GhostPath is one of the youngest successful VPNs on the market and it’s only a year old! Reliability, adaptability and an approachable mantra have combined to skyrocket GhostPath to the head of the table – with wide ranging hardware and geographical compatibility. Founded in February of 2012 and released the following October, the Georgia-based VPN has been collecting positive reviews since its inception. From the city of Waycross, the parent company MediaLeaf Technologies launched GhostPath to provide a professional and accessible security tool for online users - something they have achieved with recognition from some of the biggest tech-review websites around.
Like all VPNs, GhostPath uses a multi-level encryption service to scramble all internet traffic and protect the user. Priding itself on the ability to surf anonymously wherever you go, GhostPath uses 256-bit encryption for both normal internet usage and for online purchases. The company disclaims that data is never stored with GhostPath, but only ever with the payment provider and destination website. No information is tracked during a VPN session, with the software only recording arbitrary data such as duration of session, bytes transferred and date of connection. GhostPath is committed to keeping all information private, never sharing or selling it and routinely disposing of all VPN logs.
GhostPath has a bulging feature list for the security-conscious internet user, including state-of-the-art 256-bit encryption for all online traffic. To process information transfers for international customers, the company maintains servers in more than 30 countries; ensuring speed and locality. All of these servers can be accessed from anywhere in the world, letting users appear in another location for whatever reason. The GhostPath VPN is entirely unlimited and comes with free software – whilst Mobile VPN is a specially designed toolkit for mobile browsing and WiFi hotspots. This feature is fully protected with the same clout as any desktop browsing session. The GhostPath blog is an innovative resource base which is packed with education and advice on how best to use the software, teaching users about the finer points of proxies.
From Panama to Poland, state of the art hardware and software partner together to ensure consistent high speed across most GhostPath servers. Performance tests show that United States servers experience connection speeds of between 12Mbps and 15Mbps on average, whilst United Kingdom users can expect the figure to be closer to 5Mbps. In this speed range, GhostPath makes every day web surfing possible, along with fast downloads, streaming and gaming, as well. The free software that comes with a GhostPath subscription automatically tests the nearest VPN servers to determine the best connection speed and stability for each user.
Whilst GhostPath doesn’t offer a free trial, it does boast a 7-day money back guarantee across all plans and products. Split into three segments, users can choose to pay $5 per week on the Weekly Plan, $10 per month on the Monthly Plan or $8 per month on the Quarterly Plan. The best value for money lies in the Quarterly Plan – though all plans can be cancelled at any time.
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GhostPath operates an active and frequently updated blog which, alongside a resources section, guides users through the nuances of using a VPN. Extensive tutorials and troubleshooting give users a chance to fix any issues own their own, though the GhostPath team can be reached via Twitter, Facebook, Phone or E-Mail. Phone support is the fastest method of contact.
Overall, GhostPath’s website is indicative of their company brand – simple and easy. The website is packed with concise assistance, the software is intuitive and the customer support is there to iron out any creases. Sign-up is a simple process consisting of download and payment processes and can be achieved within minutes. GhostPath has clearly learnt a lot from the more established VPN services and is certainly one to keep an eye on.