Comparison

SecurityKISS review vs. StrongVPN review

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

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

  • Privacy: SecurityKISS has worse privacy features than StrongVPN
  • Features: SecurityKISS has less features than StrongVPN
  • Speed: Same quality
  • Countries:  SecurityKISS has less countries available than StrongVPN
  • Security: SecurityKISS has worse security than StrongVPN
  • Price: SecurityKISS is cheaper than StrongVPN
  • Compatibility: SecurityKISS supports less platforms than StrongVPN
  • Support: Same support

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.

NameSecurityKISSStrongVPN
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 StrongVPN is located in United States which is 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 StrongVPN 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.

NameSecurityKISSStrongVPN
Kill-switchYesYes
Streaming (Netflix)NoNo
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 StrongVPN has kill-switch, doesn't support 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 StrongVPN 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 StrongVPN use, what tunnelling protocols are available, and finally we’ll test whether it leaks the IP address or DNS.

NameSecurityKISSStrongVPN
Encryption1024-bit256-bit
Tunneling protocolsOpenVPN and L2TPOpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, IKEV2 and SSTP
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 StrongVPN uses 256-bit and es 1024-bit and OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, IKEV2 and SSTP protocols. I’ve tested both VPNs also for IP and DNS leaks and SecurityKISS had no IP leaks and No DNS leaks while StrongVPN 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 StrongVPN is cheaper.

NameSecurityKISSStrongVPN
Price$1.99$5.83
Trial versionYesNo

6. Compatibility

SecurityKISS supports 10 connections at the same time while it works fine on all the platforms below. You can use StrongVPN on 12 devices at the same time with support of all these platforms:

NameSecurityKISSStrongVPN
WindowsYesYes
MacOSYesYes
Linux
AndroidYesYes
iOSNoYes

7. Support

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

NameSecurityKISSStrongVPN
LivechatNoNo
EmailYesYes
PhoneNoNo

Summary

SecurityKISS ranked in our list on 55. position while StrongVPN. is on 22 position. If you are looking for a better choice, see our rankings here.