CyberGhost VPN Review
CyberGhost VPN has 21 countries, over 200 gigabit tier servers, over 2.5million users, and is free, or less than $7 for premium. CyberGhost is one of the longer running VPN’s I have seen. CyberGhost is most prominently known for their free VPN service, as it is one of most secure free VPN’s on the market. But aside from the free service, the freedom hacker team tested out CyberGhost VPN’s premium plus service. The premium plus service offers unlimited bandwidth, unlimited traffic, 256-bit AES encryption, OpenVPN (along with L2TP/IPSec, PPTP), all 250+ servers accessible,, all 20+ countries accessible, an Anti Fingerprinting System, and 5 devices simultaneously connected! For less than $7.00 per month, this VPN really packs a punch.
Since CyberGhost VPN offers multiple packages, here is the current chart for the services and features
* Disconnect after 3 hours
|Encryption||AES 256-bit||AES 256-bit||AES 256-bit|
|Protocols||OpenVPN via Windows client||OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec,
|Number of Servers||20||253||253|
|Number of Countries||14||20||20|
|Number of Devices||1 device||1 device||5 devices|
CyberGhost VPN has lots of great features for their budget friendly VPN. They offer a great Windows Client, a simple OpenVPN file (if you choose), or allow you to manually set it up. The Windows client is packed with loads of great features and privacy options. Here is a picture of the Windows client along with all the features, settings, and advanced settings (click the picture to enlarge it and see all the settings in detail. If the picture does not enlarge correctly, click here)
As you can see, the Windows client has A LOT of great features. CyberGhost VPN’s Windows client allows you to choose your country, and exact location/IP right from the client. Then in the settings they offer even more features such as blocking websites from picking up user agent info (such as your operating system, and/or browser information). They also allow you to block online trackers, things like Ghostery and others do this by default (but this time a VPN offers it). Also, the anti fingerprinting option is located inside this client too. Anti fingerprinting would be the options listed above, but you can even enable anti fingerprinting on https:// connections. Then under advances settings you can allow exceptions and hosts as well as turn on a SOCKS 5 or HTTP proxy. Then lastly you can choose to use the CyberGhost VPN’s DNS servers. This will ensure no leaks occur whilst using the VPN. Every VPN provider needs to have an option to forward your DNS to a non-logging DNS with ease. The Windows client is packed with plenty of great features, and in just one click and you are connected. The installer sets everything up, so setup is a breeze. They offer OpenVPN for Linux, Mac OSX, and Android. Right now they are working on integrating OpenVPN into iOS. Right now CyberGhost even has an iOS app that will set up the VPN for you, and allows you to choose any country location you want right from the app. Little to no VPN’s actually have apps that will do this. Along with all these great features CyberGhost has a nice web client. If you ever need a new config file, want to deactivate a device that you let use your VPN subscription, or just check your subscription time, its all there at your fingertips. CyberGhost is packed with many professional features, and they wont leave you disappointed.
CyberGhost has lots of great features, great encryption, and a huge user base, but what are the speeds like? CyberGhost has blazing fast speeds. I did notice 2-3 times (out of the 2 months I tested this) some website to computer downloads were a bit slow (could have been a custom DNS I was using at the time), but that was very rare. CyberGhost VPN had no problem streaming videos in HD, loading webpages at highspeed, and I had no connection drops. CyberGhost has really stepped up their game. Using their older VPN service it was okay, but their new service is completely revamped. They use 256-AES (as of December 2013), and have blazing fast speeds. The speeds are blazing fast from all 250+ servers. I also NEVER experienced a drop in connection. The VPN can hold very bandwidth intensive sessions, along with keeping up the speed. I did not notice the VPN was on when I was using it.
Does CyberGhost compare to the other mainstream providers?
CyberGhost is one of the first VPN’s where I can honestly say YES! Most mainstream providers are garbage sellouts who don’t care about privacy, and give you a nice amount of locations. But CyberGhost has changed the name of a mainstream VPN provider. CyberGhost cares about their users, is budget friendly, uses top of the line crypto, and has loads of great features. They censor no services, log no forms of data, and want privacy. I rarely rave about a service, but the CEO answered our interview questions very detailed and thoroughly. You can clearly see they want to make the difference. CyberGhost even offers a free VPN for people who cannot afford a premium service. The free VPN offers top of the line crypto along with unlimited and uncensored traffic.
Overall I can honestly say CyberGhost is the best VPN provider I have used to date. Not because they offer a free plan, or because they use top of the line crypto, but because they care about privacy. Most VPN providers just offer a layer of anonymity and tell you to go along and use the service. But CyberGhost actually cares. With their amazing server locations, amazing server set up, crypto, and much more, CyberGhost is the best VPN I have ever used. CyberGhost is big enough to be a corporation and sell users out, but they are a small team of individuals helping secure the internet.
Don’t forget to read our CyberGhost VPN Interview here!