With the America’s National Security Agency, UK’s Government Communications Headquarters, India’s Central Monitoring System and China’s Great Firewall dedicated to spying on every individual (and individual activity) on cyber space, online privacy and anonymity is impossible without VPN encryption.
However, not every VPN in the industry provides the kind of top notch encryption that is necessary to beat these cyber spying giants and their merciless spying activities.
Let me get one thing straight here: Encryption depends on the VPN protocol, not the VPN service provider. So you want a VPN service provider that offers as many encryption methods as possible.
But deciding on an encrypted VPN is never easy because there are so many things that need to be considered. Considering the detailed reviews and evaluations I have carried out in the recent past, I came up with the following list of top 5 encrypted VPNs.
PureVPN is one of the industry’s oldest VPN service providers. The veteran VPN service provider provides its users access to over 450 encrypted VPN servers located in over 85 countries.
With over 450+ servers spread out across 85+countries, PureVPN claims to offer PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP, OpenVPN and IKEv2 VPN protocols with up to 256-bit encryption and 5 multi logins allowed – all topped off with a 3 day money back guarantee.
PureVPN provides 1, 6 and 12 month plans for $6.95, $44.95 and $49.95 respectively. If you look at the 12 month plan, you will notice that this has to be one of the most affordable encrypted VPN packages available in the VPN industry right now.
And that is not all, because PureVPN keeps coming up with discount offers quite frequently – even when there is no international event taking place. When I was writing this review, a visit to the PureVPN website’s ‘Order VPN’ webpage revealed a 10% discount on all packages.
IPVanish offers 14000+ IPs to its users through a network of over 140+ servers located across 59 countries. IPVanish offers OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP protocols for $10.00, $26.99, and $77.99 for 1, 3 and 12 months respectively. It is only the 1 month subscription that seems slightly above industry standard rates, but even that comes down thanks to discount offers that IPVanish frequently comes out with. And the 7 day money back guarantee isn’t so bad either.
Every package comes with IPVanish’s NAT Firewall cover, which I think is a great add-on, but not exactly what I would call a unique selling proposition.
IPVanish offers client VPN software for Windows, Android, iOS (minimum 7), Mac, and Mac OS X. Sorry but IPVanish has no client software for Linux support, but it does have some pretty neat Ubuntu support. A briefing of IPVanish and its characteristics cannot possibly be complete without mentioning that IPVanish offers not only Tutorials but also Visual Guides to help get encrypted VPN users on their way with setting up their IPVanish
OverPlay VPN strongest factor is the comatibility that it offers. OverPlay VPN is compatible
with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS based iPhone and iPad, Android based devices and BoxeeBee. Having DNS allows OverPlay to offer services to use for AppleTV, PS3, XBox 360, Roku and multiple Router types.
ExpressVPN is the VPN industry’s most reliable service providers. ExpressVPN is a multi-protocol VPN provider that gives users access to OpenVPN UDP, OpenVPN TCP, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP and PPTP protocols. This means you will get military grade encryption on your VPN tunnel.
Express VPN offers three pricing plans, all of which provide access to the complete set of ExpressVPN features and options. The three pricing plans are available in 1, 6 and 12 month denominations so you can pick one that suits you best.
All pricing plans are powered by ExpressVPN’s network of 50+ servers that are spread out in around 40 countries across the world. In addition, all pricing plans are covered with the ExpressVPN 30 day money back guarantee. This means that you can take ExpressVPN for a test drive and check out the ExpressVPN’s unmatched encryption yourself.
In addition, ExpressVPN is highly compatible with almost all internet-enabled devices and operating systems. ExpressVPN’s custom software is user-friendly and loaded with features that are designed to give new and veteran VPN users the ultimate internet experience.
It has servers in 35 different countries. With access to over a thousand IP addresses, the users can stream and download anything anywhere at any time. It provides strong encryption to protect the users from the cybercrimes and online surveillance.
It supports PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP protocols. It does not keep any logs of users’ online activities. It comes with a 7-day money back guarantee. The three packages vary from $6.99 to $49.95; the users can choose any of the three packages as per their convenience and requirements.
SwitchVPN qualifies as one of the top 5 encrypted VPN services available online thanks to extensive protocol support that spans PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and SSTP protocols. Giving users access to these protocols allows SwitchVPN to ensure 360 degree online protection through military-grade encryption. The net result of this software architecture is giving VPN users complete control of their internet sessions.
SwitchVPN’s encrypted tunneling services are available in 1, 3 and 12 month plans. The best part is that choosing between personal and business packages gives you increased multi-login capability. This is particularly useful if you consider it in light of SwitchVPN’s extensive compatibility that covers all major devices and platforms.
You can ask for a free trial by contacting SwitchVPN directly, or you can go ahead and subscribe with confidence from the 30 day money back guarantee that covers all plans and packages. Upon subscribing, you will get access to unlimited bandwidth and 75+ VPN servers in around 25 countries around the world in addition to P2P and VoIP support.
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