Ivacy promises to help you preserve your privacy as well as avoid local ISP filters and georestrictions while you browse the web. This is done by creating a virtual private network, commonly known as VPN.
Security is the best asset of any VPN service. In this regard, Ivacy supports four different protocols: OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP and IKEv2. Using OpenVPN, for instance, means that any traffic is done using 256-bit encryption, which should be more than enough to protect your data. It is also good that the service is provided based on a no-logs policy. However, some users have expressed their concerns about the company being based on Singapore, a member of the Five Eyes partnership.
Ivacy’s client for Mac is not too different from other similar applications. Most of the operation is done by picking a country or city and pressing the large button in the center. There is even the possibility of letting the app choose an automatic location. Luckily, the company has a vast network of servers located in more than 50 countries, which covers traditionally neglected regions, such as Africa. However, some users have complained that the automatically chosen location is not always the most convenient.
Unlike other VPNs, Ivacy supports smart purpose selection, which means that you get the best type of connection for the intended use, such as downloading files, streaming media contents and unblocking restrictions.
All in all, Ivacy comes with most of the advantages you expect from a VPN service. In this respect, it encompasses security, stability and speed. Although the client application is totally free, the service does have a cost. Luckily, it is one of the most affordable available. However, it has some drawbacks. First, there is no trial period, so you need to buy it if you want to see if it works for you, and, in case it does not, their refund policy is quite rigid. Besides, some additional features, such as adding a dedicated IP, require an extra payment.
- Four types of protocols
- 256-bit encryption
- No-logs policy
- Fast connection
- Vast network of servers
- Covers traditionally neglected regions
- Smart purpose selection
- Affordable service
- The automatically chosen location is not always the best
- No trial or free service
- Rigid refund policy