TigerVPN Review 2017
|3 / 5.0 User Ratings||42 |
|3 / 5.0 User Ratings||42 |
Established in 2011, TigerVPN is a Slovakian-based provider of secure private network services. It is owned by ‘Tiger at Work’ – a technological company that focuses on providing global solutions for offering complete internet anonymity and privacy, while bypassing geographic restrictions. The service has been gaining lots of hype over the past few years, providing users with a huge network of server choices, along with military-grade encryption. Read this TigerVPN review for more info about the provider:
|1. Zero logs policy|
2. Supports OpenVPN
3. Active presence on SM
4. Accepts Bitcoin payments
5. Supports all popular platforms
|1. Extra cost for simultaneous devices|
2. Minimal refund guarantee
3. Lacks “kill switch” feature
4. No live chat support
Our TigerVPN review discovers that the provider offers three different plans to its customers. The Zen Tiger gives users access to the premium VPN services for one month and allows them to connect to two devices simultaneously for a high price of €11.99 (in US dollars $13.39). This proves to be quite expensive, especially when you have options like Getflix and VPN.ht that have monthly plans priced at $4.99.
The Strong Tiger plan gives users access to the premium VPN for 6 months and allows them to establish connections with three devices simultaneously via one subscription. Priced at €49.98 (in US dollars $55.80), the provider lowers the monthly pricing from €11.99 to €8.33 per month, allowing you to leverage a discount of 30%.
The Hero Tiger plan offers the best value to customers. It gives users access to the premium VPN for 12 months and free accounts to StickyPassword Premium and Shimo VPN Manager, while also granting up to five simultaneous connections. By giving a remarkable discount of 44%, the providers reduces the monthly pricing to €6.67. This means, you pay €80 for the annual service, which is still quite high.
Upon subscribing to the Hero Tiger plan, customers also receive a free subscription to StickyPassword Premium. As the name implies, this tool is a secure password manager. While this is indeed a nice additional feature, you do have dozens of free password managers like Firefox’s built-in tool or KeePass.
Similar to the StickyPassword software, TigerVPN also gives annual subscribers a free account for the Shimo VPN Manager. This application is a VPN client for Mac OS. While it already does offer a dedicated app for Mac users, this app makes it easier to handle multiple VPN networks at the same time.
According to our TigerVPN review, the service does not offer a free trial to customers. However, you can leverage a 7-day refund/money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the VPN, you can always cancel your account and avail the refund. The money you receive will be from the same payment method you used initially. If you are unable to cancel within seven days, you will not receive a refund.
Our TigerVPN review discovers that the service itself does not offer a lifetime subscription plan to its customers. However, we did happen to find a remarkable deal on XDA-Developers. This deal allows you to gain lifetime access to TigerVPN services at an amazing $39! When compared to the original price of $780, you get to leverage an amazing 95%!
If you want to subscribe with the service, our TigerVPN review unwinds that the signup process is actually quite simple and straightforward. Click on the “pricing” tab, located on the top right corner of the page. The site will redirect you to the order page.
Here you will be required to choose a plan that best suits your needs and requirements. You have three options available: the 1-month, 6-months, and 1-year. Take your pick and scroll down to select your payment method.
You have plenty of options to pay for the subscription. Choose one that works for you and does not sacrifice on your privacy. For this example, we will be using the Credit Card option.
With this option, you will have to enter your email address and password. For the payment details section, enter the name on card, the number, expiry date, and your security code. Choose the currency you want to pay in i.e. EUR, USD, or GBP. Once done, click on the “Pay Now” option to complete checkout.
After the website processes the payment, you will receive a registration email from TigerVPN. You will also receive download links for VPN clients of different platforms/operating system. Download and install the relevant one. Enter your email and password. Select a server and click on the connect button!
Our TigerVPN review unveils that the provider offers limited payment outlets for subscribing to a plan. Customers can only pay through credit cards like Visa and MasterCard, e-wallets like PayPal and Bitcoin, and direct transfers via Paymentwall. If you have a license code available, you can even use that for signing up with the service.
According to our TigerVPN review, the service boasts a huge collection of servers available, which allow you to play games with low latency, download HD movies, and watch UHD streams. All servers offer remarkable security and anonymity to customers.
Typically, customers have the ability of connecting to 300 servers in 63 locations across 43 countries. While these numbers are lesser than PureVPN, Ivacy, ExpressVPN, and TorGuard, the provider does manage to get quite close. Many VPNs just offer a limited collection that rarely ever extends to 100+.
