(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)
Based in Belize, and as the name suggests, MacSentry is primarily geared towards the Mac OS users (including iOS for iPhones and iPads). Though, appearances can sometimes be deceptive; you can still use their software on Windows, Android and Linux devices but their specialized focus is clearly on Apple products.
They have a limited amount of servers compared to many other companies in the market and have chosen the standard locations being the UK, Netherlands, Germany, USA and Canada, which will unblock the most popular geo-restricted streaming services such as Netflix. As for your general day-to-day surfing, you can have confidence that your data is kept hidden from prying eyes as all your traffic will be encrypted while being routed through the VPN and Mac Sentry firmly states that they do not keep logs of their users activity.
With their operations based in Belize, you can take a sigh of relief as this jurisdiction is well out of sight from the “14 eyes”, which arbitrarily collects and exploits data from their population (and beyond). There are no mandatory data retention laws so this is a safe-haven for the privacy conscious user.
Mac Sentry knows Apple users probably have more than one device kicking around so they very generously allow 5 simultaneous connections using the same account and their software setup couldn’t be simpler as they offer a free download, so it’s a case of “click and go” with no technical knowledge required.
To make life simpler, Mac Sentry have gone the extra mile to take care of their users. Not only do they supply a secure VPN but they’ve built 3 extra features into their proprietary software to help boost the performance of your Mac. The connection monitor informs of you of what other applications are using the internet connection, so if the speed is sluggish you can identify what programs are slowing you down. The Disk Manager supplies you with an easy way to clean up and delete outdated files and apps from your hard disk. Finally, a battery monitor is kindly included allowing you to observe the condition and status of your device’s battery.
Sadly, there’s currently no free trial, however they do offer a 7-day money back guarantee and a choice of 3 pricing tiers (monthly, annually and 6-monthly) which gives you some flexibility if you simply want to test drive their software for a few days. For increased anonymity they also accept Bitcoin as a payment method (as well as major card companies) which is a great way to slip under the radar as far as snooping is concerned.
So, if you predominately use Apple devices to surf online and would like a service solely dedicated to securing your Apple device then Mac Sentry is a well rounded solution that will meet the needs of most Mac/iOS users.
|Number of countries with servers||16|
|Number of servers||20|
|Number of IP addresses||100|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||Yes|
|Number of devices per license||5|
- Great Multi-Platform Support
- Reliable, fast internet connection (the best in the world)
- Additional encryption options
- Well desiged, simple interface
- Easy to use for beginners, configures itself
- Get started with MacSentry now