Best VPNs For Indonesia

June 29/2016

Indonesia is well known for its bizarre and inconsistent attempts to censor the internet. Watchdogs have found that substantial censorship exists in the social, political, and business arenas, and that it is executed independently by the government or internet service provider companies. In recent news, Indonesia’s largest ISP banned Netflix, even though the service is available through other ISPs. This move most likely stems from a 2014 law that says ISPs can individually block content that they deem “negative” or inappropriate. The situation has troubled many Indonesian web users who may or may not have access to content depending on the ISP they use.

Indonesia is classified as “partly free” when it comes to internet censorship. The country does not ban content in the name of national security, but it does so in the name of Islam and local culture. Sexually explicit and pornographic content, or rather whatever the government deems as pornographic, is typically banned in Indonesia. So is content considered “un-Islamic”, the definition of which depends on whom you ask. Filters can come out of nowhere if a certain ISP decides some content is uncouth, as demonstrated in the Netflix scenario.

Indonesian web users can bypass these convoluted rules and laws using a Virtual Private Network. VPNs can mask a user’s IP completely and bypass all government and ISP imposed filters. The user’s identity will never be compromised. Indonesians can use a VPN to stream a video or access a blog blocked by a certain ISP. Here is a list of the best such VPNs Indonesian users can easily download:

ExpressVPN

How would you like “blazing fast speeds” with your VPN service when accessing the internet from Indonesia? If speed is a major requirement for you when buying a VPN, then ExpressVPN might be the choice for you. It has fast connections to stream videos from any banned sites without buffering. ExpressVPN also encrypts all personal data when accessing the web, so users do not have to worry about leaving a trace. ExpressVPN also has 24/7 customer service, and VPN software even for handhelds like the Apple iPhone.

NordVPN

Having decided to reconsider the question of your online security, you can definitely place confidence in NordVPN provider. This one is an ace of the service for many reasons. Full confidentiality, unlimited access and bandwidth, secure Wi-Fi and all that’s on condition your privacy is under defense of 2048-bit SSL ciphering and usage of up-to-date protocols. Having subscribed to the service, you can easily forget about any restrictions you’ve faced while networking, because more than six hundred servers are located worldwide. Moreover, the service keeps no logs and lets using Tor over VPN, which provides you with extra anonymity. In addition, thirty-day money back guarantee and constantly-run specials will waist little time for your thoughts.

PureVPN

Most Indonesians spend the majority of their time online streaming videos and downloading torrents. Activities like this eat up data. If you stream videos often, it might not be uncommon for your ISP to throttle your internet speed in the middle of the month because you have reached a data cap. You can put all such worries to rest with PureVPN. This remarkable VPN software can be downloaded onto a Mac as well. The service allows concurrent usage on multiple devices. PureVPN’s speed and security also make this service ideal to send encrypted messages by email or text. PureVPN is one of the best in the industry, which all web users are encouraged to try at least once. 

SaferVPN

SaferVPN comes highly recommended for both business and personal use. This provider offers premium packages for small businesses that want to transfer their data safely. Indonesian businesses that may be worried about untoward censorship, spying, or hackers can use SaferVPN to upload or download data safely online. Personal users too will find SaferVPN’s advanced encryptions protocols and browsing protection highly useful. Users will get access to over 150 servers located in over 24 different countries. SaferVPN also promises steady and fast connections for uninterrupted streaming and data transfers. The VPN software is supported by a multitude of apps that are compatible with smartphones and tablets. 

VyprVPN

If you are looking for the “world’s fastest” VPN, stop right here. Vypr, from Golden Frog, claims to be so. The user reviews seems to back up this claim. Vypr promises high-speed connections without ISP throttling for users to stream videos without interruptions like buffering. They don’t charge much for such a bold claim either. A premium Vypr package costs no more than 20 USD, so users from Indonesia might as well call it a VPN free service. Vypr is user-friendly and highly secure, and has no bandwidth or speed limits. It’s the perfect service for heavy downloaders and incessant video streamers. 

IPVanish

IPVanish comes highly recommended for users who value privacy the most. This VPN is equipped with the latest safeguards to protect your identity and personal data from hackers, government spies, regulators, and identity thieves. You can use this VPN service anywhere to access the net on your Android or iPhone without worry. IPVanish is one of the few services guaranteed to offer complete protection when using public Wi-Fi. IPVanish is downloadable onto multiple devices for concurrent use. All users are offered unlimited bandwidth and speed. IPVanish is fast, reliable, secure, and comes with attractively affordable packages. 

CyberGhost

CyberGhost is one of the most feature-rich VPN software out there. In addition to offering speedy connections to over 600 servers, it also offers malware protection for connections. The internet is the conduit of almost all viruses, trojans, spyware, and other malware that can seriously compromise the security of personal data. CyberGhost offers protection from all such dangers, and connections are kept completely anonymous for added security. CyberGhost has apps with data compression available for Androids and iPhones. This VPN can compress HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files so your phone uses less data and consumes less battery power. A free version is available as well with limited access. 

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