iVPN.net is a new player in the VPN service industry having opened its doors to the world in 2009. Their signature offering and what sets them apart from the competition is Multihop VPN over OpenVPN. This is an advanced offering not typically found in the VPN market. This type of VPN service offers a higher degree of security and privacy to the user since the VPN connection is routed through an intermediary before being forwarded to its final destination. All Multihop VPN from iVPN.net is bounced once before reaching the final destination. This means there are three location points in the chain: origin, intermediary, and final destination. In addition to Multihop OpenVPN, regular singlehop OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec are available from iVPN.net.
iVPN.net, although fairly new, is a well respected competitor in the VPN service industry due to their commitment to privacy and security. The individuals that founded them all came from the information technology security industry, and their experience in the security industry is a highlight of the iVPN.net sales pitch. Fortunately for their customers, it is much more than a sales pitch. They do not keep logs of activity, they separate the customer account and iVPN.net ID, and they provide anonymous payment methods. Encryption levels are also above average with 256bit AES on the primary data channel supporting the VPN tunnel. Note: Our in depth review provides complete details on all encryption levels across the network. Their commitment also extends to customer support with live chat availability 7 days a week, and a prompt and friendly customer service support team that responds to emails very quickly. Our editors found their support above average, and their timeliness in responding was also very good. The commitment to customer support shows in the OpenVPN software which is easy to install and use. It is also apparent in the custom L2TP software (windows only) that removes any of the hassle of installing L2TP, which can often be time consuming and complicated for a novice user.
After completing a thorough and in depth review of the website client portal, iVPN.net OpenVPN software, L2TP software, and full speed test of the VPN network our editors were very impressed. The results indicated a robust network that was relatively faster than we initially expected. The multihop service is actually quite quick considering the additional overhead. L2TP is a tad slower than OpenVPN, but this is to be expected. Singlehop OpenVPN is very fast, with speeds near max of the original test connection. Further, the OpenVPN software and client portal provide a host of features and functions that make accessing and utilizing the VPN service very user friendly. For the full results of the in depth review and speed test of the network please visit this link.
Pricing from iVPN.net is very competitive when you consider that a single monthly payment will get you complete access to Multihop OpenVPN, singlehop OpenVPN, and L2TP. This also includes unlimited server changes or IP switches. Bandwidth is unlimited and P2P file sharing is allowed. Good discounts are offered for longer term purchases, with a nice sweet spot at 3 months. The relative newness of the iVPN.net service does translate into a slightly smaller network than some of the very large providers in terms of number of servers or number of countries. However, they do have a good variety of regional locations for their servers (US, UK, NL, and France) which should translate into fast speeds for the majority of users. Our speed tests covered every single server and VPN type. The overall results showed a network that was well built and quick enough to support video streaming without buffering. But you don’t have to take our word for it – you can try iVPN.net for 7 days risk free.
Our editors have also been provided some insight into future expansion from iVPN.net so look for good things to come from them over the next 6 to 12 months. Overall, iVPN.net gets good ratings from the team here. For full coverage of the iVPN.net client website portal, OpenVPN software, L2TP software (windows only), and speed test results please visit this link.
Blocked Countries: iVPN.net uses an anti-fraud method for all orders. The country of origin is only one factor in the anti-fraud method. However, most orders from Nigeria etc are blocked.
July 2011 Update: We have completed an extremely thorough In Depth Review and Speed Test of the iVPN.net! The review includes their website client portal, software, and full speed test of all available servers. Over 25 screenshots! Please see our news bulletin here. Our full editors review now reflects the results from the in depth review and speed test.
|Cost per 1 Month||$15.00|
|Cost per 3 Months||$40.00|
|Cost per 6 Months||$70.00|
|Cost per Year||$100.00|
|Low Plan Term||1 Month|
|Low Plan Protocol||L2TP & OpenVPN|
|Low Plan IP||Shared|
|Low Plan Cost||$15.00|
|Medium Plan Term||3 Months|
|Medium Plan Protocol||L2TP & OpenVPN|
|Medium Plan IP||Shared|
|Medium Plan Cost||$40.00|
|High Plan Term||12 Months|
|High Plan Protocol||L2TP & OpenVPN|
|High Plan IP||Shared|
|High Plan Cost||$100.00|
|Protocol L2TP IPSec|
|File Share P2P|
|Requires Software||OpenVPN Only|