US-based IPVanish boasts many excellent qualities that we look for in a VPN: it’s fast, has about 1,000 server locations spread across the globe, and they claim to follow a strict no-log company policy (ideal for customer privacy).
The interface has recently been updated, and although IPVanish still isn’t the most user-friendly for newbies, it’s a step in the right direction.
IPVanish does not support OpenVPN, which may be an issue for some customers. It does however give you several advanced search options, such as sorting servers by country, latency, and security protocol.
You can also set it to switch from server to server at certain intervals, for those looking for an added layer of anonymity. We also liked the “killswitch” function, and the fact that it allows you to connect to a server immediately from the main screen (something that should be standard, in our opinion)
Overall, this is a solid, affordable choice for VPN that covers all the bases.
There may be better choices for consumers looking for more specialized services, but it is an excellent over-all choice for the Average Joe.