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Ivacy VPN Review: Is It The Best VPN Out There?

Posted on the 21 June 2017 by Rahulthepcl

Ivacy was founded back in 2007 and is currently one of a handful of leading VPNs in the global market. Over the years, Ivacy has not only established itself as a trusted brand but has also become the number one choice of many pocket-conscious citizens who care about their internet privacy and security.
So why do internet users prefer Ivacy? Well, Ivacy boasts all the features of an industry-leading VPN but at roughly half the price.
With all the fuss around this VPN, we thought we'd find out just how good Ivacy is. So here's our full review of Ivacy VPN.

Pricing is a crucial factor in any review and this one area where Ivacy scores well. Ivacy offers three subscriptions plans. First up is the monthly plan which is available for $9.95 per month. Then there is the
Lastly, you can opt for the 1-year subscription plan which costs $49. However, since Ivacy gives you two full years of unlimited service with the 1-year plan, you can enjoy 24 months of safe and anonymous browsing, surfing, streaming and downloading for just $4.08 per month.
We carried out an industry-wide analysis to see just how reasonable the price of Ivacy's 1-year plan is and we concluded that it is in-arguably the cheapest premium VPN service out there. So if you've already made up your mind to buy Ivacy VPN you can check out their pricing plans: 6-month package that you can avail for $44.95.

Ivacy VPN Review: Is It The Best VPN Out There?

Ivacy has more than 250 servers that are strategically anchored in over 100+ locations across more than 50 countries. This means that you can choose from countless IP addresses that facilitate optimized connection with faster data transfer and minimal packet loss.
Ivacy also mentions on its website that its servers are specially tuned to promote sharing of the major P2P files. Rigorous testing of servers from different locations proved that Ivacy is indeed ideal for P2P file sharing. These are regional Ivacy server that we tested for P2P file sharing:

Ivacy's servers are located in every continent, so it is particularly easy to access region-locked content or Geo-restricted websites like BBC iPlayer, Netflix, ITV, HBO, Hulu and YouTube. We even tried Ivacy on some other less popular streaming sites like iFlix, and it works like a charm.
Ivacy outperformed benchmarks set by previous VPNs that we have tested and certainly exceeded our expectations. The tests prove that Ivacy offers fast streaming with very few instances of HD video buffering on popular streaming sites like Netflix or even YouTube. So judging strictly on performance, Ivacy surpassed our benchmarks with flying colours.

Our tests mainly checked browsing- and streaming-speed after connecting to different Ivacy servers around the world. We also kept an eye open for possible DNS or IP leakages. Using speedtest.net, we got the following speeds without the Ivacy connection.

Ivacy VPN Review: Is It The Best VPN Out There?

Then we connected to Ivacy's
US Fastest Server with the default encryption protocol and got the following results:

Ivacy VPN Review: Is It The Best VPN Out There?


We saw a slight slump in upload- and download speed after connecting to UK and US servers. However, we still got impressive streaming and downloading speeds with no interruptions. In fact, we even tried streaming HD content on YouTube and Netflix, and the results were equally impressive.

The client's support of Ivacy has also received an update along with the app. The website offers round-the-clock customer support in many different forms:

Ticketing System

If you look at the top of Ivacy's homepage, you will see the Contact Us link. On clicking it, a window pops up asking for your name, email, subject and message. Response time is fast, and answers to queries are relevant.

We then contacted customer support of Ivacy through email to forward a query on whether we can activate the same account on multiple devices. Ivacy's customer support was just as impressive.

The fastest way to get answers to your queries is through Skype calls. We submitted a general question on how to change the preset encryption protocol. The customer support executive guided us well.

The most obvious hallmarks of the recent update of the Ivacy app is its revamped UI which is now much easier to use and more user-friendly. You can now connect to any desired location around the world at the click of a button.

If you want to change server location or security protocols, all you have to do is go to the settings tab.
Ivacy secures and anonymizes its users with a range of advanced edge tunneling protocols like SSTP, L2TP, PPTP, OpenVPN and AES-256 bit encryption. Ivacy is also an ad-free app, so we didn't see any ads pop-up while we were using it.

Ivacy is compatible with a broad range of devices and operating systems. The VPN has dedicated apps for Windows PC, Mac, Android and iOS. Additionally, you can also configure Ivacy on Kodi, Linux, Roku, Xbox PS4, and Smart TVs.

The dedicated apps for Android and iOS are snappy, intuitive and user-friendly. Connecting takes absolutely no time while changing server location, settings, etc. is quick and effortless. Accessing the encryption protocols menu is even faster, and you can select the type and level of encryption you require for your online activity.
Ivacy app for iOS

Ivacy VPN Review: Is It The Best VPN Out There?

Alternatively, you can also select the purpose for connecting to Ivacy so that it auto-selects the best server location and encryption protocols for you.

Ivacy App for iOS

Ivacy VPN Review: Is It The Best VPN Out There?

Ivacy for Mac is snappy intuitive and user-friendly, giving you state-of-the-art features, lightning-fast connectivity and reliable protection against a horde of online threats. It also helps you unblock and access region-locked content anywhere in the world. Ivacy is one of the best Mac VPN that we have tried!

Ivacy VPN Review: Is It The Best VPN Out There?
Ivacy VPN Review: Is It The Best VPN Out There?

Ivacy even has a dedicated add-on for Kodi which is incredibly user-friendly and is loaded with the same range of features as the app. Ivacy for Kodi makes streaming restricted content on Kodi an absolute breeze, and you don't have to worry about geo-restrictions at all.
Connectivity is fast with impressive streaming speed. In fact, we tried streaming a few channels in HD and apart from a few instances, the streaming is quick and hiccup-free with minimal buffering. Ivacy may be one of the best Kodi VPN among all the brands that we have tried.

Talking strictly about features, Ivacy is perhaps the most underrated VPN out there. After all, it offers more features than any other VPN on the block, that too at roughly half the price. The service is fantastic and we thoroughly impressed with how this brand offers the best value for money. All these make Ivacy one of the best VPN brands in the world.


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