StrongVPN Releases iOS App

The StrongVPN team recently announced the addition of an iOS app.  The new mobile app uses Cisco IPSec in OpenVPN mode to help secure your connection to their network.  The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.  You will need to be running iOS 7.0 or later.  You can download the new app directly from the Apple App Store.  StrongVPN offers OpenVPN iOS access with prices starting from just $85 a year.

StrongVPN iOS app

StrongVPN released the new app without mention a few weeks ago and quietly pulled it to finalize the client before announcing it to new and existing members.  Now it’s ready for prime time.  I’ll be interested to see how the reviews look after more people try the app.  Right now there is only one review and it is from a user in China who is having time out issues when trying to sign in.  That could be unrelated to the app itself.

We’ve seen a number of leading VPN services add mobile apps over the last year.  Some of our favorites include IPVanish, Hide My Ass, PureVPN and Private Internet Access.  All of which offer apps for iOS and/or Android devices.  You’ll find that in general the Android apps provide more functionality that their iOS counterparts.  That’s due to limitations set forth in iOS.  Providers are getting better at working around it.

StrongVPN has several VPN plans to choose from.  The differences are based on the protocols you desire (OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP) along with network locations.  Most of their accounts require a minimum 3 month sign up.  Prices range from $7 to $30 a month.  In addition to the regular plans StrongVPN is offering a Euro-American special.  You can access servers in the US, UK, Canada and Netherlands from $85 a year.