ibVPN.com is giving away 2 full year accounts for codediesel readers. ibvpn provides a paid VPN service for web anonymity. A VPN is one of the essential elements of modern networks; besides helping companies connect geographically distant networks securely, a VPN also allows one to overcome online restrictions and bypass internet censorship from anywhere and anytime. Normally I do not use a VPN, but recently I decided to try ibVPN.com, who generously offered me a trial account for testing.
ibVPN service allows you to surf the Web invisibly and securely without leaving a trace and without being tracked (avoid using it for nefarious activities). For example you could use it to access country specific sites like hulu.com (which currently can be streamed only within the United States) or bypass Internet censorship. It also lets you use VoIP service like axvoice.com while traveling to countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia etc.) where VoIP is blocked by state run Telcos. The service works by routing traffic through secure servers located at various locations.
The service uses PPTP, Open VPN and L2TP and is compatible with most operating systems, including Android, WM Smartphones, iPhone, iPad. Once I got my free account, installation was a breeze, although the documentation needs some improvement. For starters I decided to try accessing hulu.com. Using ibVPN I was able to view all the videos and surprisingly with good speed, which many VPN providers lack.
The pricing is decent if you are going to use the service on a regular basis, but would recommend starting with a monthly package to see how it works. Overall a decent service for a reasonable price.
How to win 2 free accounts ?
To join the giveaway just comment below on ‘ for what would you use a VPN service‘. Winners will be chosen randomly on 15 Jun 2011 and notified here.
The following persons have won the 1 Year VPN account giveaway, congratulations!