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Kovurt VPN Review – What Can You Expect From The Service

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Kovurt is a cloud based privacy service which started as a beta program in 2012. Since then, the provider has made substantial changes to its service and pricing structure which definitely warrants a relook. This updated review will let you know what Kovurt has to offer and also recommend whether or not you should subscribe to the service.

Kovurt VPN is marketed as an Internet Privacy Fix. The cloud based service is bought to you by Hong Kong and British Virgin Islands based Kovurt Limited. The service was originally launched as a single-developer beta program in 2012 and it made its full-fledged debut in December’ 2014.

Server Locations & Site Access

Kovurt has VPN gateways in 7 different countries including United States (Salt Lake City, Seattle), United Kingdom (London), France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt), Japan (Tokyo), Netherlands (Amsterdam) and Singapore. The service is well suited for expats, tourists and business travelers who wish to unlock their favorite streaming services from any place in the world. With your Kovurt subscription, you can easily unlock On-Demand services like Netflix, Canal+, Sky Go, Deezer, BBC iPlayer, Spotify, Hulu, Rara, TV Japan, Direct 8, FOX, Lovefilm, Eurosport, Vudu, TV Tokyo, Mio TV, Pandora, CWTV, Amazon Prime, HBO Now, iTV Player, USA Network, Demand 5, NBC, 4OD, Xfinity, HBO Go, Arte, Sport1, RTL, ABC, MLB, Das Erste, MTV, CBS, TV Asahi, Vevo and NHL regardless of your current location.

In addition, Kovurt VPN acts as an anti-censorship tool that can help you to access sites like YouTube, Gmail, Skype, Twitter, Facebook and Viber even at restricted locations (such as China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Thailand, Brail etc.) or environments (schools, offices etc.). The service is great for those who want to access streaming content from multiple countries since there is no restriction on number of server switches.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

When the service was in beta, Kovurt offered both unmetered and metered plans but I am happy to report that currently the provider offers only unmetered plans to its users. Since the company has robust infrastructure at multiple locations and doesn’t throttle speed in any way, you can experience good speeds for your streaming, VOIP, downloading and gaming sessions. The provider even supports P2P from several locations which is indeed a great news for torrent lovers.

Privacy Settings

Kovurt secures your online sessions with 128-256 bit encryption. The provider supports a number of VPN protocols including PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, IKeV2 and OpenVPN so you can choose between speed and privacy. The service not only protects your sensitive data (such as bank login credentials, passwords, social accounts, credit card numbers) from hackers and criminals when you are connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi network, it also keeps you safe from ISP and NSA surveillance. And unlike proxies, the service works for all applications that connect to the internet and not just the browsers.

As far as the logging policy of the company is concerned, Kovurt captures only bandwidth details and not the logs of your online sessions. Since the company is based in Hong Kong and British Virgin Islands, customers can expect highest level of privacy since both these locations have strong data protection laws. The provider will never hand over private data of its users to third parties unless it is forced to do so by a court order.

Supported Operating Systems

Kovurt works well with Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Mac OS X, iPhone, Windows Mobile, iPod Touch, iPad, Android and Linux. The company offers its own app for Windows Desktop, Mac, iOS and Windows Mobile but users can also set up the service manually by referring to the instructions available in the Knowledgebase section. The provider supports up to 3 concurrent sessions for its Pro users so you can secure your laptop, Smartphone and tablet with a single subscription.

Customer Support

Kovurt VPN provides round the clock support via live chat and tickets. The company has response teams at many locations (Moscow, London, Hong Kong, New York and Delhi) so it is able to deliver fast customer service regardless of the location of the customer. The company has also published some troubleshooting information in the Knowledgebase section of its website which can help you to fix common errors.

Pricing Options

Kovurt has two different VPN offerings:

Solo Plan – Unlimited bandwidth, no multiple concurrent connections (only 1 connection at a time), available for $12/month or $69 for a year (less than $6/month).

Pro Plan – Unlimited bandwidth, up to 3 concurrent connections, available for $19/month or $139 for a year (less than $12/month)

Kovurt does not offer free trials but there is a 3 day money back guarantee available. It is also possible to save money on subscriptions by recommending the service to friends.

Final Verdict

While Kovurt is a new entrant to ultra-competitive VPN market, it manages to deliver on most parameters. The service offers a fast and response privacy service, does not log browsing sessions and even provides custom apps for many operating systems. The company has made a lot of improvements since its initial launch, and is not a bad option to conider. For more information, please visit: www.kovurt.com.

September 7, 2014

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