Ivacy is located in Belize and has been operational since 2007. The company provides anonymous surfing out of four different countries. Overall, the company does have some enticing elements to their service. They have their own VPN protocol, making them a bit different from many of the providers out there.
We will be conducting a speed test for this provider in the near future.
Ivacy has pricing plans that may interest those who don’t necessarily want to use a VPN service heavily. They also offer packages comparable to what other vendors offer. They are as follows:
- 1€ per year for 50mb per day
- 0.5€ for 1GB of traffic total
- 9,95€ per month for 50GB per month
- 12,95€ per month for unlimited transfer
Ivacy accepts several payment methods. They include:
- Credit Card
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
None at present.
Coupons / Discount / Special Offers
Ivacy makes special offers from time to time but there are none available at present.
Four countries in total constitute the network for Ivacy. They include:
VPN Protocols Supported
Ivacy uses HTTP Tunnel protocol to provide anonymous browsing.
Number of IP Addresses
10 in four countries.
VPN Clients Information
The client for Ivacy supports windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The company also provides browser extensions that are compatible with the Firefox and Chrome browsers. Access to this provider can be set up manually and will work on any operating system if configured in that fashion.
Common Error Messages
Any errors encountered by users can be submitted to http://ivacy.com/users/supports
Ivacy does not log user sessions, save for recording the timestamp and the total amount of traffic downloaded over the servers. This is to accommodate plans with metered bandwidth.
Legal Use / Torrent Policy
There are no restrictions on using torrents over this provider’s network.
Ivacy vs. The Competition
Ivacy has its own protocol, which does differentiate it from the competition significantly. According to its literature, this protocol is more difficult to detect than other VPN protocols. It is called HTUN and is essentially an HTTP Tunnel protocol.
Ivacy offers a decent service with an interesting way to protect your anonymity. The manual configuration required for some operating systems may be a bit onerous for some users but, overall, Ivacy offers a service that is competitive with what other providers have available. The fact that torrents are welcome on this service will be interesting to those who want to use their VPN for primarily P2P applications.