As a Cisco Certified Network Associate and working with the network security engineer and having torrent download experience I will share with the Best VPN for torrenting.
Many People ask me about if they use a VPN then will they get caught? The simple answer is NO if you choose a VPN that has a great encryption.
If you are using a VPN connection while downloading torrent then you will NOT get caught. Because, VPN encrypts all your bitTorrent traffic and make it anonymous and then it hides your real IP address to make it untraceable.
So to speak from my network security consultancy experience, using a VPN is a necessity while Torrenting. I use VPN even if I occasionally download a torrent file. Here are few VPN services that I personally used and found them to be effective while Torrenting .
NordVPN(Location – Panama)
I am using this VPN service and pretty much satisfied with it. Being in the security industry, I found the encryption mechanism of NordVPN to be the strongest i.e. 2048-bit SSL encryption with security protocol of your choice from PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN (AES-256-SHA) and the lastest IKEv2.
The company has categorized its network of servers into different streams i.e. Standard, Dedicated, P2P (Torrenting), Streaming (for streaming Netflix, Hulu, etc.), Double VPN (VPN-over-VPN), Tor-over-VPN so that you get the best speed and performance for your need . As a security concerned person let me explain the DoubleVPN function.
DoubleVPN is a double layered security function i.e. VPN-over-VPN to provide double layered security. Tor-over-VPN also provides the power of Tor mechanism over a VPN services.
So, if you ask me how is NordVPN service? Then I will confidently advise you to purchase the subscription without hesitations. The fact that it is based in Panama, therefore, it is outside the jurisdiction of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, or other countries, which makes NordVPN a perfect choice for a VPN.
PureVPN (Location – Hong Kong)
I used this VPN service an year back and pretty much amazed by the innovation this company has! The fact that they offer add-ons with their VPN client in 141 countries is what attracted me to the service. Let me explain them to you in a nutshell.
1. Split Tunneling – Separate traffic into encrypted and unencrypted form.
2. Virtual Router – Establish a virtual router via VPN client to connect more devices.
3. Bad Ad Johnny – Ad blocker which prevents Malware and Spam.
4. DDoS Protection – Protection against potential DDoS attacks.
You can automatically set up the entire configuration just by clicking the desired need listed e.g. Streaming, Torrenting, Security, etc. so you do not need to manually change security protocols i.e. PPTP, L2TP, SSTP , OpenVPN, and IKEv2 .
So, how did PureVPN performed ? The service was satisfactory in every way and it outperformed my expectations from a VPN service. If you are a person who wants strong security, multi-tasking, and travel companion then PureVPN will fit right into your needs.
Private Internet Access (Location – United States)
I used this service as well, like others because of its popularity among the majority and largest VPN servers network i.e. 3284+ servers in 24 countries. The reason was ‘ cheap price ’ for the whole year which was not a burden on my pocket and I had a strong VPN service under my pockets.
So, how was PIA VPN for me? The service was overall satisfactory, but as long as MY personal experience is concerned, I had some customer service issues, and I was inclined towards other competitors with more features. So, if you are a casual VPN user then Private Internet Access is the best choice for you and your pocket!