Secure Tunnel Review
Secure Tunnel offers VPN and SSH secure tunnel services to US based servers. They offer a 15 day free trial and are priced at $8/month for SSH secure tunnel up to $80/year for the VPN / SSH tunnel product.
Secure Tunnel Speed Test
As with most VPN servers or SSH tunneling connections you will find that your connectivity is a little slower. File downloading and sharing may also take a little more time; however it should not be very much different than on your regular server.
Secure Tunnel Free Trial
For 15 days you can get all of the benefits of Secure Tunnel for free. Install the software which for the lowest price point option is a browser plugin and start surfing.
The 15-day trial will allow you to experiment with the different features available so that you can choose the pricing plan that’s right for you.
To enable your free trial you are required to put in your credit card information.
Secure Tunnel Pricing Plans
There are three main types of plans available from secure tunnel. Each will give you protection, but the amount of protection will vary based on the plan that you choose and your individual needs.
- SecureTunnel™ Surf – $5.95 per month or $59.95 per year – SSH secure tunneling only.
- SecureTunnel™ Select – $12.95 per month or $129.95 per year – SSH secure tunneling and PTPP VPN access.
- SecureTunnel™ Complete– $14.95 per month or $149.95 per year – SSH secure tunneling, OpenVPN and PPTP VPN access plus basic Usenet access.
Secure Tunnel Server Locations
Currently Secure Tunnel has endpoints only in the USA
Secure Tunnel Protocols Supported
Secure Tunnel supports SSH Tunnel, PPTP and OpenVPN protocols.
Secure Tunnel vs. the Competition
Secure Tunnel is different than the standard VPN service we run across. Secure Tunnel was initially a SSH / Secure Tunnel provider who has added on VPN solutions as the VPN market exploded.
- We like the fact that they have been in business for a few years.
- Their client makes SSH connections / tunneling fast and easy
- Service offering seems a bit overpriced
- VPN Server locations are limited to the USA
- Website has not been updated in a while – conflicting / contradictory information on various plans
Secure Tunnel Conclusions
While we like the fact that Secure Tunnel was been around for a while its appears that their website has been abandoned and their pricing seems a bit high when compared to our list of best VPN services.