Looking for a VPN? There’s a lot to choose from these days. To help you compare the market, we’ve put together this shortlist of top performers, based on our rigorous testing and detailed reviews.
While Mullvad has much less server coverage than the other providers on this list, its low pricing and unlimited data are hard to beat. Its use of VPNs to obscure user traffic is relatively new, but it’s already gaining a reputation in the industry for offering some of the most secure and private connections around. Its service uses advanced encryption techniques to ensure that you stay protected even when you’re not connected to its servers. There are some things to keep in mind, however: It’s very easy to use Mullvad, but the free version can’t be used with BitTorrent or P2P over its network. We also found that Mullvad’s network connection dropped quite often when we tested it on our home network, which is to be expected due to the fact that it uses a shared connection. Regardless, Mullvad’s smooth disconnection and connection capabilities helped it breeze through our tests. Cost: $3/month, $20/yearCactusVPN has less coverage than many other providers on this list, but its uncapped bandwidth and high speed make up for it. The CactusVPN service uses strong encryption protocols that ensure maximum security when downloading content from all over the world. If you’re just looking for a simple VPN to download files on your local network or browse anonymously, CactusVPN will do just fine. In our testing, we found that CactusVPN was extremely quick when it came to connecting at home with no lag and extremely fast and reliable when we connected