- 5 Simultaneous Connections
- Connect to 70+ Countries
- Cloud & Chameleon protocol
“VyprVPN is fast, simple and offers great features but could improve its privacy policies”
Super speeds make streaming a breeze once you've tweaked your browser settings
Great range of servers spread across the globe is good news for travellers
Excellent choice for getting around the Great Firewall thanks to Chameleon protocol
Incorporated beyond the reach of US and EU jurisdictions in privacy-friendly Switzerland, VyprVPN has some strong privacy and security features that make it an appealing choice if this is your priority. At the same time, it clocks some impressive speeds in particular locations, such as the US, which means you won’t suffer slowdown as the price of your security.
You should be aware that Golden Frog do keep connection (not activity) logs for 30 days however (see our privacy review below for more info), which makes VyprVPN less appealing from a pure privacy perspective. Torrenters in particular should look elsewhere. The apps are simple and easy on the eye while offering a degree of configurability and power features.
The range of locations is solid with the option of selecting specific US cities making this a good choice for US sports fans affected by blackouts. A major plus point for VyprVPN is that it works in China, making it a strong choice for anyone affected by the Great Firewall. VyprVPN also works with Netflix if you tweak your browser settings to block location data leaks.
VyprVPN peak speeds are very impressive. Our tests showed that connecting to the Dutch server will give you blistering speeds that can cope with ultra HD video without breaking a sweat. The oh-so important US connection speed is also pretty fast.
The UK connection speed isn’t in the same ballpark as the Netherlands server but it’s certainly top tier and more than fast enough for streaming, putting many rival VPN services to shame. VyprVPN has notably consistently high speed performance across its network.
Latency has improved in recent tests, making it increasingly appealing to gamers who like online multiplayer or accessing geo-restricted servers.
|Max Download Speed||69.57 (DE)||61.14 (UK)||46.57 (US)|
|Max Upload Speed||42.32 (UK)||36.64 (FRA)||36.14 (US)|
|Average time to connect||10s||8s||13s|
|Tested and working with||Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Kodi, HBO||Netflix, BBC iPlayer, HBO, Gaming, Kodi, Torrenting||Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Torrenting, Sling TV, Kodi|
|SERVER LOCATION||Download Speed (Mbps)||Upload Speed (Mbps)|
VyprVPN offers a very solid spread of locations with server locations in most key countries – with limited city selection in the US – but lacks the variety and breadth of leading competitors. Dynamic server switching is a nice feature that helps maintain performance as the VyprVPN app will ensure you are always on the best performing server in your chosen location without you having to compare server load, ping time and download speed manually yourself.
VyprVPN has a rather threadbare support section on its website, lacking video tutorials or comprehensive help. Livechat support is decent, if a bit slow. Feedback elsewhere online on customer support is mixed, although should be taken with a pinch of salt.
VyprVPN has a simple uncluttered desktop app that while a bit raw, certainly prioritises clarity in its user experience. We can take or leave the graph showing network activity but it’s a nice touch. Choosing server locations is simple enough and works smoothly, although we aren’t fans of the separate window for the server list. Connection is relatively swift and pain-free with your new IP address displayed clearly on the main interface.
It’s not immediately clear that you can’t access most options while your connection is active, which is a bit confusing, however once you’ve figured that out, navigating the options is easy and we like the straightforward layout and explanatory language.
The mobile apps fare less well and we found them very fiddly to use, requiring multiple password entries, which is no fun if you have fat fingers and random strings as passwords. Otherwise the mobile experience is similar to desktop. Connecting to the more VPN-averse streaming services was also less than straightforward, requiring clearing of all browsing data, signing out of Chrome and blocking any apps from requesting location data in Chrome’s advanced content settings. Nevertheless, this trick worked, which is the main thing.
VyprVPN is a mixed bag for privacy. The good: brilliant features like NAT firewall for blocking unrequested incoming traffic, killswitch for your VPN connection drops and their proprietary Chameleon encryption that thwarts the Great Firewall of China plus they maintain their own DNS servers.
The not so good: they keep logs for 30 days and if you’ve been accessing copyrighted material, those logs will be handed over to content owners should they come knocking. It’s up to you to decide whether this matters or not.
|Open VPN (Auto)|
|Open VPN (UDP/TCP)|
|Supports TCP Port 443|
|Supports SSH Tunnel|
|Supports SSL Tunnel|
|First party DNS servers|
|DNS Leak Blocking|
|Anonymous Payment Method|
|Tor over VPN server|