As a German based provider, Traceless.me are gaining a lot of traction in the VPN industry. Perhaps it’s down to their generous free VPN package or the many protocols they provide or the solid encryption methods. This VPN provider aims to give you anonymity no matter what your online activities.
Unlike many VPNs, Traceless.me offers a free package as well as a monthly subscription.
The free plan is unsurprisingly limited to 5GB data allowance per month with access to only 2 server locations (Netherlands and Germany) and a slightly impeded network speed. The standard protocols you would expect are provided: PPTP, L2TP, IPSsec (IKEv1 and IKEv2) and Socks5, which certainly is enough to safe-guard your data from potential hackers.
The paid plan further enhances your security with firewall-busting capabilities by adding these protocols: OpenVPN, SSH Tunnel, HTTP and SSTP. These will ensure that data transported securely to avoid interception. Equally important is the encryption methods implemented and depending on the protocol different encryption types are used, such as AES 256 or 128 bit. To further enhance security measures, Traceless.me firmly stresses that they keep “zero logs – and we mean it”.
Currently, they only provide a free VPN client for Windows (on both price plans) but other platforms such as Mac OSX, iOS and Android will soon be joining the club with their own native app. Premium users will have access to 11 server locations (Switzerland, Sweden, Romania, USA and the UK) which is perfect for unblocking geo-restricted content such as Netflix, YouTube or BBC iPlayer. Also, up to 6 devices can be connected simultaneously as opposed to the free plan which only gives you 2.
If you’ve tried the free version and ready to go all-in to purchase their premium package then you have a range of payment methods such as PayPal, Bitcoin, Mint or GiroPay. Or if you want to part company, a 30-day money back guarantee is offered giving you plenty of time to suss whether they are right for you or not.
Although Traceless.me have a modest amount of server locations, they still appear to confidently deliver what they promise: the ability bypass censored networks (from university firewalls to more sophisticated governmental controls) while enhancing privacy safe-guards to protect your data from hackers, thieves and snoopers. For what they provide for free, you can’t go wrong by giving this service a try.
|Number of countries with servers||11|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||Yes|
|Number of devices per license||6|