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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.