Golden Frog has been developing state-of-the-art encryption technologies and related services like VyprVPN for more than 30 years. It’s features are correspondingly innovative. Customers additionally receive an included secure and anonymous DNS server AND a self-developed VPN protocol “Chameleon” with 256-bit encryption. This is one of the most modern, fastest and secure methods of VPN data transfer in the world today! This is most likey one of the best VPN providers on the market.
- TV & Video Online reception in high stable quality
- Maximum anonymity on the Internet
- Secure data transmissions without storing activities (Swiss laws, no data retention)
- Perfect also for travelling or abroad (China, Turkey, etc.)
- Anonymous secure communication over the Internet
- NAT Firewall protects against attacks/chippers
- High security on all devices (Windows, Mac OSX, Android, Apple iOS + others)
- Using file-sharing exchanges (other providers offer better services!)
Does VyprVPN save logfiles
VyprVPN creates logs (logfiles) for technical reasons and describes in detail how they store them and under which circumstances they could also be passed on to third parties. According to Swiss law, this is only possible with special exceptions and a judge must also approve this beforehand.
In addition, VyprVPN uses 100% of its own hardware and servers, so all IP addresses are reported directly to the company. This means that authorities from all over the world must always apply for information in accordance with Swiss law (which hardly ever happens because the laws can only be suspended in an ordinary procedure in exceptional cases and always only after individual approval). For all services that do not have their own hardware/IP addresses, the requests are sent to the hoster (server lessor), who will be able to create protocols about the use of the service according to legal regulations even without the knowledge of the VPN provider and hand them over to authorities according to local laws.
New features added almost monthly
In our test we have had extensive experience with VyprVPN and we have continued to use this service ever since. When we first installed VyprVPN, we first realized that the service had features that were not even advertised on the provider’s website. For example, you can bind some apps or programs to the use of a VyprVPN server, which means that it permanently prevents this app or program from communicating over the Internet without an active connection via a specific location. This makes absolute sense, it is not clear to us today why Goldenfrog does not advertise this.
Different packages are offered, which differ in the use on several devices and also in the runtime. In addition, VyprVPN offers a free suscribtion, which can be used on smartphones or tablets, which includes a monthly free amount for data in the amount of 500MB, but can be increased to up to 2GB per month by further recommendations. I personally find this very interesting for those who are not using mobile devices on vacation etc. and don’t have to sign a contract for it.
The price depends on your choice and your decision to pay monthly or annually. The VyprVPN PRO package is the most interesting. The premium package is only useful if you are interested in the 50 GB cloud storage or the 3 simultaneous connections. I strongly recommend that you take the Pro package and make an annual payment.
VyprVPN offers stylish, cutting-edge apps for Windows, Mac, Android and Apple iOS, so you can back up your desktop and mobile devices in seconds. Our apps are fast, easy to use and stable. They offer time-saving features such as one-click connectivity and server selection, as well as a ping test to select the fastest server.
VyprVPN for Smartphones
In addition to the really well made VPN access software for Windows and Mac, VyprVPN also offers self-programmed apps for smartphones, which are identical in functionality as the desktop versions and very neat and functional.
VyprVPN software and manuals for many other devices:
VyprVPN can be installed on any device imaginable. The derivations for this are very simple and mostly with pictures. No other supplier can be used so flexibly.
VyprVPN for Android TV
Installation is simple. Download VyprVPN for Android to your Android TV and install the application. Just as in the mobile or desktop apps, simply log in to your VyprVPN account and connect!
VyprVPN for OpenELEC/Kodi
OpenELEC is a Linux-based Just Enough Operating System (JeOS) that serves as a platform to turn your PC into a Kodi Media Center.
VyprVPN for Apple TV
Use the VyprVPN Router App or share your VPN-protected network with your Apple TV to encrypt your Apple TV and avoid restrictions.
VyprVPN for Anonabox
Anonabox is an innovative hardware company committed to Internet security, privacy and freedom for all users.
VyprVPN for Blackphone
Silent Circle’s Blackphone was the first smartphone in the world to be built with a basic idea of privacy.
