We haven't seen Romania-based CyberGhost since version 5 at the beginning of 2018. CyberGhost is now on version 7 now, with a brand new look, more servers and more country rooms. Overall, it's still the same great service with solid speeds and the ability to bypass regional restrictions on all kinds of streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu and others.
Many prefer CyberGhost thanks to the fact that it operates in Romania, which is well beyond the so-called Five Eyes, Nine Eyes and Fourteen Eyes intelligence alliances. If that applies to you then I guess CyberGhost is a good fit. However, before you become all paranoid about your habits, consider the online services you have. If you're using Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo for email, or putting your documents in Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive, there's a lot more to worry about than your web browsers if you're very concerned about Western intelligence spying on yours. thing. 1
CyberGhost 7 with an active connection on macOS.
Privacy considerations aside, CyberGhost is a great choice for keeping your data secure over open Wi-Fi and streaming your favorite views abroad.
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CyberGhost: Security, Software, Servers, and Speed
CyberGhost uses IKEv2 as its preferred VPN protocol, but unlike the Windows counterpart, there are no settings to choose another option such as OpenVPN, for data encryption it uses AES-256, authentication is handled by TLS, and the handshake uses TLS v1.2 and a certificate signed with SHA-256.
For country connections, you have 60 countries to choose from and more than 3,700 servers.
When you start CyberGhost, you are presented with a single interface that makes it easy to just click and go if all you want is the fastest possible server. However, if you want to choose another location or a streaming-specific server, you can extend the window to a larger interface.
CyberGhost breaks down the servers of favorites, all servers, download servers or servers for streaming. Each country in the section All Servers shows your approximate distance from each location and percentage load. Click the arrow to the right of each country and you can dive into each server available in that country. Here you see distance and server load.
Beyond the server listings, CyberGhost 7 for Mac also has a Connection Features where you can turn on a variety of features that are all disabled by default. These include an ad blocker, malicious filter sites, data compression, online tracker blocking and an automatic HTTPS redirection. There is also a Smart Rules section for whitelisting known Wi-Fi networks if you want CyberGhost to automatically connect to boot when not on a trusted network.
CyberGhost supports up to seven concurrent connections with apps for iOS, Android, and Windows in addition to MacOS.
In our tests, CyberGhost maintained approx. 36 percent of the base speed in five places.
CyberGhost will set you back $ 13 a month if you want to pay month to month. An annual commitment will cost $ 72 or you can get two for around $ 89, or three years for $ 100. CyberGhost accepts credit card, PayPal or cryptocurrency payments through BitPay.
CyberGhost is a great service with much to offer people interested in breaking down regional restrictions on streaming services. It also has a fairly solid country selection and privacy laws are correct. You can definitely find cheaper services, but get with the range of streaming options that CyberGhost has and the higher the number of simultaneous device connections.
Editor's Note: Because Internet services are often iterative, you get new features and performance improvements over time, this assessment can be changed to reflect the current state of service. Any changes to the text or our final review will be noted at the top of this article.