ibVPN Review – Features & Benefits Of Using ibVPN Service

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Invisible Browsing VPN (ibVPN) is an IT service provider from Romania that has been offering security solutions since 2003. The company offered proxy services for many years before developing and launching its own VPN service. This article will highlight the most significant features of ibVPN’s service so that you can make an informed decision about subscribing to the service.

ibVPN Features:

1) Protocols Supported – L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, OpenVPN and SSTP.

2) Encryption Strength – Upto 256 bit encryption available for L2TP and OpenVPN.

3) Speed/Bandwidth Restrictions – No restrictions on speed and bandwidth availability.

4) VPN Servers – 60+ servers in 22 countries (1900+ dynamic IP addresses). Servers are available in important VPN markets such as United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Russia, Netherlands, Romania, Germany, Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Panama, Australia, Singapore, Egypt, Hong Kong and Turkey.

5) Server Switching Policy – Unlimited number of server switches allowed within the plan that you have selected.

6) Device/OS Compatibility – ibVPN is compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iPads and iPhones. The solution even supports DD-WRT and Sabai routers so it becomes possible to use the service with Xbox, PS3, Apple TV, Roku and Smart TVs. The company sells pre-configured Sabai routers starting from $99.

7) VPN Software – Easy to use ibVPN software available for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS. The software makes it easy to connect to the service, check server load, change servers and protocols, launch the service at system startup and automatically reconnect in case of service disruptions. However, it is not possible to bind specific applications with the software which means your IP address would be exposed if the service goes down for some reason. The software includes a built-in ibDNS feature that allows you to stream On-Demand services without experiencing any slowdowns.

8) Logging Policy – ibVPN logs date, time and location of connection; connection duration and bandwidth used per session for a period of 7 days. The company uses the information to enforce its policies and prevent abuse of the service.

9) Subscription price – ibVPN offers several different plans to cater to the needs of its customers. The company’s region specific plans (US+Canada, UK+Ireland, EU) provide access to regional servers at nominal rates ($4.95 per month, $10.95 per quarter, $19.95 for half year and $36.95 for a year). The biggest limitation of regional VPN plans is that customers are not allowed to use the service for P2P or torrenting activities.

To access servers from all over the world, you can subscribe to ibVPN’s Total or Ultimate VPN plan. Both the plans allow access to fast servers from 22 countries but Ultimate VPN plan provides access to more servers plus it allows you to use the service from 2 devices at the same time. The Total VPN plan is available for $7.95 per month ($19.95 for 3 months, $36.95 for 6 months and $69.95 for 12 months) while the Ultimate VPN plan is available for $10.95 per month ($24.95 for 3 months, $42.95 for 6 months and $82.95 for 12 months). These 2 plans also support torrenting activities through servers located at Canada, Luxembourg and Netherlands.

ibVPN also offers VPN plans for families and small businesses that allow multiple simultaneous connections. The Family plans start from $19.95 per month (for 3 simultaneous connections) whereas the business plans are available from $49.95 per month (upto 10 simultaneous connections). The company even offers a standalone DNS service and torrenting plan starting from $4.95 per month.

10) Free Trial & Money Back Policy – 6 hour free trial available to all new customers. In addition, the customers get a 15 day unconditional money back guarantee.

11) Customer Support – Live chat, email and support tickets. The company has published detailed Setup guides for all systems as well as troubleshooting instructions in the FAQ and Knowledgebase sections. It is even possible to schedule remote assistance sessions with ibVPN’s support team through Teamviewer.

ibVPN Benefits:

1) Bypass Geo-IP Blocks – ibVPN makes it possible to unlock premium services such as Netflix, Pandora, HBO Go, NHL, FOX, CBS, Hulu, CWTV, MLB, Amazon Prime, NBC, MTV, USA Network, TNT, iTV Player, 4OD, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Sky Go, UK TV, CBC, STV, CTV, Spacecast, Global TV, E!, Spotify, Rara, AT5, RTL, TV Lab, Zattoo, Deezer, Vox, Canal+, Sat.1, ProSieben, Eurosport, Das Erste, Arte, TF1, Wilmaa, Direct 8, MyTV, RTS, TVB and Mio TV from any place in the world.

2) Bypass Censorship – Your ibVPN subscription would help you to bypass surveillance, monitoring, censorship, firewalls and traffic shaping imposed by ISPs, governments and corporate networks. So if you wish to access popular sites like Gmail, Facebook, Blogger, Twitter and YouTube from China or VOIP services like Skype from Latin America or Middle East then ibVPN would be a great choice.

3) Data Security – ibVPN protects your bank login details, credit card numbers, passwords and social account details from theft and misuse.

4) Protection of Wireless Sessions – The service includes a built-in Wi-Fi protection feature to shield your wireless sessions from hackers, criminals and eavesdroppers while using the Wi-Fi hotspots at malls, airports, public parks, coffee shops and libraries.

5) Secure All Applications – ibVPN’s privacy solution makes it possible to secure multiple types of online activities (browsing, FTP, VOIP, email, messaging) with just a single click.

Final Verdict - ibVPN delivers an affordable privacy solution that scores well on most parameters. The biggest drawback of the service is that it uses dynamic IP addresses since they are not as anonymous as shared IP addresses. However, since the company does not hand over subscriber data to third parties, you can rest assured about the safety of your data. To conclude, if you are looking for a cost effective and reliable VPN service, check the ibVPN privacy solution today.

April 9, 2014

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