SecurityKISS is a Dublin based VPN provider that is popular among the netizens for providing free and paid services.
As the name indicates, the company’s mission is to protect the data of its and users and provide them with ample security to make sure they are safe from the clutches of hackers and snooping agencies.
SecurityKISS claims that it even though its service is sophisticated, anyone can use it without much effort.
However, I will be investigating the truth behind this claim in this SecurityKISS review.
What more, I will examine if Security KISS qualifies for our list of other VPN reviews.
- Free of Cost
- Accepts Anonymous Payment through Bitcoin
- Strong encryption protocols offered (OpenVPN and L2TP/IPsec)
- Offers Chat Support, FAQs and Email Ticketing System
- Cross Platform availability (Windows, iOS, Android and Mac)
- No Registration required for Free Version
- Stores Connection Logs
- Imposes Data Caps
- No Dedicated Apps for Mac or iOS
Strong Points of SecurityKISS
To understand the true appeal of SecurityKISS, it is important to highlight the things that make this VPN special.
Transparent Logging Policy
SecurityKISS is extremely forthcoming about its logging policy. It is explained something like this.
To make things simple, the provider keeps connection log. This means they monitor how much time you spent with the VPN.
They also keep your IP address but that along with the session data is deleted within 10 days.
Considering all this, data logging shouldn’t be an issue with Security KISS.
Tunneling protocols work as the safe route between your information and the internet.
If these tools don’t have the capacity to take on the modern hacking mechanisms, the VPN becomes obsolete.
Fortunately, SecurityKISS uses the best of the best.
It packs OpenVPN and L2TP/IPsec protocol.
OpenVPN is a proficient tool that can withstand powerful hacking attempts.
L2TP/IPsec is not bad either. In fact, some people prefer it on cell phones as it drains less battery.
The only downside here is that SecurityKISS VPN utilizes 128-bit Blowfish encryption along with 1024-bit RSA for sessions.
So while SecurityKISS tunnel is advanced, same cannot be said about the encryption.
Free Version Available
Although the free plan of SecurityKISS comes with several restrictions, it is a free VPN nonetheless.
The ‘Green’ plan lets you connect with servers from 4 countries.
It has a generous 20 GB per month data limitation and doesn’t sport many additional features that come with the paid plans.
Users may experience slow speed with this version.
Regardless, if you need online privacy without spending a dime, SecurityKISS’ Green plan should do the job.
No DNS and WebRTC leaks
Like everything else, VPNs have some vulnerabilities.
Sometimes their secure tunnels don’t work the way they’re supposed to.
This results in IP leaks.
IP leaks generally happen in two forms. DNS leak and WebRTC leak.
Luckily, IPleak.net is website that detects these any potential leaks.
Here’s what it showed while I was connect to SecurityKISS’ Munich server.
My original IP and DNS address were not detected.
So, is SecurityKISS safe?
Downloading torrents seem like a harmless activity.
But nothing is as simple as it seems on the internet.
While you download torrents, a sea of people can detect your actual IP address.
This makes you vulnerable to the nefarious designs of hackers and cyber creeps.
Hence, privacy advocates recommend that you download torrents with a VPN enabled.
This brings us to another dilemma.
Many VPNs outright restrict torrenting on their service as it attracts copyright sharks.
So what should do?
Simple. Only select VPNs like SecurityKISS that allow torrenting. Just make Emerald package if you are a torrent addict.
But we will get into that later in the pricing section of this SecurityKISS review.
Excellent Customer Support
SecurityKISS provides an excellent decent Customer Support to its users. From accepting users’ queries through Tickets to Live Chats, they take their users’ feedback very seriously.
Although the Live Chat is not advertised as 24/7, it was online in most of the tries. This is impressive as many VPNs dupe customers with “24/7 Live Chat” feature although it is barely available at most times.
Apart from the FAQs guide, they have a very detailed “Troubleshooting” section as well to ensure the questions of users are fully answered.
I would like to give full marks to SecurityKISS for ensuring that all kinds of users (the laymen and veterans) find the Customer Support equally helpful and useful.
