Comparison

SecurityKISS review vs. PureVPN

⏳ Short on time? Here’s the overall winner.

The better choice between SecurityKISS and PureVPN is PureVPN. Here are all the things which we’ve tested:

  • Privacy: SecurityKISS has worse privacy features than PureVPN
  • Features: SecurityKISS has more features than PureVPN
  • Speed: SecurityKISS is faster than PureVPN
  • Countries:  SecurityKISS has less countries available than PureVPN
  • Security: SecurityKISS has worse security than PureVPN
  • Price: SecurityKISS is more expensive than PureVPN
  • Compatibility: SecurityKISS supports less platforms than PureVPN
  • Support: SecurityKISS has less options to contact support than PureVPN

1. Privacy

I’ll start with a comparison of the most important aspect of any VPN - privacy. During review I will consider whether VPN logs anything (IP address, traffic, DNS logs, bandwidth, or any type of timestamps) and the jurisdiction of VPN’s country of origin.

NameSecurityKISSPureVPN
IP addressYesNo
DNSYes No
TrafficNoNo
BandwidthYesNo
TimestampsYesNo

SecurityKISS is located in Ireland which is not part of 5 9 14 eyes countries and is not part of enemies of the internet countries while PureVPN is located in British Virgin Islands which is not part of 5 9 14 eyes countries and is not part of enemies of the internet countries.

It’s important to note that If you are like me and you will be using VPN only to unblock GEO-restricted content, privacy will not be that important factor but it’s still essential for any VPN.

2. Features

The next category I want to compare are features of SecurityKISS and PureVPN such as kill-switch, unblocking of streaming, support of P2P traffic (torrenting). I am a heavy user of various streaming platforms so for me it’s important whether VPN unblocks major streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO or BBC. I don’t do much torrenting but it’s always good to use a VPN while doing so. If this is an important factor for you, definitely look for a VPN which supports P2P traffic.

NameSecurityKISSPureVPN
Kill-switchYesYes
Streaming (Netflix)NoYes
P2P traffic - torrentsYesYes

As you can see from the comparison table above, SecurityKISS has kill-switch, doesn't support streaming services, and supports torrenting. On the flipside PureVPN has kill-switch, supports streaming services, and supports torrenting.

3. Speed

Being hidden behind VPN shouldn’t limit the speed of your connection. I’ve measured the speed of each VPN against a 100mbps connection - which should be sufficient for any activities including heavy streaming in 4K or downloading large files.

In my test SecurityKISS was more on the average side while PureVPN had average speed. If there were no limits in speed on a 100mbps connection, I consider VPN a “fast” one. If the speed is limited somehow but still achieving decent values, I categorize it as “average”. The “slow” is usually used for VPNs which limit your bandwidth significantly.

4. Security

I will start by comparing the type of encryption SecurityKISS and PureVPN use, what tunnelling protocols are available, and finally we’ll test whether it leaks the IP address or DNS.

NameSecurityKISSPureVPN
Encryption1024-bit256-bit
Tunneling protocolsOpenVPN and L2TPOpenVPN, L2TP/IPsec, SSTP, PPTP and IKEv2
IP leaksYesNo
DNS leaksYesNo

The most important factor of a VPN service is a strong encryption of the traffic which is forwarded through the VPN servers. The most common encryption types in cryptography are SHA encryption or AES encryption which are not really comparable against each other. There might be different lengths of encryptions (eg. 128-bit, 256-bit, 2048-bit) and while usually the higher is the better, for most use cases you will be fine with any encryption. Watch-out if there is no encryption at all. SecurityKISS uses 1024-bit and OpenVPN and L2TP protocol and PureVPN uses 256-bit and es 1024-bit and OpenVPN, L2TP/IPsec, SSTP, PPTP and IKEv2 protocols. I’ve tested both VPNs also for IP and DNS leaks and SecurityKISS had no IP leaks and No DNS leaks while PureVPN had No IP leaks and No DNS leaks. 

5. Price

Probably one of the most important decision factor for the majority of users will be price. Shocking? Not really. We all love to compare things and I am not different. It’s always good to get the best value for your hard-earned money, isn’t it? So let’s see whether SecurityKISS or PureVPN is cheaper.

NameSecurityKISSPureVPN
Price$1.99$1.99
Trial versionYesNo

6. Compatibility

SecurityKISS supports 10 connections at the same time while it works fine on all the platforms below. You can use PureVPN on 10 devices at the same time with support of all these platforms:

NameSecurityKISSPureVPN
WindowsYesYes
MacOSYesYes
Linux
AndroidYesYes
iOSNoYes

7. Support

Should you have any problems with SecurityKISS or PureVPN you can reach out to their support via:

NameSecurityKISSPureVPN
LivechatNoYes
EmailYesYes
PhoneNoNo

Summary

SecurityKISS ranked in our list on 55. position while PureVPN. is on 3 position. If you are looking for a better choice, see our rankings here.