Right off the bat, VIP72 does deliver on its promise of IP anonymity. Although expensive by most standards, VIP72 doesn’t mess with weak protocols and shifty encryption. However, it has provision for just one device per license, lacks a kill switch, keeps partial logs and has no money-back guarantee for its rather costly service. In existence since 2005, HideMyAss is a tried and tested client, boasting the largest server and IP network in the world. With diverse protocol options, including OpenVPN-UDP, PPTP and L2TP, it’s easy to see why HMA is popular. Its 128-bit encryption is a far cry from the industry-standard AES-256, but HMA makes up for the shortfall with above-average speeds and solid performance. SurfEasy is the go-to client for users looking to bypass China firewalls, but it will not unblock Netflix. With numerous server locations, DNS leak protection and OpenVPN 256 bit encryption, SurfEasy is serious about online security.