With an open P2P sharing policy, exceptionally strong download speeds and a zero logging policy, IP Vanish appears to be a solid service geared towards heavy torrent downloaders.
With its commitment to maintaining zero traffic logs, IP Vanish ensures that none of your activities can be traced back to you online – however, it is based in Florida, US – so if you will be conducting online transactions that might rub the government the wrong way, I’ll advise erring on the side of caution and going with a different product – not that we approve of any illegal activity!
As of right now: IPVanish costs a relatively modest $10 per month – but you can bring this down to as little as $6.49 a month by going with a yearly subscription. While an IP vanish free trial is not on offer – the company does offer a 7 day money back guarantee. Still, this gesture comes off as a bit stingy given how many competitors offer a full month money back guarantee.
As fare as essential protection is concerned: IPVanish uses industry standard OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec and PPTP protocols to maximize its adaptability to different platforms – but I’ll advise sticking with the first two for maximum protection. 256-bit AES ciphering ensures that no one will be able to piece together your data streams.
P2P traffic is unlimited for this VPN – meaning you can enjoy it while you’re logged into any of the 600+ servers situated in more than 60 countries for as long as you like! Plus, a SOCK5 web proxy ensures your anonymity while you’re actually using the P2P (torrenting) protocol.
IPVanish also offers surprisingly swift download speeds (although the upload speed does suffer a bit), but all in all – this service is great for bandwidth-intensive applications such as video streaming and downloading. You are allowed to make 5 separate connections (on different devices) with a single IPVanish account.
You get 24/7 customer support with your IPVanish subscription, and the interface (while a bit drab), is simple enough for you to use without having to look for assistance on how to use IPVanish software.
Speaking of which, the client is available on most popular platforms such as Mac OS X, Windows, Android, and iOS. Support is included for individuals on setting it up on various devices (including routers). Those who are wondering about how to get a VPN router should know that the company has deals with various router makers to provide hardware products that have IPVanish pre-installed – perfect for connecting devices that can’t have VPN software installed locally.