The first contact that users have with Ivacy is very smooth and easy to understand, which is important to capture their interest right away. Its desktop client fulfils all of the expectations but it is especially worth highlighting its combining of preestablished features with a decent level of customization, which makes Ivacy suitable for both newcomers and the most demanding customers. For instance, the latter will be happy to know that they can choose whether or not they want to use the kill switch, enable IPv6 leak protection or split tunneling, and much more.
This high level of customization is extended to VPN protocols, too, which is great for those that want to control whether they have a faster or safer connection. Useful options like having the VPN start at the computer’s launch or enabling it to automatically reconnect when the kill switch activates – among other things – can all be accessed from a well-elaborated settings page.
When it comes to security there are four protocols to choose from and this will play an important role in the speed and overall security of any given connection. The most common choice will be OpenVPN – on either UDP or TCP – but PPTP, L2TP and IKEv2 are also available. The encryption level, however, cannot be changed – unless using PPTP, which doesn’t apply encryption and therefore is faster, but unsafe – and is set at 256-bit, which is still the most popular and reliable today. Likewise, it’s also important to say that Ivacy is ruled by its no-log policy and because it’s headquartered in Singapore this can be considered trustworthy.