TuunelBear is a cross platform public Virtual Private Network (VPN) service owned by McAfee. It can be used for private browsing to hide the users’ activities from potential hackers, ISPs or anyone who is attempting to monitor their activity.
TunnelBear has user privacy at the core of its development, which is exemplified in its no logging capability – not only does TunnelBear shield users from external monitors but it also doesn’t log anything that the user is doing, which helps you enjoy total privacy.
Some of the features that make TunnelBear a great VPN service are its ability to secure even on public Wi-Fi networks, its vast network allowing users to connect from 20 different locations across the globe, an Anit-VPN feature which masks the fact that the user is using a VPN (which makes sure there are no restrictions whatsoever) and the Team Bear feature – you can connect up to 5 devices with a single TunnelBear subscription.
Although its interface is a little outdated and not offering BitTorrent, TunnelBear is a great cheap VPN that can satisfy most basic home users’ needs. However, it needs to go some little further ways in terms of the speeds it can offer which lag behind most of its competitors.
TunnelBear can even access Netflix, though, which is something few other VPNs can claim. Due to its aggressive blocking of VPN’s, Netflix is available only on a handful of VPN networks and TunnelBear happens to be one of them.
On the pricing side, TunnelBear offers both a paid and a free version, but the free version has a monthly limit of 500MB which can be increased to 1GB after tweeting about the utility. However, its pricing plans are cheap – at $9.99 for the premium subscription, TunnelBear is cheaper than the average price of a good VPN.
Overall, TunnelBear is good service for basic users who want a cheap VPN for their home networks which will at the same time not compromise their privacy. HideMyAss, NordVPN and PrivateInternetAccess are some of its competitors. And since it offers above average connection speeds, it is recommended for home users wanting to secure all their personal devices.