- PureVPN hired external auditor Altius IT to confirm their no-logs policy.
- The auditor did confirm that PureVPN isn’t keeping any user identification data on their systems.
- The service is only storing a few basic usage data to help them serve their clients better.
PureVPN, the Hong Kong-based virtual private network service owned by GZ Systems Ltd. has hired an independent auditor to confirm their “no-logs” policy. The auditor is Altius IT, a California-based expert in the field with over 25 years of experience in IT audits, penetration testing, and cybersecurity. The no-logs policy that is claimed by PureVPN is simply a promise that the company doesn’t store any user data on its systems. While many like to promote their services as such, few are actually hiring an independent third party to test the claims and certify them.
We have seen such audits going well for ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and TunnelBear, so with their Altius IT audit, PureVPN is joining a small club of trustworthy VPN vendors. So, here is what Altius had to say about PureVPN:
In our in-depth review of PureVPN, the product scored 5.1 out of 10, as we have found privacy issues, detected data leaks, and also noticeable throttling. On the positive side, PureVPN is a low-cost package that can still help those who want to unblock certain websites, offers thousands of servers all around the globe, and comes with strong traffic data encryption. To be fair, it’s been eight months since we last scrutinized PureVPN, which could potentially mean that a lot has changed for the better.