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.


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.


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4,3/5
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Ease of Use
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Shayna
Shayna
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Addressing the Needs of International Clients While Ensuring Security

Reviewed on 2019/09/07

Overall, I was very pleased with TunnelBear. It did exactly what I needed to affordably, allowing...

Overall, I was very pleased with TunnelBear. It did exactly what I needed to affordably, allowing me to work with international clients on their content from a U.S. IP address. I appreciated TunnelBear's candid FAQs which helped me to better understand what VPN was and what the benefits and considerations were for using it. While those projects have ended, I will definitely consider using TunnelBear in the future specifically for privacy and security purposes as I often work remotely over highly vulnerable public WiFi.

Pros

The internet has changed the face of producing content by expanding clientele from a local pool to an international one. Many clients need writers to be able to view sites and broadcasts as if they were local, but sometimes your IP address is a barrier. With TunnelBear I was able to toggle between my US IP address and an address local to my clients so I could stay abreast of local broadcasts. It was actually only after discovering TunnelBear for this purpose that I discovered it's full use as a VPN to protect privacy.

Cons

Toggling between my home IP address and an international one takes a little more time than simply surfing directly, but it's isn't too long and is as close to seamless as possible.

Osarumwense
Osarumwense
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  • Industry: Motion Pictures & Film
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

TunnelBear

Reviewed on 2021/05/26

Overall, TunnelBear, with its intuitive UI has done a great job simplifying VPNs for a novice like...

Overall, TunnelBear, with its intuitive UI has done a great job simplifying VPNs for a novice like me, in my business.

Pros

It is brilliantly designed to meet our everyday needs. It is secure and have your device protected; no need to worry about your data being stolen.

The fact that TunnelBear is fun, and offers free 500mb every month is probably the most attractive thing about it. It is very unlikely to find a VPN solution that offers free service, and still be fun to use.

No other VPN solutions like TunnelBear; with its free trial, you can check it out if you like the product.
Its simplicity makes it fun to use by inexperienced users.

TunnelBear supports split tunneling on android devices. It can also be use as a secure torrent network.

Cons

What i like least about this software is how slow the internet connection could be sometimes, most especially after disconnected and trying to reconnect. This should be looked into.

It is not a great fit for streaming as the data zaps quickly.

Relatively few servers. More servers should be added.

Claudia
Claudia
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

TunnelBear enables a secure and high-performance connection

Reviewed on 2020/05/31

TunnelBear allows us to connect to public networks from our corporate laptops and cell phones,...

TunnelBear allows us to connect to public networks from our corporate laptops and cell phones, thanks to the fact that it has desktop applications and mobile applications for all platforms. With this software we managed to encrypt the connection through the IKEv2 protocol and we can navigate at high speed and without restrictions.

Pros

I like TunnelBear because it offers completely free browsing data and has a large number of countries. Its user interface is interactive and lively, making it easy to connect to the VPN. I also like that it has desktop apps and also mobile apps. Also, it has very good security protocols like IKEv2 and IPSec.

Cons

The only thing that disgusts me is that it does not have different options of cities per country, it is only possible to change the country.

Nadusha
Nadusha
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Only for short term operations. Period.

Reviewed on 2018/12/27

Overall, I'm only using this for some simple operations only. Only reason I'm using this is...

Overall, I'm only using this for some simple operations only. Only reason I'm using this is because of the user friendliness of the app. And this is 100% working where some other tools don't work sometimes. But the bandwidth limit is too low. So I can only rate it 5 out of 10.

Pros

Well, I like everything about the Tunnelbear vpn. It can hide your identity and can connect to any server in almost all of the countries out there. works pretty well. Thishas an Chrome extension so that you can use it with the chrome browser. First you have to create an account and then you have to login. this process is very easy and won't take too much time. And you can connect right away. There's an android app so that use vpn from your mobile device wiht those login credentials. Everything is pretty easy. user interface is very simple. and attractive as well. and connecting won't take too long or there's no queue like other tools.

Cons

like I said previously, usage bandwidth is limited when you're using this. like very low. you only get 500MB per month. so it's not suitable for long term operations like browsing social media, downloading things etc. however they allow you 1 GB if you could tweet about their service. But even that doesn't sound enough for me. Plus there are some competitors who offer the same service for free! So this is a bit questionable.

Antonio
Antonio
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

TunnelBear is the most reliable, secure and easy-to-use VPN of 2021

Reviewed on 2021/07/07

Because to carry out my work I need to spend most of the time browsing the internet handling very...

Because to carry out my work I need to spend most of the time browsing the internet handling very sensitive financial and business information, TunnelBear represents for me an extremely useful tool when it comes to guaranteeing my anonymity and the security of all the information that I handle. In Internet.

Pros

What I like the most about TunnelBear is that it is a VPN with a very simple and intuitive interface that provides guaranteed security and protection. I would say that TunnelBear is the best VPN option for people who have no experience using technology precisely because of its simple and intuitive design.

Cons

What I don't like about TunnerBear and I think they can improve it is that it does not provide geolocation options by state or specific region.

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TunnelBear FAQs

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TunnelBear offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$138,00/year
  • 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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