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StrongVPN is a company that provides VPN service connection to customers using Open VPN, PPTP, L2TP and SSTP protocols. They currently have over 87,000 IP addresses on 458 VPN servers in 22 countries worldwide (238 PPTP servers in 43 cities and 368 OpenVPN servers in 44 cities).

StrongVPN is the sister company of Reliable Hosting, a company that provides dedicated servers and web hosting services to customers worldwide. Their head office is located at 200 Paul Avenue, San Francisco California, USA.

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Pricing and Features

When we say expensive, we do mean expensive. While the most basic package can be had for $7 per month, it really is very basic, and most importantly, is PPTP only. Now PPTP is very insecure, so we are doubtful whether any VPN provider worth its salt should even offer it, let alone make it, as StrongVPN does, their primary product. If all that you want out of VPN is access to geo-restricted content then PPTP is ok, but it can be had for a lot less than StrongVPN charges. These days we only consider OpenVPN to be up the job of providing meaningful levels of privacy, so it is StrongVPN’s OpenVPN services that we will look at in this review, and as we said, StrongVPN is expensive.

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FREE TRIAL/ REFUND AND MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Free Trial is an important point to consider when purchasing a VPN service. It gives you the opportunity to test the service of a VPN before actually committing yourself. When a service provider offers a free trial, refund or money back guarantee, it shows that they have confidence in their service. Strong VPN offers a 5 – day money back guarantee for both one month and twelve months packages. The 5-day period may seem short, but at least a prospective client has a chance of trying out the features of the VPN for 5- days with an option of getting back his money should the service be inferior to what he expects. Besides, other service providers offer a shorter trial period with no money-back guarantee a good example being Mullvad VPN, which offers a 3hour free trial without money back guarantee.

Features of StrongVPN

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Open VPN, PPTP, L2TP and SSTP protocols

StrongVPN provides customers with access to Open VPN, PPTP, L2TP and SSTP with up to 2048-bit encryption. The company has 238 PPTP servers in 43 cities (21 countries). And 368 OpenVPN servers in 44 cities (21 countries).

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Unlimited Bandwidth

StrongVPN has no bandwidth limit usage on its packages. However, there are limits on the number of server switches that you can make in a month.

No logging of internet records

StrongVPN does not keep, monitor or store any user’s internet activity records, including files downloaded and sites visited.

P2P Activities

StrongVPN allows P2P activities.
However, they do state that sharing of materials that are copyrighted is forbidden.

Accepts Bitcoin Payment

StrongVPN allows payment for their VPN services through Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is a popular payment method for customers who wants keep their payments private and anonymous.

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Conclusion

The exorbitant prices started us off on a bad foot with StrongVPN, but we could have been won around if it offered an exceptional service for the money. It doesn’t. StrongVPN is all surface – its website looks slick and customer support is excellent, as long as you don’t ask awkward questions. When the techs are reluctant / unable to discuss their security arrangements then alarm bells start to ring. The privacy policy sounds remarkably good, but everything else about StrongVPN’s attitude to privacy gives us little confidence in it. Performance is generally fine, but can vary somewhat. Given that there are lots of VPN providers available who offer much better services for a fraction of what StrongVPN charges, we can only attribute its popularity good PR. Avoid.

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