Anyone try HideAway?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Page42, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    This from Firetrust, the makers of MailWasher... HideAway VPN.
    Has anyone tried it? Any thoughts? TY!
     
  2. Tyrizian

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    I haven't tried it yet, but it certainly looks tempting.

    I do like how they have a free (limited) edition of the VPN, so we can give it a try.

    If I end up checking it out, I'll post my thoughts.

    BTW, Thanks for posting this
     
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    Be aware that the free version times out. I believe I read that on their forum. They do that in order to prompt users to purchase the software and not experience timeouts. I may have some of that info wrong, but wanted to bring it to your attention anyway.

    I recall reading that they offer a 7-day money-back policy, which I would probably go for in order to get the full version.
     
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    Well, it's only for Windows :(

    And I don't see anything about the underlying technology. OpenVPN? SSH? HTTPS? Some proprietary kludge?

    I'd avoid it until we know more about just what it is.
     
  6. Tyrizian

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    Pros:

    Really reliable and fast connections
    Light on system resources
    Interface and Interface info is done well.

    Cons:

    It's rule based (Which gives it that proxy feel)
    As mirimir pointed out, it's Windows only (No mobile, Mac or Linux support)
    As mirimir pointed out - No indication of underlying technology
    Seems to be lacking the variety in server choices (Not sure if this is a trial limitation)

    If those who want the free version:

    Pauses at periodic times, for exactly 5 minutes total when it happens, then you can manually initiate a connection thereafter.

    So far, I have seen absolutely no ads in the free version.
     
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  7. TomAZ

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    FYI. . . it's not compatible with XP.
     
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