ZPN review

August 2017
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Even more advanced users will appreciate ZPN as a VPN service provider.
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Overall score
6.9
Highlights
  • Fast server speed
  • Virtual firewall
  • Over 500 servers
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

ZPN Ratings

7.5
privacy
Privacy
7.1
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
6.9
apps
Apps
7.3
server
Servers
6.8
support
Support
6.5
Value for Money
Overall score

6.9

General overview

ZPN belongs to a self-described elite group of VPN services operated by Vostok Soft FZC, which is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. With its multi-platform abilities, good speed, security, and server locations, this VPN is on par with the best in the industry.

ZPN general highlights:

Overall Rank
#27
Money-back guarantee
7
Setup time
13 min.
Device count per license
5
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$5.99/month
Overview - conclusion
ZPN is based in the United Arab Emirates and offers multi-platform support.
Privacy
7.5

ZPN has a simple privacy policy - they will not release any information about you to anyone unless asked by authorities with a proper court order. P2P file sharing is allowed, but be careful not to indulge in sharing pirated material because this can lead to a DMCA notice (if you violate copyright laws) in countries where it is illegal. ZPN’s privacy policy states that it collects minimum information about its users.

All connections are encrypted - protocol encryptions vary from BlowFish 128-bit to AES 256-bit. ZPN also offers a virtual firewall for an extra layer of security, which protects your computer and other devices from cyber-attacks. Windows and Android platforms have additional support for SSL VPN and AntiDPI protocols for additional security. ZPN has a “no-log” policy for all of the pricing plans, which makes sure that you remain anonymous.

Privacy - highlights
  • Virtual firewall
Privacy - Conclusions
ZPN has a virtual firewall and offers additional layers of security with some of its features.
Features
7.1

Like most premium VPN services, ZPN also offers a great deal of features. ZPN houses 578 servers across 20+ different locations around the world. A virtual firewall protects your connection from DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) and other similar forms of cyber-attacks. Because these attacks are mostly carried out using IP addresses, it is crucial to have good protection against them. ZPN encrypts your connection and masks your IP address for better security.

All major VPN protocols like L2TP/IPSEC and OpenVPN are supported by ZPN. You can bypass online censorship with the help of ZPN. Even country-blocked websites are accessible. A free trial of 10GB per month is a good initiative by ZPN and a neat trick to attract more customers, because they provide almost the same speed in the free version as in a premium one.

Features - highlights
  • Fast speed
  • Over 500 servers
Features - Conclusions
ZPN has more than 500 servers and protection against DDoS attacks.
Apps
6.9

To meet the demands of modern users, multi-platform compatibility is a must for any type of application. ZPN has not disappointed in this regard. Along with Windows, iOS and Android apps, there is also support for Linux. With the help of manual configurations, ZPN can be used with Mac as well. L2TP and OpenVPN protocols are available for all platforms except Linux.

There is support for personalized OpenVPN configuration files, which extends the reach of this software. These configuration files can be used to personalize your experience with ZPN.

Apps - highlights
  • Personalized OpenVPN configuration
Apps - Conclusions
ZPN offers support for all major platforms and operating systems as well as personalized OpenVPN configuration files.
Support
6.8

The only downside of ZPN is customer support, because there is no live chat so you will have to wait for your queries to be answered.

Another flaw in ZPN’s customer support is that they operate only on weekdays - if you run into some serious issues during the weekend, then it might be difficult to find a solution on your own. ZPN also has a FAQ page that answers most of the basic user questions.

Support - highlights
  • No live chat
  • Operates only on weekdays
Support - Conclusions
ZPN offers no live chat and customer support only works on weekdays.
Value for money
6.5

ZPN has three pricing plans: free, mobile, and premium. The free plan has a 10GB/month data limit and there is no P2P support. Bandwidth is limited and only 5 server locations are offered. If you want to increase your data limit to 50 GB with unlimited bandwidth and P2P support, then the Mobile Plan is an amazing, yet affordable option. $2.99/month on a monthly basis, $2.49/month quarterly and $1.99/month charged annually is pretty low-priced with a good data limit. This pricing plan is for moderate VPN users who do not have large data needs.

Premium Plan users can enjoy everything unlimited. Unlimited data transfer, unlimited bandwidth, P2P support to download torrents, and 20+ server locations are all available in this plan. The only thing limited is simultaneous connections - more than 5 simultaneous connections are not allowed. Premium Plan is priced at $9.99/month on monthly basis, $7.99/month charged quarterly, and $5.99/month charged annually. Payment methods include PayPal, BitCoin and major credit cards. ZPN also offers a 7-day money-back guarantee

Value for money - highlights
  • Offers a free plan
Value for money - Conclusions
ZPN has a 7-day money back guarantee and the pricing plans are somewhat cheap.