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Private Internet Access vs IPVanish VPN 2024

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    Which VPN is better?

    Author Image James Everard
    James Everard

    Senior Writer

    Choosing between these US-based VPN giants may be tricky since they have some similarities — for instance, both are fast and optimized for streaming. Plus, IPVanish and Private Internet Access (PIA) each support unlimited devices and offer affordable prices considering their quality. But there is a gulf between them once you explore each service’s customizable options.

    IPVanish offers all the essentials in terms of functionality and security, but its features are somewhat limited. However, PIA stands out as one of the most feature-rich services I’ve ever tested. Its Settings menu reveals a treasure chest of customizable settings, while it can also cater to any level of technical preference.

    If you want to see it for yourself, you can try PIA for free with its 30-day money-back guarantee. If its wealth of settings proves too much, you can easily claim a refund and try the more straightforward IPVanish instead.

    Short on Time? Here Are My Key Findings

    Private Internet Access IPVanish
    ⭐ Overall Rating Our Score: 9.5/10

    www.privateinternetaccess.com/

    Our Score: 9.2/10

    https://support.ipvanish.com/

    💲 Lowest Monthly Price $2.03/month for a 2-year subscription + 4 free months $3.25/month for a 2-year subscription + 3 free months
    🗓️ Price on Renewal $56.94 per year
    (subject to change)
    $89.99 per year
    (subject to change)
    🤑 Coupons PIA 82% Off (36-month plan) IPVanish 77% Off (24-month plan)
    💸 Money-Back Guarantee 30 days 30 days
    📺 Streaming Works with Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Max, ESPN, Discovery Plus, iPlayer, and more Works with Hulu, Disney+, Max, ESPN, Discovery Plus, and more
    🌍 VPN Servers 91 countries with 29,650 servers 75 countries with 2,200 servers
    ⚡ Speed 5% drop on nearby servers 6% drop on nearby servers
    🎮 Gaming Performance 9ms ping on nearby servers, great for high-speed gaming 11ms ping on nearby servers, great for high-speed gaming
    🧑‍🤝‍🧑 P2P Support Yes, on all servers Yes, plus a SOCKS5 proxy
    🔐 Security Protocols WireGuard, OpenVPN (UDP and TCP, 128 and 256-bit encryption), and IPSec (IKEv2) WireGuard, OpenVPN (UDP and TCP), IKEv2, IPSec
    🔌 Kill Switch Yes, plus an advanced option Yes
    ✅ IP/DNS Leak Protection Yes Yes
    🏢 Based in Country US US
    ⚠️ Does VPN Keep Logs No No
    Works in China Maybe (not guaranteed) No
    #️⃣ Number of Device Connections Unlimited Unlimited
    💻 Device Compatibility Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and more Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, and more
    🔧 Customer Support Instant 24/7 live chat, searchable knowledge base, FAQs, contact form Instant 24/7 live chat, searchable knowledge base, FAQs, email support
    Best alternative to Private Internet Access

    Our Score: 9.9

    If you can’t choose between these services, ExpressVPN is a great alternative. Its unique Lightway protocol was built from the ground up to cater to the needs of commercial VPN users. It offers fast speeds for optimum streaming, downloading, and gaming and highly advanced security.

    Streaming — PIA Works With Most Major Platforms

    IMPORTANT! The vpnMentor team and I oppose copyright infringement. Theoretically, you could use our recommended VPNs to access streaming platforms and their regional libraries from abroad. But that may constitute copyright infringement and violate the streaming platform’s terms of use. Please use your VPN responsibly.

    PIA maintains streaming-optimized servers for the UK, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Japan, Australia, and the US (x2). Our international testing team confirmed that it offers buffer-free streams and reliable connections for platforms licensed in those regions, with the exception of Sky. The VPN failed to stream the service during my tests from the UK.

