- Torrenting allowed
- Fast customer support
- Kill Switch Feature
- Speed inconsistency
- Limited number of servers
VPNSecure is an Australian VPN provider that packs a fun pricing package to secure your online activities. It operates from Queensland and claims to be a no log service provider. We all know what this claim means; unless we confirm it in our VPNSecure review, we cannot say it is a logless VPN.
Launched in 2010, the VPN offers exciting features that include a Kill Switch, Smart DNS, Smart proxy and servers at 80 locations in 50 countries. All of the servers are P2P supported except a few in the UK.
Is this a secure VPN service? There is one way to find out. Keep reading.
Overview of the VPNSecure VPN Review
|VPN Servers||80 servers in 50 countries|
|Offered Protocols||OpenVPN, SSH, HTTP Proxy|
|Level of Encryption Used||AES-256 Bit|
|Dedicated Apps for all Devices||Yes|
|Jurisdiction||14 Eyes (Australia)|
|Support||24/7 Live chat support, Email support|
|Simultaneous Connections||5 Device connections|
Simple and Easy Pricing Plan
VPNSecure offers a simple pricing plan that cannot be overlooked considering the pricing plans of some of the other giant names in the industry. They offer three basic packages that stick to a one digit number.
If you want a super discounted offer among the three pricing plans, then go for the 12-month plan only at $6.66/month. This will give you the freedom to surf safely over the web for a year.
Available Payment Methods
The payment method is flexible and the service offers multiple payment plans which users can avail easily. They include:
- Credit Cards
- Perfect Money
The VPN offers a 7-day money back guarantee which is quite low; that's what we feel because multiple other VPN providers offer up to 30-day money back guarantee with no bandwidth limit. The service does not come with bandwidth limitation, and as per their customer support reply, they will refund the amount under the above circumstances.
Server and Network Reach – Limited Servers Provided
It’s bizarre that the service does not provide any specific information regarding the offered server apart from a page where each region server are mentioned. However, the VPN offers 80 servers in 50 countries, which is at a lower side. Eighty servers are not enough even to run Netflix. Multiple other VPN providers provide hundreds of servers. VPN users are more inclined to services with huge VPN servers network.
If one server breaks down, you will be connected to the other instantly without breaking the connection.
Torrent Friendly P2P Supported Servers
We expected that all the servers are P2P supported, but they are not. Actually, you cannot differentiate between P2P supported server and a regular server apart from what the VPN states. P2P server will not work on:
However, 90% of the servers are P2P supported which is a plus for torrenting users.
Netflix is Not Supported
This is a let down as a VPN as Netflix support is very important now a days. Majority of the users want to access streaming sites through a VPN whether its Netflix or Hulu as it's one of the prime purposes of the VPN.
Also Read: VPNs that Still Works with Netflix
Diverse Device Compatibility
The device compatibility is vital for a VPNs success, and VPNSecure provides promising compatibility on multiple devices that includes Router configuration and pre-configured router modems as well.
The device and OS they offer:
The VPN provider offer a pre-configured VPN router and it is showcased on their page. This is an excellent facility because having router compatibility is an alternate to device compatibility. Even if your device is not compatible, then you can avail a secure network by connecting to the Router.
- Linksys E1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter
- Netgear AC1450
- ASUS RT-AC66U FlashRouter
The details of each router are mentioned on the page so you can compare each as well. The VPN offers five device connections which is enough for the entire family; otherwise, the router needs to be configured.
Additional Security Features – Limited Features Offered
The VPNSecure review found that the service offers a “Dedicated IP” which is a good deal for this VPN provider. Having a dedicated IP is a plus as you will get a single IP for all your browsing activities connecting in 50 countries. However, the pricing for each dedicated IP is different as mentioned.
HTTP Proxy Servers
Inclusive of a VPN service provider offers HTTP Proxy servers that uses a Chrome HTTP proxy program to change the IP in any of the 50 countries. In case the default connection is not established users can change the browser settings and flip it on.
After getting VPNSecure subscription, the service switches on a DNS feature that will keep your internet connection safe on a network break down. DNS is built in for free and is included in the subscription.
But if you want to add an extra layer of protection for the VPN security, then you can avail the Smart DNS feature that has different pricing plans.
Thankfully a Kill Switch is offered which we assumed the service would lack. But the setback is the feature is only offered for the Desktop VPN client. Kill switch should be provided on all devices as connection breakdown is not limited to desktop devices only.
Skeptical Protocols Supported
VPNSecure offers multiple protocols, and among them, OpenVPN is the best so far. It is comparatively a new protocol that provides extensive encryption and widely used by users to encrypt their networks.
- HTTP Proxy
Inconsistent VPN Speed
We decided to test VPNSecure.me speed and ran speed tests on US, Netherlands, and Hong Kong. The speed we received was.
- Ping: 117 ms/Download: 27.18 Mbps/Upload: 24.50 Mbps
- Ping: 37 ms/Download: 53.62 Mbps/Upload: 45.50 Mbps
Hong Kong Server
- Ping: 429 ms/Download: 1.74 Mbps/Upload: 1.49 Mbps
Among the three regions, the Netherlands speed was good, and the US fell behind it with reduced speed. Inconsistent speed is always a problem and users will face lags and hangs in their browsing
Secure Logging Policy
Authentic and Responsive Customer Support
The service offers good customer support as they come with a ticketing system and live chat support that DOES NOT have BOTs. The reason I stated in bold is that some live chat supports have BOTs which are close to useless.
While using the support, the live chat representative catered to our queries (technical and general). The live chat does not require you to have an account which is a good thing.
Do I Recommend VPNSecure?
Recommending a VPN is a risky matter as our opinion makes a difference for our readers. YES! We do recommend VPNSecure.me because it is a small yet effective VPN service that fulfills basic security and browsing needs.
It’s important to understand that this VPN is not for anyone who wants to browse streaming channels such as Hulu and Netflix because the servers don’t work on it. If you are someone who just wants anonymity and security on the web then this the right choice as with OpenVPN your identity will be encrypted and safe.