In the last few years, the importance of subscribing to a VPN service has been highlighted as internet users are getting more concerned about the risk of having their privacy compromised or being a victim of online fraud. More people are opting for using a VPN service when they connect to internet in order to protect their privacy and ensuring that their information is kept safe from eavesdroppers and fraudsters. With the growing popularity of VPNs, the number of providers available in the market has increased and users have a wider selection of companies to choose from. One of the benefits that internet users can expect when there is a large amount of companies in the industry is that all VPN providers have to step up their game, offering better features and service in order to gain more customers. One of the companies that is aiming to provide a service that will appeal to anyone looking for a secure online connection is CyberGhost. This company is based in Romania and as such, they are covered by data retention laws applied in the EU. However, the company guarantees that they keep no logs or records of their customers’ online activities as the laws have not been officially applied. CyberGhost offers a free VPN service that is quite good, so we were looking forward to try their paid option as well. Belo you will find more details about how CyberGhost performs in the main categories.
CyberGhost is committed to protect the privacy and identity of their customers and one of the features that shows this dedication is their impressive network of servers that allow you to switch your IP address to disguise your location and enable you to access content from any website around the world. They have over 200 servers located in more than 20 countries including Romania, United States, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Russia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Ireland.
Supported OS, Protocols and Devices
CyberGhost is compatible with all the different versions of the most popular operating systems including Windows 7, 8, XP, 2000, as well as Mac OS X, iOS and Linux. The protocols that they support are OpenVPN, L2TP/IPsec and PPTP with encryption of 256-bit. Their website contains information on how to configure OpenVPN with each of the operating systems that are compatible and how to set up L2TP/IPsec for iPhone, tablets and smartphones, which are some of the devices that can be used with their service.
One of the most appealing things about CyberGhost is that their free service is quite good and offers a good set of features but they also have paid packages that are very reasonable. When you subscribe to their Premium or Premium Plus and enjoy great features such as access to all their servers and locations. With Premium Plus, you can use their VPN service in up to 5 devices. The prices are quite convenient and you can set up a subscription to their Premium service for 24 months for only €49.99, 12 months cost €29.99 and one month €4.99. Their Premium Plus costs €79.99 for 24 months, €49.99 for 12 months and €7.99 per month.
CyberGhost‘s website contains detailed information that will be very useful for any user. They also have a forum with tutorials and updates that will provide answers to most questions but if you need to reach out their support team, you can do so by ticket system. Their support service is available Monday to Friday during business hours and they promise to reply within 48 hours or less.
CyberGhost impressed us with the quality of their free service and their no logging policy, which are two points that show their commitment to help internet users that wish to protect their privacy. The speed of their service is quite good and their Antispy add-on has features designed to enhance the protection of your privacy online. The prices for their paid plans are good value considering the features and the service that you get. Even though (as with all providers), you should not take their no logging policy for granted, CyberGhost is a good option to ensure that your data is secure on internet and that you can enjoy total freedom online.