    Streaming Platform Private Internet Access IPVanish
    Netflix ✅ Yes, including popular Netflix libraries like the US, UK, Canada, Japan, South Korea, and Switzerland ⛔ No
    Disney+ (US) ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
    ESPN ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
    (HBO) Max ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
    Hulu ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
    Sky ⛔ No ✅ Yes
    Amazon Prime Video ✅ Yes ⛔ No
    BBC iPlayer ✅ Yes ⛔ No
    ABC ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
    CBS ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
    NBC ✅ Yes ✅ Yes

    Screenshot showing the PIA app over a browser streaming Killing Eve on Netflix UKWhile IPVanish was unreliable for Netflix, PIA was consistent with its regular and specialty streaming servers

    IPVanish works with various popular platforms, and it’s one of the few that does so reliably with Sky Go. But it’s hard to ignore that it doesn’t work with Netflix, Prime Video, or BBC iPlayer. If you’re looking for a reliable streaming VPN, those are some pretty major omissions.

    Screenshot showing the IPVanish app over a browser streaming Echo on Disney Plus USIPVanish wouldn’t work with Disney+ using any of the UK locations during my tests

    Winner
    If you prioritize watching Sky, go for IPVanish, but otherwise, I recommend PIA. It has specialty streaming servers for multiple countries and works with the most popular platforms.

    Server Network — PIA Outstrips IPVanish By a Mile

    Private Internet Access IPVanish VPN
    Total Countries With Servers 91 75
    Number of Servers 29,650 2,200

    There’s no contest here. PIA is way ahead of IPVanish in both countries and number of servers. PIA is also the only reliable VPN I’ve tested with servers in every US state, so it’s a great choice for use in America. You’ll always have fast nearby servers, wherever you are in the country.

    Winner
    To put it into stats, IPVanish’s server network is just 7% the size of PIA’s. Plus, PIA covers 25% more countries than IPVanish (which doesn’t offer servers in a single country that PIA doesn’t cover). IPVanish’s 20 US locations would be impressive compared with most services, but since PIA has servers in every state, even that is an easy win.

    Speed — PIA Is Faster Across All Distances

    PIA has considerably faster speeds than IPVanish, which is hardly surprising since it has a much larger network. Speeds on our tester’s nearby UK servers were only 1% faster with PIA, but from New York, the difference rose to 44% in PIA’s favor. Japan’s download speed was the only one of 6 tests in which IPVanish had a slight advantage.

    PIA also offers the option to balance your speed and security. You can toggle between 256-bit encryption (safer but slightly slower) and 128-bit (less secure but with a speed boost). IPVanish offers no such customization and only offers 256-bit encryption.

    Screenshot showing a speed test with the PIA app connected to a server in New YorkSpeeds from New York were particularly impressive since it’s 5,500+ km from the vpnMentor tester in the UK

    IPVanish did well on nearby servers, but long-distance connection (UK to US) dropped significantly, as can be seen below.

    Screenshot showing a speed test with the IPVanish app connected to a server in New YorkSpeeds on faraway servers were relatively sluggish with IPVanish

    Speed Tests PIA Average Download Speed IPVanish Average Download Speed PIA Average Upload Speed IPVanish Average Upload Speed
    Connected to a US server 101.26Mbps 57.02Mbps 18.55Mbps 16.78Mbps
    Connected to a UK server 121.38Mbps 120.37Mbps 18.76Mbps 18.36Mbps
    Connected to a Japan server 66.59Mbps 69.60Mbps 13.54Mbps 7.88Mbps
    Winner
    Although IPVanish kept up pretty closely with PIA in some speed tests, there were noticeable differences when comparing the VPN’s long-distance speeds. Add to that the ability to adjust various speed and security factors, and PIA is the clear choice for speed.

    Gaming — PIA Let Me Play Lag-Free

    While both PIA and IPVanish worked well for gaming on local servers, only PIA offered lag-free gaming on most long-distance connections. During my tests, I connected to US servers to play Fortnite with my overseas friends. I had no interruptions while gaming with PIA, but the lag on IPVanish’s servers made it difficult to play.

    PIA (WireGuard) IPVanish (WireGuard)
    Quick Connect (UK) 9ms 11ms
    Connected to a US server 75ms 134ms
    Connected to a UK server 9ms 11ms
    Connected to a Japan server 236ms 340ms

    I couldn’t use either VPN to play games on ultra-long-distance connections, though. When I tried gaming on servers in Japan, the lag was simply too much to play. This isn’t surprising — very few VPNs offer low-latency connections at this distance. Nearby servers were thoroughly responsive, though, and perfect for the insanely addictive bonk.io.

