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VyprVPN review

August 2017
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Unrestricted speed on streaming websites and 24/7 customer support make this VPN a perfect choice.
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Overall score
8.2
Rating #5 of 81
Highlights
  • Offers more than 700 servers
  • NAT firewall
  • Has its own DNS
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Privacy
privacy
Hiding IP
privacy
Sports
Supports:
netflix
Roku
netflix
Kodi
netflix
BBC
netflix
HBO

VyprVPN Ratings

8.4
privacy
Privacy
9
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
7.8
apps
Apps
8.1
server
Servers
8.2
support
Support
7.9
Value for Money
Overall score

8.2

General overview

VyprVPN is an excelent VPN service provider with a great network performance as well as a large server selection.

VyprVPN is a premium VPN provider and therefore offers a smart quality to price ratio. The Premium version has all of the functions one can expect from a VPN service. In addition, some nice features like Chameleon encryption makes it invaluable in some cases.

VyprVPN general highlights:

Overall Rank
#5
Money-back guarantee
30
Setup time
8 min.
Device count per license
5
Mobile apps
IOS, Android, Blackphone & Blackberry
Best price
$6.67/month
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Company information
Company name: GoldenFrog
Company incorporation country: Switzerland
Years in market: 7
No-logs: Yes
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Overview - conclusion
VyprVPN is a great VPN service that has great speed, good performance and nice customer support. Chameleon and other various protocols offer strong privacy, which is one of the best Vypr's features.
Privacy
8.4

OpenVPN, PPTP (point-to-point tunneling protocol) and L2TP (layer 2 tunnelling protocol) - all three major protocols are supported in the Pro version of Vypr, but only Chameleon is not available for basic users. We mentioned this before, but we highly suggest using OpenVPN protocol due to its speed and security. A new feature called VyprVPN Cloud has been launched and lets the VPN users to create an easy-to-use, highly secure VPN server deployment solution. This allows for users to add another layer of security when accessing public or private cloud servers.

Vypr also allows using their internal DNS service, which supposedly gives another layer of security for those who are located in countries where internet connection is monitored/blocked at the country level. Vypr describes this Chameleon technology like this: "it scrambles OpenVPN packet metadata so it cannot be recognized and blocked".

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Feature / Criteria VyprVPN PureVPN ZenMate  
OpenVPN
PPTP
L2TP/IPSec
IKEv2
P2P allowed
Encryption (strongest) AES-256 AES-256 AES-128
Internet activity logs
Connection logs
Killswitch
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Privacy - highlights
  • Own DNS
  • Strong Chameleon protocol
  • Multiple protocols to choose from
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Privacy - Conclusions
VyprVPN offers very strong encryption, however, some logs are kept and torrenting isn't allowed.

What Twitter users say about VyprVPN

expert
I chose VyprVPN because it was one of the highest rated services. I was not disappointed. Speeds were great and it is a company you can trust.
Brent A.
14 days ago
expert
The Fastest And Most Secure VPN for South Africans #VPN #Cybersecurity #Apps #southAfrica #VyprVPN #tech
Brent A.
7 days ago
expert
Been using VyprVPN for years. Their app is great, they are fast, and they have a ton of POPs.
@TechMilitant
2 days ago
expert
Fantastic service with amazing speeds, intuitive apps, wide option of global server locations and responsive & intelligent Support.
Mathieu Feulvarc'h
5 days ago
Speed & Performance
9

The speed differences are notable, both the upload and download speed is reasonable and do not affect the browsing experience.

When you search for a VPN, fast speed is an extremely important factor. You want your streaming services to work well and without annoying buffering and your browsing experience to be smooth. Moreover, it is known that in general, Internet speed drops when using a VPN, so it's important to try and find a VPN that still offers good speed even when using VPN services. We check the speed when connecting from the US to the UK, as it's half across the globe. It is a big distance, so keep in mind that closer locations may provide better speed and latency.

Internet speed without a VPN shows your general Internet Service Provider download and upload speed. On the other hand, it is known that you lose speed when using a VPN service. So be sure to take into consideration if your speed drops too much.

