One of the most established names in the industry, StrongVPN has been around since 1995.
This company is headquartered in the United States. They have a good reputation where user support is concerned.
StrongVPN has 950+ VPN servers and more than 59500+ IP addresses.
Pricing & Plans
StrongVPN offers two plans: monthly and annually. It comes with StrongDNS, use on up to 12 simultaneous connections, and use on apps for multiple platforms.
StrongVPN plans now come with 250GB of SugarSync Secure Storage.
Pay for your StrongVPN plan either with credit cards, PayPal or AliPay.
Free Trial/ Money-back Guarantee
StrongVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee only with their annual plan.
Privacy & Anonymity
One of StrongVPN’s features is its Zero logging of connections and activity.
From their site:
“During our normal course of duties, we do not monitor, record or store logs for any single customer’s VPN activity. We do not store web traffic data, including websites visited, files downloaded, etc.
We will however record the following data:
- time, date and location vpn connection was made
- duration of the vpn connection
- bandwidth used during the connection
This information is regularly cycled within our servers. This information enables StrongVPN to enforce our Terms of Service, spam, crimes using the service, etc. If there is a violation we will use these trace logs to determine which account is in violation. After lengthy analysis of this data, we will terminate the service and/or take further action.”
StrongVPN does allow torrents, but they will send you warnings and eventually cancel your account if you get DMCA notices.
StrongVPN has extensive information on its website. There’s a support form available, as well, and customer support is available around the clock.
You can hook up to StrongVPN by creating a VPN connection in your network settings or by using their client. Their client is easy to install and there’s really no technical knowledge required to use it.
VPN Server Locations
StrongVPN has 950+ servers in 35 countries and 59 cities. They currently offer over 59,000 IPs
We hooked up to a speed testing server in Washington DC from Albuquerque over a 50Mbps/5Mbps connection. As you can see from the speed test, our download and upload rates were barely affected with the VPN on. The speeds were very impressive.
IPCheck and DNSLeak Test
Our IP address was effectively changed and with StrongDNS included with StrongVPN plans, our DNS did not leak.
- Support for multiple protocols: OpenVPN, WireGuard, L2TP, SSTP, IPSec, IKEv2
- Zero logging
- Apps for multiple platforms: iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows and more
- Security on Public WiFi networks
- No speed limits
- 30 day money back (for annual plans only)
- Best Available location feature
- Light mode and dark mode options
- StrongDNS included
StrongVPN is a very well-known brand, which gives it some credibility from the start. The worldwide network and number of long-term customers also make it a compelling choice for a VPN provider.
Areas for Improvement
They have limitations on server switching that make this company less competitive than it should be. Their prices aren’t remarkably lower than other providers.
StrongVPN has a long history, which indicates that they’re good at what they do. Their service bears this out, and they’re a solid choice in many regards.
They’re probably not the best choice for P2P, but for privacy and security they’re very good.
Does not provide sstp connections as it advertises. Took the techs 2 hours to get a connection.
HI I am in Shanghai and friends have said your vpn works well here. I cannot set it up as there are no downloads and everytime i try to visit your site the internet crashes. can you please help. I am using a mac. I need you to use easy terms to help me set up thanks.
Dave Birks says
used to be ok/average, now it’s a pile of crap, maybe I got the wrong guy, but he was useless, I’m in China, luckily I also have another VPN which is way more stable, to the extent I never need any tech assistance, something fundamentally wrong with the strong platform in China. renewed my subscription in Nov 2014, but next time no chance, next time I’ll try another alternative provider