SecurityKISS offers a free VPN service with limited bandwidth. For a fee that’s rather competitive with other providers, you can upgrade to an unlimited plan. The service is surprisingly flexible for a free VPN. SecurityKISS is based in Ireland.
Pricing and Plans
Because this is a metered service—at least up until their premium plans kick in—the prices are divided up by how much you can download.
- 300MB per day for free
- 20GB per month €2,99 for one month
- 30GB per month €3,99 for one month
- 50GB per month €5,99 for one month
- Unlimited €9,99 for one month
Further discounts are given for signing up for longer terms of service. This provider accepts credit cards, PayPal, CashU, wire transfers and Bitcoin, though they will only be accepting Bitcoin until the end of August 2015.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
The free service is the best way to try out SecurityKISS.
Privacy & Anonymity
SecurityKISS stores your real IP address, as well as other identifying information, for ten days following each session. Following that period, the company only retains the amount of data transferred.
There are no stated restrictions on torrenting over the SecurityKISS network.
There’s a chat window on the SecurityKISS site you can use to contact the company. SecurityKISS also has extensive support information on their site, including an FAQ and knowledgebase. Email support is, of course, available, as well.
SecurityKISS has a very well-designed Windows client that makes connecting to their network via OpenVPN easy enough. They also offer L2TP, but that has to be configured manually.
The client includes a fast on and off switching feature called “Pause,” offering a third option to connect/disconnect. This option keeps the tunnel open, but the user’s traffic transfers normally until the client is unpaused.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
This service is supported by Windows, Mac, Android and IPhone devices. You can manually configure L2TP very easily on most any device if OpenVPN proves too difficult.
Security Kiss Baseline Speedtest
Security Kiss VPN Speedtest
SecurityKISS didn’t have stellar speed, dropping us from over 44Mbps to just over 12Mbps. That being said, 12Mbps is not bad at all for a completely free service.
IPCheck and DNSLeak
Without manually configuring our DNS server addresses, they did leak. However, this is easily remedied with a few configuration tweaks. The IP address was changed successfully.
- Free option
- Easy to use client
For a free service, their basic plan is really a very good one.
Areas for Improvement
The speed was a bit lacking, but that’s to be expected if one doesn’t upgrade to the premium service.
SecurityKISS is a decent service. It offers quite a lot in the way of value and, for users who don’t mind the necessary logging that comes with a metered plan, it’s a good option.