About the Company
VPN Shield is by a company name DEFENDEMUS. There is no information about the VPN developer neither on DEFENDEMUS’s nor VPN Shield’s website. So we don’t know where VPN Shield is operating from. The VPN provider is also fairly new and hasn’t made the mark in the industry but we will review the service based on whatever it has achieved so far.
In this VPN Shield review, we will take a look at all the features and offers of VPN Shield and analyze the service to help you figure out whether or not you should go for this provider.
VPN Shield has its servers installed in many countries including US, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden and Japan. The VPN provider claims that it monitors its server statuses every minute of each day in order to make sure the quality of service is high at all times. The provider also claims that it adds new servers to the VPN network every month.
When we connected to a number of servers on VPN Shield, we experienced slow speed, especially during streaming sessions. The connection at times took us a while to establish but once connected, we didn’t face any major difficulties. We hope that more servers, specifically strong ones, are added to the VPN Shield network so that the speed can increase.
The pricing plans are pretty simple and affordable as well. The offered plans look like this:
- 7-days: $ 0.99
- 30-days: $ 3.99
- 90-days: $ 9.99
- 1-year: $ 24.99
All the plans come with unlimited bandwidth and same features.
Free Trial: VPN Shield also offers a 1 day free trial. If you wish to extend your trial, you easily can by liking VPN Shield on Facebook. Upon liking the Facebook page you will be given 3 additional days to try VPN Shield services. However, it is what VPN Shield has claimed but not what you get.
When we signed up and logged in to the VPN Shield client, we saw the “You have no valid active subscription” screen. This didn’t allow us to try out the service so we had to eventually purchase the service. Plus, there is one thing we found strange that the Free trial is not valid for Windows. We cannot figure out why.
Unfortunately, the VPN provider only accepts payments through PayPal. So you can only purchase VPN Shield if you have a PayPal Credit Card, otherwise you would have to look for another VPN service. We found out about the payment support at the last step of buying the service (which makes sense that the provider doesn’t want to mention anywhere that it only accepts payments through one payment mode).
Protocol Support & Encryption
We searched everywhere on their website but there is nowhere a mention of protocols support. VPN Shield doesn’t tell you which protocols it provides. So you don’t know which protocols are available on which OS. When we connected to the VPN shield we were still confused about with which protocol we were going online as the dialer is very difficult to understand and the way VPN Shield is hiding the protocol support is really strange.
I mean, I as a user will never buy a VPN if they don’t tell me which protocols it comes with no matter how cheap the service is. So we recommend VPN Shield that they start mentioning about the protocols so that users can feel comfortable while making their purchase and if they lack in the protocol diversity then they should work on it.
The VPN service is supported with all the major devices and operating systems including iOS, Mac, Android and Windows. You can also enjoy anonymous and secure internet on your Amazon Kindle.
P2P is not allowed. This is a big minus point for VPN Shield. They clearly say it on their website that P2P is not allowed and the activity will slow down the VPN services and might also lead to the blocking of user’s account.
There aren’t too many good things about VPN Shield but this one surely is one of the pros; the VPN provider offers multi-login for up to 5 devices. You can connect and use VPN Shield on 5 different devices simultaneously and enjoy a restriction free and safe world of internet.
Money Back Guarantee: VPN Shield currently doesn’t offer money back guarantee.
Logs policy: VPN Shield has not mentioned about its logs policy anywhere on the website. So if you are willing to carry out an activity over the VPN that might get you in trouble (P2P file sharing of copyrighted content etc.) you better be careful.
There are three main features in the Support area: FAQs, Contact Form and Submit a Request. While all these three features are pretty good, it is a shame that the Live Chat feature is not available. We understand that VPN Shield is fairly new in the industry and must not have a very big team but we strongly believe that they are going to need one very soon.
Innovative Features or Special Add-ons
When it comes to additional features or add-ons, VPN shield doesn’t offer any, or if it does (which is highly unlikely) they haven’t mentioned it anywhere on the website. Here are the features VPN shield could offer, which would also make a huge difference for the users:
Dedicated IPs – No
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
When you buy VPN Shield, you get the following pros:
- Cost friendliness
- 5 multi-logins support
There are cons too, which are:
- Lack of features
- No proper free trial
- P2P in not allowed
- Windows client is complicated
- Undefined protocols
Team VPN Shield is definitely very hard working, but that would only take it so far. VPN Shield will have to invest more money in order to get the resources they need to expand their services. The features are very few, which in no way can help VPN Shield compete with any of the top VPNs of the industry. We hope that the VPN service does what it needs to and climb the ladder to compete with the industry leaders.