Best VPN 2019 (December Update)

According to the Latest Freedom on the Net report over 25% of countries monitored have seen a decline in Internet freedom since 2017. The public is being besieged by everything from high-tech surveillance to censorship laws.

Each month people by the hundreds are subscribing to VPN services. Concerns are rising about cyberthreats and the decreasing respect companies and governments are giving privacy. VPN services are one of the last bastions of privacy on the Internet.

Yet with literally hundreds of VPN service providers in the market, how will you decide which is right for you? HideMyTraffic puts them to the test in unbiased reviews, rating them on speed, features, security and a host of other factors to bring you the best VPNs available.

Learn more about our review and rating process.

Best VPN Services This Month – Tested & Reviewed

November 2019 saw a bit of an upset in the VPN landscape as news emerged of some minor security breaches that a few providers encountered. Yet at the end of the day, things turned out well as it spurred some to up their game.

Because of the upsets, we've decided that ExpressVPN has reclaimed its right to #1 spot in November even though their prices remain a little steep. After all, at what cost privacy and security?

NordVPN, one of the victims of the security breach has emerged strong still as it is introducing a whole slew of updated security measures for its customers. This includes plans for long-term independent security audits, a bug bounty program, and soon to come diskless servers for improved performance and security.

1. ExpressVPN

  • More than 3,000 Server in Over 160 Locations
  • Network Lock Kill Switch and Split Tunneling
  • 24/7 Live chat support

ExpressVPN is one of the top dogs in the VPN service industry. It is fast, powerful and secure, coming with a whole whost of features specially designed to secure your identity and data. Their massive number of servers and locations is also a major plus point.

They offer comprehensive compatibility features and have clients which can be used on almost any platform. Like any responsible top-tier service, they are constantly evaluating new technologies such as WireGuard, but not jumping in before they are sure their customers will be safe with it.

Signing on with with allows you to use up to five devices on your account simultaneously. ExpressVPN also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, so you can sign on with confidence. For more information, read our full ExpressVPN Review.

2. NordVPN

  • Military-grade Encryption – Offers up to 256-bit encryption
  • Dedicated P2P servers for the file sharing enthusiast
  • Works on multiple platforms – Everything ranging from PCs to Mobile Devices and Routers

NordVPN is our number one pick because it is outstanding in so many areas. Based out of a country that has data privacy laws suitable for VPNs, it manages a massive number of servers in more than 60 countries around the world.

It has everything the Internet skeptic could want, ranging from the ultimate in encryption to being able to let you bounce across two VPNs server just for that extra peace of mind. All this at speeds not many other services can match.

The best part is that for those who trust in them and sign on for their three year package, you’re getting it a steal for only $3.49 per month. For more information, read our full NordVPN Review.

3. SurfShark

  • Unlimited connections
  • Multi-hop mode routes you through two VPN servers
  • 800+ server network in more than 50 countries

Surfshark is a relative newcomer to the VPN scene but has taken us by storm. We've just completed preliminary tests on this awesome VPN service and can tell you that it is really something special.

Sporting a clean interface with very little excess baggage, it is also really fast. It has so far been able to tick many of the right boxes; quick and simple connections, fuss-free configurations, and even media streaming access with Netflix.

P2P speeds are a little more tempered and access for that is restricted to a couple of server. Still, overall a real gem in the wild. Surfshark also comes at a great price of as little as $1.99 per month. For more information, read our full Surfshark Review.