BestVPN.com Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce the nominees for the BestVPN.com Awards 2019.

The BestVPN.com Awards celebrate the very best our industry has to offer. Now in their second year running, our annual awards have become the heart and soul of what we do at BestVPN.com.

For the past three months, our team of experts have put providers through a rigorous auditing process, looking at everything from privacy to performance; all with one goal in mind - to find the very best of the best. All the results will be adjudicated by a panel of independent judges, each experts in their field. Winners will only be decided by unanimous decision.

Our congratulations to this year's nominees. We will see you all in Vegas!

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BestVPN.com Awards 2019 - People's Choice

People's Choice Award

This is your opportunity to vote for your favorite VPN. The BestVPN.com People's Choice Award hands all the power over to our readers!

Voting for the BestVPN.com People's Choice Award 2019 is now open! To vote, click the logo of your chosen provider or select them from the drop-down, enter your email address and hit the 'vote' button.

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Ivacy
Mullvad
NordVPN
PrivateVPN
VPNArea
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The winner will be revealed January 7, 2019. Stay tuned!

BestVPN.com Awards 2019 | The Nominees

Only the top ten providers in each category have been nominated for the BestVPN.com Awards 2019. The winners will be revealed at our Las Vegas event on January 7, 2019. Well done to each and every one of you for making it this far!

BestVPN.com Awards 2019 - Best Overall

Best Overall

  • CyberGhost
  • ExpressVPN
  • Ivacy
  • Mullvad
  • NordVPN
  • PrivateVPN
  • PureVPN
  • Surfshark
  • VPNArea
  • Windscribe
BestVPN.com Awards 2019 - Editor's Choice

Editor's Choice

  • CyberGhost
  • ExpressVPN
  • IPVanish
  • Ivacy
  • Mullvad
  • NordVPN
  • PrivateVPN
  • PureVPN
  • VPNArea
  • Windscribe
BestVPN.com Awards 2019 - Best Newcomer

Best Newcomer

Our industry is evolving at breakneck speed and hungry providers are keeping the incumbents on their toes with unique offerings.

The Best Newcomer Award recognises promising new providers and is a great indication of who is likely to disrupt the market over the coming years.

BestVPN.com Awards 2019 - Best Privacy

Best Privacy

  • AirVPN
  • BolehVPN
  • Hide.me
  • Ivacy
  • IVPN
  • Mullvad
  • NordVPN
  • Surfshark
  • VPN.ac
  • VPNArea
BestVPN.com Awards 2019 - Best Speed

Best Speed

  • Buffered
  • CyberGhost
  • ExpressVPN
  • HideMyAss
  • IPVanish
  • Ivacy
  • IVPN
  • Mullvad
  • NordVPN
  • PureVPN
BestVPN.com Awards 2019 - Best Value

Best Value

  • CyberGhost
  • ExpressVPN
  • Ivacy
  • Mullvad
  • NordVPN
  • PrivateVPN
  • PureVPN
  • Surfshark
  • VPNArea
  • Windscribe
BestVPN.com Awards 2019 - Best Customer Service

Best Customer Service

  • Buffered
  • CactusVPN
  • CyberGhost
  • ExpressVPN
  • ibVPN
  • NordVPN
  • PrivateVPN
  • ProtonVPN
  • VPNArea
  • VyprVPN
BestVPN.com Awards 2019 - Best Free

Best Free

  • Hide.me
  • Hotspot Shield
  • ProtonVPN
  • Tunnelbear
  • Windscribe
  • ZoogVPN

Our Panelists

On top of our in-house team of experts, the panel includes three external judges, all experts in their respective fields. The panel will rigorously check our auditing process and winners will only be confirmed by unanimous vote.

Professor John Walker CFIP FRSA

Professor John Walker provides consulting services to organizations, governments and military clients in the Middle East. With 22 years in Royal Air Force Security, Investigations and Counter Intelligence operations he has worked alongside GCHQ, CESG, UK and US Agencies.

Professor Walker is a Visiting Professor at the Nottingham Trent University's School of Science & Technology. He is often called as an expert witness and is a Certified Forensics Investigator Practitioner [CFIP].

Jake Moore

Jake Moore is a Security Specialist for ESET, Europe's number one Internet Security and Antivirus company. He is also a well-respected industry expert, commenting regularly in the media in a range of tier one publications. He previously worked for Dorset Police spanning 14 years primarily investigating computer crime in the Digital Forensics Unit on a range of offences from murders to missing people.

He then became a cyber security consultant for the force delivering tailored advice to the public and local businesses in order to help protect the community and build upon their security foundations.

Jonathan Broderick

Jonathan Broderick is an expert in cloud computing solutions and programming in the .NET development stack. He founded a VPN testing website which tests providers for speed and other statistics.

With a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, he holds many CompTIA and Microsoft Certifications including the full range of MCP, MTA, MCSE, and MCSD.

In his 23-year development career he has worked alongside some of the world's largest brands including Ford, Vodafone, EA Games, Dish Network and The Gap.

Pete Zaborszky

Founded BestVPN.com after a few other smaller business ventures, took off like a rocket after Snowden's revelations came out. I'm a libertarian techie, and for fun, I like to dance in Latin and African styles.

Scott Byrom

Scott lives and breathes our vision to "fight for people's privacy and freedom to use the internet when, where and how they wish". With a young family, he enjoys the great outdoors whatever the weather!

Sean McGrath

Sean heads up BestVPN.com's editorial team. An experienced technology editor and journalist, he has worked for some of the UK's leading IT publications. With a new arrival to his family he doesn't have much free time these days.

Charlie Robertson

Charlie manages all partner and provider relations. In his spare time he remains (overly!) loyal to Nintendo and is often heard commenting on 16-bit retro video games.

Doug Crawford

Douglas is an experienced technology journalist who has been writing about internet security for four years. He also has green hair, and likes to tell kids that if they eat lots of peas, they can have green hair too!

Ray Walsh

Ray is an advocate for digital privacy, with vast experience writing about the political and social aspects of infosec, cybersec, and data privacy. Find him @newsglug on Twitter.