Gaming, Streaming and VoIP Support
SecurityKISS offers gaming support on all its plans except for the free one. And the same goes for music and video streaming services. Apart from the free plan, all the packages come with gaming, streaming and VoIP friendly servers. All the servers provide enough bandwidth to ensure the subscribers enjoy their streaming and online gaming as much as they want.
As far the VoIP support is concerned, there are very few VPN providers in the industry that enable the users to unblock Skype calls and to make international calls at cheaper rates. SecurityKISS is one of them and we believe it is doing a fine job with the VoIP services at the moment.
Areas if Improvement
These are some areas in which SecurityKISS disappoints the user.
Average Server Count
There is a reason why I always recommend our readers to opt for a VPN service that solely works on a paid business model.
You might get perplexed and rightly so, but the free services never allow the subscribers to make use of full features, in fact their paid services consist of a fairly small pool of servers.
SecurityKISS is one of many such providers that offer premium server locations to only paid subscribers.
SecurtyKiss offers around 67 servers in 15 countries including US, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Canada, Italy and more nations.
That said, each paid plan comes with varying sever locations. However, freemium users can only avail a limited number of servers i.e. five to ten servers in the US, UK, France and Germany.
Another thing I learned whilst researching for this SecurityKISS review is that the free users do NOT get access to the dedicated VPN servers offered by the provider.
Data Limit on Different Plans
This is something that really bothered me while conducting this SecurityKISS review.
Capping the data on free versions is understandable but capping it on paid versions cannot and should not be justified. Anyway, subscribers on the free version can enjoy 300MB/day, 20GB/month on the Economy Plan, 30GB/month on the Basic Plan, 50GB/month on the Premium Plan and Unlimited Data Limited on the Ultimate Plan.
Some might argue that the provided data limit on different plans may well be enough for subscribers, but it is a standard practice among the VPN services now to provide unlimited data limit on all the plans.
Anyway, some margin of error can be given to SecurityKISS because of the features, services, packages and prices it provides to its users.
In this part of the SecurityKISS review, I will evaluate its most important aspect.
So, without further ado. Here how this VPN performed in my tests.
Without the VPN:
With the VPN:
SecurityKISS is neither too fast nor too slow. It’s somewhere in the middle.
Still, I have put speed in areas of improvement as fast VPNs are generally in demand.
Compatibility with Devices and Operating Software
SecurityKISS is as tough as its competitors when it comes to providing its VPN clients on various devices and supporting various operating software.
Device compatibility is one asset that you cannot ignore if you are reviewing a VPN service. Upon a basic inspection, I found out that provider supports Windows, Android, iOS, Mac and Linux and provides a custom VPN client to all the subscribers of the aforementioned platforms.
Windows client for SecurityKISS offers a simple and sleek design but compromises not even a bit when it comes to performance.
A 2.58 MB installation file requires no formal registration. In addition, the windows client comes with a plain layout compromising of a stats section and connect/disconnect button.
Also, users can check information about data usage, IP addresses and connection status on main page of SecurityKISS window client.
You can click the CPU on the bottom right or hit options to change the server. In server window, you can also switch between different protocols.
In the options, you can also enable Exclusive tunneling. It is a feature that prevents any potential data leaks.
Overall, the SecurityKISS Windows is user-friendly and extremely efficient.
The Android app for SecurityKISS is equipped with an appealing design that has similar features as Windows client. The in-house Android client is available to download on Google Playstore.
After installing SecurityKISS on Android phone or tablet, you instantly secure you online activities, emails, calls, chats, confidential conversations and social networking accounts against prowling cyber threats.
In addition, the Android client of SecurityKISS offers both OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec encryption, thus ensuring reliable protection to netizens for torrenting and P2P file sharing. That said, I consider their android app as a must try VPN in SecurityKISS review.
Mac users can secure their online privacy and browsing activities with SecurityKISS. However, in SecurityKISS review, I have discovered that provider doesn’t offer any dedicated client for Mac users and thus subscribers need to install Tunnelblick on their Mac to use SecurityKISS.
