# of Servers
1500
Server Locations
75
Price Per Month (From)
$6.49
Free Trial
-


8.2/10
Informr score
IPVanish currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 45 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

IPVanish offers pretty much everything you’ll need in a VPN including fast performance, excellent customer support, and good prices. With that said, if you’re new to VPNs, the user interface isn’t intuitive. So you might not utilize all the features IPVanish offers.

What's good

  • Fast performance
  • IP address cycling
  • Live Chat
  • OpenVPN customizability
  • Good device support
  • Unlimited simultaneous connections

What's bad

  • Somewhat confusing interface
  • Potential logging concerns

With its extensive endorsements and sponsorships, there’s a good chance you’ve seen IPVanish all over the web. But does their service live up to the marketing hype? Let’s see what experts are saying about this popular VPN.

Pricing

For pricing, you can’t get much simpler than IPVanish.

There are three plans from which to choose -- which all offer the same features.

Billing options include every month, every three months, once a year. The monthly price is comparable to other mainstream VPN services. But you can save money if you’re willing to go with a longer subscription.

Supported Devices

IPVanish offers apps for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, ChromeOS, and Windows. If that’s not enough, you can even configure it to work on routers and Windows Phones.

Why have a VPN on your router? This allows you to protect hardware that doesn’t support VPN apps -- such as your PlayStation, Smart TV, or Roku.

Ease of Use

IPVanish tries to stand apart from the crowd with their client UI. But, for those familiar with VPNs, their changes might be jarring.

Instead of having the standard connect/disconnect button and a list of locations, IPVanish’s panel hides your country choices in dropdown lists and has two buttons -- connect/disconnect and on/off -- which essentially do the same thing.

It’s not a VPN that’s user friendly.

However, TechRadar notes, “Its client looks more complex than the competition, but that’s mostly because they have more features and functionality…

Simultaneous Connections

IPVanish gives you unlimited simultaneous connections. If you have a lot of devices you need to protect, this service makes doing so easy.

Included Features

IPVanish comes with plenty of features. Popular ones include:

  • P2P support
  • Killswitch
  • OpenVPN compatibility
  • TOR compatibility
  • IPv6 leak protection
  • IP address cycling

IPVanish also offers a great deal of control over your OpenVPN setup. You can choose which port to use and can also obfuscate the traffic to avoid detection in geo-restricted areas such as China.

Privacy and Logging

The company’s privacy policy states they do not collect or log any traffic and do not sell or rent personal information to third-parties.

Despite this, IPVanish responded to a summons from the US Department of Homeland Security to hand over information on user activities in 2016.

But since then StackPath bought IPVanish. They stated publicly, “With no exception IPVanish does not, has not, and will not log or store logs of our users as a StackPath company.

Performance

You’ll always experience some slowdown when web browsing using a VPN -- either with slower upload or download speeds or higher latency. However, when put to the test, reviewers were pleasantly surprised with IPVanish’s overall performance.

Support

IPVanish touts 24/7 customer support -- complete with live chat. This makes them a great choice if you want help immediately. If you can wait for one to two days, you can submit support tickets.

Self-help options include a useful support center and knowledge base. However, reviewers noted some answers are short. If you’re looking for detailed answers, you’ll want to use email support or live chat.

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Summary

IPVanish offers fast performance, a wide variety of server locations, and plenty of customization. PC Mag states, “... it’s good enough to be listed among the best services we’ve tested.


What the Critics Are Saying...


Tech.Co

IPVanish is an attractive VPN for more expert users, with some impressive features and all the options and settings you could hope for. Other users might want something a little less intimidating – and a little more affordable.

- Stuart Andrews, Tech.Co
T3

IPVanish stands out for owning all its own servers and packs in a number of security features. But, it’s somewhat expensive and the user interface could be improved.

- Michael Graw, T3
TechRadar

IPVanish is fast and configurable, with some interesting features. The apps have a few annoyances and they're not always comfortable to use, but if you're looking for both power and performance, we'd give it a try.

- Mike Williams, TechRadar
Tom's Guide

IPVanish features great security alongside zero-logging and good speeds. While the apps aren't quite as clean as the competition's, IPVanish's service is seriously configurable and is a great choice for those who want full control over their VPN.

- Christian Rigg, Tom's Guide
TechJury

Generally, the service is promising. Fast speeds are a particular highlight and security is up to par. For its speed and log-free policy, I readily recommend IPVanish… to users, who are not particularly interested in streaming Netflix. The IPVanish app has a comfy feel to it and behaves as expected....

- Nick G., TechJury

Details


Overview
Headquarters United States
Pricing/Sign Up
Starting Price (per Month) $6.49
Plans and Pricing Visit Site
Free Trial No
Money Back Guarantee 30 Days
Payment Options Credit Cards, PayPal, Bitcoin, Other
ID Required Valid email address
Features
Server Locations (# of Countries) 75
Number of Servers 1500 +
Devices Per License Unlimited
Simultaneous Connections Unlimited
Unlimited Bandwidth Yes
Double-Hop / Double VPN No
Accesses Netflix Yes
P2P / Torrenting Allowed Yes
Accepts Bitcoin Yes
Non-US Company No
Protected
Protocols IPSec, IKEv2, L2TP, OpenVPN, PPTP, SSTP
Encryption AES-256, RSA-2048
No Logs / No Tracking Yes
Dedicated IP Available No
VPN Over Tor Yes
Wi-Fi Leak Protection Yes
Private DNS Server Yes
DNS Leak Protection Yes
IP Leak Protection Yes
WebRTC Leak Protection No
IPv6 Leak Protection Yes
Kill Switch Yes
Supported Platforms
Operating Systems Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Linux, Android
Mobile App Yes
Router Yes
Browser Extension No
Customer Support
24/7 Support Yes
Live Chat Support Yes
Telephone Support No
Email Support Yes
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): IP Vanish

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