, Encrypt.me only supports Mac OS X and iOS. This means it can be used on all Mac desktops and laptops, as well as iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. The Encrypt.me website provides very extensive and detailed FAQ, explaining every detail of the service. Customer service can be contacted via email. Since, Encrypt.me is specifically designed for Apple it works great with Mac and iOS but if you have mixed-media, it isn’t for you.
Encrypt.me offers two different kinds of plans: subscriptions and passes. Subscriptions re-bill users regularly, while passes are for one-time uses. Users can opt for a mini subscription plan, which allows 5GB of data per month, or an unlimited plan, which allows for unlimited use. Yearly plans have the same features as unlimited plans, but offer savings. Encrypt.me offers weekly, monthly and yearly passes, with unlimited data allowances. Encrypt.me also offers a 30-day trial period.
|Number of countries with servers||98|
|Number of servers||98|
|Number of IP addresses||98|
|Does VPN keep logs?||Yes|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||No|
|Number of devices per license||Unlimited|