VyprVPN PRO Golden Frog Review
By business.com editorial staff, business.com Writer | Updated Oct 10, 2018
Editor's Note: VyprVPN has restructured its plans. A Pro version is no longer available, but the buy link will take you to its VyprVPN Plan and Premium Plan for purchase. The VyprVPN Plan is most comparable to the Pro version reviewed here and includes unlimited data usage and three simultaneous connections. We will evaluate, rank and review VyprVPN when we next update our proxy services reviews.
VyprVPN, a Golden Frog product, is an IP proxy service provider that helps you hide your IP address and protects your identity while browsing online. With a large network of servers and thousands of IP addresses to cycle through, Golden Frog has the resources of a large company but provides personalized and friendly customer service. For these reasons and more, Golden Frog's VyprVPN is our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award Winner.
VyprVPN has a good set of security features. It has both SSL and the more secure TSL encryptions. It also has a 128-bit encryption, which is not the most secure encryption bit but allows faster connection times. VyprVPN also provides a 256-bit encryption for the times you need extra security for browsing and transferring data. 256-bit encryption is very secure; it is what the government uses to protect its confidential information.
The tunneling protocol VyprVPN uses include PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and Chameleon, its own proprietary software. The company states that Chameleon is one of the few VPNs that works in China and can bypass the strict firewalls that the Chinese government has established.
The VyprVPN dashboard is extremely user friendly. Signing up for the service and logging in was a simple, hassle-free process. We were able to easily log in to the online dashboard and download the software onto our testing computers.
The user interface makes selecting a server by location simple; you can also select locations to put in your favorite tab so that you can quickly access them repeatedly. The dashboard gives you server statistics, the amount of time you are connected to the VPN and the type of protocol and encryption bit you are using.
This web proxy has 700 servers in 52 different locations. It also has 200,000 IP addresses that it cycles through. Having a high number of IP addresses is important because it means those IP addresses are less likely to be flagged as suspicious by major search engines, like Google, or social media platforms, like Facebook. While no company can guarantee an IP address will not be blocked, having a higher number of addresses to cycle through makes being blocked less likely.
With this proxy software, you can run two devices simultaneously on one account. This is about average for the industry, though some companies allow you to run five devices per account.
The help and support options provided by VyprVPN impressed us. With this company, you can access a support representative 24 hour a day, 365 days a year. If you ever encounter issues with your proxy service connection, you can rest assured that someone will be available to you.
When we tested help and support, we measured wait times. We called and used the live chat at different times of the day to see how long it would take for our needs to be addressed. When we sent requests via email, representatives were quick to respond with friendly and knowledgeable answers.
Golden Frog also provides a knowledgebase that covers a variety of VyprVPN proxy services. The company blog announces updates, and changes to the actual products and provides information about online security in general. The community forum, accessible through the company website, gives clients a space to interact and discusses issues and uses of the proxy service.
VyprVPN offers thousands of IP addresses to help protect your identity and has servers in multiple locations across the country and around the world. Setting up your account and logging in is easy. We had no issue downloading the software and connecting to a remote server. Once you get VyprVPN set up and installed, you should be able to browse the internet securely and privately.