ibVPN is a service provider that promises to give its subscribers a completely invisible browsing experience. Customers can connect to the Internet via servers located in France, Canada, Ireland, UK, US and other countries. You can do this regardless of your location and not worry that the company is logging your activity.
When you utilize ibVPN, you are able to access any geo-restricted website or service. You can watch Netflix and Hulu, listen to Pandora and iPlayer, and more. No matter what you are doing online, ibVPN provides an incredibly amount of privacy and security.
ibVPN offers a pricing system that is somewhat unique to the market. Instead of paying for a package, you essentially pay for a region. For example, you may choose to subscribe to servers in each country for $69.95 per year, or you may choose to access only servers in the US and Canada for $36.95 per year.
This type of pricing can be beneficial to those who know they will only be accessing servers in specific countries. On the other hand, you may choose to subscribe to the Premium VPN service for access to all servers for just under $85 per year.
Also unique to ibVPN is the Family VPN package. If you would like to connect multiple devices through ibVPN, you can choose the family plan for $169.95 per year. You can also pay for the Small Business VPN for a price per year dependent on the number of connections you desire.
The ibVPN website has a detailed FAQ section that is available to everyone. Additionally, you can find installation instructions for every device that the software is compatible with. LiveChat is available 16 hours of each day, and customers are always able to send an email to support for help with issues that arise.
Privacy and Security
The most important part of any VPN software is the privacy that it provides. ibVPN does not monitor its subscribers nor does it keep logs of any activity. They do, however, track and store information regarding to the duration of your VPN connection and the amount of bandwidth used. ibVPN claims that this enables the company to enforce their Terms of Service.
ibVPN utilizes PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN protocols. SSTP is also available for Windows users. Encryption is either 128-bit or 256-bit, depending on the protocol used. The ibDNS feature allows subscribers to enjoy streaming media without experiencing slowdowns. ibVPN does not limit bandwidth and provides unlimited switching between servers.
The ibVPN Website
If there is one caveat to ibVPN, it is the company’s website. The layout is a bit cumbersome and confusing. We would enjoy seeing the company streamline the site to give it a more professional feel. That said, links are easily located along the top of the site, and information is found quickly.
Signing up for ibVPN is quite simple. Once you have determined which package you want, simply click on the Order Now icon located near the plan description. Follow the on-screen instructions and you are ready to use the VPN client. It really is that easy.
Subscribers can pay for their plans with any major credit card, PayPal, PayPro, cashU and BitCoin, among other payment providers.
ibVPN is compatible with almost any device that you use to connect to the Internet. You can use the software on your PC or Mac. Additionally, you can utilize the software on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices. Gamers are happy to learn that the software can also be used on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
What we like about ibVPN:
- Unique pricing plan
- High level of security
- Dedication to subscriber privacy
- Multiple devices supported
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Ability to pay with BitCoin
What we don’t like about ibVPN:
- Cluttered appearance to website
- Free trial is only hours long
- No online community
Overall, we feel that ibVPN offers a solid VPN client and we do recommend it to the majority of subscribers. Unfortunately, the benefits of the software are easily lost in the clutters, overwhelming website. If you can get past the overly complicated site, we suggest giving the VPN client a try.