SecureVPN Review

Reviewed by:     André Spiteri

The Gist

Despite being on the market for less than a year, SecureVPN is a solid service that already boasts more than a million users. Its free plan and extremely affordable premium plan make it the best choice if you want to buy a VPN subscription but you’re on a tight budget. 

 

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SecureVPN Highlights

  • Military-grade encryption.
  • Easy to use.
  • Free tier.

Pros​​

  • Unlimited bandwidth.
  • Works on most major platforms.
  • Supports Socks, Squid and HTTPS proxy.
  • Up to 5 simultaneous connections.

Cons

  • Low number of server locations.
  • Limited customer support.

Features 

While it doesn’t have much in terms of advanced features, SecureVPN does have all the basic features you’d expect from a good VPN provider. 

The service supports PPTP, L2TP and SSTP security protocols at 128-bit and 256-bit encryption, but not OpenVPN for the time being. It also supports Socks, Squid and HTTPS.

On the downside, SecureVPN currently only has servers in 7 countries worldwide, which is extremely low. 

Speed And Reliability 

SecureVPN’s servers boast excellent uptime. You’ll also get unlimited bandwidth and no speed throttling when you’re on a paid plan.  

That said, according to its terms of service, SecureVPN reserves the right to impose limits and suspend or block the service at its ‘sole discretion’. 

This is extremely vague and wide wording. Other VPN services we reviewed that have similar restrictions do not use such broad and general language; and qualify their discretion by stating it will only be used in exceptional cases of abuse or illegality. 

Flexibility

With servers in only 7 countries, SecureVPN is somewhat limited when it comes to geo-unblocking options. 

However, you can switch between servers an unlimited number of times. 

The service also supports all major platforms. There are dedicated apps for Windows, OSX, Android and iOS. You can also install the VPN manually on most other devices.

Customer Support 

Unfortunately, SecureVPN’s website still lacks a knowledge base. And while it does have an FAQ section, at the time of writing this is extremely limited. 

The good news is that you can get in touch with live customer support seven days a week from 9 am to 5pm Eastern Standard Time. You can also open a support ticket by filling in an online form.

Value For Money

SecureVPN has a free plan and a paid plan. 

Somewhat expectedly, the free plan is limited. You won’t get full access to SecureVPN’s network, and bandwidth is capped at 1000 MB per month. This clearly won’t cut it if you’re an average to high internet user, but it should be more than enough for email and light browsing. 

Unfortunately, you also will only be able to use the VPN for 20 minutes at a stretch, which is a significant drawback. 

The paid version, however, is very reasonably priced, at $7.99 a month. More significantly, paying for a whole year up front will bring the price down to $5.83 a month, making it one of the cheapest VPN services around. 

Conclusion 

If you want an endless list of features, SecureVPN is probably not for you. That said, it’s a solid solution that is looking very promising so far. In any case, at such an affordable price, it’s definitely worth a try. 

Last Updated:    April 2016

 

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