After successfully connecting to SecurityKISS, users can check their VPN connection by visiting SecurityKISS location tracking site. In addition, SecurityKISS offers an instant access to tons of geo-blocked websites and services on Mac from anywhere in the world.
Just like Mac, SecurityKISS does not have a dedicated app for iOS. This leaves two options for the Apple faithfuls: GuizmOVPN and L2TP.
Although GuizOVPN is not a bad option, I would recommend L2TP as it is a bit light on your device.
Not just that, L2TP is perfectly capable of protecting your phone on public Wifis.
Pricing Plans and Packages
I would like to give provider the credit where it is due. There are hardly a few good VPN services that offer diversity in their packages and pricing plans.
Though I am a fan of universal packages, VPN providers should cater Netizens with different online security needs.
SecurityKISS does exactly that it with its four pricing plans.
SecurityKISS offers five different plans, namely: GREEN (Free Plan), OLIVINE (Economy Plan), MALACHITE (Basic Plan), JADEITE (Premium Plan) and EMERALD (Ultimate Plan). The server count, data limit and many other features and services differ in these plans, but they all come with easy-on-the-pocket prices.
Let’s skip the Free Plan and start with the prices of Olivine (Economy Plan). You can avail the services of the Economy Plan on monthly basis at $3.21, on quarterly basis at $2.86/month, on half yearly basis at $2.68/month and on annual basis at $2.14/month.
Basic Plan can be subscribed for $4.28/month on monthly basis, on quarterly basis at $3.93/month, on half yearly basis for $3.57/month and on annual basis for $3.21/month.
Premium Plan can be subscribed for $6.43 on monthly basis, quarterly plan for $6.08/month, half yearly plan for $5.36/month and annual plan for $4.82/month only.
Ultimate Plan can be subscribed for $10.73 on monthly basis, quarterly plan for $10.38/month, half yearly package for $8.94/month and annual package for $8.05/month only.
While writing this SecurityKISS VPN review, I checked out the payment methods that are offered to the subscribers by SecurityKISS.
Along with from Bitcoin, SecurityKISS accepts payments made with Visa Card, Master Card, American Express, Paypal, CashU and also accepts payments made through wire transfers.
The payment methods are very convenient to ensure users from all the regions are able to make the most of its free and paid services.
SecurityKISS doesn’t have a money back guarantee per say. But it refunds the remaining amount of the subscription whenever the customer cancel their account.
But do make sure to read the ToS before using this VPN.
This VPN has impressed me a great deal. But I understand that many Netizens might not agree with me.
Fair enough. There are other reviews on our site.
SecurityKISS Trustpilot Review
Trustpilot is a great platform where people can share their respective experiences with different online products.
On this site, a lone SecurityKISS review sings high praise of this service.
SecurityKISS Twitter Review
Twitter has taken over the social media landscape with its innovative features. It is where the word of mouth regarding different brands and services is spread.
SecurityKISS has found devotees on twitter thanks to its service efficiency.
Had Nordvpn before but wasn't really happy with it. Switch to SecurityKISS very happy with that one.
— Kenny Hallaert (@SpaceyFCB) June 12, 2018
Similarly, the cheap cost of the VPN has garnered is a great attraction for users with financial limitations.
Don't know what country you have difficulty from but I was advised to use a VPN – to Betfair from Spain and SecurityKiss is cheap.
— Dave West (@noideologies) August 3, 2016
SecurityKISS Reddit Review
Word travels fast on the forum of reddit. So, if a VPN is up to no good, reddit is the first to know.
On this forum, SecurityKISS enjoys a good reputation.
Some research reveals that few years ago there was a rumor about NSA targeting SecurityKISS. However, that turned out to be untrue.
While conducing this SecurityKISS review, I came across quite a few things that caught my attention instantly.
The ‘Plan sharing” for instance is one of its own kind feature that is available only on SecurityKISS as of now. Overall, I was happy to use its services, found it genuinely quicker than other VPN services, and felt that it was extremely efficient.
I would definitely recommend all the readers to give it a try, it is free after all and should they find it good enough for their devices and streaming services; opt for its paid version to upgrade its performance!