VPN Reviews

VPNv6 Review – An IPv6 Based VPN Service

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Year Founded: 2011
Protocols Supported: OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec
Server Information: VPN Servers in 5 countries.

VPNv6 is a fairly new VPN service that was launched in 2011 by a New Zealand based company. The company offers cutting-edge privacy solution to its customers and it was the one of the first VPN providers to launch an IPv6 based VPN service in the market. Read on to discover what else this service provider has to offer and whether or not you should subscribe to the service.

Server Locations and Site Access – As of now, VPNv6 has servers in five different countries. The choice of VPN gateways includes countries like United States, Germany, Netherlands, France and Hong Kong. While some big VPN markets like UK and Canada are missing from the list, the service allows its customers to unlock location restricted content from the above 5 countries as well as circumvent the firewalls and censorship imposed by schools, offices and governments of some countries. For example, with the help of the service, you would be able to unlock Netflix, Zattoo, MTV, Fox, MLB, Deezer, Hulu, MioTV, Arte, Canal+, HBO Go, Rara, Amazon Prime, Pandora, TVB, NBC, RTL, ProSieben, Amazon Prime, CBS, Spotify, Sat.1, NHL and Vox from any location in the world as well as get unrestricted access to Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Gmail and YouTube from China, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Thailand. The company even permits unlimited server switching within its network so it becomes possible to unlock IP restricted content from all the 5 countries (where the company has a presence) with just one subscription.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth – VPNv6 delivers unlimited speed and unrestricted bandwidth to its subscribers. The availability of high speed and bandwidth means that you can use the service to download big files, stream tons of HD videos, play multiplayer online games and use VOIP services for hours without breaching your monthly limits. The company even permits P2P activities from its French server so you are free to anonymize your bittorrenting sessions through the service.

Privacy Settings – The VPNv6 service encrypts your data with 128 bit encryption and channels it through L2TP or OpenVPN protocols. These two protocols offer advanced level of security and are used by most banks, technology companies and military installations. Once you start using the service, your sensitive data like credit card numbers, passwords and social account details becomes inaccessible to cyber criminals plus your online activities get shielded from every type of surveillance and monitoring. The service is also recommended for those who travel a lot and need to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots at all times. The security used by many public wireless service providers is almost negligible so you must use additional privacy solutions to protect your data from hackers and data snoopers.

VPNv6 stores connection logs for a period of 5 days. The logs do not contain information about the browsing activities of the subscribers and are used only to monitor and improve system performance, prevent security breaches and enforce the terms of the service. The company respects the privacy of its customers and it would never hand over subscriber data to advertisers and third parties.

Supported Operating Systems – VPNv6’s privacy solution works with Windows (7, Vista, XP), iPads, iPhones, Mac OS X and Android based mobile devices. The company offers customized OpenVPN software (CryptoGuard) for Windows and a Tunnelblick solution for Mac OS X. The mobile users would need to configure the service manually by referring to setup instructions available in the client area.

The company offers both IPv6 and IPv4 based service through a single VPN tunnel. The company has also developed an OpenVPN application for DD-WRT routers which makes it easy to use the service with gaming consoles (Xbox, PS3 and Wii) and Smart TVs without the need to configure each device separately. The service includes a split tunnel option that allows you to route certain applications (like torrent clients) through VPN while allowing you to use your normal internet connection for other online activities. The company permits two simultaneous connections (one for each protocol) and even supports port forwarding.

Customer Support – The company offers customer support through live chat and email. Since the live chat is not available round the clock, it is much better to use emails to get quick resolution for your queries. The support staff can even help you through Teamviewer if you are not able to setup or use the service for some reason.

Pricing Options – VPNv6’s privacy solution is available for 12 NZD per month (32 NZD for 90 days, 56 NZD for 180 days and 100 NZD for a year). Apart from subscribing to long term plans, it is also possible to save money during the subscription process by using VPNv6 coupons. The company does not offer refunds but it does provide 1 day trial accounts upon request.

Final Verdict – Overall, VPNv6 delivers on most of its promises. While the company has a presence in limited number of countries, it offers an advanced privacy solution that is not yet available with other VPN companies. So if you are looking for a cutting-edge VPN solution for your anonymity needs, do not forget to check the VPN offers from VPNv6. For more information, please visit: www.VPNv6.com.

January 28, 2014

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