    Screenshot showing the PIA app connected to a UK server over a browser playing bonkioI recommend the WireGuard protocol for gaming since it offers fast speeds and low latency

    Winner
    I had no issues gaming on most of PIA’s servers, while I could only game lag-free with IPVanish if I connected to local servers. The lag was too high on ultra-long-distance connections with both VPNs.

    Torrenting — IPVanish With SOCKS5 Proxy for Fast Downloads

    Neither service offers specialty P2P servers, but both VPNs support torrenting across their regular networks. Despite PIA’s larger network, faster speeds, and port forwarding feature (which requires manual network configuration), I’m giving this round to IPVanish since it offers a proxy service specifically designed to support P2P.

    The proxy isn’t as secure as a VPN since it doesn’t encrypt your data, but for the same reason, it’s also faster than a VPN. Despite the security concession, it’s still safer than a regular internet connection since it hides your real IP. You can configure IPVanish’s proxy directly to your download client, but I liked that it also works via the Firefox browser.

    Note that downloading copyrighted files is illegal almost everywhere, so make sure you only torrent materials from the public domain. We recommend VPNs for privacy, not piracy.

    Winner
    IPVanish’s proxy service offers faster torrent downloads than any other VPN I’ve tested. Both VPNs are still a solid option for browsing and downloading via their regular VPN server networks.

    Security — PIA Offers Considerably More Security Options

    This is another area where there’s barely any competition — PIA’s advanced security features blow IPVanish’s bare-bones app out of the water. Take a look at the table below. IPVanish doesn’t win any of the 12 categories, with PIA comfortably ahead in most.

    Security Feature Private Internet Access IPVanish
    Encryption level AES-128-GCM, AES-256-GCM, SHA256 authentication AES-256
    Kill Switch All OSs, plus advanced option All OSs
    DNS/IP Leak Protection Yes Yes
    Protocols WireGuard, OpenVPN (UDP and TCP, 128 and 256-bit encryption), IPSec (IKEv2) WireGuard, OpenVPN (UDP and TCP), IKEv2, IPSec
    Split Tunneling Yes Yes
    Private DNS servers Yes Yes
    Tor Over VPN servers No, but supports Tor No, but supports Tor
    RAM-only servers wipe data Yes Yes
    Ad & malware blocker Yes (MACE) Yes (Threat Protection)
    Double hop servers Yes, VPN plus Shadowsocks/SOCKS5 proxy No
    Dedicated IP addresses Yes, for an extra fee No
    Obfuscation technology Yes, via MultiHop Yes, via OpenVPN + Scramble

    PIA’s Advanced Kill Switch doesn't let you connect to the internet until you turn on the VPN. That means PIA is particularly useful in privacy-adverse countries and on restrictive networks because it makes sure you're protected at all times.

    Plus, it offers a decent effective ad, tracker, and malware blocker that’s preconfigured in the app. IPVanish provides an ad blocker, which blocked 93% of ads when I tested it on my PC laptop. It did well on Android too. However, I had to install a beta version to get it on macOS, and it isn’t available on iOS.

    Screenshot showing the PIA app with MACE activated over an ad and tracker test tool recording a 49% rate of blocksPIA’s MACE feature is available on all of its apps

    Winner
    IPVanish offers all the security essentials you need and is a great option if you want an out-of-the-box solution to protect your online activities. But with its wealth of features and customizable security options, PIA is once again a clear winner.

    Privacy — PIA Edges a Close Call

    Both services have their HQs in the US, a founding member of the 5/9/14 Eyes Alliance. That means they’re both obliged to comply with data requests from government agencies.

    However, I’m confident this isn’t a problem since both VPNs have independently verified no-logs policies. That means that even if the authorities demand data, there will be nothing to submit. PIA’s no-logs claims have even been proven in court multiple times. When user data has been demanded, PIA has never had anything to show.

    On top of this, PIA takes the lead in privacy protection since it accepts crypto payments via BitPay. If you use this in combination with a burner email, you can leave no trace of your subscription to PIA. Whereas there’s no way of subscribing to IPVanish without it logging your payment details (albeit with bank-level encryption and security).

