What makes Ivacy VPN special compared to other VPN services? Read our review to find out.
Ivacy was began its journey back in 2007, when they started their mission to create a service, that would enhance the security for internet users.
The company is based in Singapore and have been on an incredible journey since the beginning back in 2007. In 2012 the first milestone of 1 million users was reached and since then, their loyal userbase has been growing.
Download and software installation process
After having chosen the pricing plan you want to go with, you will be able to download the software. The file is quiet small, so the download process is quickly complete.
The software guides you through the installation process, and in few minutes you will be able to log in with your Ivacy credentials and reach this start screen
The start window shows where you are located in the world and has a big on/off switch, so you never will be in doubt about, wether you are connected or not.
Country or city to choose from
Before connecting you can choose between a country or a city to connect from. Ivacy has 41 countries to choose from, but not all has more cities to choose from. However United States which is on the preferred VPN server destinations in Europe has 13 different cities to choose from.
The location function is very intuitive and makes it easy for the user to connect to the preferred location. Once a location has been chosen, you simply click the connect button and Ivacy will connect you in very short time.
There is also the possibility to choose ‘Automatic’, where you are not prohibited to chose a specific location. This enables the user to quickly be connected to a secure server and thereby keep your activity safe.
Security is 1st priority
A VPN can be used for many purposes, but Ivacy have made it sure, that whatever the purpose is, they will keep you protected. In order to live up to that, Ivacy uses a 256-BIT encryption, which is on the same level as they military uses.
Ivacy is therefor suggested whenever you are using a connection, that might be compromised. If you are sitting at a café, the Wi-Fi hotspot can be used of many people, making it an unsecure connection.
Even if you are sitting at home on your own connection you might not be entirely safe. you internet connection might be safe, but when browsing around the internet, a lot of companies are keeping a track of you. And the data they collect about you can be sold to third parties. Ivacy has a no log policy, which means they protect your privacy online.
Protect all your devices
Since security is the main objective, it’s important that you can protect your online activity across multiple devices. With an Ivacy subscription you are able to use up to 10 devices on a single subscription.
And the software works across all major platform, so you can have your smartphone, computer, router or even television covered at the same time.
If you don’t have the use to cover that many devices, you can use the subscription to help your closest one stay safe when navigating online.
A speedtest reveal the performance
If you invest in a new VPN service, we recommend to run a speedtest when you connect to a new server. In this way you can determine wether the connection live up to your standard. Or maybe you should try a city, that might have better connection.
Some VPN services has problem with supplying a fast enough connection. When testing Ivacy on local ground we only saw a drop of 5% in the connection speed. We ran a speedtest with and without the Ivacy server to compare results.
Optimised for streaming
There is a section in the Ivacy software that is committed to streaming. A lot of people use a VPN service to unlock the full potential of the streaming services they are paying for.
When navigating to the streaming section, you will be presented with +60 streaming providers. For some of the services you will need a membership to watch, such as Hulu, Netflix, etc. But you can also be enabled to watch several other free channels from the streaming section.
Besides the before mentioned features you also get a bundle of other features to secure your online activity, when opting for Ivacy.
Internet kill switch, dedicated IP and split tunneling is just some of the additional features you get to stay safe.
Our experiences with the customer support of Ivacy has been satisfyingly as we have had our questions answered within reasonable time.
We did however hoped, that they could be able to help in more languages, than just English. For some users it might be a hurdle to get tech-heavy questions solved if you aren’t fluent in English.
Prices and subscriptions
As the title of this review reveal, we are working with some very favourable prices when looking at Ivacy subscriptions.
If you compare to NordVPN which is a fairly priced service, then there is definitely some money so save with Ivacy. You can chose from a 1-month, 1-year, 2-year or a 5-year plan. When opting for the 5-year plan you can get the subscription for as low as 1.16 USD a month.
Conclusion: Ivacy VPN offers you safety and privacy at a low cost
We could ask more from Ivacy when it comes to design and user experience, but the end conclusion most be, that the service is very great at the low cost you can purchase it for.