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Feature / Criteria VyprVPN PureVPN ZenMate  
Unlimited speed
Server switches Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Unlimited data
Speed consistency & reliability 9.1 8 7.1
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Speed - highlights
  • The speed drops significantly
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Speed - Conclusions
The speed drop does not affect you if you're browsing, but might affect other activities.

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Apps
7.8

All major platforms and mobile apps are covered by Vypr. For platforms such as Linux, which do not have a custom app developed, extensive setup tutorials are provided.

The apps are nicely designed and simple to use. They really looks like a premium product. What we really liked was the "Connect to fastest server" button, which chooses the best server on-the fly based on the ping results. In most of the cases, the best performing VPN server is needed, not the one in some special location, and this Vypr's function perfectly suits such needs.

While most platforms only need a simple installation of the VPN software or app, some devices might need manual configuration, as there are only certain protocols and options available for a certain type of device.

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Feature / Criteria VyprVPN PureVPN ZenMate
Mac
Windows
Linux Manual configuration Manual configuration
iOS
Android
Blackberry Manual configuration Manual configuration
Windows phone Manual configuration
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Apps - highlights
  • Routers, TV's and more are supported
  • Apps are easy to use
  • Linuis not supported
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Apps - Conclusions
All major platforms are covered and the applications are stylish as well as easy to use.
Servers & Locations
8.1

VyprVPN has 700+ server locations across 6 continents, which cover more than 700 servers and 200000+ IPs.

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Feature / Criteria VyprVPN PureVPN ZenMate  
Countries 70 141 30+
Server locations 700+ 750+ 30+
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Locations - highlights
  • More than 700 server locations
  • Servers in 6 continents
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Locations - Conclusions
Country and server locations will cover most of your needs for unblocking geo-restricted content.

VyprVPN Servers are located in these countries:

Support
8.2

While subscribing to VyprVPN services to try it out, we ran into some issues, so we immediately reached out to their live support. The consultant was clearly a professional and managed to solve the issue within a few minutes.

the second support option is Vypr's knowledge base. It contains articles about the basic usage of the services as well as account management. Some VPN providers have more extensive coverage, but Vypr's articles definitely cover all the basic needs. And if you need some more information - email contact support is available as well as a community forum which you can browse through the questions already asked by other customers.

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Eventually, you will run into a problem - payment method not working, servers not connecting, pretty much anything can happen. That's where support comes through - many different customer support options mean that there are multiple ways to contact the support and get help from a professional.

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Feature / Criteria VyprVPN PureVPN ZenMate  
Live chat
Email
Knowledge base
FAQ
24/7 support
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Support - highlights
  • Live chat
  • Professional answers
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Support - Conclusions
Knowledge base covers basic needs, but could be a bit more extensive.
Value for money
7.9

Two plans are available and each of them has a monthly or a yearly subscription package. The basic plan costs $9.95 per month or $60 for an annual plan ($5/month), which is less than before. We have to acknowledge that price-wise, Vypr is definitely among the premium priced VPN providers, but they have rethinked their pricing plans and now offer their services for a cheaper price. The premium plan is $12.95 per month or $80 per year ($6.67/month) and offers 5 simultaneous connections. Moreover, it can be said that the Premium plan is more focused on users and markets where the governments are actively blocking VPN, for example China. For the same reason, Chameleon and VyprVPN Cloud are both included only in the Premium pricing plan. There is also a 3-day trial available, but this might be too short for some users to really get the feel of VyprVPN.

Credit card is needed to subscribe for the services and the lack of BitCoin payment option might be inconvenient to some customers. Cryptocurrencies are not supported as well.

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Value for money - highlights
  • Numerous payment options to choose from
  • Only two pricing plans available
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Value for money - Conclusions
The Premium plan is a bit more expensive, but offers exclusive features.
8.2

Unrestricted speed on streaming websites and 24/7 customer support make this VPN a perfect choice.

VyprVPN review
August 2017
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