About TunnelBear

TunnelBear is a virtual private network (VPN) software that allows companies to protect corporate data by providing an extra layer of security to online browsing. The solution enables users to access censored or blocked websites by opting to access it using other browsing locations from across the globe.

The cloud-based software permits administrators to utilize the TunnelBear’s administration console to access information including user details, billing, and invoicing history. With TunnelBear, developers can receive security alerts for insecure public networks and automatically connect to closest servers via the fastest tunnel functionality. Additionally, it is available as an application for all Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices and authorizes bu...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Windows 8, Windows 10

361 Reviews of TunnelBear

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.53 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(220)

220

4 stars

(116)

116

3 stars

(21)

21

2 stars

(4)

4

1 stars

(0)

0

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Showing 1 - 5 of 361 results

April 2020

Kush from Havells India Ltd.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2020

A decent VPN service with quite a few locations

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.

Reasons for Switching to TunnelBear

Hotspot shield is really good but lacks in the smoothness, it lags sometimes.

July 2020

Krutik from Self employed

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2020

Review for Tunnel Bear

I have been using Tunnel bear VPN service to browse securely over internet

Pros

A Great Virtual Private Network all over the world Fast speed connectivity and hide the original ISP of the user

Cons

Less number of the VPN server in most of the countries Need more server some bugs in user interface

Reasons for Switching to TunnelBear

Nord Vpn server connect different place from the place selected

January 2021

Samuel from Self-Employed

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Broadcast Media

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2021

TunnelBear is my low budget but quality VPN

In all I think if your budget is low and you still want some quality VPN service then TunnelBear is the best alternative.

Pros

What I like the most about this VPN is the free trial option that doesn't expire and also gives you free 500mb for sharing it on your social media page. Aside enjoying the free data it gives you, the amount to purchase it fully is relatively less as compared to other VPN's that give quality service as TunnelBear does.

Cons

What is dislike though and I hop is corrected is how slow it automatically connects back after it looses connection. At time it shows on your notification bar as though it is connecting automatically but it wont till you have to go back to the software and connect it manually. Also the connection is quite slow and can be improved upon. The locations are quite less and limited in the free mode.

Reasons for Switching to TunnelBear

It is expensive.

May 2019

Horacio from Lead Machine AI

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Management Consulting

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

2.0

May 2019

A VPN that used to be great but went downfall.

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.

September 2020

Mir Fida from Fiverr

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2020

Best VPN solution for beginners for basic needs

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.

Reasons for Choosing 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.