IPVanish Birthday Celebration

The IPVanish team is currently celebrating the 7th birthday of their popular VPN service.  Having seen the growth of IPVanish over that time it’s hard to believe the service is seven years old.  They’ve come a long way in that time.  We can’t wait to see what the IPVanish team brings users in the years to come.  New members can join in on the celebration by visiting the IPVanish Birthday sale page.  Sign up before the end of the month to save 69% off. Enjoy unlimited VPN access from just $3.70 a month.

IPVanish Birthday Sale

Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane.  I remember when IPVanish launched in 2012.  They were a new player in an industry with some pretty big names.  Seven years later they are right there with ExpressVPN, NordVPN, PIA, HMA, VyprVPN, StrongVPN, PureVPN and others that top the industry.  Cheers to the IPVanish team for a job well done.  I know they don’t plan to slow down. In fsat IPVanish is one of the only VPNs with a custom app for Fire TV. That makes it easy to watch you’re favorite content from anywhere in the world.

Here’s a look at IPVanish on launch day in 2012 versus today:

  • IPVanish has grown from 33 servers in 13 countries to over 1,100 servers in 60+ countries.
  • IPVanish started with 2,500 IP addresses.  They now support users with over 40,000 IPs.
  • IPVanish launched with simple desktop clients.  They have since developed client software for the latest OS releases along with mobile apps for iOS and Android.  The latest release is a custom app for Amazon Fire TV. This is a great addition for Kodi users.
  • The price of the IPVanish service started at $10 a month with no other terms offered.  You can now enjoy unlimited VPN from just $3.70 a month.

Those are just a few of the accomplishments the IPVanish team has achieved over the last 7 years.  Where are they headed next?  Stay tuned as we look forward to bringing you the latest news and promotions as IPVanish continues to grow their popular VPN service.  Don’t forget to visit the IPVanish Birthday Giveaway page between Feb. 14 and Feb. 28 to save 69% off IPVanish to celebrate the big day.  Follow us @VPNSP for the latest deals.

CyberGhost 2018 Transparency Report

CyberGhost was the first VPN provider to release a transparency report in 2011. Seven years later the service looks quite different with over 30 million users around the world. Along with the number of DMCA requests, malware activity flags, and police complaints, the 2018 transparency report also includes sections to highlight key infrastructure stats and history of the team behind CyberGhost VPN.

Here are a few highlights from the latest CyberGhost transparency report.

CyberGhost DMCA requests

CyberGhost Malware flags

CyberGhost police requestsYou can download the full report for a look at CyberGhost over the last 7 years. Cheers to their team for continuing the tradition of transparency and giving users more insights into the popular VPN service.

ExpressVPN Takes Transparency to the Next Level

Last year the team at ExpressVPN released a set of leak testing tools to help VPN users find out if their VPN had any leaks. The tools are open source and available via GitHub for anyone to make use of and to engage in the project. Now we’re excited to share that ExpressVPN is taking their transparency initiative a step further with a penetration test and code audit of their popular Chrome web extension and by open sourcing the code.

ExpressVPN Chrome Extension

ExpressVPN is taking a very deliberate approach to transparency. By having an independent third-party test their web extension and following that up by open sourcing the code for the latest version, ExpressVPN is building trust in an industry that is riddled with deception. We won’t dive into the dark side of VPN in this post but you can simply consider the privacy implications of free VPNs and the logging revelations of some well known VPNs to see the need for transparency as trust is a central issue when selecting a VPN to help protect your privacy.

Back to the security audit and open sourcing of the web extension code. ExpressVPN hired Berlin-based Cure53 to conduct a penetration test and audit the source code for their Chrome browser extension. The testing was performed in October 2018 and resulted in 4 vulnerabilities and 4 general weaknesses. None of which rated with a severity level higher than medium. Over the next few weeks the ExpressVPN development team worked to remedy the issues. Cure53 verified the fixes were in place in November 2018. That leads to today’s announcement that ExpressVPN is open sourcing the code for their Chrome and Firefox browser extensions.

Cheers to the ExpressVPN team for taking a leading role in vulnerability testing and open sourcing their code. In fact they have made the results of the Cure53 audit public for anyone to read. We were pleased to see the manner in which the vulnerabilities were addressed which in some cases meant that features were removed from the browser extension. The issue being that the web browser bypasses the intended privacy protection so the developers pulled the features rather than give users a false sense of security. The release of the audit and open source code present users with yet another reason to trust ExpressVPN.

