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IPVanish Makes Online Privacy Easy

Whenever you use the internet, whether to search for information, conduct business, pay bills, or purchase home essentials, you put your personal information at the risk of being traced and stolen by hackers. The chances of this happening are higher when you use public Wi-Fi. If a hacker gets ahold of your personal data, they can either use it for their own benefit or for blackmail. Some can even block your access to your accounts unless you pay them a ransom.

Now more than ever, you need to protect your privacy and any personal data you use or share online. One way you can do this is by using a VPN or Virtual Private Network. 

IPVanish can help safeguard your private information from cyberattacks, such as ransomware and identify theft, by using their VPN service.

About IPVanish

IPVanish, also known as IPVanish VPN, is a commercial VPN service provider which started operations in 2012. It was founded by Mudhook Media, Inc., a subsidiary of the Highwinds Network Group, which offers IP services such as cloud storage and Content Delivery Network (CDN). The company’s main headquarters is in Orlando, Florida. Being based in the United States, IPVanish is under the 5 Eyes Intelligence Alliance jurisdiction, which has the authority to track, monitor, share, and investigate online activity if needed. Other countries included in the 5 Eyes Alliance are the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

How can IPVanish Protect Online Privacy? 

When you surf the internet using your internet service provider (ISP), your data is transmitted to the internet, making it vulnerable to the scanning software and devices of cyber attackers.

But when you connect your device to the internet through a VPN, you are using a temporary IP address while your real IP address remains hidden. All your personal information and online activity are converted into a complicated code while traveling between your device and the VPN server. As all data go through an encrypted tunnel, they become unreadable and inaccessible by hacking tools.

Pricing and Subscription Plans

You can choose from three subscription plans. The lowest deal is for $5.00 per month. If you want to subscribe for a longer plan, you can choose between their 3-month subscription plan ($13.50 for three months or $4.50 per month) and their 1-year subscription plan ($39.00 for a year or $3.25 per month). All three plans come with a 45-day risk-free, money-back guarantee.

IPVanish is partnered with SugarSync which offers an additional 250GB of encrypted storage and back-up for an additional fee.

Features

Do you want to know more about IPVanish? Then have a look at the features that we listed below;

Privacy Protection

IPVanish uses 256-AES CBC/GCM for data encryption, which is used by many leading security agencies and organizations around the world. It also has OpenVPN UDP as the default protocol and includes Open VPN TCP, IKEv2, SSTP, PPTP, IPSec, and L2TP as other protocol options.

Split Tunneling 

IPVanish’s Split Tunneling feature provides you with the option to select which apps or devices can connect to the VPN server and which ones can run on the internet without the VPN server.

Access to Regional Content

Some countries block access to certain websites due to strict censorship laws. IPVanish enables access to geo-locked websites so you can enjoy the content you need no matter where you are and what device you are using, as long as it is connected to one of their VPN servers.

Zero Traffic Logs Policy

As indicated on their website, IPVanish does not log, collect, or monitor their user’s personal data. However, they do track non-personal data such as page requests, bounce rate, average time spent on site, and browser type. These data are collected using cookies and similar technology.

Kill Switch

IPVanish just recently added the Kill Switch feature to their VPN. Also called Network Lock, the Kill Switch feature automatically disconnects your device from the internet should the VPN connection suddenly stops working. You can disable the Kill Switch feature anytime, especially if you are downloading large files and want to avoid any interruption.

Multiple Devices

IPVanish is compatible with devices that run on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, Mac, and many others. You can also set it up on Windows phones, Ubuntu, Chromebooks, and routers. Just one subscription allows you to connect up to 10 devices at a time.

Wide Network of Servers

IPVanish has over 1,300 servers spanning over 60 countries. With the vast network of servers, you can enjoy fast connectivity, upload and download speeds, and uninterrupted streaming anywhere in the world. You can also switch servers with ease to find the one which works faster based on your location.

24/7 Customer Support

IPVanish has an excellent customer support team that is highly responsive to inquiries via phone, 24/7 live chat, or email. 

 

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      Good VPN
      Good price for a good VPN. Probably not the best one out there but it gets the job done for sure and I trust it’s security layers.
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      Great optional tutorial
      Their optional tutorial is so good for a newcomer. My mother wanted to install and figure this on her own and she did great with the help of the tutorial. Now she loves this VPN! And she wasn’t an experienced PC user, far from it.
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      A native app for Amazon Fire TV!
      The fact that they have a native app for the Amazon Fire TV stick was very surprising for me. I can’t remember many VPNs having such a thing.
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      5 star customer support
      Good support that was very helpful with a few issues I had. Replied quickly and solved my problems
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      Could be a bit better
      The kill switch is great but isn’t available to everyone. I have Windows and it’s there but everyone should have it, on anything.
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      Nice!
      Works well with the Amazon Fire TV stick
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      We need a kill switch for every platform
      I couldn’t believe IPVanish has a kill switch just for Windows (which is a MUST) and macOS! This is pretty bad for such a known VPN…
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      Try them via iOS
      Guys, give them a try especially if you have an iOS device as they offer a free 7-day trial to users who sign up using their iOS app. Take advantage of this and try them.
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      Can't unblock the Great Firewall of China
      I was disappointed to find out that it can’t unblock the Great Firewall of China 🙁 They should really work on this. This was a no-go for me and I had to ask for a refund. IPVanish is not bad but right now I need a VPN that can do this.
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      Great download speeds!
      Download speeds are off the charts with 11.20 mbps when I first started and then 10.12 mbps when I connected with IPVanish. The loss is pretty good.
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      Much better than I thought
      I had no idea IPVanish was this good! Before I found out about it a few weeks ago I had no idea it even existed. I knew about the big players like NordVPN or ExpressVPN but didn’t know about these guys. But they are sure doing a great job! I highly recommend giving them a try as they are top 5 VPNs or even top 3 material for sure.
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