    Winner
    PIA takes this category since it accepts crypto payments and has multiple independent verifications of its no-logs policy. Furthermore, thanks to some high-profile court cases, PIA’s no-logs policy has been legally proven on multiple occasions.

    Works in China — PIA May Work, but IPVanish Won’t

    The government of China operates the Great Firewall (GFW), one of the toughest firewalls in the world. Only state-approved VPNs can be used by residents in China, although there are no public records of visitors being sanctioned for VPN use in the country.

    China continually upgrades the GFW, and few VPNs have the resources or inclination to stay ahead of its network blocks. As a live chat agent revealed, IPVanish is unable to overcome these blocks. However, PIA has had some success in China — although you may have to tinker with its many settings to get it to work.

    The WireGuard protocol might work in China, although there’s no guarantee. WireGuard is available on PIA apps for all OSs, so it’s worth a try. If you’re feeling technical, you can try using manual configuration through OpenVPN Connect. It’s not straightforward, but there’s a handy guide on the PIA website.

    Winner
    Another easy win for PIA since IPVanish doesn't work in China. It’s possible you’ll have success with PIA as long as you tinker with some settings and try a few options that customer support recommends.

    Installation & Ease of Use — IPVanish Is Simpler, Although PIA Is More Feature-Rich

    Both VPNs are quick and easy to install, taking less than 2 minutes on any device. And, despite the abundance of options, PIA’s more complex features have handy explainers beside them. Just hover over the “i” icons.

    Screenshot showing the PIA Settings menu with handy explainers for complex featuresPIA’s main app is neat and small; you only need to open Settings if you want to customize your features

    IPVanish is simpler, but that’s largely due to the lack of adjustable settings and features. If you want a simple VPN, just use PIA’s main interface and don’t open the Settings menu. It’s preconfigured for most online activities anyway, so you don’t need to adjust anything if you don’t want to. On the other hand, I find IPVanish’s user interface clunky since its recent redesign.

    Winner
    Despite its lack of features, IPVanish isn’t that user-friendly, and its map-based server list makes the desktop app cumbersome and befuddling. In comparison, PIA’s abundance of features and settings are carefully organized and well-explained, and the design is sleek and intuitive.

    Reliability & Support — PIA’s Agents Are Knowledgeable and Responsive

    Customer Support Features Private Internet Access IPVanish
    24/7 Live chat Yes, click the chat widget on the bottom right of the website. A live agent should respond almost immediately. Yes, click Help on the bottom right of the website. You’ll get a chatbot first, but click Get in touch to speak to a human.
    Email support Yes, via a form on the website Yes
    Phone support No No
    Step-by-step setup guides Yes Yes
    Searchable knowledge base Yes Yes
    Exhaustive FAQ section Yes Limited

    PIA’s live chat agents are only ever seconds away. You don’t have to go through a chatbot, and its agents are generally helpful and knowledgeable. Plus, the Support section, featuring guides and a searchable knowledgebase, is considerably more extensive than what IPVanish has to offer.

    Winner
    IPVanish’s live agents are helpful and quick to respond, and the chatbot only takes a few seconds to override. However, the wealth of info on PIA’s site and the expertise that its agents offer make it a clear winner.

    Tips on Choosing Between PIA and IPVanish

    If you’re yet to decide, here are the criteria I used to scrutinize PIA and IPVanish during my rigorous testing process.

    • Smooth streaming. ​​My international team and I each tested the VPNs with our local content using servers in our respective countries. This allowed us to experience firsthand the buffering times and video quality to make sure these VPNs worked with the most popular streaming services.
    • Fast speeds. The vpnMentor speed tester conducted tests on multiple servers at various times of the day. By measuring download and upload speeds, it was easy to gauge each VPN's performance.
    • Server networks. I examined the size and distribution of each VPN's server network. A vast and well-distributed network often translates to better connectivity.
    • Robust security features. I scrutinized the security protocols and extra features offered by each VPN. This involved testing encryption standards, kill switches, and any additional layers of security that protect against data leaks and cyber threats.
    • Respectable privacy practices. For this factor, I meticulously studied each VPN’s privacy policy to make sure they keep your online activities private.
    • Easy to use. I navigated through the interfaces of each VPN to evaluate their user-friendliness. A straightforward, intuitive design is essential for hassle-free operation, especially if you’re new to VPNs.
    • Trustworthy money-back guarantee. I checked the terms of the money-back guarantees and tested them for myself to ensure they were reliable. It's important that you have a reliable refund option if the service doesn't meet your expectations.

