Considering recent problems with Hola Better Internet (we highlighted the risks of using it in our review, before it reached the main stream media), people who care about privacy and security should be looking for better alternatives to secure their browsing traffic.
These are the alternatives that we recommend:
Their SecureProxy browser addon is available for Chrome and Firefox to all their VPN customers and it works extremely well. Connections are encrypted using strong AES encryption, speed is very good and they have multiple gateways in 12 countries. Their locations available with the SecureProxy extension: USA (5 servers optimized for Asian traffic and 2 on East Coast optimized for European traffic), Japan (3 servers optimized for Asian traffic), Australia, Singapore, Canada, UK (2 servers), Germany (2 servers), France, Hungary, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Russia.
Speed is by far the best we ever reached with a VPN browser extension, reaching over 300 Mbps.
Check our full vpn.ac review
ZenMate is another good browser extension that is very easy to use. In our testing it was slower than vpn.ac’s SecureProxy, has less locations and doesn’t provide a full VPN. The premium plan is also more expensive than the other service. Here is our full review of ZenMate.
In case you aren’t aware of the problems with Hola, here are some recent news:
The news and also our review in which we mentioned the risk before it happened make it very clear that you should avoid Hola if you care about your privacy and security.