CactusVPN are offering a huge discount for people this year in their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, where they are giving their VPN away for up to 80% off for the first years billing cycle. That’s actually a pretty impressive deal considering how good CactusVPN is as a service, as well as the amount of servers that they are now offering.
If you haven’t used a VPN before, or would like to see a review for CactusVPN to take a look at in action as well as some speed tests & user settings, then I have written a review for CactusVPN here which is very recent and includes all of their latest offering to users.
Having access to a VPN is something that people should have these days, as it offers you an additional layer of security for when you are accessing free wi-fi when you are out and about via either your laptop or mobile device. CactusVPN lets people choose from 4 different security protocols, including PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN and SSTP. However, for the basic user who is looking for decent internet security whilst using a free wi-fi connection or their home or mobile connection, then the default PPTP will suffice. You can switch to either one of the other secure protocols whenever you like. Also, CactusVPN do not retain user logs, which is a major benefit to people who require anonymity for their surfing habits as well in their daily lives. For people looking for a VPN service that is P2P friendly, then CactusVPN is a great choice as they have servers in The Netherlands which can be used for P2P usage.
For those who would like to know more about the secure protocols that CactusVPN offers, here is a breakdown:
- For OpenVPN, SSTP and SoftEther VPN protocols – SSL with AES 2048 bit key certificate and 256-bit AES encryption.
- For L2TP/IPSec VPN protocol – AES 128 bit to 256 (you can select encryption level when you create a manual VPN connection).
- For PPTP VPN protocol – 128 bit MPPE.
The VPN service also offers people a Kill Switch for their connections, so that should the VPN connection drop out for any reason, any program like Chrome, Firefox or uTorrent will also be instantly closed, making sure that your anonymity is left intact. You can use CactusVPN on as many devices as you like, but it can only be used on up to 3 devices simultaneously. For example, let’s say you have “VPN + Smart DNS” package. In this case you can connect your desktop to NL server to download torrents, your tablet to UK server to watch BBC and your phone to US server to listen to local radio.
Below are the discounts that will be available to anyone wishing to take them up on the their offer this Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
Monthly – $0.99
Quarterly – $9.09
Semi-Annually – $16.09
Annually – $27.29
Monthly – $1.40
Quarterly – $12.59
Semi-Annually – $22.39
Annually – $38.49
The promotion will be active from 24th Nov. till 3rd Dec 2014, and as you can see, it’s a pretty great deal for the price.