TorGuard Review 2020: Is it Safe and Secure? The Definitive Guide.

As the name clearly suggests, TorGuard is a secure outfit dedicated solely to providing anonymity to internet users while sharing files using BitTorrent.

TorGuard offers a massive network of 3000+ global VPN servers in over 50+ countries.

Founded in the year 2012, TorGuard is a relatively new player in the VPN business, but yet it manages to deliver a fast and secure VPN service in a fairly robust and enterprise-like manner.

TorGuard has managed to become a very reputed name in the world of VPN services.

The company offers a great deal of secure and over-the-edge VPN features to make your web connection completely anonymous and provides secure internet access through multiple servers located in 50+ different countries. 

Post-Overview TorGuard Review

I will keep it simple but concise and straight to the point. You will learn about its products and services offered.

Below is the breakdown of what I would be covering:

  1. About TorGuard Review
  2. Compatible Devices
  3. Features of TorGuard
  4. Speed and Performance
  5. Price (Free or Paid version)
  6. Privacy and Security
  7. Pros and Cons
  8. Conclusion

1. About TorGuard Review

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Founded in the year 2012, TorGuard is a relatively new player in the VPN business, but yet it manages to deliver a fast and secure VPN service in a fairly robust and enterprise-like manner.

As the name clearly suggests, TorGuard is a secure outfit dedicated solely towards providing anonymity to internet users while sharing files using BitTorrent.

The company provides a strong VPN package for the security-minded online users, and does not put any tabs on the internet usage and the information about IP and email addresses of the users.

If these reasons aren’t convincing enough to make you opt for TorGuard as your primary VPN service provider, here are some specific set of features that may work out things.

TorGuard is best known for its large server network and strong torrenting support.

Is TorGuard really privacy-friendly? How does TorGuard perform in other areas, such as streaming?

We tested TorGuard’s VPN service across a number of categories to find out its strengths and weaknesses.

TorGuard’s best features include robust security, a built-in adblocker, P2P support, a strict no-logs policy, responsive customer service, and the ability to bypass tough censorship without being detected.

TorGuard can unblock Netflix, but only if you pay an additional monthly fee to purchase a dedicated IP address.

2. Compatible Devices

TorGuard services generally come inclusive of active support for several secure VPN protocols, including PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN.

This enables you to make use of the service on a wide range of devices running on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux operating systems.

Also, iPad, iPhone, and Android smartphone users can easily make use of TorGuard services via their mobile devices. 

All kinds of torrent clients are supported by the services offered by this VPN company.

All the features can be easily used with the help of an easy-to-use VPN software application that does not require any installation.

To break it down further, TorGuard is compatible with the following devices:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • Router (DD-WRT and Tomato)

TorGuard’s VPN is also available as a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.

Features and interface are similar across devices. The main difference is the iOS app, which we actually found to have a much more attractive and user-friendly interface than the other dedicated apps.

The downside for both Android and iOS devices is that OpenVPN connections can’t be created through the TorGuard app.

Instead, you must manually configure a connection through third-party software.

On the bright side, there are easy-to-follow instructions available on the TorGuard website to set up OpenVPN connections on mobile devices.

TorGuard provides its subscribers with the ability to connect to up to 5 simultaneous devices with each subscription.

You also have the option to pay a small fee for each additional simultaneous connection, which is useful.

3. Features of TorGuard

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TorGuard has managed to become a very reputed name in the world of VPN services.

The company offers a great deal of secure and over-the-edge VPN features to make your web connection completely anonymous and provides secure internet access through multiple servers located in 50+ different countries.

The company allows P2P and torrent traffic on all its servers, except the ones located in the US, UK and New Zealand. What sets TorGuard apart from its competitors is its specific set of unmatchable features which include:

  • No internet connection logs and complete anonymity on VPN usage
  • Amazingly-priced packages
  • Supports P2P and Torrents on its international servers
  • Full DNS leak protection to protect the real IP address from being exposed online
  • TorGuard offers a massive network of 3000+ global VPN servers in over 50+ countries.
  • Availability of PPTP, OpenVPN, and L2TP protocols.

4. Speed and Performance

Before you read on with this section, please note that my current broadband speed is limited to a theoretical 50Mbps, out of which I generally can get 40 to 45Mbps steadily.

There’s not much for me to comment in detail on when it comes to TorGuard’s server speeds, which are FAST.

From all major locations across the globe, I was able to obtain very strong and stable speeds of up to 40-odd Mbps, except for Africa-based servers.

To be fair though, none of the VPNs I’ve tested to date actually have very fast and stable Africa speeds for some reason.

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Again, since speeds were strong and stable it went without saying that video streaming was fine. YouTube streaming for 2k and 4k HD went well and was smooth and painless. 

