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Kaspersky is one of the most trusted names in computer security. Best known for their anti-virus technology, they provide digital safeguarding services across the board. Their VPN performs well but is it all good news?
Browse the internet in safety
Protection for all your internet activities with Kaspersky’s VPN for Mac. It won’t cover you on all fronts, though.
The Kaspersky usually means you can expect great virus protection and top-notch encryption. In tests, the software prevented IP and DNS information escaping, which is the basic minimum for internet security software. There is some data logging by Kaspersky and with their business located in Russian jurisdiction, they state they will turn your data over to the authorities if requested.
With this program you can have up to five simultaneous connections when required. This is a useful feature if you belong to a Mac-Family. These devices do not include Smart TVs, gaming consoles, or routers. It will not allow US Netflix, either, which will be a big issue for some.
There is a free version you can use to test things out. This is similar to StarVPN and Betternet Free VPN. Kaspersky’s version also comes bundled as part of their ‘Internet Security for Mac’ package.
One potential security issue is Kaspersky’s lack of a kill-switch. If your VPN connection is interrupted, your browsing data will become exposed. Other VPN software, including Hotspot Shield VPN, have this important security feature.
Kaspersky are a solid tech company with a long-standing reputation for security and reliability. That’s what you’re paying for here. Other VPNs perform quicker and have more features and compatibility, like Hotspot Shield VPN, NordVPN and ExpressVPN.
Where can you run this program?
Kaspersky VPN Connection runs on all Mac OS X.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. Kaspersky VPN doesn’t get a mention in any ‘top five’ lists, and this is very telling. It’s safe and secure and does its privacy job well. The lack of international Kaspersky servers and lack of compatibility makes it less desirable for use with today’s internet.
Kaspersky VPN Connection for Mac is a sturdy piece of security software when it comes as part of the Kaspersky ‘Internet Security for Mac’ bundle. If you download the free version then it is adequate.
Should you download it?
No. If you’re thinking of investing in a stand-alone VPN for your Mac, then you should look elsewhere.
- Strong encryption
- Multiple connections
- Lack of server locations
- Lack of compatibility
- No kill-switch