VPNBook is a virtual private network provider that uses encrypted connection to alternate the original IP address. Although it is unkown who is behind this service and how it receives it funding, it is free to use and it was reviewed in a special article of the PC Magazine, where its said that the service "has certain functionality flaws, but is good for a free VPN service". It was also reviewed by BestVPN portal.
The service connects to a VPN via OpenVPN client or a PPTP connection. There are minimal variety of geographic locations. Available servers include the United States, Canada and Romania. VPNBook can be used to bypass some governmental restrictions.
The service can be connected to by two ways, by connection via a third-party OpenVPN client or through PPTP. The Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Ubuntu, and Windows operating systems all have PPTP support built in.
The software (OpenVPN clients) can be used also, that provides the protocol stack, file system, and process scheduling. OpenVPN uses SSL protocol which is generally more secure than Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol's PPTP.
The service generally received positive critics. In a review published by PC Magazine editors point out certain funcionality flaws, but regard it as a good choice for a free VPN. The service has also been reviewed by BestVPN portal, ITProPortal and Tech radar. ITProPortal gave it three out of five stars pointing out that is good that there is not required to install a demanding program, that the service operates good, although it is complicated to set it up, there are not many servers from diverse places, and that is unclear what type of encrption is being used.
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