VPN Reviews

SeedST VPN Review – A Trustworthy Privacy Solution

Monday, April 21st, 2014

SeedST is a US based company that offers Seedbox hosting and VPN services to its customers. After finding success with its Seedbox hosting venture, the company launched its VPN service in the year 2012. In this SeedST VPN Review, let us examine the features of the service as well as evaluate its pros and cons.

Server Locations and Site Access

SeedST has VPN servers in 3 countries – United States (Dallas, Washington), United Kingdom (London) and Netherlands (Amsterdam). While the number of VPN server locations is definitely on the lower side, the service should find favor among those who wish to unlock location blocked premium content from America and Europe. By connecting to SeedST’s VPN servers, you would be able to unblock streaming services like Netflix, iTV Player, Spotify, Hulu, 4OD, BBC iPlayer, Pandora, Rara, Demand 5, FOX, HBO Go, USA Network, Amazon Prime, MTV, Eurosport, Sky Go, Deezer, Sport1, CBS, CWTV, ABC, Lovefilm, MLB, NBC, Vevo, NHL, Film1, UK TV, Xfinity, TV Lab and Vudu from anywhere as well as access popular sites like Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, Twitter and Skype from restricted locations (workplaces, schools, China, Saudi Arabia etc.). The company permits unlimited server switching within its network so it is possible to unlock local content from US, UK and NL with just one subscription.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

SeedST delivers unlimited speed and unmetered bandwidth to its customers. The company has excellent VPN infrastructure in place (with 1 Gbit nodes) so you can be assured of high performance even during peak times. The service is well suited for speed and bandwidth hungry activities such as streaming of HD videos, multiplayer online gaming, torrenting, downloading and VOIP. The company allows torrenting from its Netherlands based servers.

Privacy Settings

SeedST supports common VPN protocols like PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN and delivers up to 256 bit encryption through its VPN network. The high level of encryption protects sensitive details like IP address, credit card numbers, ecommerce activities, social accounts and financial transactions from all types of snooping, sniffing, monitoring, eavesdropping and hacking threats. The service even secures your data and online sessions at public Wi-Fi hotspots plus it is also capable of protecting multiple types of online activities (browsing, FTP, IM, VOIP, Emailing etc.) simultaneously with just one click.

The company does not monitor the browsing sessions of its customers. The customer will hand over customer data to third parties only if it served with a judicial order.

Supported Operating Systems

SeedST works on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The company provides its own VPN software for Windows that makes it easy to switch servers, connect to the fastest server and change protocols (OpenVPN 256 bit, OpenVPN 128 bit, PPTP 128 bit and L2TP 128 bit). For other operating systems, you would need to configure the service manually. However, since the company doesn’t provide setup instructions for all OS (example, Linux, Android); you must look at other sources for configuring the service. On the plus side, customers have the option of configuring a NAT firewall to protect their devices from viruses, spywares and other online threats.

Customer Support

The company offers support through live chat (10AM – 7PM PST), email, tickets and IRC. Customers can also look at the company’s Twitter channel to learn about latest news, server downtimes etc.

Pricing Options

The SeedST VPN service is available at a flat rate of $5 per month. The company does not offer term discounts which is indeed disappointing. The company does not offer free trials but all new customers get a 7 day money back guarantee.

Final Verdict

Overall, SeedST VPN provides a good VPN service. Although the company does not have gateways at many locations, it delivers a fast and highly secure VPN service to its customers. In addition, the service is really affordable which makes it worth a look. For more information, please visit: https://seed.st/vpn.

April 21, 2014

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