The virtual private network (VPN) is getting attention, thanks in part to massive marketing budgets as well as collaborations between influencers. It’s difficult to navigate the rapidly growing VPN market, and many of the assertions made about its benefits and benefits may not be true. Consumer Reports’ online security expert Yael Grauer recommends looking for open-source software, reproducible builds and up-to-date support for industry-standard protocols.
CyberGhost has a strong argument for itself by promoting its zero-logs policy that promises to never record your internet activities or IP address. the apps are compatible with all major operating systems and offer an encryption of 256 bits, a kill switch, leak protection, and the ability to connect using a random port. It also scored higher than most VPNs in our internet speed test, though this could be due to traffic shaping by your ISP. It also has a number of additional tools, including Threat Protection, Onion over VPN and Double VPN.
Nord is another option that scored highly in our tests. This includes a solid performance in our geoblocking tests and streaming testing. Its apps are very powerful and easy to use. However the map-based user interface can be a bit clunky when utilized on smaller screens. It’s compatible with a variety of routers and Kodi TV set-top boxes, and has one of the widest geographical coverages of our choices. It’s a great choice when watching Netflix outside of the United States and also has dedicated Windflix servers for this reason. It recently added a feature called Perfect Forward Secrecy which safeguards your data with every session a new key, making it harder for hackers to decrypt past activity.