The VyprVPN App turns the Tomato-capable router into a full VyprVPN access router with convenient operation and many additional functions.
VyprVPN for Router – Easy to install
Special extensions for “Tomato” and DD-WRT routers are available free of charge. This allows you to transform your own existing router into a full-fledged VPN router for connecting all your devices in just a few minutes. Comfort and security remain the same, and you can then connect to the Internet with any number of devices via a VPN connection. This means that smart TV devices or game consoles can also use VPN without any further configuration.
Speed of VyprVPN
VyprVPN consists of an own VPN network of the company GoldenFrog, whereby special emphasis is placed on the highest quality of the hardware, especially developed software and fast and stable internet connections, this is also evident in our test results for connection speed. VyprVPN shows very clear and stable results in the absolute top field of our tests. With VyprVPN you are not connected much slower than without encryption and therefore you can use it in everyday life very easy!
However, VyprVPN lacks the technical precautions to achieve truly outstanding performance at Torrent. Due to the integrated NAT firewall, you are very secure against hacker attacks on all devices, but the maximum speed when using torrents is also affected. So if you frequently use this application and exchange data via torrents on a daily basis, you should choose a specialist provider.
Privacy & Anonymity
VyprVPN has been developed to meet the latest privacy challenges and the entire technology has been developed in-house to prevent secret services from giving backdoors a chance. With the own VPN protocol Chameleon a security level is reached, which makes it possible to be fast and completely safe at the same time. The VyprDNS service eliminates potential sources of danger during use. The VPN servers only store data necessary for technical maintenance and do not contain any user data, therefore no user identification can take place even in case of a judicial seizure.
This protects both Golden Frog and the user actively against problems caused by persecution. With VyprVPN you achieve an enormously high degree of anonymization, which can only be surpassed by special procedures like Perfect-Privacy. However, no publications on security concerns have been published to date, and users of VPN services are clearly more than critical.
Swiss laws on data protection & privacy
VyprVPN complies with Swiss law. Switzerland has established global frameworks and protection within the EU, the United States and other countries, which carries data protection beyond its borders. In 2010, the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland ruled that IT addresses constitute personal data and, in accordance with Swiss data protection laws, they may not be used to monitor Internet traffic without the knowledge and consent of the persons involved.
VyprDNS? – Encrypted DNS WITHOUT logfiles
DNS converts host names (such as www.vavt.de) into computer-readable IP addresses (22.214.171.124) so that your computer can communicate with the desired host. Internet users typically rely on their ISP’s DNS server or a third party DNS that are often configured to fully log your Internet activity and censor websites – even when you are using a VPN. VyprDNS is the DNS service that Golden Frog owns and runs 100% of and is exclusively available to VyprVPN users. This guarantees maximum security from surveillance and anonymity.
GoldenFrog – established to make surveillance impossible!
Golden Frog was founded in response to Room 641a, a notorious and later also publicly known room in San Francisco. In this room, the NSA monitoring servers had been connected to AT&T networks, but apparently had been forgotten there. The founders of Golden Frog rented this room unaware of the fact that the NSA is spying here. They have extensively documented and reported this alarming fact to the US authority “FCC”, but were simply ignored. The frustration at the time that the US government didn’t care about it, and the NSA apparently spied out all the data of the population in outrageous ways, gave rise to the idea of developing tools that would allow people to protect themselves from surveillance and espionage. Since its foundation in 1994, millions of connections between people and companies have been secured, always with the aim of preserving the “freedom of people on the Internet”.
The founders of VyprVPN stand up personally and financially for “Freedom on the Internet!
With VyprVPN became a dream of one of the founders was, he imagined an open world also on the Internet. the whole company follows the thought. There are numerous projects that are also financially supported by GoldenFrog and all of which follow the goal of “freedom of expression and privacy” on the Internet.
Headquarters in Switzerland
In 2010, the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland ruled that IP addresses constitute personal data and, in accordance with Swiss data protection laws, they may not be used to monitor Internet traffic without the knowledge and consent of the persons involved. A good part of the developers of VyprVPN is also based in Austin, Texas USA. However, all legal aspects of data security and data transmission are subject to the strict Swiss laws.