Christmas VPN Deals : Holiday Specials

With the holidays in full swing a number of leading VPN services are offering deep discounts to celebrate.  We’d like to share this year’s best deals.  With special offers from leading VPN providers including IPVanish, Hide My Ass, PIA, PureVPN and more.  Some require coupon codes and all of them are time sensitive.  Look for the expiration dates and promo codes below.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the VPNSP team!

Christmas Sale

CyberGhost Holiday Special

The CyberGhost team is getting into the holiday spirit.  They are offering all new members a 25% discount on VPN access.   You can sign up for unlimited VPN from just $2.75 a month.  I would suggest you select the annual plan which comes with an additional 6 months of free VPN access. You can use the service on up to 7 devices at a time. Install the new CyberGhost 7 client and mobile app for the best performance.

Here’s a summary of the CyberGhost holiday special:

Whether you plan to use a VPN to protect your online privacy, watch content in other regions, game online, or for file sharing, CyberGhost supports all those scenarios. Their technical support team will help you through any questions you may have along the way. CyberGhost offers a 45 day money back guarantee with the annual sign up so you’ll have more than enough time to evaluate the service.

IPVanish Christmas Special

IPVanish is in the holiday spirit with deep discounts on their popular VPN service.  New users enjoy unlimited VPN and their free IPVanish client for Windows and Mac from just $4.87 a month.  IPVanish supports OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols.  Connect to any of their 1100+ servers across 60+ countries.  With new locations added regularly.  IPV accounts include unlimited data transfer and a 7 day money back guarantee.

Here’s a summary of the IPVanish holiday offers:

You’ll be hard pressed to find a faster VPN service than IPVanish.  We test leading providers on a regular basis and IPVanish is consistently the fastest in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe.  We use them on a regular basis and appreciate their recent mobile app releases for both iOS and Android users.

Ivacy Holiday Promotion

Ivacy is celebrating the holiday season by offering 85% off their popular VPN service.  New users can enjoy unlimited VPN with access to servers in 39 countries for just $1.50 a month.  Connect using the Ivacy client for Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android.  You will find that Ivacy has a lot to offer.  At the very low price, Ivacy is arguably the best value this holiday season. We recommend the 3 year plan which includes a 30 day money back guarantee.

Here’s a summary of the Ivacy holiday offers:

  • Unlimited VPN$9.95 a month (regularly $131.40 a year)
  • Unlimited VPN$40 a year (regularly $119.40)
  • Unlimited VPN$54 for 3 years (regularly $358.20 a year)
  • The Ivacy holiday promotion ends January 1st.

As you can see the 3 year plan is by far the best deal from Ivacy. They are actually giving new users a huge discount on 24 months of unlimited VPN access and then adding 12 months of free VPN to extend the account to a full 36 months for $54 which is just $1.50 a month.

PureVPN Christmas Offer

PureVPN is celebrating the holiday season with a discount of up to 73% off their popular service and the bonus of a second year free.  New users can enjoy unlimited VPN access and their free PureVPN client from just $2.95 a month.  PureVPN supports OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP and SSTP protocols.  Connect to any of their 2000+ servers across 140 countries.  With an optional add-on for dedicated IP address.  PureVPN accounts include a 31 day money back guarantee.

Here’s a summary of the PureVPN holiday promotions:

PureVPN has something to offer everyone.  With a wide assortment of VPN servers around the world along with a full range of client software and mobile apps.  We especially like their free Android app.  You can visit the PureVPN special page to sign up for unlimited PureVPN access from just $2.95 a month.

Private Internet Access Holiday Sale

Private internet Access is celebrating the holiday season by offering the best price we’ve ever seen on their popular VPN service.  You can enjoy unlimited VPN access from just $2.50 a month.  That includes full access to their network of 3,100+ VPN servers in 33 countries.  PIA has a really nice custom client for Windows users.  You can enable advanced encryption and set the kill switch to stop communication anytime the VPN drops.

Here’s a summary of the Private Internet Access holiday sale:

We’re not sure when the Private Internet Access holiday offer will end so I’d sign up soon if you want to take advantage of the offer.  It’s hard to beat unlimited VPN from a leading provide for just $2.50 a month.  I’ve used PIA over the years and have nothing but good experiences with the service.  You’ll enjoy fast VPN access to any of the 33 countries they have servers in.

