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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

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
(435)
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 M.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A decent VPN service with quite a few locations

Reviewed on 2020/04/02

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 N.
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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 2020/09/28

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 P.
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

A VPN that used to be great but went downfall.

Reviewed on 2019/05/01

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best VPN ever!

Reviewed on 2022/03/20

Pros

I have tried countless VPN already, and no one can compare to TunnelBear! Sure, I only used the free trial, which is 500 mb a month, but that alone is enough for it to make an impact on me. A lot of VPN that I have tried that said are offering free service doesn't really work for me. The only one that worked is TunnelBear. The free trial is very important because it is what will make the user to decide whether to pay for the service or not. And I'm pretty sure that when the time comes, I'll gladly pay for their service! It's very easy to use, and they have a really cute layout. It's not "complicated-looking", and it worked really great as a VPN. Highly recommended!

Cons

Since I only tried using the free trial, I can say that the only con that I am seeing is the fact that you can only use 500 mb per month. That is something that of course, can be solved when you decide to pay for their service.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best VPN with a bear

Reviewed on 2021/02/18

My company have bought paid subscription for another VPN client, which has really terrible support...

My company have bought paid subscription for another VPN client, which has really terrible support and doesn't do the basic thing it is supposed to change your location and IP. Since I have to do my work and the other VPN didn't work as supposed to I had to install the TunnelBear app and use the free option in order to finish my work.

Pros

This is the easiest most user friendly VPN which I have ever used. And I've used a lot. I really like that it is fool prof, works fast, you can try it for free and does what it is supposed to do.

Cons

I would've like to have the chance of choosing different servers on a specific location. Other than that there is nothing more I would add

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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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