    PIA vs IPVanish — Reddit Opinions

    Many Reddit posts enthuse PIA’s reliability and excellent privacy record, despite its location in the US. It has many loyal, long-term users, whereas some services can have customers looking to move on after brief subscriptions. Some users report that IPVanish is more reliable for streaming, but that’s contrary to what my team and I found during our extensive tests.

    Our Score

    Features 9.5/10
    Pricing 9.5/10
    Ease of Use 9.6/10
    Reliability & Support 9.8/10
    Features 9.2/10
    Pricing 9.2/10
    Ease of Use 9.0/10
    Reliability & Support 9.3/10

    Reviews

    Review by our expert
    Author Image Angela Jovanoska
    Angela Jovanoska

    Cybersecurity Researcher

    Our Score: 9.5/10

    Private Internet Access has one of the cheapest VPN subscriptions available — you can sign up for as little as $2.03/month. With such a low price, I wondered whether PIA could really stand out against its higher-priced competitors. It’s been around for 10+ years, so it could be one of the best-value VPNs out there. I decided to find out just how good it is by looking into the company’s lo...

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    Latest positive user review
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    Ez
    10.0/10
    Best VPN Out on The Market

    I like PIA VPN the best for the following reasons: ● It's a reliable and trustworthy policy; they don... 't record anything harmful to you; strict no logs. ● I've been using it for one month and there are specific times when it speeds up my internet speed (varies by internet) ● It's a distinctive feature of DIP (dedicated IP) - I think not many popular VPNs have this feature, I also purchased this feature to avoid getting the captcha verification and it never showed up ever since. It's only been a month using this VPN but as I gain more experience with this client, I'm pretty sure I will find more good features and utilize them. Thanks for having read my review:)More

    Latest negative user review
    M
    Mike Johnson
    2.0/10
    PIA no longer works on Amazon Fire devices.

    I have used PIA for several years with no issues. Currently, amazon fire devices can no longer sign i... n to the account. Used on 3 TVs with 3 different fire devices with the same result. There is no way to resolve the issue.More

    Review by our expert
    Author Image Keira Waddell
    Keira Waddell

    Senior Writer

    Our Score: 9.2/10

    IPVanish offers high-speed connections and an impressive list of advanced security features at a budget-friendly price. So, I was eager to test it out for myself. I carefully studied its privacy policy and thoroughly tested its speeds, security features, and streaming capabilities. I also looked into its network coverage and ease of use before putting its customer service team to the test. ...

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    Latest positive user review
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    Stu Taylor
    10.0/10
    Very, very satisfied

    I am into my third year of using IPVanish. I am extremely happy with the speed, reliability, features ... and reliability. The fact that I have used it for this long without trying the competition speaks volumes. I am never going to try anything else because I am completely happy with what I have. Why risk it?More

    Latest negative user review
    B
    Beth Gray
    2.0/10
    Misleading, false advertising, don't honor guarantee. BEWARE

    IP address and region not effectively blocked on most sites. Streaming sites do NOT work with their se... rvices, but they do not disclose that anywhere on their website. The support team had no idea in terms of technical knowledge. They claim that their 30-day guarantee is unconditional and there is no risk, but they have so many exclusions buried in their fine print that the average user would have huge difficulty finding. They advertise on many streaming how-to websites where they KNOW their services do not work. COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY. If I could give less than one star I would. SO unethical.More

    Pricing

    Private Internet Access IPVanish VPN
    Starting Price $2.03/month $3.25/month
    Price (On Renewal) $56.94 per year
    (subject to change)
    $89.99 per year
    (subject to change)
    Money-Back Guarantee (Days) 30 days 30 days
    Number of devices per license Unlimited Unlimited
    Router Setup (for Unlimited Devices) Easy setup, but supports fewer router models than IPVanish Easy setup with helpful guides

    Both VPNs are among the most affordable on the market, and both are better value than most of their rivals. But the real mystery is how PIA is actually cheaper than IPVanish. PIA has considerably more servers, features, and uses than IPVanish, which it beats in almost every category.

