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IPredator VPN Review – How Does it Rank?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

IPredator is brought to you by the same team that launched PirateBay, one of the biggest P2P sites on the internet. Established in 2010, the service was established to counter the growing trend of internet surveillance and censorship. In this detailed IPredator VPN Review, we will evaluate the pros and cons of the service and help you to decide if it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations and Site Access

IPredator has 50+ VPN servers in Sweden. The service would enable you to bypass all kinds of censorship and access sites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Skype, YouTube, Google Voice and Vonage from behind corporate firewalls and even from heavily censored countries like China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Qatar. In addition, the service would help you to unlock local content from Sweden from any location in the world even if it is GEO-IP restricted. Here is a list of few Swedish premium sites that can be unlocked from anywhere with the help of IPredator VPN Service – MTV Sweden, SVT, Spotify, Voddler, TV3, TV4, Eurosport, Kanal5Play, Rara, CMore, Viasat, Kanal9Play, TV8, TV10 as well as Swedish banking and ecommerce sites.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

IPredator’s server network is connected to 40Gbits uplink. The company does not throttle speed or limit bandwidth so it is suitable for demanding activities like downloading, VOIP, streaming of HD content and gaming. The company even allows P2P traffic through its network so it is possible to use the service to anonymize torrenting activities.

Privacy Settings

IPredator delivers a minimum of 128-bit encryption through OpenVPN and PPTP protocols. The company recommends using OpenVPN protocol since it is considered lot more secure but it also supports PPTP protocol to offer compatibility with all types of computing and mobile devices. The service protects all kinds of online activities like emailing, FTP, VOIP, messaging and browsing and even secures your PayPal/banking account details, passwords and social accounts from hackers and eavesdroppers connected to public Wi-Fi networks at airports, malls, parks, coffee shops and libraries.

The company does not spy on users’ browsing sessions but it does record connection details for debugging and troubleshooting. The company does not hand over user data to third parties unless it is compelled to do so by legal authorities.

Supported Operating Systems

IPredator’s VPN solution works with Windows (8, 7, Vista, XP), Linux (Ubuntu, Debian), Mac OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD as well as mobile devices like iPod Touch, iPads, iPhones and Android devices. The company does not offer custom VPN client so the setup has to be done manually. However, the configuration is extremely simple, thanks in no small part to the detailed setup instructions provided by the company. The company has blocked port 25 to prevent email spam so it is not possible to use Outlook, Thunderbird to send emails. The service drops idle connections after 10 minutes (which may reveal your IP address) so it makes sense to disconnect from the service if you are not planning to use it for few hours.

Customer Support

The company offers customer support through IRC, email and a proprietary troubleshooting wizard. The support team is also active on Twitter and makes it a point to update the official blog to keep the users updated about the latest happenings about the service. The company has also published extremely detailed troubleshooting information on its website so it is possible to resolve technical problems without the need to contact the support staff.

Pricing Options

IPredator offers unlimited VPN service starting from 6 EUR per month. It is also possible to subscribe to quarterly, semi-annual and annual plans and save a bit of money. The company offers a 3 day free trial which should be enough to test the speed and connectivity provided by the service. The company offers refunds only to those customers who are not able to use the service for some reason. The company accepts payments through many payment processors including bitcoins so it is possible to subscribe to the service anonymously.

Final Verdict

Although IPredator comes from a very famous background, it does not really offer any real choice of server locations. On a positive side, the service offers support for wide variety of devices and common VPN protocols. We recommend checking out the 3-day free trial offered by the company to see if the service meets your security and connectivity needs. For more information, please visit: www.ipredator.se.

August 13, 2013

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