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Mullvad VPN vs
PureVPN vs
2021

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

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Which VPN is better?

Author Image Daniel Krohn
Daniel Krohn
Cybersecurity Researcher

Server deployment marks out PureVPN as a clearly superior product when put through a comparison with Mullvad VPN. Looking at the service model, Mullvad is deployed either through the Mullvad client or by setting up OpenVPN. With the Mullvad client, DNS Leak Protection is enforced and the internet is blocked if there is a failure in the connection (aka kill switch). PureVPN’s proprietary model has options of OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, SSTP and IKEv2. Mullvad VPN needs a bit of configuration work for Android and iOS which can be done with the help of guides provided on the site. Mullvad appears simple and scaled down as it does not ask for an email or a phone number. After downloading and installation, it is ready to use. But, for Android and iOS, the procedure is not as straightforward. PureVPN is equipped with a feature for automatic selection of protocol for users who do not have tech expertise. In terms of logs, both products do not maintain any.

 

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 The Bottom Line

Author Image Daniel Krohn
Daniel Krohn
Cybersecurity Researcher

PureVPN is more dynamically efficient in all respects and emerges as the clear frontrunner in this tossup with Mullvad VPN. With just one pricing option, Mullvad VPN emerges weak on this score too, while PureVPN comes with a number of options. PureVPN’s core strength is in its reliability & support, where it comes out with flying colors. Working on servers located in all continents (except Antarctica, of course), Hong Kong-based PureVPN is among the high fliers in the VPN segment, while Sweden-based Mullvad has begun working its way into the big league.

Interestingly, if you compare PureVPN with Blockless, which is our top ranked vpn, you'll see that PureVPN can learn a lot from Blockless. Compare PureVPN with Blockless