The only negative point about TigerVPN is that it reserves 30% of the total bandwidth. This means, their servers may automatically be allocating bandwidth and resources. For details about server options, visit this link.
Our TigerVPN review discovers that the provider has a verified physical location at Karadzicova 8A, 821 08 Bratislava, Slovakia. This ensures they are not a shady service trying to steal your money. The VPN even states that highly skilled engineers have written its entire code.
This guarantees there is no chance of your internet activity being traceable to any entity. For further assurity, TigerVPN also mentions that it is PCI Level 1 compliant. This means, that all user data (usernames, passwords and payment details) are stored in an extremely secure hardware facility.
According to our TigerVPN review, the provider supports all popular protocols for guaranteeing a strong and secure connection. You have PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, and OpenVPN (TCP and UDP) protocols available. By using the setup guides available, you can even set up manual L2TP and PPTP connections on your desktop Windows or Android smartphone.
Best part of all: TigerVPN does not compromise on user safety and privacy. It uses the highest military-grade AES-256-CBC encryption ciphers with the 2048-bit RSA for key exchange. This guarantees that third-party services and governmental agencies cannot spy on your internet activity, which could get you stuck in circumstances where you are illegally downloading torrents.
Our TigerVPN review discovers that the provider does indeed support P2P/Torrenting. This means, users from all over the world can enjoy limitless file sharing and downloading. However, since the VPN restricts bandwidth, you may not necessarily receive high speeds. Nevertheless, you can feel assured that the service blocks circumventing firewalls and ensures your torrenting activity remains private.
The VPN itself will not release and information to legal authorities, but will only analyze the situation to prevent wrong material transmitted over the service and/or into your computing device.
You can easily use TigerVPN to connect to a US server and enjoy the American version of Netflix. The VPN offers multiple locations in the US for you to enjoy the largest and most popular collection of TV shows and movies. However, since many VPN services offer this functionality, TigerVPN is not actually unique in this particular aspect.
Our TigerVPN review establishes that the service has a very active and helpful support department. Upon clicking on the “help” tab, the site will redirect you to a navigation bar. Here you can search about any issue you may be encountering with the VPN and receive an appropriate solution within seconds!
If you scroll down on the page, you will notice three more options for receiving assistance. If you just getting started with the VPN, click on the first option and learn how to use the service on your favorite device. The page will give you detailed guides on what you can do with TigerVPN.
If you cannot find an appropriate solution to your problem there, click on the Knowledge HQ option. The website will redirect you to a page filled with setup guides and articles for troubleshooting common issues to become a TigerVPN guru. You can even contribute to the page and help others seeking for answers.
If you need to contact the support team directly, click on the third option. This will redirect you to the “submit a ticket” page. Simply enter your name, subject, operating system, and the issue you are facing in the empty boxes. Perform the security check and click on the submit button. The support team will get back to you within an adequate response in 5 hours or less.
While the ticket-based system is not exactly the fastest and the service does not offer live-support, TigerVPN definitely proves to be the most knowledgeable about its own product. For further support, the provider even has profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.
Our TigerVPN review uncovers that the service is compatible with nearly all operating systems and devices. You have dedicated apps available for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android devices. At the same time, you have manual setup guides available for using the VPN on Raspberry Pi and Linux. You can even use the VPN on dd-wrt/tomato firmware supported routers like Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku.
If you want to install the relevant app, simply visit the “download” page. The website will automatically detect which operating system/device you are using. Within seconds, the app will begin self-downloading. Upon completion, simply install the file to enjoy using TigerVPN.
TigerVPN boasts quite an active presence online. Unlike other VPNs, that simple create a SaaS template and forget about regularly updating their website or performing any SM activity, the service enthusiastically participates on social media websites/forums. It even has its own Reddit page, which assists customers on varied problems. TigerVPN users also partake keenly in solving new member issues.
|Protocols||OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP||OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP|
|Encryption||128-bit Blowfish and AES-256||AES-256-CBC|
|Torrents & P2P Allowed||Yes||Yes|
|Simultaneous Users||5+||5 (Hero Tiger Plan)|
|Added Features||No||Shimo VPN Manager And StickyPassword Premium|
Our TigerVPN review establishes that the service is a good choice for those users who want to leverage a good collection of servers, along with additional features like Shimo VPN Manager and StickyPassword Premium. The security and privacy offered by the VPN is superb. The only problem is its extremely high pricing. PureVPN, ExpressVPN, and Ivacy – although more prominent names, boast cheaper prices.