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eShieldVPN Review – An Affordable Privacy Service

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

The last few years have seen the emergence of several new privacy services. eShieldVPN is one such service which started its operations in 2013. In this elaborate eShieldVPN review, we will discuss the most important features offered by the service provider and decide if the service is worth a look.

Server Locations & Site Access – eShieldVPN has deployed servers at four locations – United States (Buffalo), United Kingdom (London), France (Paris) and Germany (Freinsheim). By helping you to change your IP address, the service allows you to unblock country restricted On-Demand services as well as social networking, emailing and video sites that are blocked by governments, ISPs or institutions (workplaces, schools, universities etc). This is especially helpful for expats, tourists and business travelers who need to watch TV shows online or wish to bypass censorship imposed by governments of countries like China, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Thailand.

Once you are connected to eShieldVPN’s network, it becomes easy to access sites such as Facebook, Netflix, Eurosport, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Gmail, USA Network, RTL, Skype, Canal+, ProSieben, Demand 5, Xfinity, DMAX, Vevo, HBO Go, ABC Player, Lovefilm, FOX, iTV Player, CBS, NBC, Zattoo, Pluzz, Das Erste, Vudu, Vox, Direct 8, Sky Go, Arte, Amazon Prime, Sat.1, MLB, Vox, Pandora, NHL, 4OD, CWTV, MTV and 3sat from any network or location in the world.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – eShieldVPN does not throttle or restrict speed or bandwidth in any way. The service even allows you to save money on mobile data plans and download twice the amount of data with you existing plan since it includes a proprietary data compression technology. Due to these features, the service is perfect for activities like multiplayer online gaming, streaming of HD content, VOIP and downloading big files.

Privacy Settings – eShieldVPN delivers its service via PPTP and L2TP protocols. These two protocols provide security and anonymity for all kinds of devices but they are not considered as secure as the OpenVPN protocol. The service allows you to encrypt data online (including passwords and credit cards), surf anonymously, hide your IP address and other personal details from hackers as well as secure Wi-Fi connections at public places. The service even includes built-in malware protection and ad-blocking features that keep your data safe at all times.

As far as logging policy of the provider is concerned, the company does not log any kind of information. The company even promises not to hand over your private data to advertisers or third party services.

Supported Operating Systems – eShieldVPN can be used on a wide variety of OS and devices including Windows, Mac OS X, Android, Kindle, iPads and iPhones. The provider offers its own client for Windows that doesn’t need any kind of installation (To use the software, you just need to download it and then run it). The service comes with multiple add-on features including Parental Monitoring, PC Tuneup, Cloud Storage as well as Firewall And Antivirus protection.

Customer Support – eShieldVPN provides round the clock customer support through email. The lack of a knowledgebase section on the company’s site is definitely a downside since it makes customers totally dependent on the support team even for minor connectivity or technical issues.

Pricing Options – eShieldVPN service costs $12 for 3 months, $20 for 6 months and $36 for a year. The provider doesn’t offer free trials or refunds so the cheapest way to test the service is to subscribe to its quarterly plan.

Final Verdict – On the whole, eShieldVPN delivers a satisfactory service. While the service offers servers at limited number of locations and does not provide OpenVPN based security, it is affordable and comes with several add-on features. We have no hesitation in recommending the service to customers who are looking for a cheap and trustworthy privacy solution. For more information, please visit: eshieldvpn.com.

February 4, 2015

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