VPN Reviews

Buffered VPN Review

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Buffered VPN is a Budapest, Hungary based privacy service which was launched very recently (2014). The team behind the service had a tough time finding a reliable privacy option online so they decided to launch their own VPN service. The mission of the company is to keep web browsing safe and secure while allowing users to take control of their online activities. If you are interested in subscribing to the privacy service offered by Buffered, make sure to read the Buffered review posted below.

Server Locations & Site Access – Although Buffered VPN is a relatively new service, it boasts of VPN servers in 16 countries. The company has deployed servers in diverse locations like United States, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Luxembourg, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, Russia, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden and Spain.

With so many server locations to choose from, the service is a great option for business travelers and expats who are not able to watch streaming content online due to GEO-IP restrictions. Buffered VPN provides easy access to On-Demand services like Netflix, RTE Player, ABC iView, BBC iPlayer, Rara, Sky Go, NBC, CBC, TNT, CWTV, Canal+, Spotify, Demand 5, iTV Player, FOX, Rai TV, Russia TV, Voddler, Bravo TV, Mio TV, Lovefilm, Eurosport, ABC Player, Vudu, 4OD, Pandora, Xfinity, Deezer, Vevo, MTV, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, MLB, USA Network, E!, CBS, NHL and CTV without revealing your real location to the streaming service providers.

The service would also prove helpful for those who are trying to access their favorite sites (Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Skype, Viber, YouTube just to name a few) from behind school or workplace firewalls or from a foreign location where these services are blocked (for instance China and Middle East). And if you need access to IPs from multiple countries, you can rest easy since all Buffered VPN plans provide unlimited access to the company’s global servers.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – Buffered VPN does not throttle speed nor does it restrict bandwidth in any way. This makes the service ideal for resource intensive sessions of streaming, multiplayer online gaming, VOIP as well as downloading. The company is always adding new servers and enhancing its network capacity so you can remain assured of fast speeds and reliable connections.

Privacy Settings – Buffered VPN relies on the most reliable VPN protocol, OpenVPN with 128 bit Blowfish encryption; to offer security and privacy to its customers. The service protects your passwords, credit card information and banking details from hackers; shields your online sessions from government as well as advertisers plus it also offers protection from eavesdropping and data loss while using Wi-Fi facilities at public places. The service automatically secures every application that connects to the internet (browser, FTP client, VOIP programs etc.) so your IP address and online sessions remain protected at all times.

Buffered VPN follows a strict no-logging policy. In addition, the company does not hand over user data to third parties or advertisers.

Supported Operating Systems – Buffered VPN is available for Windows, Mac OS X (10.9 onwards), Linux, iOS (iPads, iPhones), Android and DD-WRT routers. The provider offers its own VPN client for Windows, Mac and Linux but you can also configure the service manually. For iOS and Android, the company offers config files that can be set up through the OpenVPN Connect app.

The service assigns dynamic IPs to customers so each IP is shared between multiple users. This ensures enhanced privacy and makes it impossible to tie an online activity to a user. The service also includes a NAT firewall that wards off suspicious threats and allows up to 3 simultaneous connections.

Customer Support – Buffered VPN’s support team offers round the clock support through tickets. In addition, there is an extensive knowledgebase and FAQ section available on the provider’s website.

Pricing Options – The company charges $15 per month, $75 for 6 months (17% off) and $120 for a year (33% off) for its service. There is no free trial available but the company does offer a 30 day money back guarantee (provided bandwidth consumed does not exceed 10 GB).

Final Verdict – Buffered VPN might be a new service but it scores well on most parameters. Admittedly, the service is a little bit expensive but the provider makes no compromise on speed, bandwidth or privacy. Hence, we have no hesitation in recommending the service to our readers. For more information, please visit: www.buffered.com.

January 14, 2015

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