Security & Privacy
IPVanish has a zero traffic logs policy that keeps all of your user and usage data private. Multiple connection protocols are available, and 256-bit AES encryption keeps your data private. When testing for malware and IP leaks using multiple different providers, IPVanish worked flawlessly.
Previous concerns about the company’s logging practices are less of an issue today after the acquisition of the company. In 2016, there were reports that the company handed data over to US authorities despite holding ”no logs.”
Following a sale of the company, the new owner promises to keep no logs and store no metadata.
The company is based in the United States.
Most of the servers are owned by the company, although some servers are leased. IPVanish claims that no one else has access to the infrastructure and that there is two-factor authentication in place to prevent attacks.
If a connection drops, an automatic kill switch engages so that your IP address is never exposed.
DNS leak protection runs in the background to further ensure that your IP address and location are never leaked to websites.
While not part of the company’s service, there’s also 250GB of free SugarSync store and backup provided. Users can backup all of their private photos, videos and documents on a secure server.
Users can access censored websites and apps through IPVanish.