Private Internet Access has a Mac client to help serve everyone using their services. The MacOS client is easy to operate and configure. It has a simple layout with a variety of functions accessible from the homepage.
The client can support L2TP, PPTP and OpenVPN protocols. Additionally, a variety of encryptions are available for data-streaming, handshaking and authentication. Moreover, the choice of encryptions is available from the users’ home screen. The user is also able to choose between servers depending on which they prefer, or which connects faster.
As the Private Internet Access website declares, their main aim is to guarantee privacy for their users while using their internet. Therefore, the client has the kill switch and auto-start option for an automated system.
Private Internet Access (PIA) is one of the most affordable VPN service providers in the market. The online privacy provider boasts of over 3,000 servers, spread across 37 locations, in 25 countries. PIA is a service provider based in the USA with ties to London-based Trust Media Inc. It offers a secure connection in a variety of protocols and highly sophisticated encryption levels like AES 256 for data stream encryption.
The encryption protocols available are PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN, so there are a variety of options available to keep your data safe and secure from interception, but the company’s lack of transparency regarding its server locations and the number of IP addresses it offers are matters of concern. That’s because if there are only a few, the quality of the service you get may be affected. Apart from this, setting up this service is comparatively harder than for most of the other proxy services we have reviewed so far.