FlowVPN offers a simple, easy-to-use VPN that does exactly what it’s supposed to do. The large network of servers in 50 countries contribute to the high speed for streaming and gaming. FlowVPN also offers a free 3-day trial, so you can test it out before committing.
FlowVPN comes with a NAT firewall that lets you weed out unwanted traffic. It only uses 128-bit encryption, but that seems to be enough to secure your data.
They offer OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, and IKEv2. Of all these protocols, OpenVPN is the most secure and many VPN users prefer connecting through it.
They also mention that user data can be shared with third parties as well. So if you want a VPN to keep your identity hidden from the government, this isn’t the best choice. However, if you just want to bypass the restrictions on your university or office network, FlowVPN can help you out.
Speed determines how fast content uploads, so if you're torrenting or streaming, you want the speed to be somewhat identical to your regular internet speed. Since a VPN encrypts your data, it usually takes a bit longer to send your data back and forth, which can slow down your connection. However, if your ISP deliberately slows down your connection (also known as throttling) a VPN might increase your internet speed. Testing a VPN is somewhat pointless because new servers pop up and affect speed. Your speed can also differ according to your location, so your speed test might not match ours. Having said that, we tested the speed in numerous locations to provide you with the average.
FlowVPN can be installed on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Installation takes just a few minutes and the apps have an intuitive interface that is easy to use. There are over a hundred servers to choose from and speeds are great on many of them.
With its NAT firewall, you don’t have to worry about unwanted traffic making it to your device. There is one important feature that lacks from it – a kill switch. Since a kill switch stops all internet activities as soon as the VPN fails, it keeps you protected and is a highly desirable feature.
We personally test the customer support team of every VPN we review. This means asking technical question through the live chat feature (where applicable) and measuring the response time for email questions. Whether you need to connect to a specific server, change your security protocol, or configure a VPN on your router, finding a VPN with quality customer support should be important to you.
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