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IPVanish Review

Review of: IPVanish VPN
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VPN Critic

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On July 16, 2014
Last modified:October 11, 2016


IPVanish may be relatively new in the VPN industry but the team behind this company come with extensive experience in internet security and network management. Thanks to their experience, they’re able to offer customers an excellent service. The fact that they manage their own infrastructure confirms that they are one of the most solid options when it comes to VPN services.

Established in 2012, the company promises to offer the fastest service, the most secure connections and convenient prices. It also wants to offer the best technical support, so you know they’re aiming high.

IPVanish continues growing and gain the trust of a large number of users that have chosen them provider to guarantee their security. Their goal is to ensure that customers enjoy an excellent experience by offering continuous support, comprehensive features. Most importantly, they want to offer high levels of privacy, as they do not keep track of your online activity.



IPVanish offers applications compatible with Mac, Windows, Android and iOS. Linux users need to configure their settings manually as there is no application designed for this operating system at the moment. You can protect your internet connect with IPVanish when you use your desktop, laptop, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone.

The protocols supported are PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN, which is the most secure of them all. The data sent through the secure tunnel created by IPVanish is safe thanks to their advanced 256-bit encryption. While this may cause the connection to slowdown, security for confidential information is important.

Ipvanish own and operate their own software and infrastructure, giving you that extra sense of security and reliability. Their excellent speeds let you enjoy p2p and media streaming sites, which they absolutely allow. They were also the best when we tested using a VPN with Voip.

You can select IPVanish to be launched automatically whenever Windows starts, or simply set it up to be manual. They also allow the use of their services on two devices. However, you can only have OpenVPN in one of them, which is a downside. Other providers do not apply this kind of restriction.


Location and Performance

The service has an impressive network of over 350+ servers located in 60+ countries. That list includes Ireland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, South Korea, Estonia, Norway, Argentine, Sweden, Romania, Iceland, Russia, United Kingdom, Thailand, Singapore, Egypt, United States and New Zealand. You get a secure connection to more than 40,000 IPs so you can change your location in order to access content and keep your identity protected and anonymous.

Unlimited server switching is also allowed so you get to use the full network unlike some other providers. The wide selection of servers to choose from also means that you will enjoy a fast connection because no matter where you are, there is always a server near you.

ipvanishscreenCustomer Support

With IPVanish you get 24/7 email support as well as assistance via live chat, which is available Monday to Friday during EST business hours. Unfortunately, on some occasions we were not able to contact them through the live chat, during available hours. The good news is that the support through email is very efficient and we received a response that was both fast and helpful.You can tell that their team has a strong technical knowledge.

Additionally, you will be able to find help in the forum and blog that include the latest updates and discussions.


IPVanish is a reliable company that offers high quality VPN services and skilled customer support that can help you. The configuration of their client has been improved to make it less complicated and easy to use. And yet, it still provides features for those with more advanced requirements.

IPVanish is a little pricier than some other providers but you get what you pay for. In that regard, they give really good value for money. Their No logging policy attracts many customers, but some have reported concern as it doesn’t seem to be applied entirely.

Thanks to their experience, value, speed, ease of use and the fact they manage their own network, you will find it hard to find a better VPN service provider.