You probably already know Avast as an antivirus company, but it also has a share in the VPN market. Let’s see how
good it compares to the competition.
As with other options, you get a better deal if you pay for multi-year plans over monthly pricing. Monthly pricing
is a little higher in comparison to other VPNs, but nothing that will break the bank. And if you want a more
affordable option, you can choose to protect only one device.
You can also choose to secure only specific devices (iOS, Android, etc.). By limiting devices, you can change
pricing depending on the versions you need.
Want to test-drive the VPN first? Avast offers a seven-day free trial so you can see how it works for you.
You can use SecureLine in Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android. While it doesn’t offer as many options as other VPNs
available,these devices should cover everything the average user needs.
With that said, there are no browser extensions. This means you cannot protect yourself on public computers--such as
those found in libraries, airports, or hotels. So if you travel often, you might want to consider another provider.
Ease of Use
On both mobile and desktop versions, experts found the interface to be straightforward and easy to navigate.
However, they noticed a lack of configuration options compared to other VPN providers.
For example, you cannot switch between VPN protocols nor is there a search box to find specific servers. While the
overall design is clean and simple, they were left wanting.
PC Magazine states, “It’s simple because it doesn’t have much to offer.” They go on to suggest TunnelBear to those
who want a more engaging experience.
You can protect up to five devices at the same time with the standard pricing scheme. If you choose a
device-specific plan, you’ll still get 5 connections. They’re just limited to the device type your plan supports.
For example, a 5 device PC plan will protect 5 PCs but you won’t be able to connect your phone.
- Auto-connect to VPN whenever you connect to an unspecified network
- P2P support
- Netflix streaming support
- OpenVPN protocol
When it comes to features, SecureLine is relatively bare bones. It lacks the ability to block ads and does not
include a kill switch. Both of these features are common with other leading VPN services.
Privacy and Logging
information such as time of connection and network location. All logged information is deleted after 30 days.
While they do not offer custom leak protection technology, experts did not notice DNS
leaks when checking VPN security.
With only 55 locations in 34 countries, SecureLine doesn’t offer a lot of options when it comes to locations or
servers. Still, critics were impressed with transfer speeds in major locations, enjoying very high upload and
download speeds. As expected, when testing locations further from reviewers speeds dropped further.
There’s not much information on SecureLine’s VPN knowledge base. It only includes 15 articles in three categories
alongside a basic FAQ.
While they offer a forum, reviewers noted it is not particularly active. However, the received responses from
moderators and representatives relatively quickly.
You can also email the company. However, the site includes a disclaimer that responses may take up to 2 days.
If you’re looking for in-depth, rapid support, you’re likely served better elsewhere.
While not the best, SecureLine VPN also isn’t the worst option available. Reviewers have a hard time recommending it
to the average consumer.
Tech Radar notes, “Avast SecureLine could be a smart VPN choice for a single computer...but beware - there are
barely any features…”