ProtonVPN and Tunnelbear are close competitors with each providing strong 256-bit AES encryption, seamless cross platform compatibility, and bitcoin for anonymous payment. As a Swiss provider, Proton offers formidable protection from government surveillance with its OpenVPN protocol. By passing traffic through multiple servers using Secure Core technology, Proton is able to safely hide users’ IPs. While Proton boasts a zero-log policy, it disappoints with its poor customer service and shifty connection speeds. Beyond its quirky outlook, Tunnelbear has a lot to offer in the way of security and privacy with its wide choice of protocols including OpenVPN and GhostBear, and the VPN’s stealth mode, which makes it possible to bypass firewalls such as those in China. If you are looking for P2P torrenting, TunnelBear will disappoint but users will be delighted with this VPN’s ability to unblock Netflix. Both VPNs come with a kill switch. Tunnelbear allows you to connect to five devices at a time by default, but you have to upgrade to Proton’s Pro plan to get five simultaneous connections (basic plans get three).