OctaneVPN operates as two separate companies with the marketing company based in the United States and a network operations company that is based out of a privacy friendly foreign country. Their network contains 142 servers spread over 44 countries and offers the OpenVPN, PPTP, and L2TP with IPSec protocols. You will get 256-bit encryption with the OpenVPN offering and 128 bit with the other two protocols. They secure your DNS queries with their unfiltered servers which are under their control.
Upon booting their gateways load over an encrypted network from their main node and work from encrypted ramdisk. If the server is removed from the location, the ram disk vanishes upon powering down. Their network allows file sharing traffic, and there are no data or bandwidth limits so you can use BitTorrent or any other P2P software over your connection. You can also use their service to watch streaming media from sites that require you to have a local IP address, or you can simply browse the web.
You are also protected from DMCA or similar complaints by the split structure of the company. The network company has no customer data, and their marketing company is US-based. The marketing company would respond to an order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction, and since the marketing business doesn’t have admittance to any data connected to network actions or user goings-on, there is little information that a court order could disclose.
OctaneVPN provides a custom app you can download for Windows or Mac that makes connect a breeze. It provides DNS and IP leak protection by eliminating all paths but the VPN route from your device when the customer has an active VPN connection. They also provide guides for setting up iOS and Android devices, Linux-based operating systems, and guides for using their VPN with routers and NAS devices.
Payment can be made by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as credit/debit card, Darkcoin, and PayPal. If you want to remain anonymous with your payments, you can use DashCoin, Bitcoin, or a disposable credit card or gift card. Payment methods such as PayPal or credit cards are linked to an account token so that renewal payments can be processed and credited. All plans include all protocols, unlimited data, unlimited speed, access to all servers, free client software, and 5 simultaneous connections.
You can purchase a subscription by the day, month, quarterly, 6 months, or year.
Like premium vendors such as NordVPN, to protect your privacy, OctaneVPN doesn’t keep any server logs. Although it can’t do everything that a premium vendor can, including unblock Netflix. If you’re after a vendor that can, check out our top picks.
|Number of countries with servers||40|
|Number of servers||150|
|Number of IP addresses||250|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||Yes|
|Number of devices per license||5|