Reviewed: CactusVPN

Posted on Sep 23 2014 - 9:03am by Editorial Staff


What was once just a requirement for highly sensitive data, and for high end companies, is now become more or less a necessity- considering the number of internet frauds and thefts that take place these days. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are not only popularthese days, they are also cheap and user friendly, so you do not have to be a multi-national and multi-million dollar company to invest in your own VPN system. All you need is a good VPN provider.

A virtual private network encrypts incoming and outgoing data while you browse the internet. It is a system that allows you to browse the internet unhindered, uninhibited, in stealth mode. It is like an invisibility cloak that is forever at your disposal and helps you keep safe.A technology that enables you to go anywhere on the web, without giving away your personal information like your IP address is a much needed tool in this day and age. With so many eyes watching your every move these days, not to forget the restrictions put on where and what you view, getting a Virtual private network seems like one of the best solution available these days.

But a VPN is not only a tool to stay undetected. A VPN also allows you remote access to the server. So in essence with a VPN set up, you can connect to servers in America and Europe, and get a European or American IP address for your computer. If all this has got to looking for a good VPN provider, you may want to give CactusVPN a go.

These guys have been one of the first people to offer SoftEther VPN protocol. This protocol is compatible with Windows, and offers fast internet speed, secure and encrypted browsing and allows unlimited torrent downloads as well. Other than this, you can also choose from protocols like PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and SSTP, all of which are compatible to most OS.

The company was also among the first to implement Smart DNS technologies. With Smart DNS you can get access to different geo restricted sites like- BBC, Netflix, Hulu etc. You can access content on this site from anywhere in the world, without compromising your security and internet speed. The technology basically works, by changing your DNS (without affecting your IP address) which inturn makes the website think that you are eligible to access information on the site.

This also works out faster than other content unblocking options which usually reroute content through their servers based in the respective countries. Although, rerouting works, it can be excruciatingly slow when more users try to access content, which we all know if pretty frustrating. With SmartDNS CactusVPN manages to send data directly to your device making content access easy as well as quick. You can use CactusVPN to access content from over 100 geo-restricted sites and it also works on a variety of devices.

If you are not that much in viewing content directly but more into downloading it using torrents, CactusVPN also lets you download torrent using their Netherlands and Romania based servers.       Say good bye to your ISP throttling the speed of your downloads and start enjoying the high speeds of torrent downloads sitting right in the comfort of your house/office.

With CactusVPN’s easy to use software setting up could not be easier. You can simply download the software for your Windows or Mac based system and configuring the software is just a matter of a few clicks. Selecting your server is child’s play when using this software. Just enter your username and password, select a country from the list of four, choose your protocol (PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and SSTP) and just click ‘Connect’ to start using the VPN. In case you happen to get stuck somewhere, simply contact their Customer Care and they will be more than happy to help you out.

Starting at $3.25 a month, CactusVPN offers good value for your money. What is even better is the money back guarantee that the company offers. Just in the rarest of cases, you are not happy with any of their services or you cannot connect to the VPN server using their recommended VPN connections, if a listed site is still blocked after using their services, you can just claim your money back within a period of 30 days of signing up for the service. CactusVPN also offers a 24-hour trial account, so why not get started now!

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