TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the Internet privately and securely.
TunnelBear is a well designed, fast VPN provider that provides a great quality service to everyone, including novice users. It has both free and subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) services and companion app, which enables you to browse the Internet securely.
Key Features include:
- Browse privately: Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
- Block trackers: Block website trackers, including ads, analytics, scripts, social button, which track everything you do.
- Bypass country censorship: A TunnelBear can ‘tunnel’ you around censorship and blocked sites.
TunnelBear provides a 128bit OpenVPN connection. Although this is not as good as 256bit, it helps optimise connection speeds. For iOS devices TunnelBear uses IPSec. This is more compatible on Apple devices. It also uses shared IPs in order to further protect your identity.
To get started with TunnelBear, simply download the app, sign up with a username and a password and away you go. If you want to use one of subscription services you will then need to provide more details.
Overall, TunnelBear provides a great service. It isn’t the fastest VPN provider, but for the average PC user who is concerned about privacy, using a VPN service, such as TunnelBear, is definitely recommended. The Free version of the service provides you with 500MB of data (upgraded if you promote the service on Twitter).
Bears have undergone training to always connect to the fastest available server and maintain a more stable connection.
If you’ve been seeing a “TunnelBear Maintenance” popup window, you should now see this less often.
Installation process improved.
Fixed an issue where some Bears would fail to tunnel after resuming from sleep or hibearnation.