December 07, 2022 | Commissioned tests, VPN tests
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VPN Comparative Test 2022

In September 2022, AV-TEST performed a test of Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions and compared them to normal unencrypted reference connections. The VPNs have been reviewed for their download- and upload- performances, for torrent download performance, measured latency and ability to stream different resolutions through YouTube at three geographical locations - the US west coast, the Netherlands and Japan. All tests were conducted for the “best” local connection as well as 2 geographical overseas connections.

A test commissioned by Kaspersky

and performed by AV-TEST GmbH


The test was performed simultaneously with the public certification test of VPN solutions and in full accordance with its methodology for the solutions performance measurement. The report is prepared with no exclusion of any result reached by any of the products initially requested into the test.

We perform this test in parallel for all products multiple times a day for an entire week, which provides an extract of the performance provided by the VPN products.

The presented evaluation assesses Avast SecureLine VPN, ExpressVPN, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection, Mullvad VPN, NordVPN, Norton Secure VPN and Private Internet Access.

Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection is the obvious winner in the performed speed tests. The VPN doubles the performance of the next competitor for tested torrents and downloads for local and overseas connections. Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection is among the best three for local and overseas latency performances. Local uploads are performed at twice the speed of the industry average. Meanwhile in the scenario “Upload Oversea” Kaspersky works on performance improvements for getting better results in the next period. Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection had no issue playing test video in 4k video from local or overseas connection.

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