ProXPN is a rock-solid VPN service that provides Internet users with secure browsing in addition to geo-location privacy. The service provider is based in Netherlands, a country which has favorable laws that don’t subject data to mandatory retention. Their VPN service is characterized by a straightforward feature set, simple interface and configuration options as well as a simple pricing plan, which make it an overall easy-to-use service.
ProXPN VPN service is steadily gaining the reputation of protecting their user’s online activities.
ProXPN service supports OpenVPN and PPTP encryption protocols. OpenVPN is implemented with a 2048-bits encryption key and 512-bit tunnel. In addition to this, the service comes with a built-in VPN Guard feature that allows you to automatically disconnect your connection in case the VPN drops accidentally. This is more or less the killswitch function disguised in a sugar-coated name.
ProXPN outlines very transparent terms regarding the use of the service. Included in their policy is a statement that says there's no logging of users IPs, duration of connection, or activities, so you can be sure there's no information about you to hand over to anyone. Additionally, they state that mandatory information collected about you, for example sign up information, is never shared with anyone. They also include a list of forbidden activities (e.g. hacking, spamming, distributing viruses, etc.) within their terms of service. What is strange is that you must provide your telephone number when purchasing their plan. They say the number is required for account activation but that doesn’t sound good to anyone who wants to stay completely anonymous.
ProXPN provides only 2 VPN encryption protocols. Open VPN and PPTP, which may not be enough for advanced users with different requirements.
ProXPN offers a variety of features - the ability to select authentication protocols between OpenVPN and PPTP, VPN Guard, multiple devices, P2P access (generally restricted on their servers located in the US), unlimited speeds, and all available ports are open.
ProXPN currently has 65 servers in 18 countries. Most of the servers are located in the US, Canada and Europe, giving subscribers enough coverage to access some of the major streaming sites that may be restricted in other locations. As mentioned earlier, ProXPN is Torrent friendly though this feature is not available on the servers within the US.
A in-built killswitch, also known as a VPN Guard is available to the users.
If you decide to try out the ProXPN VPN service, you can use it on your Windows or Mac PCs, as well as iOS or Android platforms. Their software includes a simple and straightforward interface, so downloading and installing it on your devices takes no time at all. Once installed, starting the connection on your device is as easy as one click. Other configuration options on the system are also easy to locate and well organized.
ProXPN offers intuitive and easy to use apps as well as desktop clients. The Windows one is probably the best out of all supported devices offered.
The support staff at ProXPN is available 24/7, and can be contacted via e-mail, phone, or through their Twitter account. You can also access the FAQ section on their website for answers to basic questions and concerns regarding the service offering. However, there is no live chat option.
While ProXPN offers 24/7 customer support and a few contact options, the lack of live chat is unfortunate.
The ProXPN premium plan has 3 subscription packages. The first one is a 3-month subscription plan which costs $9.98 per month while the second one is a 6-month subscription which costs $8.33 per month. The last one is a 1 year subscription which costs $6.25 per month.
If you purchase the plan as a new user, you get a 30-day risk-free trial period which translates to 30-day money back guarantee. You can use credit/debit card or PayPal as payment methods.
The pricing plans are somewhat high, but the biggest drawback is the lack of 1 month plan.