Swiss-based VyprVPN is a well-specified service which boasts more than 70 server locations and a stack of unusual high-end features.
The company has its own zero-knowledge DNS service, for instance. Its proprietary Chameleon protocol could help you get online even in VPN-blocking countries like China and Iran. And platform support covers everything from the regular Windows, Mac, Android and iOS apps, to routers, Android TV, QNAP, Blackphone, Anonabox and more.
Download speeds are mostly high, too, with only a few of the more unusual and out-of-the-way locations – Taiwan, Macao, the Maldives – lagging behind the rest. Even they managed around 8-10Mb, enough for many tasks.
We like the fact that VyprVPN has turned the logging situation on its head. Losing significant brownie points in the past, we now see that VyprVPN has had an independent audit to confirm that there is absolutely no logging whatsoever occurring. And there’s more good news if you’re looking for website unblocking, with the service giving us easy access to US Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
So there’s a lot of good stuff…what about any negatives? We found a few quibbles during our latest round of testing, especially when using with its clunky Windows client that feels like a throwback to the internet of days past. Struggling with Vypr? Then the website support resources are definitely much less detailed than other VPN services.
VyprVPN isn’t quite perfect, then, but there’s undoubtedly a lot to like – a must for your VPN service shortlist.