PureVPN Review

PureVPN provides a service with good speeds, military-grade security, and privacy that help you gain your internet freedom. It has 750+ servers in more than 140+ countries worldwide. The servers offer unlimited bandwidth, server switching, and P2P services. Its pricing plans support up to 5 simultaneous connections. PureVPN is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Firefox and Chrome browsers, Firestick TV, Android TV, Gaming consoles, and routers.

PureVPN Review 2018

Introduction

The internet offers a lot of things that we need in our day to day online activities. Besides having a lot of benefits, the internet also has lurking dangers such as cyber threats. Most of these threats involve privacy and security, and that’s why you need a VPN.

Why PureVPN?

PureVPN gives you absolute internet freedom by empowering you to gain access to lots of content on the internet while your security and digital privacy are intact. PureVPN servers are also self-managed.

Pricing and Plans

At the moment, PureVPN is offering its service in two subscription tiers, the World Cup, and the Main tier. The main subscription has 3 pricing plans with a 15-day money-back guarantee. Below are the plans:

1-month Plan

  • $10.95 billed monthly.

1-year Plan

  • $4.15/month, billed monthly.
  • This plan saves you 62% off the original price.

2-year Plan

  • $2.49/month, billed monthly.
  • This is their anniversary offer, and this plan saves you 77% off the original price.

They also have another anniversary 3-year plan insane offer that pops up on their website. “Get 3 Years of PureVPN For Just $69!”

Security

A secure connection is essential when you are accessing/surfing the internet. To ensure you are always protected, PureVPN has the following security features:

  • Military grade encryption – PureVPN uses top of the line 256-bit AES encryption for security to protect your connection and your internet data traffic from cyber threats. There’s also secure protocols that ensure ultimate security and speed.
  • Ozone servers – PureVPN servers are loaded with server level antivirus, adblockers and other security measures to ensure you are always protected.
  • NAT Firewall addon– Besides encryption, PureVPN also provides an extra layer of security that prevents cybercriminals from exploiting vulnerability loopholes.
  • DDoS Protection addon– Through this addon, you won’t experience distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS).

Privacy

Apart from being secure, PureVPN also ensures your digital privacy is safe from prying eyes such as surveillance, tracking, and monitoring. PureVPN has the following mechanisms for your digital privacy:

  • DNS/IPv6/Web RTC leak protection– With the impenetrable security and privacy features, PureVPN ensures leaks are taken care of.
  • IP masking – This a core VPN function, when you connect to a VPN server, you get a new IP address.
  • Zero usage logs– PureVPN does not collect any usage logs that might implicate you.

Other features

  • Kill Switch
  • Ad-blocker
  • SplitTunneling
  • P2P services

Speed

PureVPN has an above average performance in terms of speed which makes it suitable for torrenting and streaming services.

Usability

PureVPN custom apps for most devices are easy and straightforward to set up and use. They have a neat clutter-free interface. Desktop apps also have custom profiles for ease of use. Their website has guides for setting up all of its apps: even there are guides for routers and Linux Distros.

7 Total Score
Good VPN but not great

PureVPN offers a lot regarding features and functionality and hence giving you good value for your money. There are however some limitations.

PROS
  • High-speed servers
  • Zero usage logs
  • Military grade security
  • Streams Netflix US via addon
CONS
  • Some features don’t work well
  • Keeps some connection logs
User Rating: 4 (3 votes)