IPVanish VPN offers a year of protection and 250GB of cloud storage for under $30

The need for a virtual private network (VPN) is all but universal these days, but choosing the right VPN provider can often be a shot in the dark. Some VPN shoppers are focused on security, while others are just looking for ways around international geoblocking restrictions. With most VPNs providing a similar array of services, it often comes down to the age-old buyers search, hunting for the best assortment of features at the best possible price.

For nearly a decade, IPVanish VPN has been building out their network, to the point where they've gotten positive reviews from heavyweight review sources like PCMag, CNET, and Tech Radar. Forbes even called IPVanish "one of the faster VPN services [we] have reviewed."

That's likely because IPVanish has one of the larger international networks of servers around. From a modest 32 servers when they started in 2012, IPVanish has now grown to include over 1,600 servers in over 75 locations around the globe. That encompasses over 40,000 individual IPs, enough to ensure the 256-bit AES encryption has users cloaked completely in all of their online activities.

With IPVanish, users get top-flight security coverage, speedy bandwidth, and a host of extra features that'll leave them confident that their sensitive online information will always be protected. And, since IPVanish adheres to a strict no logging policy, there's never any record of any of your movements on the web – ever.

IPVanish VPN also allows users to circumvent any international restrictions on content, including blocks on streaming services. So, if you're traveling in the Himalayas or the plains of Africa and want to watch your U.S. Netflix subscription, you can fire it up just like you would at home.

As an added bonus, your IPVanish account also comes with a free 250GB of SugarSync encrypted cloud storage and backup space.

And, since VPN shopping often comes down to the best price, IPVanish also stays competitive with this Cyber Monday deal, shaving almost 80% off the price of a 1-year subscription. Now, you can get 12 months of IPVanish VPN protection for only $29, just over $2 a month