Based in Poland, VPN Shield is the VPN service product of the company Defendemus. They pride themselves on being an easy-to-use service for non-geeks. I recommend looking at NordVPN if you want a VPN that offers seamless streaming at lightning-fast speeds though, because I was unable to confirm VPN Shield has that capability. There’s no mention of whether or not the service can unblock streaming services like Netflix anywhere on its site.
With just one VPN Shield subscription, you can connect five devices from a variety of operating systems. These include Windows (8.0 or higher), Mac OS X, iPads, iPhones, Android devices and Kindle Fire. All of which come with their own app, so there’s no need to get tangled up setting it up manually. The only thing you need to do is use the same account on each of your devices.
Their VPN services give you complete anonymity, changing your IP address from its physical location. It also allows you to bypass censorship on content you’d much rather have access to such as media streaming.
They have a rather interesting approach to offering a free trial; after downloading the VPN Shield for the first time, your first day is entirely free. This gives you a chance to experience it and see if it works for you. If you’ve already subscribed and then “Like” them on Facebook, you gain a further 3 days for free.
Subscriptions are offered in a variety of packages for 7-days, 30-days, 90-days, 1 year, and 3 years. And as they state, “You select the time-period, and we deliver the service, it’s as simple as that.” It can only be paid for with PayPal, so if you’re seeking discretion at all costs, then you should probably look elsewhere for a VPN provider.
VPN Shield has its servers installed in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan, and they provide reliable, secure connections for their users as well as unlimited server switching. VPN Shield monitors their servers at all times to maintain high-quality service. They hold a review every month also and endeavor to install more servers in popular regions.
No traffic data is kept but on the other hand connection timestamps and bandwidth consumption data are both logged. They do not provide DNS services either. And the company does not allow any torrenting traffic from within its network.
VPN Shield offers a ticket-based support system for customer support. They maintain that they are on hand to respond, “4.5 times faster than industry standards, and [they are] working every day to improve our response time.” Also, troubleshooting instructions are provided in their extensive Support Database. This allows users to fix any minor errors by themselves.
Despite looking everywhere on their website, we could find no mention of their protocols support. Which for the more tech-savvy and encryption conscientious user is probably enough to put them off as a VPN provider. For the non-geeks they ‘target,’ it is potentially not enough to deter them away from the simple subscription packages, easy installation processes, and fast connections.
However, more a more transparent and all-round better VPN experience, check out NordVPN.It offers better value and outdoes VPN Shield in every aspect.
|Number of countries with servers||11|
|Number of servers||103|
|Does VPN keep logs?||Yes|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||No|
|Number of devices per license||5|