About TunnelBear

TunnelBear is a virtual private network (VPN) system that helps businesses securely browse and access corporate data across various devices including mobiles, desktop and tablets.. The software protects organizations from data leaks by converting browsing history into an unreadable format, restricting internet service providers, network owners, and hackers from accessing data.

The application uses Ghostbear functionality to prevent detection of VPN traffic among governments, businesses, and ISPs . With TunnelBear’s blocker tool, companies can control and correct the information shared on the network and facilitate website loading. The Splitbear capability also allows managers to control applications that are not required to be managed by the TunnelBear gateway.

In order to secure businesses, the solution utilizes AES-256 bit technology. The software can be deployed in the cloud and on-premise environments. It is also available as an application for Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS devices.

Pricing starting from:

US$3.33/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of TunnelBear

TunnelBear VPN is used by over 16 million people in 179 countries and is available in 16 languages. TunnelBear also offers a lightweight Google Chrome extension that installs in seconds and seamlessly melts into your browsing experience.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada

Supported Languages

Portuguese, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$3.33/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of TunnelBear: 11

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Anti Spam
  • Application Security
  • Financial Data Protection
  • Secure Login
  • Security Auditing
  • Threat Response
  • VPN Software
  • Vulnerability Protection

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(437)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Kush
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A decent VPN service with quite a few locations

Reviewed on 2/4/2020

It's a good VPN, I recommend using it for just some private browsing.

It's a good VPN, I recommend using it for just some private browsing.

Pros

The UI is nice, the connection is stable with multiple options. It has a kill switch which is very important for VPN services.

Cons

It comes with a cost which makes it hard to use for freelancing when you are a student.

Mir Fida
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Best VPN solution for beginners for basic needs

Reviewed on 28/9/2020

Although,it is not an advanced level VPN but still a better choice for most basic requirements for...

Although,it is not an advanced level VPN but still a better choice for most basic requirements for a VPN features. New users should try it's free plan of 500 Mb per month to know the performance and features then switch to a paid plan.It is not as feature rich as other available VPN software but should be enough for specific task needs that one need to do regularly like IP & traffic security. Ease of use and quick setup makes it a suitable option for start ups and individuals .

Pros

First of all it is a beginner user friendly software that is get you started as soon as few clicks away.Not much configuration and settings needed. Apps and browser extensions are available for multiple OS and devices like respectively.Free plan is available to test performance for your specific network task requirement.It protects user's privacy through its no logging policy.Security is ensured by independent yearly audit make it a credible software to use. Another good feature is P2P connection which allows for use as secure torrent network.It supports split tunneling but only on android.

Cons

Major thing is the less support for unblocking streaming services like Netflix, in all locations.Other is customer support which is limited and not always available for solving commonly faced issues. Availability is limited to a set of listed countries.It does not support split tunneling except on android.

Alternatives Considered

NordVPN

Reasons for Switching to TunnelBear

Becuase it was quick & easy to get started and running without much hassle. It provides less features which are not needed by average user client, but on a value for money price plans.Security and privacy policy make it an authentic VPN software for common use.
Horacio
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

A VPN that used to be great but went downfall.

Reviewed on 1/5/2019

Pros

We have been using this VPN for quite some time and It worked great with a good balance between features and monthly cost, even the UI was fun to watch.

Cons

After the acquisition from McAfee, we felt the security was compromised as all the traffic wasn't encrypted and secured but it actually may have been stored. As the company that used to be in Toronto now has to comply to US security and privacy requirements means no information is really private in their servers.

David
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  • Industry: Translation & Localisation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great, easy to use VPN

Reviewed on 23/7/2022

Provides an extra layer of security for work when out and about away from my home network as well...

Provides an extra layer of security for work when out and about away from my home network as well as access to more content for personal entertainment.

Pros

Very easy to setup and use, both on MacOS and iOS. Cute user interface makes VPNs seem more accessible to the less tech savvy. Worked for both an added layer of security when on public wifi networks and for access content/sites otherwise location blocked when traveling.

Cons

Free trial somewhat limited at 500mb, trying it out with YouTube or other video burns through it extremely quickly. Month to month subscription also more expensive than other similar options; need to commit to an annual subscription to get a more reasonable monthly rate.

Jason
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A VPN experience that delights

Reviewed on 27/5/2021

- Sign Up is simple & easy
- To start, TunnelBear offers a 500MB free trial that renews every...

- Sign Up is simple & easy
- To start, TunnelBear offers a 500MB free trial that renews every month
- Subscription payment was straightforward and fast
- They offer apps across many different platforms so that I can use my account across all of my devices
- Each app is more or less the same on all devices and intuitive and user-friendly experience
- Changing VPN location is a breeze. Performance and reliability is great.
- Cancelling was easy and straightforward when I no longer needed a VPN.
- Resubscribing again when I needed was also very simple.

Overall, there were no moments of frustration or even the slightest hang-up in the entire experience. I never got unnecessary notifications, pop-ups, or emails that disrupt my focus.

Pros

The overall UX is very pleasant and there is little to no friction at any point in the customer journey.

Most importantly for me, TunnelBear focuses solely on their VPN and therefore doesn't attempt to cross-sell a suite of other products to me.

Cons

TunnelBear as of right now (5/27/21) offers servers in 38 countries. Some of the more established VPN providers offer more countries. I sometimes wish to access content from Russia that is otherwise blocked in the US however, TunnelBear does not have servers in Russia. Other providers do.

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TunnelBear FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for TunnelBear.

TunnelBear offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$3.33/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

TunnelBear offers a free trial of 7 days, after which the software is available in 2 pricing tiers: Unlimited, Teams. Pricing starts from $3.33 per month for Unlimited and scales for other pricing tiers, outlined below: Unlimited version - $3.33/month. Teams - $207/annually for 3 users.

TunnelBear has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

TunnelBear supports the following languages:

Portuguese, Spanish

TunnelBear supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations TunnelBear has

TunnelBear offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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