If you have a smartphone, tablet or laptop, as well as possibly smart TVs that want to connect to a VPN at the same time, you need a service that lets you have multiple simultaneous connections. We also look at the encryption levels and security protocols, as well as whether or not the team developing the service is more focused on fixing any bugs reported.
NordVPN’s desktop application has an attractive and appealing interface and it is also easy to use on mobile devices. It has a wide array of options and is great for streaming. The speeds are faster than those we’ve seen with other VPNs. There’s also a kill switch split tunneling, AES-256 encryption, and a useful feature called Threat Protection that blocks trackers, ads and malware.
CyberGhost was another top performer in our tests. It boasts a huge network of servers all over the globe and a variety of features that are compatible with torrents. It also boasts great speed performance, and has amazing features like split tunneling (which routes some apps through the VPN while leaving others to connect to the internet directly) and an ISP throttling detector. There are native apps available for Windows, macOS and Android and an iOS application and router compatibility.
Windscribe offers a variety of connection options and the added benefit of being based out of Switzerland, which means that it is not subject to the “fourteen eye” surveillance programs. It’s a straightforward and efficient Chrome extension, which makes it an excellent option for mobile devices.