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.
It was founded in the year 2012, thus, its relatively a new player in the VPN business, still it manages to deliver a fast and secure VPN service in a fairly large and enterprise-like manner.
TorGuard has managed to make a reputed name in the world of VPN services.
The company offers a great number of VPN features to make your web connection completely anonymous and has 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:
- About TorGuard Review
- Compatible Devices
- Features of TorGuard
- Speed and Performance
- Price (Free or Paid version)
- Privacy and Security
- Pros and Cons
1. About TorGuard Review
As earlier said, it was found in the year 2012, though new, it manages to bring out its best by delivering a fast and secure VPN service in a fairly robust and enterprise-like manner.
Just as the name clearly suggests, TorGuard, the ‘Tor’ is there because of its focus on BitTorrenting and yes, provides anonymity to internet users while sharing files using BitTorrent.
Apart from bittorrent users, it also provides a strong VPN package for the security-consious online users, and does not give any info on internet usage, the IP and email addresses of the users.
If these above reasons aren’t convincing enough to make you go for TorGuard as your basic VPN service provider, here are some unique set of features that may work out things.
If not anything, TorGuard is generally known for its large number of server network and super torrenting support.
You may so questions like is TorGuard really privacy-friendly? How well does TorGuard perform in other areas, such as streaming?
We have carried out tests on TorGuard’s VPN service across a number of categories to seek 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.
Luckily it can unblock Netflix, but on the other hand, 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.
You can make use of their services if you are an iPad, iPhone, and Android smartphone users with your device.
This VPN company services supports all kinds of torrent clients available.
It features a software application that is if ease to use and does not require any installation.
To break it down further, TorGuard is compatible with the following devices:
- 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 only distinctive thing is that the iOS app, have been 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, known as the most secured protocol can’t be created through the TorGuard app.
Instead, you have to configure the connection manually through third-party software.
On the good side, their websites has an easy-to-follow instructions available to set up OpenVPN connections on mobile devices.
With a single subscribtion, you have the ability to connect to up to 5 simultaneous devices.
You also have the option to pay a small fee for each additional simultaneous connection, which is useful.
3. Features of TorGuard
TorGuard, though new, has made a very reputed name in the world of VPN services.
The company offers a great deal of unique features to make your web connection completely anonymous.
The company allows P2P (peer-to-peer) and torrent traffic on almost its available servers, except the ones located in the US, UK and New Zealand (5 eyes jurisdiction) . 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.
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)
TorGuard offers a lot of payment services, including Anonymous VPN, Streaming bundle, 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 allows you to 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
You will like to know if TorGuard is to be trusted with your personal data? To answer that question, we’ll go through this VPN’s encryption, protocols, logging policy, and we’ll do a thorough DNS leak test.
Supported Encryption Protocols
When we talk 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 as for the available VPN protocols, it offers OpenVPN (UDP/TCP), L2TP/IPsec, PPTP, SSTP, and others. It is important to note that different platforms bring support for different VPN protocols.
TorGuard already states that it doesn’t collect or log any data from their Virtual Private Network or Proxy services, in addition it is located outside the 5 eyes jurisdiction.
This implies 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, thus, increased security.
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
With all this vast security-related features, we expect TorGuard to keep our ‘true’ information protected well.
With this said, we conducted a thorough DNS leak test to see if TorGuard safeguards our private data in the best way possible and yes! it does. Let’s move to the pros and cons of these VPN.
7. Pros and Cons
- 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
- Dated looking interface
- May require some technical knowledge
TorGuard is packed with great security features and a privacy-friendly no-logs policy. The VPN is very supportive 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.
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