Perfect Privacy | Review and cost
Perfect Privacy is a German company on the VPN market since 2008. As indicated by their name, they offer a heavily privacy-focused VPN. They're famous for their high standard of efficiency and safety. And for their premium pricing. They contacted me a while back to test their service. So, I did and I found amazing options. Let’s review Perfect Privacy VPN in details now.
Perfect Privacy, a well named VPN
Perfect Privacy LLC is an initiative of private and independent individuals from different countries. They're dedicated to protect users' privacy and anonymity online. Going as far as offering anonymous payment by cash. I like the fact they're defending our right to be secure and anonymous on the Internet. Because it's a right!
As you know, most Internet Service Providers and websites tend to store as much information about users and their behavior as possible. The only way to keep your data trail as minimal and anonymous as possible is to use a VPN software.
With Perfect Privacy VPN, you're sure that your IP address and personal information are safe. Indeed, they follow their strict non-logging policy. They do not monitor, review, log or store your communication/connection data.
Perfect Privacy: Plans and pricing
Perfect Privacy is the most expensive VPN reviewed on this site. But you must pay to get the best quality! Good news is the price trend is decreasing for the last 2 years.
You can see their different plans: With a monthly fee, a quarterly fee, a biannual fee, an annual fee or a biennial fee. At the time of this article, the monthly subscription starts at £11.66. If you like discounts, you can save up to 33% on this fee if you subscribe for 2 years. As usual, click on the picture to get the latest promotion!
With equivalent service, I did not found any cheaper VPN. In fact, no other VPN offers this kind of features. And your safety has no price, right?
Summary sheet for Perfect Privacy
|Encryption||Military 256 bit|
|Protocols||OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSEC, SSH2|
|Supported Devices||Windows, Mac, Linux by client and manually on iOS, Android, router|
|OpenVPN support||SSL support-based OpenVPN protocol with 256-bit data encryption.|
|Support type||Ticket, mail, forum|
|Money back guarantee?||If you are not satisfied with the service, you can cancel the subscritpion, paying only for the ongoing month.There is not a policy regarding it, because no one have cancelled the subscription.|
|Multi Login||Unlimited. It is not permitted to pass your login credentials to any third party.|
The VPN Perfect Privacy in details
For a standard VPN use, Perfect Privacy may be too much. But if you can afford their subscription, then your safety is guaranteed.
Privacy Protection: Stay anonymous
As I said, it's all about privacy with this provider. If you don’t want anybody to know that you're using a VPN, then you can pay your subscription in cash or in bitcoin. Even in their accounts, there won't be any log of your payment details.
Indeed, no log is the rule. On the technological side, their servers are managed on RAM-disks. No data is ever stored on hard disks. The only information you will share with the company is the email address and the password of your login credentials.
It’s true that Perfect Privacy VPN doesn't have many servers around the world. However what it lacks in countries, it compensates in speed. Indeed, they provide an unlimited connection with up to 100MBps on dedicated servers.
And their pings are really low. So, no slowdown with Perfect Privacy, they go from 38 ms in Holland to 57 ms in London.
Up to 4 multi hops
You can enable Cascading on Perfect Privacy. What is cascading? It’s a multi hop connection. It means you can connect to a VPN via a VPN. And it’s possible to hop up to 4 connections.
Multi Hop slows the speed down, but it adds an extra layer of security to make sure it's impossible to find your real IP address. If you're not using cascading, you can just disable the feature.
In the example below, I connected first to Paris and then to Frankfurt. Therefore, I have a German IP address. The client advised the sequence of connection and the exit IP.
Firewall and protection against DNS Leaks
Not all VPN providers include in an integrated firewall service. Among them, you have VyprVPN and IPVanish. In Perfect Privacy, the functionality is present and can be configured at multiple levels. You can manage the data traffic when the software is running or even if it's not. This blocks un-requested inbound traffic on your device.
On the same tab, you can activate the protection against DNS leaks. In short (because I made a ful larticle about that, if you need further explanation), if your connection drops, for whatever reason, then your computer keeps using the DNS you setup or the software simply restrict the Internet access on your computer. Your real IP address is safe, even if your VPN connection is down.
Custom port forwarding
The settings of Perfect Privacy are thorough. Basically, you can change everything. You can activate port forwarding. And you can also add new ports manually, which is not possible with other VPN.
Just a small remark: You can log in Perfect Privacy website. In your personal area, you can access their guide, help resources, configurations of the IP address, port forwarding and other ports. There is also the list of the servers with all their IP addresses. Everything is clear and transparent.
Torrents and P2P allowed
If you're planning on torrenting, then Perfect Privacy is a good option. Indeed, they offer a high speed and they allow users to torrent. Even if is clear that they don’t want anything illegal to be done. A little suggestion: DO NOT USE ANY US SERVER, as there are more control than the other ones.
While other companies offer VPN and proxy services in different packs, Perfect Privacy made an all inclusive package! Therefore, there's a proxy available, using either HTTP, SOCKS or TOR (see below), to keep you anonymous when running p2p and torrents. You can setup the proxy in the Tunnel Manager.
Surf .onion websites with a standard browser
For most of you this feature is not interesting. But it's missing in most other VPNs. With Perfect Privacy TOR proxy, you can connect to a TOR proxy server and a VPN. Therefore, you can surf the WEB in a safe and anonymous way and resolve .onion websites without difficulties.
For example, you can surf the deep web with your regular browser. In the picture above, I'm surfing DuckDuckGo, an anonymous search engine (http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/), with Firefox. If you try to reach this website without a Tor proxy or without the Tor Browser, you'll fail…
No native apps for iOS and Android
Nowadays, most VPN offer native apps for mobile. They're user friendly and allow you to use the OpenVPN protocol. Unfortunately, if you want to use Perfect Privacy on your phone or your tablet, you must set it up manually. It's not complicated and it's a quick process. But it's a bit frustrating anyway…
Private Privacy is a VPN solution for privacy addicts. It is suitable for all those who need an easy-to-use VPN to surf the web anonymously, watch streaming TV and download torrents. It's a really fast service but expensive.
- High speed connection
- Full anonymity
- Firewall and DNS leaks protection
- P2P and BitTorrent allowed, with no logs
- User friendly
- More expensive than other VPNs
- Few countries covered
- No native apps for mobile devices