Avira Phantom VPN is a new VPN service launched by the popular security firm Avira known for their product free Avira Antivirus. This new VPN product is available for Windows and Android devices. It promises to provide you with online anonymity bu shielding your actual IP address from the servers and secure connections by encrypting all your connections to the VPN server using a very strong AES 256-bit encryption. Unlike some other similar products that limit the data transfer to only a few hundred megabytes, Avira Phantom provides you with 1 GB of free data transfer over the VPN.
After installing Avira Phantom VPN, it installs an icon in the system tray (the usual Avira launcher icon) that can be used to start the VPN. You can also use the desktop icon to launch the VPN service. In the free version, the VPN connects to only one location – Germany. But since Germany has very high speed internet infrastructure all across the country, the VPN usage experience is very smooth.
In the options, you can change the VPN server location (perhaps to countries other than Germany) if you have a Pro account. But for the free account the VPN server location is fixed. There are settings to toggle on the automatic starting of the VPN service at Windows logon and to choose whether you want to send the diagnostics data to Avira servers or not.
My personal experience with Avira Phantom VPN has been very smooth on both Windows and Android devices. I have tried accessing a wide variety of web sites and other online services and it has worked without any problems each time.
Conclusion: Avira Phantom VPN is a fast and secure VPN service that provides you online anonymity and security. Because the well respected security firm Avira is behind this VPN, it is very reliable and you can start using it without thinking twice.
You can download Avira Phantom VPN software from http://www.avira.com/en/avira-phantom-vpn.