CyberGhost is a VPN network created for anonymous browsing of the network and protecting against traffic tracking software. Allows access to content and sites blocked in a given region.
CyberGhost has its headquarters in Romania, a country that is not part of the “Alliance of the Fourteen Eyes”. Its great advantage is simple operation, making it a great way to securely connect to the world through VPN even for complete “freshmen”. When the VPN client starts, just point to the type of activity, and the application automatically selects the best settings and links for it, creating a VPN tunnel. Among the mentioned activities, we can find, among others streaming and torrents – that is, direct exchange of files with users.
CyberGhost virtual private network for everyone, but with everything?
CyberGhost has an option to protect the Wi-Fi network, which not only blocks various types of tracking mechanisms, but also provides protection in the event of hits on pages with malicious elements. Among other features that can be used with this VPN, there is data compression and a change in the method of connecting to HTTPS in the case of HTTP detection. Anonymous browsing mode gives access to over 1000 servers located in 29 countries around the world. If you want, you can choose the server for the application or personally select the VPN server by selecting the country and server from the list. It can be long, but the first tab simplifies the task and allows you to segregate them in terms of speed – the best are of course at the top of the list.
The Unblock Streaming feature allows access to various types of online services, however, note – to use some of them you may need to create an account there. By default, CyberGhost supports 20 such websites, you can also add your own. For sad news fans, Netflix is on the list of websites that can not be unlocked. After asking the question why this is the case, we received a reply (only about 45 minutes after sending the question!) That Netflix has its own experts who put effective firewalls against VPN and block known IP addresses. CyberGhost, however, announces the introduction of new servers in a situation where the current ones will be blocked. We tested three VPN servers from the US territory – one worked, but the transmission was quite slow.
As in the case of competition, also here you will find a kill switch button, calling App Protection. You can create different profiles using selected applications during a VPN connection. If the tunnel is destroyed, their operation will be stopped immediately. For people living in countries whose authorities block websites such as Google, Twitter or Wikipedia, special Unblock Basic Websites mode allows them access to them.
CyberGhost provides a strong emphasis on avoiding the collection of information about user activities – it only retains data necessary for the operation of the website, including anonymous information about the connection. Thanks to this, it is not possible to trace the fact of your visits to a specific website when using a VPN server. The client is available not only on Windows, but also MacOS (unfortunately, in this edition there is no App Protection and a few other functions), iOS, an Android VPN edition is also available. Unfortunately, in the latter case there is no access to torrents or Unblock Basic Websites.
CyberGhost – how much do you have to pay?
Importantly, CyberGhost is a free VPN. A free client is a kind of a demo version with displayed ads – although some may be enough. Ads disappear after choosing one of two plans:
- 1 month – 10.99 Euro
- 1 year – 59.88 Euro