Recommendations For Best / Easiest To Use VPN for Mac Users in 2015?

Inframan

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Hey Guys, Im looking for an Easy to use VPN for OS X. I don't mind paying for something that works consistently and doesn't slow down my machine or browser. It's going to be used for work so i need something that is top notch and performs extremely well on a Mac.

Any Recommendations?

My Equipment:

  • Time Warner Cable
  • Arris TG1672 Modem (150MB Down / 20 MB Up)
  • Time Capsule IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • 2010 Mac Pro - 2 x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon - 32 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
 

AGKyle

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Hey Guys, Im looking for an Easy to use VPN for OS X. I don't mind paying for something that works consistently and doesn't slow down my machine or browser. It's going to be used for work so i need something that is top notch and performs extremely well on a Mac.

Any Recommendations?

My Equipment:

  • Time Warner Cable
  • Arris TG1672 Modem (150MB Down / 20 MB Up)
  • Time Capsule IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • 2010 Mac Pro - 2 x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon - 32 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC

Our good friends over at Cloak have a great solution for Mac and iOS.

https://www.getcloak.com

I use it when traveling or from a coffee shop where I use public wifi.
 

shaunp

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Look at team viewer. Its' very good and free. It seems to work through a few corporate firewalls too, so you can access your home kit while at work.
 

MacBH928

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I would say TunnelBear is the best. You can test them out for free. $60 per year, unlimited, and up to 3 devices simultaneously connected but torrents won't work

It does the job well and for a low price, the developers are responsive.
 

solaris

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I would simply install Apple OS X Server. It costs just $19.99 and does VPN, and a lot more, like a breeze.
https://www.apple.com/osx/server/
 

Cromulent

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Just get a cheap OpenBSD VPS and run your own L2TP / IPSec VPN server on it. Problem solved. Won't cost you more than $5 a month if you go with Vultr.

Team Viewer is not a VPN server / client and is not what you want.
 

JohnWick

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I would say TunnelBear is the best. You can test them out for free. $60 per year, unlimited, and up to 3 devices simultaneously connected but torrents won't work

It does the job well and for a low price, the developers are responsive.
Then what you suggest for torrent?
 

skinned66

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I'll second your recommendation.

I got tired of setting up multiple connections on all of my machines, so I broke down and installed their VPN client - it works well on my Windows and Yosemite installations and fits the OP's "ease of use" criterion nicely. I'm satisfied with the performance I get, as well as the number and locations of the endpoints.

I pretty much only use hosts in US and UK though :)
 
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