We are excited to announce that reddit has selected VyprVPN for Business to protect the online privacy and security of its employees.
“We evaluated several VPNs, and it became clear that VyprVPN is the best service on the market. It’s the only VPN that is reliable and fast enough for the business use. Our employees all have VyprVPN installed on their laptops and smart phones, and they use it to establish a secure connection whenever they are outside the office.” Ricky Ramirez, System Administrator – reddit
reddit thoroughly evaluated several VPN services and selected VyprVPN for its speed, reliability and user friendly applications for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. We are honored to welcome reddit to the VyprVPN family and proud to support a forward thinking company that has a tremendous pulse on the current state of the Internet.
“We evaluated several VPNs, and it became clear that VyprVPN is the best service on the market. It’s the only VPN that is reliable and fast enough for the business use,” said Ricky Ramirez, system administrator, reddit. “Our employees all have VyprVPN installed on their laptops and smart phones, and they use it to establish a secure connection whenever they are outside the office.”
VyprVPN for Business protects business communication one employee, and one device at a time. The service provides an encrypted Internet connection to secure business data and communications, protect employees’ identity and allow organizations to conduct business intelligence on a worldwide scale.
“We are big fans of reddit, they are a forward thinking company that has a tremendous pulse on the current state of the Internet. Furthermore, their passionate community is very interested, and very vocal, about online privacy issues,” said Sunday Yokubaitis, president, Golden Frog. “To have reddit select VyprVPN for Business, after evaluating several of our competitors, is very gratifying.”
The reality is, more and more VyprVPN users inside and outside the USA tell us that their speeds actually increase when they use VyprVPN. Users are effectively using VyprVPN as their “virtual ISP” for faster speeds, but they also get security and privacy due to the encrypted connection.
Common sense says that speeds would inherently slow down due to the encryption overhead but there is more going on at the network layer to explain the increased speed. We are the only VPN provider that doesn’t “rent” servers and network from hosting providers, etc. We own and operate our own server infrastructure and run our own network. Running your own network means we control the router and can choose uncongested routes to our users. It seems that Verizon intentionally ignores the congestion and resulting customer complaints.
Netflix is likely using Level3 or Cogent to get to Verizon. If these links are saturated (reports are that they are), then performance through them is going to suffer because the pipe is not big enough for all the bits that need to go through it. Golden Frog uses other backbone providers to get to Verizon, so we’re not going through those congested links. Our paths to Verizon are uncongested. When the author uses VyprVPN to watch Netflix, he avoids the congested links and gets as much bandwidth as he needs.
The core problem is the severe lack of competition in the United States. As we stated in Comments to the FCC as a member of the i2Coalition:
“The most effective way for the Commission to protect and promote the open Internet is to implement Open Access by reclassifying the broadband transmission component as a Title II telecommunications service. The NPRM’s proposed Net Neutrality rules attempt to alleviate the effects of an uncompetitive last mile by regulating broadband access, but Open Access strikes at the heart of the problem by opening up the network to robust competition. Open Access would bring competition back to the Internet access market and consumer choice would be the primary safeguard against abusive and discriminatory network practices.”
We are also filing comments to the FCC today on behalf of Golden Frog and currently evaluating whether to include Colin Nederkoorn”s Verizon issue as part of our FCC filing. Thanks Colin!
“The use of personal VPNs is growing in the U.S. as people realize the many benefits of encrypting the last mile of their Internet connection,” said Sunday Yokubaitis, President, Golden Frog. “We’ve added an additional location on the East Coast to help people use public Wi-Fi safely, as well as keep their ISP from inspecting their Internet traffic. We’ll continue to add additional server locations in the U.S. throughout the year.”
VyprVPN customers now have access to more than 700 servers in 44 locations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. They get unlimited bandwidth and connection speeds and are able to switch between servers worldwide without restrictions. Each location is compatible with all VPN protocols: PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, as well as Golden Frog’s proprietary VPN technology, Chameleon.
Yosemite (OS X) Update
In other Apple news, over the past month we have tested VyprVPN for Mac against several builds of the OS X Yosemite Preview. Good news! VyprVPN is working with OpenVPN and Chameleon protocols on Yosemite. For people using the public OS X Yosemite Beta Program, please connect using OpenVPN or Chameleon.
However PPTP and L2TP protocols are not currently working on Yosemite. We suspect Keychain issues but are actively working on the issue. We are confident we can deliver a working build of VyprVPN in advance of the coming Yosemite release. For fastest updates about Yosemite issues, please join the conversation in the VyprVPN – Mac category in the Golden Frog Forum.
“VyprVPN is designed to be an easy-to-use service that provides technical and non-technical people with a high-level of online privacy,” said Sunday Yokubaitis, president of Golden Frog. “Kill Switch is a feature that has been frequently requested by our customers, and allows users to only access the Internet when connected to VyprVPN. Kill Switch eliminates data leaks that might occur when a user doesn’t realize their VPN is disconnected.”
The Kill Switch feature is easily configurable and is available in the Mac OS and Windows desktop apps. Users can enable Kill Switch at the application or system level based on their security preferences. At the application level, Kill Switch only functions when the user is logged in to VyprVPN, and therefore is disabled when they quit VyprVPN. At the System level, it will block Internet traffic even after a user exits VyprVPN. A user will not be able to access the Internet until they connect back to VyprVPN. There is also an option to allow or block LAN traffic.
Fastest Server Option
If speed is your top priority, you can now choose “fastest server” and the VyprVPN app will automatically determine the fastest server and connect. You can also use “fastest server” in combination with auto-reconnect to ensure you always connect to the fastest server with every new VPN connection.
The latest release includes the option to receive VyprVPN connection updates straight to your desktop on Windows and Mac. Learn when your connection status changes without ever opening the app or stopping what you’re doing.
Control VyprVPN for Windows from the Jump List
VyprVPN for Windows can now be controlled from the Jump List. Connect, log out or open settings, all without ever opening the app.
All of these features are part of our goal to make managing VyprVPN as easy as possible. For the complete list of updates included in this release read our changelog.
Head over the Golden Frog forum to discuss. Participating in the forum helps other users and allows us to quickly deliver your feedback to our dev team. Discuss this release, start your own topics and help us continue developing the features you want.