NordVPN has been in business since 2008, but only been providing VPN services since 2012. The company is reasonably priced and offers their customers different lengths of contracts, with substantial discounts for longer terms. The company is based in Panama and does not keep logs on their users' online behaviors. The company operates over 530 servers in over 40 countries.
Hotspot Shield was founded in 2005. The company is owned by AnchorFree, Inc. and is headquartered in California. Among AnchorFree's other products are: Kaboom (social media tool which destroys posts after a set and predetermined amount of time) and App Lock Plus - Privacy Wizard, which allows users to lock apps on their phone and only allow access with a passlock (swiping pattern). The company offers both a free and paid subscription plan which is compatible with the user's PC, Mac, and Android, iOS and Kindle devices.
Safer Web is part of a family of VPN providers which began in 2015 by Pseudo Ltd. Other VPN companies owned by Pseudo included TotalVPN and Incognito, as well as Safer Web. The web hosting giant, The Endurance International Group purchased Pseudo Ltd. and its' companies in March, 2016, so Safer Web is now owned by The Endurance International Group. With offices still in the UK, Safer Web, TotalVPN, and Incognito are under the jurisdiction of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each of the three Pseudo Lts. companies use the same servers worldwide and have over 30 server locations globally.
In March, 2016, the company was acquired by Pseudo Ltd. and absorbed into The Endurance International Group as a member of their family of internet service providers. Most of the subsidiaries from Endurance International Group are web hosting providers, but the company has recently entered into the VPN field with TotalVPN, Incognito, and Safer Web, each a Pseudo Ltd. company. The company is now subject to the laws of the United States, as The Endurance International Group is headquartered in Massachusetts. The company publishes average load stats online for each of the 30+ server locations for users to select from when connecting.
Other brands, in addition to Incognito, operated by Pseudo Ltd. include TotalVPN and Safer Web. In March, 2016, Pseudo Ltd. was purchased by The Endurance International Group and, along with Pseudo Ltd.’s other brands is a subsidiary of The Endurance Group International. This foray into VPNs is the first for The Endurance Group, who specialize in offering web hosting. While maintaining offices in the United Kingdom, Incognito is subject to laws and ordinances in the United States, as their parent company is headquartered in Massachusetts.
Barracuda Networks was founded in 2002 and has grown to be a leader in providing IT solutions to companies. They are headquartered in Campbell, California. The company offers their clients the ability to have their IT department fully managed with both hardware and software from the same source.
PulseSecure was founded in 2014 and is currently headquartered in San Jose, California. They operate offices in Maryland and Massachusetts as well as in India and Israel. They have over 500 global employees and supply solutions giving companies secure options for their VPNs. The company has won several awards and is a solid performer in their niche.