Top VPN Services

Release date: 2023-09-17 publisher: 紫鸽电气 browse: 400

In a day and age when everyone is trying to steal your personal information and personal information, a VPN can help you avoid that by keeping your online connections secure and private. But while claims of military-grade encryption or complete digital obscurity might be appealing, Consumer Reports’ Yael Grauer suggests looking for more concrete signs that a service is genuine before you make a commitment.

Start by checking compatibility. The service must support at the very least the most well-known operating systems, such as Windows, macOS and Linux, Android, and iOS. You’ll need to know how many devices are supported by the service and how many connections it allows simultaneously. You should also check the number of servers available and their locations around the world. This will help you choose one close to your home or one that offers fast speeds when you’re abroad.

Certain services offer specific features, such as dedicated “Netflix servers that do not block geo-restricted services, or other security measures, including RAM-only servers (which wipe data each when the service is rebooted), dark web monitoring and threat protection. Check the ownership structure of the company and if it has had any data breaches or privacy scandals in the past.

The best overall service we tested was NordVPN which has thousands of servers in 94 countries, AES-256 and ChaCha20 encryption, an effective kill switch as well as split tunneling and obfuscated servers. It’s also one of the few providers to publish its detailed no-logs policy and engages PricewaterhouseCoopers for annual audits. The cost isn’t cheap however, you get a lot for your money. A generous long-term plan includes a 30-day guarantee on money back.