Hide My Ass Christmas Deal

Hide My Ass is celebrating the holiday season by offering the best prices on their popular HMA Pro VPN service.  New users can enjoy unlimited VPN access and their free HMA Pro client from just $2.99 a month.  Hide My Ass supports OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols.  Connect to any of their 880+ servers across 190 countries.  With more on the way.  Their accounts included unlimited data transfer and a 30 day money back guarantee.

Here’s a summary of the Hide My Ass holiday offers:

We’ve come to enjoy the vast network of VPN servers managed by Hide My Ass.  Just last week I traveled to Las Vegas for the NFR and HMA had multiple VPN servers located there.  Allowing for fast, secure access while out of town.  Our team has used the service while traveling in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

SaferVPN Christmas Sale

The team at SaferVPN is celebrating the holiday season with one of their best deals of the year. If you didn’t have a chance to sign up Black Friday then you have another chance as SaferVPN is once again offering 3 years of unlimited VPN for $82.26. That works out to just $2.29 a month. You will be hard pressed to ever find a better price for SaferVPN so now is the perfect time to sign up. Gain immediate access to their network of VPN servers around the world.

Here’s a summary of the SaferVPN Christmas deals:

SaferVPN is a no-log VPN with over 700 servers in 34 locations worldwide. Switch between servers anytime to enjoy media in other regions. Of course the VPN will encrypt your communication to help protect your privacy while home or on the go. Connect on up to 5 devices (Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, router, etc.) which is more than enough to enjoy SaferVPN to the fullest.

We’d like to end by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Stay safe and enjoy the holidays!

2018 Black Friday / Cyber Monday VPN Deals

We’re excited to present this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.  Some of the promotions start early.  While others will be announced as they launch on Friday and again on Monday.  We suggest you bookmark this page as we’ll be posting the promotions right here throughout the holidays.  Even after Cyber Monday you’ll find a list of specials running through the end of the year.  Protect your privacy and save money at the same time.

Click on any VPN provider below to sign up for their Black Friday deal. All promotions shown are already live.

Multi-year VPN deals:

Annual VPN deals:

Monthly VPN deals:

We’re be sharing the top 10 Black Friday / Holiday VPN deals of 2018.  Like many retail stores, some VPN services like to keep their promotions secret until the last minute.  We’ll have all the info and will update the list Thanksgiving week and throughout the holidays.  You can expect us to start dropping in more deals as the holiday approaches. We’ll post the details of each promotion along with links at the top of the page for your convenience.

In the meantime check out some of the best holiday prices available from leading VPN providers.  You can click on any service listed below to learn more about their promotions or read our review with speed test results.

1. IPVanish$4.87 unlimited VPN access

IPVanish is our favorite VPN service.  They provide members very fast access.  We test our top 10 VPN providers on a regular basis and IPVanish performs the best.  Connect to any of their 850 servers in 60+ countries using the free IPVanish client.  Read our IPVanish review to learn more about the service.

2. CyberGhost$2.75 unlimited VPN access

CyberGhost is one of the best values in the VPN industry right now. You can use their desktop and mobile clients to connect to 3,000+ servers in 61 countries around the world.  Read our CyberGhost VPN review to learn more about the service.

3. Ivacy$2.25 unlimited VPN access

Ivacy offers unlimited access to 450 servers located in 100+ countries around the world. With their own desktop and mobile client software and support for P2P file sharing. Connect on up to 5 devices at a time. Read our Ivacy review to learn more.

4. PureVPN $1.32 unlimited VPN access

PureVPN is offering a special discount on their service which includes two years of VPN access. The promotion gives you unlimited usage of their VPN servers across 140 countries. Read our PureVPN review to learn more about them.

5. Private Internet Access$2.50 unlimited VPN access

Private Internet Access is a great value.  They offer unlimited access to over 3,100 VPN servers in 33 countries.  Along with a nice client and Android app.  Read our Private Internet review to learn more.

6. ExpressVPN$6.67 unlimited VPN access

ExpressVPN is offering unlimited VPN along with full access to their network of VPN servers located across 94 different countries.  We also like their Windows client.  Read our ExpressVPN review to learn more.

