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 & Plans
SecurityKISS has two main plans: Basic and Premium. The two plans basically vary on the number of devices you can use the VPN service with. Pricing are as follows:
Further discounts are given for signing up for longer terms of service. This provider accepts credit cards, PayPal, CashU and wire transfers.
Free Trial/ Money-back Guarantee
SecurityKISS offers free VPN service available at full speed, unlimited switching between servers and with no ads. The only limitation of the free plan is limited traffic of 300MB per day.
Also, if you subscribed to a paid plan and you are not satisfied with the service, SecurityKISS offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
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.
Provider Logging Policy
- Time, Date and Duration of your VPN Connection
- Bandwidth used during the connection
They use this data to generate statistics and thus optimize the quality and reliability of the service, and it also helps them enforce their terms.
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 knowledge base. 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.
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.
VPN Server Locations
SecurityKISS has multiple servers in several locations. According to their site, they are also setting up new servers in other locations.
We tested the free service of SecurityKISS and it 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 Test
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
- Paid option
- Easy to use client
- No logs policy
- Ireland-based: adds legal protection for your privacy
- 30-day money-back
- Use on multiple devices
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. However, if you wish to have an unlimited service, you can choose one of their paid plans.