Cyberghost VPN Review

Rating

Overall
Speed
Security
Usability
Price
4 / 5

Introduction

Privacy on the internet ought to be taken for granted and yet the reality is that government agencies and malicious hackers have the means to snoop over our shoulder to keep an eye on our general online activity and usage habits. For this fundamental reason and plenty more, it’d be entirely prudent of you to look into VPNs as a means to masking your online activities and securing your identity and privacy online.

We review CyberGhost, a Romanian VPN provider which values and respects your right to privacy with their policies. Here’s our review.

Review Summary

A free service on offer, great security features and reliable servers. CyberGhost fared well.

  • Pros
    • A completely free VPN service which works well, surprisingly.
    • High-speed servers are available, even for the free plan.
    • Easy to use clients on all platforms.
    • A strict no logging policy which points to good security.
    • Excellent encryption options.
    • Affordable pricing options.
  • Cons
    • Disconnects every 3 hours with the free plan.
    • SMTP servers used to send emails aren’t configured automatically.
    • Torrent downloads are limited for free users.

Full Review

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A simple, well-designed client makes CyberGhost easy to use. Impressive security features with a strong advocacy for privacy and a vast network of servers which are impressively quick makes for a pleasant surprise. A no-logging policy makes it commendable. An excellent choice for a first-time VPN user, even more-so with its free pricing plan.

Price

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  • Free Plan
    • $0 per month
    • Free but restricted service. Disconnect
    • Available for Windows, Mac and Android.
    • Disconnects every 6 hours.
  • Annual Premium Plan
    • $5.83 per month
    • $69.96 billed every 12 months
    • 14 day money back guarantee
    • Single device limit.
    • Unlimited bandwidth and traffic.
    • 516 servers in 31 countries.
  • Annual Premium Plus Plan
    • $9.16 per month
    • $109.92 billed every 12 months
    • 30 day money back guarantee
    • Simultaneous connectivity for up to 5 devices.
    • All features from Premium plan.

Servers

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CyberGhost operates with a total of 516 servers (at the time of writing this review), spread across 31 countries. While this may not match up to the big guns in the VPN market, our experience with CyberGhost proved that a good, efficient band of servers, however limited will perform well.

Compatibility

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  • Operating systems include:
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
  • Device support extends to:
    • Android devices
    • iOS devices
    • Nokia smartphones
    • Tablets that run on Android and iOS
    • Windows mobile devices that include tablets and phones
    • DDWRT Routers
    • Tomato Routers

Speed

We were pleased to see really good results with speed tests while using the free service. Testing on a premium account also yielded excellent results. There was no leakage with DNS and IP tests either. Here are the results of our speed test.

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  • Without VPN:
    • Download: 29.3 Mbps
    • Upload: 2.9 Mbps

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  • With CyberGhost on a Premium UK Server:
    • Download: 26.80 Mbps
    • Upload: 2.8 Mbps

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  • With CyberGhost on a Premium US server:
    • Download: 23.6 Mbps
    • Upload: 2.5 Mbps

Payment Option

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The usual suspects are all here, with CyberGhost accepting traditional, widely-used methods of payment including Credit Card, PayPal and Wire Transfer. Additionally, CyberGhost also accepts Bitcoin as a mode of payment. It has to be noted that CyberGhost is lacking in the diversity of payment options that are routinely found among other VPN providers.

Security Protocols

CyberGhost scores well here, offering 256-bit AES encryption on an OpenVPN platform even in its free version. The list of protocols are:

  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • OpenVPN
  • PPTP

Customer Support

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There’s an impressive knowledge base available on the website with an easily searchable list of topics. Live chat support exists as well, but only works during Romanian work hours.

Conclusion

After a series of comprehensive tests using multiple security protocols and all plans on offer, we were impressed with CyberGhost as a VPN provider. The big surprise was the speed and efficiency of the free service on offer, a feature that sets CyberGhost apart from other providers in a big way. There’s a money-back guarantee for those of you who operate with trepidation.

We recommend it. Those who seek a free VPN service before buying into membership plans will certainly appreciate the free service on offer.

Technical Specifications

Coming soon!