VeePN Review 2019
VeePN joins the ever-growing list of VPNs in the already crowded industry. But is it really a service that can be recommended or just another entity that is just cashing in on the recent cybersecurity trend to make a quick buck? To answer this question exactly, we needed to run a detailed review on the service.
From its features to its security offerings, we put everything under our evaluative microscope in order to offer you a decisive analysis on this up and coming service.
The company operates under Panama’s jurisdiction, which makes it a very safe and secure provider. The country is very liberal when it comes to data retention laws and online privacy.
Being in Panama it means that no one will come knocking on your door for any online activity you conduct, neither has the company ever provided user information to any agency or government institutions.
No Log Policy
Anonymity is one of the main concerns when it comes to the use of VPN services. The official website states that it does not log any user information. The company’s log policy protects your device’s metadata, your primary IP, history and your online activities. The plus point that it is not part of the 5/9/14 alliance.
It offers apps for all popular OS platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. It can also be used with Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers through its extensions and you can even set it up on your Internet router. You should definitely check out its iOS VPN app as it’s the best out of the lot as it offers an incredibly fluid performance on your iPhone.
The service has been active now for more than 8 years, which is quite a feat. After installing the application, your 7-day trial period will begin.
The provider comes packed with a good amount of features that make it’s use easier and more dexterous.
DNS Leak Prevention
We carried out a DNS leak test to ensure that this VPN is secure enough for activities like Torrenting or those requiring general anonymity. It turned out to be safe as we recorded no leaks at all. Marked Safe, Definitely!
The company also has packed in a public Wi-Fi option, which will protect you when you are out there using an unprotected Wi-Fi in a mall or a coffee shop. If you think this feature is not worth much, just go to google and check out some recent Man-in-the-Middle-Attacks and you’ll understand what this feature brings to your security coterie.
Virus total Test
We used virus total to check if there were any kind of vulnerabilities in the software. VeePN cleared this test without having any system vulnerabilities or malicious software embedded in it.
A must have feature that literally kills your internet connection as soon your VPN drops its server connection or fails otherwise.
This feature is very important as even a split second is enough for people to track you down.
The switch was working perfectly during our review so we can assuredly give it a green signal for being safe enough to protect users.
During our review we tested the internet speed with and without the VPN service.
The download speed fell by almost 80%, while upload speed fell by almost more than 90%. This was the biggest downer we faced in the overall review of this service, hands down. The speeds remained horribly low even when we sifted between at least 5 other servers from the provider.
Speed is an issue that no one can compromise on when it comes to VPN so until VeeVPN can take care of this, it remains next to unusable.
Netflix U.S Unblocking
VeePN failed to unblock American Netflix when we tried our hands on it, which shows the lack of ability in the service. We tried it again after clearing cookies and trying different browsers but the problem still existed.
Virus total Test
We used Virus Total to check if there were any kind of vulnerabilities in the software like the presence of Trojans or viruses of any sort and it came out clear with no engines detected in 71 different types of test that the online tool tested it for.
Protocols, basically put, are secure tunnels through which a VPN traffic passes through, so they are technically the second line of defense for any sort of data that goes through under the cover of a VPN.
- OpenVPN and
- Smart VeePN TCP
- Smart VeePN UDP.
OpenVPN is the best option among the others as it is an open source protocol which makes it free from zero day vulnerabilities. We recommend that irrespective of the VPN you use, make sure that you are tuned into the OpenVPN protocol as it’s the safest of the lot. Most providers have it on by default and in some you have to switch to it manually.
OpenVPN relies on TCP and UDP protocols. TCP is more reliable, but slower, while UDP is faster but less reliable than TCP. In VeeVPN’s case
VeeVPN’s server network appraisal is as follows:
- 2500 servers
- 50 locations
- Major US states
- European countries
The count of servers is good enough but considering the fact that speeds are abysmally low, the amount of servers it offers doesn’t matter much.
10 Devices Simultaneously
VeePN also offers you the feature to use it on 10 different devices simultaneous which means one package is enough for the entire family or even a full ecosystem of devices.
Payment and pricing
- 1 month price plan: $10.99
- 1 year price plan: $5.83/mo
- 5 year price plan: $1.67/mo
VeeVPN’s pricing plans offer diverse options for users. There is a monthly, a yearly and a five yearly subscription plan available. And although the 5 year plan might look enticing at a monthly cost of just $1.67, the actual price you have to pay for this plan is around $100, making the yearly plan appear like a much better deal at just a dash under $70 for a full yearly subscription.
Carrying about your anonymity is one of the basic function of a VPN, therefore the provider should also offer you to pay via Bitcoins.
PayPal and credits cards may be accepted my other service providers, but VeePN also accepts crypto payments through Coin Payments like Bitcoin, Litecoin and all other Cryptocurrencies.
A 24/7 live support is very important when it comes to a VPN service because this specific software is complicated and can frequently require users to look for quick solutions to troubleshooting issues.
VeeVPN offers it which is a big plus on the part of the provider as it will allow for better facilitation of users concerning all diverse aspects of the service.
After reviewing VeePN, we can say that despite having an overall good enough service, it really needs to work on its speed issue otherwise all the good work don’t on the service might go to waste.
There are no major issues with the service on any front and appears like a pretty decent service, even good enough to be recommended but I will stop short of doing so, since the speeds need to go up considerably before any such decision can be reached.