Atlas VPN Review 2021 (watch before you download and buy!)

i’ve been in the vpn industry long
enough to know that that that
is a fake ceo that’s a fake rider
profile and i would bet my bitcoin
that this coo is a fake persona as well
welcome to all things secured my name is
josh and i’ll be honest i’m not one to
give glowing vpn reviews i’m not here to
atlas vpn but if this is a service
you’re seriously looking at what i want
to provide you is an
honest look at what they offer how well
it works and who they really are because
let’s face it
there are hundreds if not thousands of
vpn services available today
and while i support healthy competition
in the market at some point we have to
do we really need another one so what is
a relatively young company like atlas
vpn offer that’s unique or helpful to us
the consumer that’s what i want to find
out and we’ll start by listing out the
pros and cons based on my experience
using the app
okay the first and most obvious benefit
the atlas vpn offers is a legitimate
free option
i normally discourage

the use of free
vpns but for atlas
freemium is their marketing method they
get people using the service by offering
it for free and then offset those costs
by converting a percentage of those free
users to the premium plan
and i can get on board with that free
users are limited to only a few server
options but i was able to stream netflix
when connected to those servers so
i was happy they allow for torrenting
for those of you who care and they boast
unlimited devices which means that
you don’t have a cap on how many
different computers or phones you can
connect with the app at the same time
speaking of the app which i’ll get to in
more detail in a moment it’s a simple
user-friendly design with a big fat
power button that pretty much
anybody can understand i have one more
positive i’ll save to the end but for
now let’s shift to looking at what i
really didn’t
like about the company and the service
first of all in terms of security atlas
currently only offers the ikev2 protocol
it is a secure protocol but the standard
in the vpn industry right now is openvpn
or wireguard
both of which are trusted more because
they are open source
ikev2 is not also i recognize that atlas
is a new company but it’s worth noting
an available network of only 500 servers
in 17 countries is pretty small in
comparison to other vpns on the market
i mean expressvpn has 3000 servers in 94
countries and nordvpn has
5000 plus servers in 59 different
countries you know what i mean
the truth however is that we don’t need
thousands of servers
as long as the ones that they offer work
well and they do
if you take a look at my screen you can
see what the software looks like for the
free version where only the three
servers are available to use
when you upgrade to premium it unlocks
the rest of the global server network as
a simple one click to connect
i’m showing you the screen on my mac and
while they do offer dedicated apps for
each of the major
platforms both desktop and mobile you’ll
notice that they’re lacking apps for
linux media players like the amazon fire
stick or extensions for anything other
than chrome
thankfully and this is another thing i
do like i don’t have to give them my
personal information to use the service
as you can see here i’m a premium user
and yet i still haven’t logged in or
signed in with my email so to speak
and from a privacy standpoint i really
like this under the settings i have the
option to turn the kill switch on and
off which
if you want to know more about that you
can watch this video here
the software protects you from accessing
malicious websites and it claims to
block ads while you’re surfing the
what you won’t find are any advanced
security features like
split tunneling a choice of connection
protocols or multi-hop options and
that’s okay
because the software is marketed and
priced appropriate to those limitations
at least at the time this video was
recorded they have some of the lowest
monthly pricing that doesn’t lock you
into three years of service
and as i mentioned at the beginning of
this video they’re one of the few free
vpn options that i’m
semi comfortable with but here’s the rub
every vpn i review is hiding behind some
kind of
vague explanation of who owns and runs
the company this is one of the reasons i
don’t trust vpns with my most sensitive
and i’ve explained my reasoning in a
previous video in this channel but atlas
is doing
doing something weird they’re claiming
to be transparent when in reality i
suspect that it’s all just a ruse
let me show you what i mean i had a good
laugh when i first clicked on about us
and the website menu bar on their
website which literally scrolled me down
the page to some reviews
it didn’t even sound real to me the
company behind atlas called peekstar
is registered in delaware but that’s
about as deep as i could go with the
tools that i have and check this out
because this is what i’m talking about
with the fake
transparency the ceo of atlas is
supposedly a guy named jim roberts but
the original mention of this comes from
a writer on
an open publishing platform that anybody
can write on this guy simon
doesn’t exist anywhere else on the
internet and only writes about atlas vpn
i can find neither jim roberts the ceo
valentina perez the media contact
anywhere else online the only person i
can find
is this lady named rochelle or raquel
welch who claims to be the ceo of atlas
but she has no work history prior to
atlas and nothing beyond a few press
releases and written
interviews that’s just fishy i could be
wrong but i have a strong hunch that
all of these people are fictitious
personas that includes the ceo the ceo
the media contact
contact and even this medium rider if i
was a betting man i’d say that
a foreign company or group created a
delaware entity set up a few online
accounts to provide an
air of trustworthiness and then hoped
that enough people would
repeat what’s being shared that it would
be believed and if you read most vpn
review websites where
research is kind of a foreign idea
you’ll find that these facts are
repeated over and over
because that’s just what they do so does
this disqualify atlas from being a
legitimate vpn option
that’s up for you to decide in my
opinion if you need a short-term vpn
connection to send data that you don’t
think is sensitive then sure
go for it but i have serious trust
issues here and until that can be
resolved i’m going to be
careful about what i send through their
especially now that i’ve recorded this
review if my research and opinions on
this have been useful you can help me by
giving this video a thumbs up and if you
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i’ve got a lot of great stuff coming
down the line

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