ExpressVPN vs
TorGuard vs
2021

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

 
 

Which VPN is better?

Author Image Daniel Krohn
Daniel Krohn
Cybersecurity Researcher

Let’s start with the similarities between ExpressVPN and TorGuard: They both use the very secure AES-256 encryption (or 128-bit if desired, for a faster but less-secure connection), both have native apps for every commonly used platform, they both have a kill-switch feature, both have 24-hr chat support features. This is where the similarities end, and where the contrasts begin; Express is based out of the British Virgin Islands (also home to IPVanish), putting them out of the reach of the data retention laws that companies like, say, TorGuard, are subject to because they are based in the US. TorGuard, while it does have a healthy country and server count, cannot compete with ExpressVPN’s wealth of countries offered and number of servers within those countries. One point in TorGuard’s favor is the number of simultaneous connections allowed: 5 in comparison to Express’ 3. Express does, however, work well for Netflix, while TorGuard threw in the towel some time ago when they took their Netflix server offline and announced that they would not be providing a new one.

 

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 The Bottom Line

Author Image Daniel Krohn
Daniel Krohn
Cybersecurity Researcher

We thought both VPNs offer almost the same features for the everyday user, but looking further into our review gave us a somewhat different picture. Express gets past the Great Firewall of China and provides better speeds than TorGuard. Express allows users to use Netflix where TorGuard still has issues with the popular streaming service. These alone should give the advantage to Express. We prefer Express; it’s also cheaper than TorGuard.

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