Learn About How Our Experts Test VPNs (Step-By-Step Review Process)

At vpncheck, your privacy is crucial to us. We are building the most thorough database of online privacy services such as VPNs by following a detailed test routine and countless hours of collecting in-depth data on each service we review.

Our review schedule has us starting with the most popular VPNs while we’ll also be publishing privacy-relevant research throughout the year. Our own research is the basis for our recommendations, which is how we can show you the best services available.

We’ll always recommend the services that best fit your personal needs and budget. We understand that everyone’s needs can be somewhat subjective, which is we cover every primary consideration to allow you to make an informed decision yourself.

The foundational pillar of our review processes our experts. They bring thousands of hours of in-depth knowledge and experience in their respective fields to the table. Our team members are expert designers, engineers, lawyers, researchers, and consultants who know the ins and outs of what aspects privacy-relevant services need to cover for them to be considered excellent. We’ve purchased all VPNs we’ve reviewed and have written and developed our own software testing suite to take an in-depth look at what is going on when you’re connecting to the internet via a VPN. Many people turn to VPNs to keep their online communication safe and secure, and we’re making sure that that’s the case for the services we recommend.

Our data comes from:

  • In-house service testing
  • Industry experts
  • Validated customer experiences
  • VPN providers

For VPNs, here is a breakdown and definitions of all factors we test for and discuss and their influence on ranking a VPN service.

Design (User Interface & User Experience)

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Performance (Networking & Streaming)

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Trustworthyness (Security, Privacy & Transparency)

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Pricing (Features, Offers & Deals)

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Design

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Design

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Please check back regularly as we’ll continue to expand this page to include all metrics that we use when reviewing and ranking different features and services. If you have any questions in regards to our testing procedure, please feel free to reach out to us at contact@vpncheck.org.