Published on June 18th, 2013 | by James Gomez0
Is HMA Pro VPN any good?
HMA Pro VPN is all over. If you are looking for a VPN you will have seen the name. HMA Pro VPN (or hidemyass) is the largest provider on the market. It has thousands of VPN servers and IP addresses, but is HMA Pro VPN any good?
The answer depends on what you are looking for? So lets have a closer look at what to look for in a VPN and how Hidemyass VPN fares in those areas:
Because a VPN operates on top of your Internet connection, it slows down your connection speeds. This is unavoidable, every VPN operates the same way. It’s basically a piece of software that connects to a VPN server that in turn connects to the Internet. However, the closer the server, the less pronounced that effect and the faster your connection.
HMA Pro VPN has 417 servers in 56 countries, chances are, one of those servers will be close to you and therefore you should have a speedy connection.
A VPN is a great way to be location independent. Many entertainment providers restrict their content to certain geographical areas. If your IP address is not within that area you don’t have access to the content.
HMA has over 50,000 IP addresses all around the world allowing you to access whatever content you wish you enjoy, in essence, you’ll be a local no matter where you are physically located.
You can also use their IP address pool to effectively disguise your identity by scheduling frequent automatic IP address changes within the HMA Pro VPN software dialer.
HMA Pro VPN Software
A VPN is software based and as such must be able to run on your device, no matter what it is.
HMA supports just about anything you wish to use, and even better, it allows you to run two devices concurrently under just one account, saving you some money in the process. If you wish you can install your own VPN software and manually connect to their servers.
With government surveillance out of control, being secure online has never been as important as it is today. HMA Pro VPN offers 128-bit encryption, making sure to keep your traffic securely hidden from intruders, not just your government.
HMA offers OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP and the option to use your own custom solution with their account info, whatever protocol you favor HMA has it.
Like any business HMA keeps records of your signup and payment information, no surprise there. HMA also logs your connect and disconnect times and the IP you are connecting from and stores this information for up to 2 years. They do not, however, log what you were doing while you were logged on. Needles to say, they won’t easily provide information about their customers, unless you violate their terms and conditions.
So, is HMA Pro VPN any good?
For most people the answer is absolutely yes. In fact, it is great. The service is inexpensive, reliable, has tons of servers in more countries that I can remember, and IP addresses galore. Unless their logging policy is of concern to you, you really can’t go wrong signing up for a HMA Pro VPN account. Check out their 3 and 6 months subscriptions, they will save you a ton of money.
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