7. NordVPN$2.99 unlimited VPN access

NordVPN recently added a new promotion that gives you 3 years of VPN for the lowest price ever.  This is a great opportunity to get a long term VPN account from a leading provider at a rock bottom price.  Unblock Netflix and other popular streaming services with the service. Read our NordVPN review to learn more.

8. Hide My Ass$2.99 unlimited VPN access

With a great a name and the quality to match it, Hide My Ass is a favorite of VPN users worldwide.  They manage a large network of over 840 servers in 190 countries.  Members can use their free HMA Pro VPN client and iPhone app.  You can read our Hide My Ass review to learn more about the service.

9. StrongVPN$4.37 unlimited VPN access

StrongVPN is known for reliability.  Their holiday special includes unlimited access to 500 VPN servers in 23 countries around the world. The promotion also includes StrongDNS which is a good Smart DNS service to help you unblock geo-restrictions.  Read our StrongVPN review to learn more.

10. VyprVPN$5 unlimited VPN access

VyprVPN is offering unlimited access to their network of 700+ servers in 60+ countries.  You will find their software very intuitive.  They offer clients for Windows and Mac.  You can even set up your router.  Along with mobile apps for iOS and Android.  Read our VyprVPN review to learn more about the service.

We’d like to thank all the VPN providers who are offering special promotions this holiday season.  Take advantage of the deals to save big on VPN.   Enjoy deals from Black Friday through the end of the year.

Visit VPN service providers to learn more about VPN.  Follow us @VPNSP for the latest VPN news and deals.

IPVanish Black Friday Deals & Coupon Codes

We’re excited to continue this year’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday specials with a deep discount from IPVanish.  They have been kind in offering new members the best price ever on unlimited access to their network.  This means your can get a two years of unlimited VPN for just $79.  That works out to just $3.33 a month.  We’ll present you with the necessary coupon code below along with the start and end dates for their Cyber sale.

IPVanish Black Friday deal

IPVanish is a leading online privacy service.  They have over 1100 VPN servers in 60 different countries around the world.  We regularly test our top 10 providers and IPVanish has outperformed the competition.  Their top tier network provides excellent performance.  Members have access to free VPN apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire TV devices.  Each account includes unlimited usage and 10 simultaneous connections.

The IPVanish Cyber Week Sale will be active from Wednesday, November 21st through Tuesday, November 27.  During that time you can sign up for two years of unlimited VPN for just $79.  That’s 72% off the normal retail price.  To take advantage of the offer visit the IPVanish Cyber Sale page. The coupon code should already be pre-filled for you but just in case its not you can enter promo code CYBERSALE during checkout.   Once again the code should be autofilled for you but we are including it here so you can enter if if necessary.

If you miss out on the Cyber Week deal or prefer monthly billing then our other coupon code will save you money as well.  The IPVanish team kindly offers our visitors 25% off the first billing cycle of any term.  Including monthly, quarterly and annual terms.  To take advantage of this offer simply visit our IPVanish VPNSP Promo page.  You’ll notice our coupon code is automatically filled in during checkout.  They also clearly show the discount.

Read our IPVanish review to learn more about the service including speed tests for each server location.

ExpressVPN Black Friday Deals & Coupon Codes

What better way to start the holidays than with some great Black Friday VPN deals. We’re excited to share the latest offer from ExpressVPN. The promotion includes 3 extra months free when you sign up for a year of unlimited VPN access. ExpressVPN just launched the promotion and it will be live through the end of Cyber Monday, November 26th. You do not need a coupon code to take advantage of the offer. Simply visit the ExpressVPN Black Friday page and sign up for a 15 months of VPN at a 49% discount.

ExpressVPN Black Friday deal

Deals on ExpressVPN have been nearly impossible to come by in previous years. We’re glad to see them jump into the mix this year. While the price isn’t as low as some other providers, ExpressVPN has always been a premium service. Let’s take a look at the price breakdown for their Black Friday / Cyber Monday promotion. ExpressVPN normally sells for $12.95 a month or $99.95 a year. That brings the price down to $8.32 a month when you sign up for 12 months. The Black Friday deal adds an additional 3 months which means you are really paying $6.67 a month for 15 months of unlimited VPN. That’s a discount of 49% off the normal price.

