SecretsLine has been in business since 2005. The company is headquartered in the Virgin Islands. SecretsLine allows P2P access on specific servers. They offer OpenVPN, PPTP and proxies.
Pricing and Plans
SecretsLine has three different plans. Each of them is available at a lower price if you subscribe for a longer term.
- Premium for $9 per month
- Double VPN for $19 per month
Double VPN allows you to use one IP address for outgoing information and another for incoming.
You can pay with credit cards, UKash, WebMoney, PayPal, Bitcoin and several other methods.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
You can get a free one-day trial of SecretsLine by signing up at their site.
Privacy & Anonymity
SecretsLine pointed out that they don’t log, but their site isn’t clearly written and it’s hard to find the exact policy on their site. They did say that they don’t monitor connections or generate logs, however, and they’re located in a good jurisdiction for privacy.
Torrenting is allowed on specific servers in the SecretsLine network.
SecretsLine has a live chat window on their site. You can also submit questions and issues through the account administration panel.
SecretsLine offers its own application, EasyVPN, for Windows. You can see screenshots below. It didn’t hook up successfully, so we used the alternate OpenVPN GUI to connect. After some fiddling, it worked, but the connection was not particularly stable to a US server.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
SecretsLine doesn’t have a client for the above, but PPTP can be configured on any of them manually.
SecretsLine’s connection was rather unstable, but we got decent speed in the end, though it was not in the same category as our top providers. The test was run on a 50Mbps connection.
IPCheck and DNS Leak
Our IP address was changed but our DNS did leak. The latter is easily remedied using a manual configuration.
- PPTP, OpenVPN, Proxies
- No logging
- Accepts Bitcoin
- Torrents allowed on select servers
- Double VPN option
- Anonymous payment methods
- Good jurisdiction
- Good setup instructions
Areas for Improvement
The website at SecretsLine is a bit difficult to decipher. This makes finding out specific information too hard, as a great deal of the copy simply uses phrases like “secure encryption” rather than giving specifics. If there’s one real weakness with this company, it’s that their website copy is too sloppily written and non-specific to really make a good assessment of them.
SecretsLine was okay, but not much better than that. The client was awkward and the connection wasn’t particularly fast. Trying to configure the service on Linux was very difficult and the fastest Windows setup involved using the OpenVPN GUI.
SecretsLine doesn’t have prices that are particularly competitive. For $9 per month, you can get IPVanish or another provider with a client that offers all the same features, and more.