PureVPN Mac VPN Software 5.6.0

PureVPN Mac VPN Software 5.6.0

Reviewed by Pete Daniel on - Version tested: 1.98

"The Best VPN service for Mac with Encryption"

Overview

PureVPN Mac VPN Software is the software required to let Mac owners access the PureVPN service from their computer without needing to fiddle with some internal VPN settings to try to achieve the same result.

The PureVPN service offers more private access to the internet via 60,000 IP addresses, many virtual private network servers, and an encrypted communication platform.

The software will let the user surf the net while their data transmissions are being encrypted with high-grade technology to prevent snooping. The software tunnels from where the user is, with its encrypted traffic, to the destination VPN server then the traffic is decrypted and flows over the internet normally from that point. This has the effect of appearing that the user is visiting from a different city/town and country than they actually are. Local censorship can be routed around, web sites that block users based on being outside of their marketing reach can once again be viewed and sites like YouTube that block users from viewing content when visiting from an unsupported country can once again view the videos.

The level of protocol communication support within PureVPN is impressive with support for PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, OpenVPN and IKEv2 protocols. This ensures that different computer systems will all be able to make use of the software.

Besides this Mac edition, there is PureVPN software available for Windows and Linux, plus mobile versions for logging into the system from an iOS or Android device.

SmartDNS is used to quickly deal with traffic routing to ensure that activities like viewing videos works fast enough to still stream correctly.

The Internet Kill-Switch is a useful extra feature. Should the logon be lost and the PureVPN service disconnection from its server, then all internet traffic can be immediately stopped in order to avoid a data leak at that time.

Installation

It installs fine on the Mac and no additional unwanted software is included. The software requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. There is a drop-down combo box on the PureVPN Mac download page which allows the user to select their Mac OS X operating systems as PureVPN offers a slightly different software package depending on the OS X version used.

Once installed, the package needs to link up with the PureVPN service by having the user log into their account. This can be done once a package has been purchased and a username and password setup from the PureVPN web site.

Interface

The interface includes six menu items down the left side. When any one is selected, the pane on the right will change to display a different set of options and settings. The default view is the Dashboard. The menu includes options for the Dashboard, Server Selection Tool, Settings, Billing, Feedback, and Support.

It is nice to see billing information options presented within the Mac application itself.

Pros

  • Excellent VPN provider and software for the Mac
  • Software also available for Window, Linux, iOS and Android
  • Unlimited VPN server changes per month which is unusual
  • Good, clear interface packed with features
  • 60,000 IP addresses across numerous 450+ VPN servers in 89 countries
  • PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, OpenVPN and IKEv2 protocols supported
  • Internet Kill-Switch to stop the internet access if the PureVPN connection is lost
    Support for 5 simultaneous device logons
  • Unlimited data transfer

Cons

  • None.

Alternatives

CyberGhost VPN for Mac and VyprVPN for Mac.

Conclusion

PureVPN hits it out of the park with their PureVPN Mac client and their VPN service overall. Support for many VPN protocols, cross-platform on desktop and mobile, 450+ VPN servers in 89 countries, and 5 simultaneous logins with unlimited transfer is tough to beat.

Requirements: Requires OSX 10.10 or higher

What's new in this version: 1- Integration of Stealth VPN protocol 2- New protocol: IPsec 3- OSX Sierra compatibility 4- Improved UI 5- Connect/Disconnect directly from status bar 6- Logout functionality 7- Now features a new and far effective support system

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested PureVPN Mac VPN Software on 14 Jun 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
PureVPN Mac VPN Software Antivirus Report

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