TorGuard and Ivacy are two well-known VPN providers with some critical differences. TorGuard’s network is massive, with over 3,000 servers to choose from. It’s the better all-around VPN for China, and offers smooth access to Netflix via optional dedicated IP addresses. Ivacy has 100+ available locations, but far fewer servers (just over 450), so server load can be an issue.
Both VPNs take user privacy seriously, but the Singapore-based Ivacy may be the better choice if you want complete peace of mind, given TorGuard’s US company headquarters.
Ivacy isn’t the fastest VPN around – it’s more focused on the basics, like solid encryption and a reliable, secure connection. It also offers the split tunneling feature, which can be very useful. TorGuard’s speeds are impressive, making it a more suitable VPN service if torrenting and streaming are on your mind.
It’s also worth noting that only a fraction of Ivacy’s servers work with the industry-recommended OpenVPN protocol. While TorGuard also offers a variety of protocols (excluding IKEv2), its OpenVPN support is much more advanced.
Lastly, Ivacy has a slightly better refund policy – it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on 6-month and yearly subscriptions, compared to seven days for TorGuard. However, Ivacy’s monthly plan is only covered by a 7-day money back guarantee.