About the Company
StrongVPN, the US based VPN provider, is a popular name among both regular users and entrepreneurs. The overall service, however, is not as impressive as we thought it would be. Nonetheless the service still fulfills many requirements of the internet users. StrongVPN is liked a lot in China as well. The service is more expensive than many other similar services but that doesn’t kill it popularity.
StrongVPN offers basic VPN features to the users. Below we will review each and every feature in detail to conclude how good StrongVPN is as a VPN.
The VPN network of Strong VPN is undoubtedly huge. There are 470+ servers installed around the globe (65 locations). The servers are optimized for various purposes covering areas related to privacy, security and freedom.
Lite: Price as low as $6.25/month. Servers availability: America only. Free software on multiple devices.
Special: 4.58/month. Servers availability: US, UK, Canada and Luxembourg. Free software on multiple devices.
Deluxe: Servers availability: 21 Countries including US, UK, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong etc.
Payment modes supported by Strong VPN include Western Union, PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, Google Checkout, WIRE Transfer and many more. Strong VPN also offers Bitcoin payment method to its users, which is one of the fastest, easiest and securest ways to pay.
Protocol Support & Encryption
The VPN offers all the major protocols to connect through. The offered protocols include PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP and OpenVPN. The VPN also gives users 256-bit encryption, which effectively helps with data protection.
StrongVPN claims that the VPN is compatible with all the major devices included iOS, Android, Consoles and routers. We asked our team to set StrongVPN up on various devices to test the service out. The result was satisfactory. StrongVPN’s automatic-setup applications for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android are definitely a better way to setup VPN and to get going in no time. The Apps are easy to download and install, which is why most users prefer the Apps over manual settings.
As we tried the VPN, it instantly connected on all the devices including Smartphones, tablets, laptops and consoles without any hassle. The speed and stability, however, varied on different devices. We tested out the VPN using both the apps and manual settings and were able to configure and begin using the service easily.
StrongVPN does not mention openly that it offers P2P support. However, one of our team members told us that the VPN service does support P2P. So we tried out different servers and were able to find few with P2P support. We, however, saw a Reddit discussion in which several users mentioned that their VPN accounts were either banned or they got multiple warnings upon using P2P. So we recommend that you discuss your P2P needs and requirements with the Support Team to be sure that choosing StrongVPN is the best option for you.
Multi-logins are not currently offered by StrongVPN. So if you are a user who owns multiple devices on which you want to configure the VPN, StrongVPN is not a service to go for. However, you can setup StrongVPN on your router and then use multiple devices with StrongVPN.
Money Back Guarantee: StrongVPN comes with a 7 days money back guarantee. In case of not liking the service, you can claim a refund but you have to do it before the 7th day ends.
Logs policy: The logs policy of StrongVPN is not as strong as it should be. Though the service tells it does not keep user logs but we highly doubt that.
When you navigate to the Support page on StrongVPN website, you will be able to see a FAQs section. The section is very helpful and you might get the solution to your problem right here. However, if you don’t, there is a support form that you can fill and a customer support representative will get back to you.
StrongVPN claims on this very page that they have agents available through their helpdesk 24/7, but if they were they would have a live chat option, which is not there. However, for the premium users, live chat feature is available through the customer portal. We found this very strange.
Innovative Features or Special Add-ons
StrongVPN is pretty weak when it comes to special features, but here are the Add-Ons and/or Features it offers or doesn’t:
Dedicated IPs – Yes
Through a dedicated/fixed/static IP, users can carry out their day to day online activities with ease. A dedicated IP assigned to a user will never be shared with any other user.
Internet Kill Switch – No
Streaming Booster – No
Online Gaming Support – No
NAT Firewall – No
Web Protection – No
Anti Malware Protection – No
Encrypted Email – No
Stealth Browser – No
DDoS Attack Protection – No
- Big Network
- Automatic setup application for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android
- 7 Days money back guarantee
- Limited features
- Weak logs policy
- No multi-login support (unless you set StrongVPN up on a router)
- Doesn’t promote P2P file sharing
After a thorough review, StrongVPN turned out to be a bit of an overrated VPN. We were surprised to see that it only offers basic features and nothing else. However, since its server network is gigantic, StrongVPN’s basic VPN services work amazingly for people in different parts of the world. If you want to unblock geo-restricted services, get dedicated IP for official or personal use or use the VPN on different types of devices, StrongVPN will do the trick for you.