IPredator is incorporated in Cyprus, but are subject to Swedish law. That is not disadvantageous, however, as Sweden has some of the strictest privacy protection around. They offer OpenVPN and PPTP. The service isn’t quite as flexible as some others, but it does have its advantages.
Pricing and Plans
IPredator only has one package. For $8 per month, you get unlimited speed and transfer.
You can pay with credit cards, PayPal, Bitcoin and several other providers.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
You can get a free three-day trial just by emailing customer support. If you have trouble with iPredator, they’ll refund your money, but they do ask that you let them try to fix the problem before demanding a refund.
Privacy & Anonymity
IPredator keeps logs to the extent that they are required for troubleshooting. The information logged includes firewall problems, connection drops and other information.
They do not log your traffic and they do not examine your traffic. Their server data is fully encrypted and they are not breaking Swedish law by refusing to log, so user data is protected on this service.
Torrenting is allowed on this service.
IPredator has email support and an IRC channel that you can use to contact the support staff. They have a PGP public key that you can use to encrypt your emails if you’re located somewhere that requires the highest levels of privacy.
IPredator doesn’t have their own client. For OpenVPN, download the appropriate configuration files from your account page and import them into your OpenVPN client config folder. PPTP can be set up manually.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
On systems that don’t support OpenVPN, PPTP can be set up manually.
iPredator Baseline Speedtest
iPredator VPN Speedtest
Considering that iPredator hooked us up to a server in Sweden using the standard configuration files, their speed was very impressive. We got over 16Mbps download on a 50Mbps connection located in the US. This service definitely does have a fast network.
IPCheck and DNSLeak
Our IP address was changed successfully. This service did leak our DNS server address, however, so you should configure yours manually to ensure it’s not visible.
- PPTP and OpenVPN
- Bitcoin accepted
- DNS service
- Jabber service
- Torrenting allowed
Areas for Improvement
Adding a client and more servers would take this service up to the next level.
IPredator is very good if you’re particularly concerned about privacy. It’s a service that’s more likely to appeal to advanced users, as the setup requires that you use the OpenVPN GUI and only gives you configuration files to work with. It’s not a difficult process, but might confuse some less-experienced users.