Connect in Private is incorporated in Panama with mail servers and general admin in the Republic of Panama and VPN servers located in Canada. This separation offers users a type of privacy that results from what is called jurisdictional layering. In order for a users records to be accessed, the effort would require lawyers in two different nations speaking two different languages.
In addition Connect in Private has also introduced a new certificate less authenticated encryption protocol called CLAE, for which it has only recently filed a US patent application. In a world that is moving towards further collaboration, CLAE is social by design. It allows the user to encrypt and share secrets with any other user on the Internet and it also provides the measures to transfer trust across multiple domains.
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Connect in Private has very simple pricing plans. You can get the following from the company: Six months at $12 per month 12 months at $10 per month
The latest news from Connect In Private is that they no longer offer accounts directly to the general public. CIP is now focused on it’s patent pending CLAE encryption and BYOD solutions for wireless carrier and VoIP provider resellers.
However ConnectInPrivate of course still provide custom security work including VPN.
You can pay for your subscription at Connect in Private via Visa or MasterCard or with a Moneygram.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
Connect in Private has a 7 day money back guarantee. Here is how they state it on their website “If you are not satisfied with the ConnectInPrivate service within the first 7 days, contact us using our contact form within the first 7 days and we will refund your credit card for the full amount charged. ”
Coupons / Discount / Special Offers
No coupons or special offers are available from Connect in Private.
Email servers and general admin in the Republic of Panama and VPN servers located in Canada.
VPN Protocols Supported
Connect in Private primarily provides L2TP/IPsec VPN protocol and sometimes supplies a PPTP VPN connection in cases where the customers router and configuration have difficulty with L2TP/IPsec.
Number of IP Addresses
This number is not posted on their website however we estimate it to be in the hundreds.
VPN Clients Information
Support for mobile devices and desktop operating systems is included with the Connect in Private subscription. You may access the network over Windows or Macintosh operating systems. You may also use your iPad or iPhone to access the VPN service from Connect in Private. BlackBerry devices are also supported by Connect in Private by a customized web browsing and secure email software.
Common Error Messages
Connect in Private reports no error messages with their servers. In situations where clients do have issues, Connect in Private is able to connect with them over a secure server to determine what the problem may be.
A username along with a login and logoff are the only things that are ever recorded by Connect in Private.
Legal Use / Torrent Policy
Connect in Private does not permit the use of P2P on its network. This is done to increase the speed of the network for everybody using it.
Connect in Private vs. The Competition
Connect in Private lacks the support for P2P connections that some users will want, though the increase in speed may be desirable for business users who have no need for a file sharing system.
Connect in Private Conclusion
Connect in Private is a solid offering for those who want as much privacy as possible but who are not particularly interested in sharing files.
We especially like the fact that they use jurisdictional layering to help the consumer protect privacy and that they focus on and develop related security products.