February 06, 2024 | VPN tests
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Kaspersky VPN Test Report 2023

AV-TEST conducted a comprehensive independent evaluation of Kaspersky's VPN Secure Connection (Kaspersky VPN), version 21.14 for Windows and version 1.70 for Android in September 2023, focusing on its performance and security capabilities in September 2023. This assessment aimed to determine the effectiveness of Kaspersky's VPN in providing secure and reliable internet connectivity, particularly in the context of increasing accelerated cyber privacy threats and the need for robust online privacy protection we all demand.

Kaspersky VPN Test Report 2023

performed by AV-TEST GmbH


The evaluation involved a series of tests designed to measurevarious aspects of the VPN's performance, including its connection stability, speed, encryption strength, and ability to maintain user anonymity. These tests were conducted the special way to simulate real world usage scenarios, and similarly to the tests of previous years years.

Key Findings:

1. Connection Quality and Speed: Testing revealed that Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection consistently maintains robust connection stability and high speed performance increased year over year, facilitating uninterrupted online activities such as streaming in ultra-high definition, online gaming with low latency, and efficient handling of large scale data transfers with minimal speed loss.

Kaspersky VPN continues to improve its performance and demonstrates even higher results in 2023 compared to 2022. 

a. In Local connections, Latency is improved 24% YoY, Download Speed is improved 23% YoY, Upload Speed is improved 32% YoY;
b. In Oversea connections, Latency improved by 3% YoY, Download Speed is remained the same, Upload speed improved 355% YoY.

2. Advanced Encryption: Kaspersky VPN uses top-tier encryption methods, including 256-bit AES encryption for Catapult Hydra and OpenVPN protocols, and chacha20-poly1305 for WireGuard, ensuring user data remains secure against advanced cyberthreats. This high level of encryption is paramount for users who manage sensitive information online.

3. Privacy Protection: The service is effective in concealing users' IP addresses, significantly reducing the risk of tracking and bolstering anonymity on the internet. This is particularly vital for users who engage in activities requiring a high degree of privacy and for those in regions with restrictive internet policies.

4. Server Network Range: Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection's expansive and one of the largest server network is notable, providing users with a broad range of geographical options: 100+ locations in 80+ countries. This feature is instrumental for users looking to circumvent geo-restrictions and is an essential utility for international travelers needing access to content from their home countries.

5. User Interface and Usability: The VPN's user interface is designed with clarity and simplicity, making it accessible for users of varying technical backgrounds. The ease with which users can modify settings and preferences contributes to a positive user experience. New features were introduced in the recent product release: Smart Protection, Dark Theme, Favorite Locations, etc.

In essence, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection has demonstrated its efficacy in fundamental operational areas, solidifying its reputation in the VPN landscape. It excels with its reliable and fast connection speeds, state of the art encryption technologies, and extensive privacy features, rendering it an excellent choice for individuals seeking to improve their online security and privacy.

Download Report (PDF)

Additional product features assessment and detailed performance results (PDF)

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