Anonymizer is based in the US. The company has been in business since 1995, making them one of the oldest providers out there. They offer services in addition to their VPN product, but this review will concentrate on the VPN.
Pricing and Plans
Anonymizer bills yearly. Their pricing is competitive with other providers, at $79.99 for twelve months of service. The plan offers unlimited bandwidth. Six simultaneous connections are allowed per account.
You can pay with credit cards or cash.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
Anonymizer offers a fourteen-day free trial of their product. If you buy it and it doesn’t work out for you, you have forty-five days to ask for your money back.
Privacy & Anonymity
Anonymizer says that they do not log. They also use a rotating IP that changes your computer’s address daily.
There is no prohibition against using torrents noted on Anonymizer’s site.
User support is available on the anonymizer website via a ticketing system. They try to answer questions within two hours of receiving them.
Anonymizer has a simple client interface. The VPN is connected by sliding a switch to the “on” position. The server address is displayed right below the button.
The options screen allows you to set your protocol, notification and encryption strength, along with other settings.
The client is well-designed and very easy to use overall.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
Windows and Mac users can both download a client to connect their devices. Anonymizer can be configured manually on Android and IPhones.
Anonymizer Baseline Speedtest
Anonymizer With VPN Speedtest
Anonymizer restricts the trial version—the one we tried—to their servers in Amsterdam. Despite that, the network was quite fast, considering that it was connecting overseas.
We connected from Albuquerque on a 50Mbps/5Mbps line. Our speed was nearly 12Mbps.
IPCheck and DNSLeak
Our IP address and DNS server addresses were successfully hidden using the client.
- Simple client interface
- PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN
- Six devices allowed
- No logging
The amount of time that this company has been around shows in their product. Their site is very well designed and their client is excellent. It doesn’t offer the same level of feedback as many other clients, but it’s very good. The daily IP change is a nice feature.
Areas for Improvement
Offering shorter subscription terms would be an improvement.
Anonymizer has a lot to offer. The client is very slick and easy to use. They don’t log, which is always a plus. The company is located in the US, which isn’t ideal for privacy, but this service would make an excellent choice for businesses. The extra connections Anonymizer allows would be a great value-added element for business users.