- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Connect to 30+ countries
- 5 simultaneous connections
“Simple VPN whose browser extensions trump its apps”
ZenMate is a very simple, easy-to-use VPN app on desktop and mobile that offers basic protection and privacy. Based in Germany (making it subject to EU data regulations) and launched in 2013, it started out as a browser extension and is a more developed and fully-featured product for Chrome, Firefox and Opera than it is for Windows, Mac, iOS or Android. The good news is that you access to all platforms as part of your subscription.
ZenMate is most notable for its speed, although its performance is not always consistent. Privacy performance is mixed: appealing logging policies are undermined by the lack of OpenVPN (the best VPN protocol) and a lack of more advanced features, such as first-party DNS servers.
The ZenMate server network is on the small side but has all the locations casual users will need. ZenMate is very easy to use and has an attractive interface but would benefit from more features on desktop. Customer support was subpar: there is some good information on their site but it’s less than comprehensive. There’s no livechat option and email response was very patchy.