proXPN is a small and relatively unknown provider that’s been around since 2009, but despite its limitations, proXPN passes as pretty recent provider within the average spectrum.
Although proXPN uses very powerful encryption keys (2048-bit encryption) to secure your VPN connection and supports OpenVPN protocol, however, they also use 512-bit key for the cipher which can be a liability. Nonetheless, you shouldn’t be worried about any kind of exposure while connected to the Internet, thanks to VPN Guard, a kill switch implemented within Windows and Mac OS proXPN clients. On the sunshine side, proXPN takes good advantage of its location in the Netherlands, unlike some other providers in the same region, and follows a strict no logging policy.
Despite having a small number of servers in only 15 locations, proXPN’s servers are scattered across 4 large continents. However, covering remote locations in Asia, Australia and the Americas comes at the cost of speed, which isn’t a strong point for this provider. Yes, you will be able to access more geo-restricted services even in China, but at low speeds. Further, popular streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, and BBC iPlayer can’t be accessed with proXPN.
As a premium user, you’ll get more benefits from proXPN such as two protocols (OpenVPN and PPTP), access to all server location, and uncapped speed, P2P/torrenting, customer support as well as VPN for Android and iOS. However, if you stick to their Basic free VPN plan, you won’t get the best out of proXPN like access to their US server and 300kbps speed limit among other restrictions. The company also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and very good customer support.
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.
proXPN has 65 servers in 15 countries.
proXPN sports standard and very basic software clients for commonly used operating systems with built-in DNS and IP leak protection. Once you’re done with the signing up process, you can download and install the proXPN app on your device. The interface looks out of season and very basic. However, it’s quite intuitive and has a dedicated kill switch “VPN Guard” for torrents and any running programs when connected to proXPN without exposure if the connection drops. There’s also an auto-reconnection option and other configuration options located in the “General” tab. Overall, proXPN’s clients don’t stand out in any way.
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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