In spite of the recent attempts to clamp down on VPN use in China, VPN provider VyprVPN continues delivering its service to users in China thanks to its proprietary VPN technology, Chameleon. Chameleon scrambles OpenVPN packet metadata to ensure it’s not recognizable via deep packet inspection (DPI), while remaining fast and lightweight. Chameleon is available in the VyprVPN apps for Windows, Mac, and Android.
How is VyprVPN Different from Other Personal VPNs?
There are several differences between Golden Frog’s VyprVPN service and other personal VPNs. The first difference being that Golden Frog is entirely self-sufficient. The company owns and manages the hardware in each of its 50+ worldwide locations. It also runs its own network to deliver a fast and reliable connection. This means that no part of the service is outsourced to 3rd parties. Other VPN providers use 3rd parties to host their servers. Golden Frog even owns and operate their own DNS service, VyprDNS, to add further privacy and security for their users.
VyprDNS™ – Encrypted, Zero-Knowledge DNS.
DNS translates hostnames (such as www.goldenfrog.com) into a computer-readable IP address (220.127.116.11) so your computer can communicate with a desired host. Internet users typically rely on their ISP’s DNS servers or on a 3rd party DNS, which are often configured to comprehensively log your Internet activity and censor websites – even if you use a VPN. With VyprDNS, Golden Frog offers a 100% private, no-logging DNS service to complement VyprVPN. VyprDNS is Golden Frog’s 100% owned and operated DNS service available exclusively for VyprVPN users.
Censorship via DNS “man-in-the-middle” attacks
DNS man-in-the-middle attacks can occur when a government or 3rd party redirects you to a different online destination than you were trying to reach. For example, governments in China, Iran and Turkey can intercept your DNS request when you attempt to visit www.facebook.com and redirect you to an error page.
Censorship via DNS filtering
Coffee shops, airports and other public WiFi hotspots frequently configure their DNS servers to deny access to specific types of websites.
VyprDNS™ – Encrypted and Uncensored
Using VyprVPN with VyprDNS, your data and DNS requests pass through an encrypted tunnel that defeats “man-in-the-middle” DNS attacks and prevents DNS filtering so you can experience an open internet.
VPN Mobile & Desktop Apps for All Devices.
VyprVPN includes easy to use apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Tomato-based routers. Try VyprVPN today by creating an account from within the Android or iOS app and get 500 MB of free data usage. With the native desktop and mobile apps you can easily connect or auto connect without the need for manual set up. You can even enable a Kill Switch to automatically block all Internet and network traffic when VyprVPN disconnects or is not enabled.
VyprVPN Server locations around the World.
Some VPN services limit user bandwidth, speed, and server switching. VyprVPN does not. Switching between server clusters is easy and effective with over 200,000 IP addresses for its users. It even has a Fastest Server setting so you can automatically be connected to the fastest server available for your location. At the time of writing this review, VyprVPN offers servers in:
NAT Firewall provides an added level of security by blocking unrequested inbound traffic. It prevents third parties from exploiting security vulnerabilities by preventing inbound connections from reaching your device and mimicking the behavior of a wireless router to protect you against outside threats.
Dump Truck Online Storage.
Accessing your files from wireless hotspots can be dangerous, so getting secure online storage included with your VyprVPN service is a great added bonus. All VyprVPN users receive between 10 GB to 50 GB of secure online storage via Dump Truck (Golden Frog’s online data storage platform) depending on the tier of VyprVPN service a user purchases. With Dump Truck you can securely store and share files, photos, documents and videos with other users and devices. Dump Truck also integrates well with several WebDAV apps so you can access your files stored on Dump Truck in several ways, from anywhere, and at any time.
The Company behind VyprVPN.
Golden Frog’s founders are Internet veterans who have owned and operated Internet businesses since the dawn of the public Internet in 1994. Although incorporated in Switzerland, Golden Frog, GmbH, is a global service provider committed to preserving an open and secure Internet experience while respecting user privacy throughout the world.
Plan Options and Pricing.
Please visit the Golden Frog/VyprVPN website to see current pricing and plan options.