    Winner
    Both VPNs offer 3 lengths of contract. Whichever you go for, PIA offers considerably more for your money and is currently cheaper than IPVanish across the board.

    Best VPN by Category

    Best VPN Overall

    PIA is better in almost every regard thanks to its vast server network, faster speeds, and a huge array of adjustable features. Even if you do run into problems, its customer support is far easier to access.

    Best VPN for Torrents

    This is the one area in which IPVanish excels. It offers a proxy service that’s custom-built for torrenting. You can easily integrate it into the settings of your download client, or enable it on the Firefox browser. Its regular VPN network also supports torrenting on every server.

    Best VPN for Windows

    PIA is better — not only does it work with Windows 8.1 and up, but it’s a pleasure to use. Every feature is ready to use, including Split Tunnel, MultiHop, and PIA MACE ad, tracker, and malware blocker.

    Best VPN for Android

    PIA comes out on top since it offers a slick app with a streamlined version of the desktop app. You get 3 protocols and automation options. Both VPNs offer split tunneling, which is useful on mobile devices.

    Best VPN for Mac

    PIA is better because you get so many more customization options, including the variable kill switch. Plus, it’s one of the few VPNs that offers split tunneling on the macOS app.

    Best VPN for iOS

    PIA is a clear winner, with an iOS app that’s almost identical to the Android version. You get a choice of protocols, a kill switch, and a Safari content blocker. Plus, your last 6 countries feature on the homescreen for easy one-click connections.

    Best VPN for USA

    PIA is hard to beat for the USA since it has servers in every state. That means you’ll always get fast, nearby connections no matter where you are in America. It also works well with the most popular US streaming platforms.

    The Bottom Line

    IPVanish is a solid and reliable service, but PIA excels in almost every regard. It easily triumphs for speed, servers, locations, customization options, and usability. That makes it superior for most online activities across all OSs. It offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try PIA for free. If you don’t like its plethora of features, you can claim a full refund and give IPVanish a whirl.

    Time to decide which one is best for you

    FAQ

    Is PIA better than IPVanish?

    Yes, PIA is better than IPVanish in almost every respect. While both VPNs are solid choices for streaming, PIA has far more servers in far more countries and way more customization options. You can optimize many of its impressive wealth of features, making it superior for most online activities across all OSs.

    Is PIA faster than IPVanish?

    Yes, PIA’s considerably larger server network makes it far faster. The huge quantity of servers ensures you won’t experience slowdowns due to server crowding. Plus, you’ll get faster speeds since you’ll always have nearby servers wherever you are in the world. Its lower latency also makes it a superior choice for gaming.

    Do PIA or IPVanish offer any deals?

    PIA and IPVanish VPN both frequently have promotional offers. Check out our up-to-date list of coupon codes and deals, which are often seasonal or available for short periods. Despite its overall superiority, PIA currently offers the cheapest subscriptions with long-term plans available for $2.03/month.

    We review vendors based on rigorous testing and research but also take into account your feedback and our affiliate commission with providers. Some providers are owned by our parent company.
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    vpnMentor was established in 2014 as an independent site reviewing VPN services and covering privacy-related stories. Today, our team of hundreds of cybersecurity researchers, writers, and editors continues to help readers fight for their online freedom in partnership with Kape Technologies PLC, which also owns the following products: ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, and Private Internet Access which may be ranked and reviewed on this website. The reviews published on vpnMentor are believed to be accurate as of the date of each article, and written according to our strict reviewing standards that prioritize the independent, professional and honest examination of the reviewer, taking into account the technical capabilities and qualities of the product together with its commercial value for users. The rankings and reviews we publish may also take into consideration the common ownership mentioned above, and affiliate commissions we earn for purchases through links on our website. We do not review all VPN providers and information is believed to be accurate as of the date of each article.

    About the Author

    James conducts rigorous hands-on research and testing to evaluate dozens of VPNs for his articles. He's an advocate for digital freedom.