Based in Chicago and Bucharest, Mantis VPN are small service provider who takes a vow to “protecting your digital footprint”. So, how does this provider match up to the big guns in the VPN industry?
MantisVPN has a very modest amount of servers located in just 6 locations: Chicago-USA, Bucharest-Romania, Lipova-Romania, Amsterdam-Netherlands, London- UK, Helsinki-Finland. This is still enough to be able to unblock geo-restricted websites like, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and open the door to services such as Spotify, Pandora, What’s App or Skype.
All traffic is encrypted using AES-256 encryption which is widely used in the VPN industry and known to be on the toughest methods to secure the transmission of data. Also, MantisVPN only uses the OpenVPN protocol which again is considered the most robust protocol cable of breaking through firewalls and bypassing censored content throughout the world.
One advantage of MantisVPN is they enforce a limit on the amount of users for each server at any given time which ensures that each server has the maximum speed possible. This also enables P2P and Torrent users to experience the best possible connection speed. Not all VPNs allow this kind of activity, so this is a huge bonus for avid torrent downloaders.
Their tough stance on online privacy and security is reflected by their assertion that no user data is kept – not even bandwidth, or connection times, which many VPNs still collect inspite of advertising a no logging policy. Their FAQ state that they simply ignore DMCA requests as they have no data to hand over anyway.
Available across all platforms, this service accepts up to 6 anonymous payment methods such as Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin. You also have the option of 1 month, 3 month or annual subscription.
Overall Mantis VPN provides an affordable and secure service for users who are mostly concerned with keeping their identity and data safe from surveillance and intrusive data gathering agencies. They may not have copious amounts of servers but they implement the best protocols and encryption methods available so you’ll be able to hide your true location, surf anonymously and protect your online activity from hackers and surveillance agencies.
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|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
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