Liberty Shield, formerly UK Proxy Server, is located in Edinburgh, Scotland and is a product of Scothosts Internet Group LTD. This service comes with a proxy and VPN option. We tested the VPN and found that it performed well, with some exceptions.
Pricing and Plans
Liberty Shield offers pricing based on metered or unmetered access. The pricing is as follows:
- Six months with 30GB/month for £6.99
- One year with 30GB/ month for £59.99
- One month unlimited data for £9.99
- One year unlimited data for £99.99
You can pay with credit cards or PayPal.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
There is no free trial with this service. You can get your money back within one day of your purchase.
Privacy & Anonymity
Liberty Shield does log. They say they will not release any personally-identifying data unless required to do so by law.
There is nothing prohibiting the use of torrents in the terms of service.
There’s a live chat window available from which you can contact Liberty Shield support. You can also use a ticketing system on their website or you can use their knowledgebase, which is extensive.
The Liberty Shield client proved disappointing. It wouldn’t register our account as being active. We hooked up to their network by creating a manual connection, however, and it worked very well.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
Liberty Shield has software for Windows, Mac and iOS devices. It doesn’t currently have an Android client.
UKProxyServer Baseline Speedtest
UKProxyServer VPN Speedtest
In this regard, Liberty Shield was excellent. Testing on a 50Mbps/5Mbps connection from Albuquerque, we were able to get 35.40Mbps download speed over their network. This was versus 45.30Mbps baseline. The VPN connection automatically routed us to a server located on the East Coast, so the speed was very impressive.
IPCheck and DNSLeak
Our DNS did leak but our IP address was hidden successfully. Manually configuring your DNS can eliminate this problem easily.
- Windows, Mac, iOS clients
- PPTP, L2TP
- Proxy option
This service had excellent speed when configured manually.
Areas for Improvement
The client’s performance was disappointing. Because this service only offers PPTP/L2TP, the user is a bit restricted in terms of how much security they can really enjoy. Adding OpenVPN would be an improvement.
Liberty Shield isn’t a bad service at all, though it is limited compared to the competition. The metered plans and logging make them a dubious choice for torrenting, but their performance makes them suitable for most anything else.