What can you expect from ExpressVPN? For starters they offer one of the largest and fastest VPN networks. You will find their software to be very easy to use. In addition to VPN, members also have access to their MediaStreamer which is a SmartDNS feature. It will help you unblock geo-restricted content in other countries without the overhead of encryption. An ExpressVPN account gives you the best of both worlds with VPN and SmartDNS access. Make sure you visit the ExpressVPN Black Friday Sale page before the end of Cyber Monday, Nov. 26th to get 3 free months of VPN when you sign up for the annual plan.

Hide My Ass Black Friday Deals & Coupon Codes

With the holiday season in full swing I know a lot of our readers will be adding some electronics this year.  Our editor’s and their families have bought tablets and iOS / Android smartphones this time around.  While another will be adding a Macbook Pro this Christmas.  Hide My Ass is joining in the fun this holiday season by offering deep discounts on their popular online privacy service. Enjoy unlimited VPN access from just $2.99 a month.

HMA Blck Friday VPN deal

Hide My Ass is more than just protection for your desktop or laptop at home.  You can use the free HMA Pro client to protect your PC or Mac but the service goes well beyond that.  With support for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and DD-WRT routers.  You can even use a VPN router to protect every device on your wireless network.  Including game consoles, media players, tablets and more.  Encrypt all your online activities.

Let’s take a closer look at the special pricing HMA is offering for the holiday season:

The annual plan works out to just $2.99 a month for unlimited access to HMA’s large network.  We’re talking 890 servers in 190 countries and growing.  You can easily switch between server locations anytime with their free HMA Pro client or on your mobile device.  With support for OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP connections you can choose between maximum protection and performance.  Finding the right balance based on your needs.

The Hide My Ass Black Friday promotion is already live.  You won’t need a coupon code to take advantage of the offers.  Just visit the Hide My Ass Black Friday page before the end of the year to sign up and save.

PureVPN Black Friday Deals & Coupon Codes

We are happy to bring you this over-the-top Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal from the folks at PureVPN.  During this special period, you can save 88% off five years of unlimited VPN which makes your price for 5 years of their VPN service just $79.  PureVPN includes a number of features including encrypted VPN access, SmartDNS service, dedicated IP, and port forwarding. The promotion is live so you can visit PureVPN and save during their Black Friday sale. When we visited the site there was also a popup offering 1 year of VPN for $35.

PureVPN Black Friday deals

The PureVPN network consists of 2000+ servers in 140 different countries.  They have custom written software for most platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux.  They are compatible with more than 20 devices including consoles, SmartTVs, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, routers, laptops, desktops, and mobile phones.  So, you should have no problem connecting any of your devices to their service using a DD-WRT or Tomato router. This allows you to protect your home network and unblock geo-restrcitions with a single account.

To restate this excellent special:  you can get five years of their VPN service + dedicated IP and port forwarding for just $79.  Visit the PureVPN Black Friday sale page to sign up for their promotion.  Since they have a 31 day money back guarantee, there is no risk on your part.  Take advantage of the deal, but remember it is only available for a limited time.

SaferVPN Black Friday Promotion

It’s never too early to launch a Black Friday deal now a days. The SaferVPN team just launched their BF promotion which will be live through November 26th. If you haven’t had a chance to try SaferVPN yet this is a great time to check them out.  The Black Friday promotion includes discounts on annual, 2 year, and 3 year terms.  As a member you have access to their network of VPN servers in 30 countries along with custom client software.  You can enjoy unlimited VPN access from just $2.29 a month.

SaferVPN Black Friday dal

As you can see all three SaferVPN plans are discounted between 55% and 80% off.  The difference between each plan is simply the term of the account.  Here’s a summary of the terms offered along with the price for each:

  • 36 months – $82.26 ($2.29 a month)
  • 24 months – $71.77 ($2.99 a month)
  • 12 months – $59.88 ($4.99 a month)

As you can see the 3 year plan is the best value. The Black Friday / Cyber Monday promotion brings the equivalent price down to just $2.29 a month for 3 years of unlimited VPN service. That’s the best price we’ve seen from SaferVPN.

You can read our SaferVPN review to learn more about the service.  We have tested their network and performance was good in both the United States and United Kingdom.  Visit our SaferVPN Black Friday Special page to save up to 80% off unlimited VPN access.  As always let us know what you think of the service.  You can follow us @VPNSP for the latest VPN news and promotions.