On the surface these three providers, Hotspot Shield, PIA (Private Internet Access), and TunnelBear all offer similar services, all of which allow users to securely access the web while safeguarding their privacy. However, there are some considerable differences that need to be highlighted. All offer reasonable speeds and good encryption, but only PIA and TunnelBear offer a choice of connection methods, since users of Hotspot Shield can only connect via OpenVPN. All three providers have server locations across the globe with Hotspot Shield leading the way with over 90 server locations, however, PIA leaps ahead with in the region of 3000 servers, compared to Hotspot Shield’s 200. No server numbers are given by TunnelBear. All three offer mobile solutions and are suitable for public Wi-Fi hotspot usage. They also can be used to access geo-restricted content, although access is to Netflix is not guaranteed through TunnelBear. TunnelBear does not support the use of BitTorrent at all, while both Hotspot Shield and PIA can be used for Torrents; PIA does not support torrenting on its US servers.