About The Company
VPNs are the need of the hour today. Many VPNs are available in the market as of now, and newer ones are coming up frequently. VPN.ac is one of the newcomers in the VPN business. It was launched in 2012 and focusses on personal and corporate use. VPN.ac is run by the Romanian IT security company Netsec Interactive Solutions, with all its members having vast experience in IT security. They call themselves not just a VPN provider but a security company, as they focus largely on pen testing, doing security audits and consulting.
VPN.ac provides many services to its users. We cover the good ones here which we found while using it.
One of the best things about VPN.ac is the emphasis they give on customer support. It is one of the hallmark features of the company. They provide more than 70 payment methods, with bitcoins being one of them. They also provide up to 6 simultaneous connections, a 7-day money back guarantee as well as a 2-day trial period at a subsidised rate. They also provide a proxy server called SecureProxy, which is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.
The global coverage that VPN.ac provides its customers is satisfactory to say the least. They provide multiple VPN nodes in 16 different countries including USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, etc.
VPN.ac provides good security to its customers as they provide 256-bit encryption for the OpenVPN and L2TP/IPsec protocols.
Like most good VPNs, VPN.ac is compatible with all platforms. Setup guides for operating systems like Windows, Mac-OS, and Linux are provided to the users. It also supports mobile devices. Since it supports OpenVPN, mobile users can use a third-party application to set up VPN.ac using OpenVPN or go for L2TP using a dedicated app.
- VPN Apps/Software
OpenVPN Connect App from the store needs to be downloaded to use OpenVPN VPN.ac. Dedicated apps are available for iOS and Android devices to connect to a VPN.ac VPN.
VPN.ac offers an all-in-one package priced at $9 per month, but you can avail discounts if you make bulk purchases. It offers three monthly, six monthly and yearly subscriptions at $8/month, $6/month, and $4.9/month. There is also a 2-day trial period for just $2. Payments can be done via PayPal, credit cards and many other methods. You can also make anonymous payment using Bitcoin.
- Free Trial? – No
- Activity logs? – No
- Connection logs? – Yes — All logs on VPN.ac are permanently deleted on a regular basis running a corn job.
- Online chat for customer support? – Yes – VPN.ac offered online chat support for their customers, not 24 hours a day, but in Roman working hours. Plus, VPN.ac provides Skype chat support too.
- Speed drop? – Yes — Speed tests give varying results for VPN.ac, but lags experience in general.
- P2P? – Yes – VPN.ac allow P2P traffic; rather on VPN nodes situated in their P2P optimized localities.
- Port Forwarding? – No
- VPN kill switch? – No
- Great customer support with online chat as well
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Great encryption
- Frequent Speed Drops
- No port forwarding
VPN.ac is a relatively unknown name in the VPN market as of now. The creators accept that they are small in stature in comparison to the big guns, but as they claim themselves, they treat their customers as individual beings rather than entities and put great emphasis on helping the customers. If speed issue is handled, VPN.ac could become a reputed name.