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Written by: Per-Erik Eriksson
Speedify is a VPN-like service that uses channel bonding technology to provide maximum speed and security. Although privacy is an important aspect of the service, the emphasis lies on seamless live streaming, video calling, and gaming and providing an outstanding online experience.
Unlike other VPNs, Speedify allows you to use all available Internet connections at once, for maximum reliability and improved speed while keeping it all secure. It sends your Internet traffic through all available connections – Wi-Fi, cellular, Ethernet, etc. If one should drop, you’ll still be online without even noticing, as Speedify will seamlessly move traffic to the other working connection(s).
You can improve the quality of your live sessions by manually choosing a server of your preference or by letting Speedify automatically connect you to the best server based on latency and availability.
Speedify servers are currently located in 50 cities and 35 countries. The majority of them are in Europe (27) and North America (15), but they can also be found in Asia (8), Oceania (3), Africa (1), and South America (1).
The provider uses AES encryption (AES-128-GCM) but will use ChaCha encryption if the processor does not support AES acceleration. Users get unlimited bandwidth and can use the service on five devices simultaneously. The service is available for Windows, Apple, Linux, macOS, and iOS.
Advantages of Speedify
TCP is a transmission control protocol used to transmit data between a server and a client (device). Whereas the old Speedify protocol opened one TCP socket (i.e. information tunnel) over each Internet connection it used (Wi-fi, cellular, etc.), the new, improved protocol opens multiple sockets over each connection. In case of a packet loss on one of the sockets, only the packets on that particular socket will be delayed, while the others will not. This minimizes the negative effect of latency issues and packet loss that occurs when you are using only one connection.
Speedify provides great speeds, thus staying true to its name. Thanks to its channel bonding technology, i.e. the ability to combine multiple internet connections, Speedify typically achieves speeds of 200–300Mbps – but they can vary depending on the location of the server, the hosting provider, and the server performance. Speedify also offers Dedicated Speed Servers, which support speeds of up to 1Gbps. With a dedicated server, you also get 3TB of bandwidth per month and zero chance of being blacklisted.
Speedify offers different plans: for individuals, families, and for teams. Individual and Family plans can be bought for a period of one month, one year, or three years, whereas the Team plan is only available for a period of one month or one year. The Team plan includes options such as centralized account management, dedicated server add-ons, and CLI and API access, which allows you to add and remove users, set default configurations, and lock individual settings.
If you are not sure whether Speedify is the right kind of service for you, you can use it on a thirty-day money-back guarantee.
Disadvantages of Speedify
Speed Over Security?
Speedify puts great emphasis on the quality of services such as online gaming, live streaming, and video calls, and delivers the speeds that they require. Interestingly enough, Speedify does seem to put as much emphasis on security. It uses strong encryption and prevents DNS leaks, but it does not protect against malware. There are no additional safety features.
Speedify vs Other VPN Providers
One can quickly observe that, unlike other VPN service providers, Speedify does not (necessarily) advertise itself as a VPN. Although it does state that it is a VPN ’at it’s core’, it also says that ’that is where the similarities with traditional VPNs end’. So it is not surprising that the acronym ’VPN’ is not included in the name of the service.
As far as the service itself is concerned, Speedify prioritizes speed and seamless connection during gaming, live streaming, or video calls, while other VPNs focus on privacy, safety, and unblocking ability.
Speedify’s pricing packages include one-month, one-year’s, and three-years plans. The prices are difficult to compare because many other providers do not have a three-year plan. Speedify’s best deal is the three-year Individual package, which costs $4.99 monthly.
Speedify is quite unique when it comes to the service it offers. Although it seems to treat its VPN quality as a given, it does not really put as much emphasis on security as it does on speed. If your priority is faster, uninterrupted connections for live online activities, and not the ability to unblock restricted content, Speedify is the right choice for you.
When your Internet connection drops, Internet Failover Protection is there to keep whatever you are doing uninterrupted by transferring it to a working Internet connection.
Yes, torrenting is possible, but make sure to choose a P2P-friendly server.
Speedify works everywhere. However, it performs better if you are close to one of the Speedify servers.
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