Yes. IPVanish is among the few US-based VPN providers that offer users a safe online experience everywhere. The company does just exactly what it says on its website –high online security at an affordable price.
I was really impressed with its level of security. IPVanish provides a dozen of security features that are designed to protect you.
They include; industry-grade encryption, a kill switch, leak protection, and multiple security protocols.
- Military-Grade Encryption
Do you want to prevent snooping and spying while on public Wi-Fi? If so, you need to look at the level of encryption your VPN offers. Go a step further and check how well the feature is implemented.
IPVanish uses 256-bit AES encryption – the strongest cipher used by many governments today to safeguard its internet traffic.
I’m impressed with how this feature safeguards your information even if your web traffic gets intercepted by invaders while on public Wi-Fi networks.
With your smartphone, you can install IPVanish mobile apps from Google PlayStore to encrypt your web connection. This keeps hackers from accessing your emails, passwords, mobile banking transactions, and more.
A kill switch is nowadays becoming a must-have feature for every VPN. IPVanish isn’t an exception. An automatic kill switch on IPVanish shuts down your internet traffic just in the event your VPN connection stops working.
Your device (laptop, PC, phone) will be disconnected from the internet until the VPN connection is restored. The feature is automatic, so you don’t have to command it.
When testing, I was worried that IPVanish offers the feature only on its Android, Windows and Mac OS apps. This leaves your connection on iOS and Linux devices in limbo – iPhone users can try out NordVPN or CyberGhost.
When your DNS requests accidentally run through your regular traffic, there’s a high chance that your ISP will track your online activity. Instead, use the IPVanish to combat such cases all the time.
During my tests, I checked out the DNS leak protection when connected to IPVanish servers and found no DNS/WebRTC/IPv6 leaks. IPVanish fulfills its promise. It makes your IP address vanish!
The IPVanish’s DNS leak prevention technology hides your IP address, stopping your ISP from interfering with your connection.
Not even hackers or government spies can spy on what you’re doing online. I also performed WebRTC leaks, which came back negative.
It allowed me to safely stream what I wanted without fear of anyone monitoring my online movements.
IPVanish is offering several security protocols at the moment to allow you to create a VPN connection.
Most users chose OpenVPN (TCP or UDP) over other protocols. It’s an open-source currently used by VPNs and earns a reputation of not only security but speed as well.
IKEv2 is another solid option you can opt for if you’re using iOS devices. IPVanish also supports archaic and less capable L2TP and PPTP protocols. Only use them as the last resort option because they’re vulnerable.
The addition of WireGuard to the list marks a tremendous performance improvement from a security and speed standpoint.