5. Price (Free or Paid version)

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TorGuard offers a lot of services, including VPN, Business VPN, Anonymous Proxy, and Private Email.

The VPN service costs $9.99 for a 1-month subscription, $19.99 for 3 months, $29.99 for 6 months, and $59.99 for a whole year.

Anonymous Proxy costs $5.95 for 1 month, $14.95 for 3 months, $29.95 for 6 months, and $46.95 for an entire year.

  • TorGuard Business VPN features four different plans, including:
  • Starter ($69 per month) – 10 x user package, 10 x email accounts, 3 x dedicated IPs
  • Small ($110 per month) – 15 x user package, 15 x email accounts, 5 x dedicated IPs
  • Medium ($169 per month) – 20 x user package, 20 x email accounts, 10 x dedicated IPs
  • Enterprise (custom subscription) – Custom user package, custom email accounts, as many dedicated IPs as you need

Finally, the Private Email service features the following options:

  • Free Plan – ($0.00 per month for 100MB email/cloud storage) – Open PGP email encryption, AES-256 file encryption, webmail access only
  • Standard Plan ($8.95 per month for 10GB email/cloud storage) – The standard plan includes the features offered by the free plan plus custom email signature, x 5 email identity, Android/iOS app, contacts/calendar/sync, and priority support
  • Pro Plan ($15.95 per month for 20GB email/cloud storage) – Compared to the Standard Plan, Pro brings x 20 email identity
  • Business Plan ($64.95 per month 100GB email/cloud storage) – The Business Plan goes one step beyond and features x 20 email alias, 10 x email accounts, POP3/IMAP/SMTP, custom domain, and custom logo

Dedicated IPs and available streaming, residential, and DDOS protected add-ons will cost you an additional fee of $7.99 per month. Once assigned, dedicated IPs are not refundable.

Apart from its 7-day free trial, TorGuard also implements the so-called Fresh Start service. Namely, you can get 30 days of free service if you email proof of your old VPN cancellation to the company.

That includes 30 days of ANY TorGuard VPN plan.

The accepted payment methods include credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express), PayPal, cryptocurrency, Paymentwal, and PayGarden.

Note that if you try to make a credit card payment from a VPN IP, your request will most likely get flagged during the fraud check.

6. Privacy and Security

We’re sure you want to know if TorGuard is to be trusted with your personal data? To answer that question, we’ll check this VPN’s encryption, protocols, logging policy, and we’ll do a thorough DNS leak test.

Supported Encryption Protocols

As you know by now, TorGuard is all about customization and fine-tuning. And as you can imagine, this includes its encryption and VPN protocols as well.

In terms of encryption, you can count on everything between AES-128 up to AES-256 (GCM and CBC), or you can disable this feature altogether.

And when it comes to the available VPN protocols, you can rely on OpenVPN (UDP/TCP), L2TP/IPsec, PPTP, SSTP, and others. However, please note that different platforms bring support for different VPN protocols.

Logging Policy

TorGuard clearly states that it doesn’t collect or log any data from their Virtual Private Network or Proxy services.

This means that as you browse the Web with TorGuard enabled, everything you do is encrypted and deleted as you end your sessions. No data is kept, whatsoever.

There’s no reason not to trust TorGuard. It’s been on the market for a while now, and it doesn’t have any previous data leaks or indications that it collects data.

DNS Leak Test

Considering its numerous security-related features, we expect TorGuard to keep our ‘true’ information protected well.

With this said, we’re going to do a thorough DNS leak test to see if TorGuard safeguards our private data in the best way possible.

7. Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Fantastic availability and security
  • Kill switch can be app-specific
  • Extra security options
  • Deployable on all major platforms
  • Overcomes VPN blockers with stealth mode
  • Fast and stable speeds
  • Decent prices & payment options galore
  • The VPN built with P2P in mind
  • Stunningly efficient and effective customer service

Cons:

  • Dated looking interface
  • May require some technical knowledge

8. Conclusion

Strong privacy, security, and P2P support, but below-average speeds and not very user-friendly

TorGuard is packed with great security features and a privacy-friendly no-logs policy. The VPN also offers great support for torrenting.

However, we were not impressed with the VPN’s slow connection speeds and we did not find the interface to be very user-friendly.

It becomes pricey if you are looking for faster speeds or streaming support, which comes at an extra cost.

This is where I will wrap up the post for today.

I hope I did not leave anything? If I did tell me below in the comment section.

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TorGuard

7.6

EASE OF USE

7.0/10

SUPPORT

8.0/10

REPUTATION

8.0/10

TRANSPARENCY

7.0/10

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

8.0/10

Pros

  • Fantastic availability and security
  • Fast and stable speeds
  • Kill switch

Cons

  • Dated looking interface
  • May require some technical knowledge

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