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Summary : Overall Kepard is a good vpn service but we recommend you hidemyass instead.
Kepard it’s a new company that enters the world of online privacy and internet security in August 2012, and already starting to gain popularity among VPN providers. Behind Kepard, there is a team of guys who are coming from different areas of technology: as programmer in communication security, software programming and the last one but not least are the web designers and programmers. So you’ll get support from the guys who really build it up the service and are into it.
The company headquarter is situated in Republic of Moldova. When the Kepard founders started the service they wanted to create simple but a secure tool for online privacy.
PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN (UDP and TCP) are available by using Kepard vpn services.
The PPTP protocol is recommended for most uses of the VPN. It assures a fast speed comparing with other protocols, especially for P2P and torrent use.
OpenVPN is usually used by users who have a blocked access to PPTP and L2TP, by having internet trough a proxy network.
The OpenVPN UDP also has the fastest speed if comparing with L2TP or OpenVPN TCP(which has a better encryption, but is slower).
On mobile devices Kepard can be used only with PPTP and L2TP protocols.
Kepard functionality is based on the cloud VPN technologies. This creates many advantages for running a reliable VPN service. Automatically identifies a overloaded server and is rearranging the servers order so that user always will get the fastest server.
Kepard offers dynamic shared IP addresses.
At this moment Kepard offers VPN services through 5 gateway countries:
Due to these servers the users can watch TV shows and access blocked sites from US and UK that have regional restriction. Also P2P and torrent are allowed trough Netherlands servers. If you want to get just online secured or stay anonymous then it is recommended to use the closest (physically) server to your location. This way you’ll get the fastest speed.
Package Available and Prices
Kepard comes with All in One package. In that package you’ll get access to all their servers, switching between them at no cost, can be used for P2P, etc.
Also Kepard offer a 365 Days Free trial of Premium VPN. You’ll have the chance to test their service at no cost. The only limit is the 30 minutes daily. The free VPN is the same as paid one, there is no difference.
For the Premium VPN Kepard have 3 plans:
Three months- 19$(you save 10%)
One Year- 69$(you save 18%)
Software – Dialer
Kepard has an efficient and easy to use software. It implies features such as: automatic updates, detects a lost connection and prompts to reconnect, server rearrangement, etc. Also it is very simple to use.
When you start the app you need to input your user name and password in order to have the access granted to Kepard services.
After you logged in you will see the main page of the application called “Connection”. Here you’ll see what service you are using (free or premium), how many days are left, the country to which you are connected, the info which shows if you are connected or not. According to one click from the main page you can switch the IP or country. At the bottom on the main page is the setting page button.
If you press on the flag icon or country name from the main page you’ll enter to the server page. From here you can select the server to what you want to connect.
From the Setting page you can change VPN protocol, introduce OpenVPN parameters, setup the application to start when Windows starts and setup the application to auto connect when application starts.
When you click Change VPN Protocol, you will have a list to choose what protocol you want to use.
Peer to Peer Policy
Kepard allows P2P but only on Netherlands servers. There is no limitation or any other restriction to use Netherlands servers for P2P and torrents.
Kepard keeps the logs only for 3 days and this is done for troubleshooting purpose. It does not keep the logs of where you go on the internet or what you use it for.
The support is done 24/7 and it is done trough a customer ticket support system. The language of the support is English. If you have a problem and need assistance you need to go to your client area and open a ticket. A support member will answer to the same ticket.
Also, beside 365 days free trial, there is a 7 days money back guarantee.
Available Payment Providers
The users can pay for Kepard services via PayPal or credit card such as: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex.
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Overall Kepard is a great service. Their free trial VPN is a very handy and it will give you an idea about the service without any risk, not paying a cent. Kepard application is a very user friendly, simple to use and very smart. The lack of a live chat or customer phone can somehow reflect on the Kepard but they assure that are trying to give an answer to everyone in a matter of minute.