VyprVPN: The Good
VyprVPN’s software has plenty going in its favor.
Healthy Privacy Attitude
Golden Frog doesn’t monitor or discriminate against different types of Internet traffic, so it’s fine for peer to peer, file-sharing applications. The company’s privacy policies, like the help files, are very clear, and while it retains some information on your VPN sessions, it doesn’t log which sites you visit or what you do when you’re connected to them.
VyprVPN is pretty speedy in action, as VPNs go. Short haul local server connections aren’t the best we’ve seen – our tests found a download speed impact of over 50%.
But, over a transatlantic VPN link, connection speeds were consistently decent. We saw a similar loss of around 50%, and while this sounds less than perfect, it’s an improvement on many rival VPNs.
VyprVPN gives you some great advanced options, enabling you to toggle the Chameleon encryption on or off, switch between different levels of encryption and configure the VPN to work with the matching DNS service, giving you an extra layer of protection when your browser looks up Web addresses on the Internet.
It also has a killswitch that can be set to stop your internet connections if, for any reason, the VPN disconnects. This can stop a dropped VPN connection or an accidental disconnect from suddenly revealing your true IP address and location.
VPN By Default
Finally, VyprVPN has a useful feature that automatically connects via a VPN when you connect to a new, untrusted WiFi network.