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HideMyAss VPN Review – Features And Benefits Of Using HMA’s VPN Service

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HideMyAss (HMA) is a well-known provider of security and anonymity solutions such as proxies, VPN services, anonymous emailing and secure file uploads. The HMA range of privacy services is offered by Privax Limited which has been in the business since 2005 and is registered in United Kingdom. This article will make you familiar with the most important features of HMA’s VPN service and how it can help you to secure your online presence.

HideMyAss VPN Features:

1) Protocols Supported – PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN

2) Encryption Strength – 128 bit encryption with 1024 bit RSA key

3) Speed & Bandwidth Restrictions – No speed or bandwidth restrictions of any kind.

4) VPN Servers – 560+ VPN Servers in 62 countries (with 68,500+ IP addresses). Server locations include a mix of big VPN markets and offshore locations like United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, France, Greece, Moldova, Belgium, Estonia, Portugal, Australia, Sweden, Slovakia, Philippines, Netherlands, Ukraine, Lithuania, Jordan, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, South Africa, Ireland, Hungary, Norway, Turkey, Germany, Singapore, Finland, Japan, Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania, South Korea, Luxembourg, India, Panama, Taiwan, Uruguay, Iceland, Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil, Denmark, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Morocco, Egypt, Vietnam, Poland, Hong Kong, Russia and Croatia.

5) Server Switching Policy – One subscription gives access to all 560+ servers. Additionally, customers are free to switch servers as many times as they wish.

6) Device/OS Compatibility – Compatible with Windows (XP/Vista/7/8), Mac (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion), Linux, iOS, Android, iPads, iPhones, Smartphones, Smart TVs, gaming consoles (Xbox, PS and Wii), set top boxes and routers.

7) VPN Software – Easy to install and use HideMyAss Pro VPN software available for Windows, Mac, iPhones and iPads. The software supports multiple VPN protocols and displays a list of fastest VPN servers available. It is also possible to schedule IP address changes and bind applications with the VPN software to avoid leaking of real IP address. HMA’s software is not yet available for Linux and Android so you must install the service manually for devices running on these Operating Systems. HMA provides dynamic IP addresses to customers and allows 2 simultaneous connections for every VPN subscription.

8) Logging Policy – HMA logs and stores IP address, timestamp and bandwidth consumption details for 1 month.

9) Subscription price – $11.52 for monthly plan, $49.99 for 6 month plan (27% saving) and $78.66 for yearly plan (43% saving).

10) Free Trial/Money Back Policy – No free trial available. 30 day money back guarantee for customers consuming less than 10 GB of bandwidth.

11) Customer Support – Email, Live chat and HMA forum. The live chat facility is available only for 12 hours a day.

HideMyAss VPN Benefits:

1) Bypass Geographical/IP Blocks – HMA VPN allows you to unlock Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube, Skype, Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, FOX, CBS, NBC, HBO Go, NHL, MLB, CWTV, USA Network, TNT, MTV, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, 4OD, Demand 5, iTV, Sky Go, STV, UK TV, CBC, CTV, Spacecast, E!, Global TV, Spotify, RTL, Rara, AT5, TV Lab, Deezer, Zattoo, Canal+, ProSieben, Vox, Sat.1, Das Erste, Eurosport, TF1, Direct 8, Arte, Wilmaa and RTS from any country or network.

2) Bypass Censorship – HideMyAss VPN makes it easy to bypass censorship, throttling, traffic shaping and firewalls imposed by governments, ISPs and network administrators. So if you are looking for a way to access Facebook, Twitter and YouTube from China or Skype from Middle East then HMA would be perfect for you.

3) Data Security – Your HMA subscription would ensure the security of your banking information, credit card numbers and passwords for social sites thereby protecting you from monetary and identity theft.

4) Protection of Wi-Fi Sessions – Includes built-in Wi-Fi protection to secure your wireless sessions at coffee shops, malls and airports from sniffing, hacking and snooping threats.

5) Secure All Applications – HMA’s privacy solution secures all the applications connecting to the internet with just one click.

Final Verdict - HideMyAss provides an affordable VPN service that scores high on most parameters. And although the company logs IP addresses of subscribers, it does not hand over customer data to third parties or law enforcement agencies without a valid court order. So if you are looking for a reliable VPN service with a global presence, you cannot go wrong with HideMyAss VPN.


February 10, 2014
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