Best VPN for Lebanon (2017)

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Lebanon is considered one of the most multicultural countries in the Middle East with one of the highest tourism rate in the region with visitors and expats coming in and out of the country from all over the world. Unfortunately, when it comes to the internet, the IT infrastructure in Lebanon is not that strong causing users’ online sessions to be vulnerable with issues like websites being blocked or expats and tourists not being able to access geo-restricted websites from back home. Even though, Lebanon has a very high rate of internet users exceeding 60% of its population. A weak IT infrastructure, such of that in Lebanon is more vulnerable to online risks and users become more susceptible to cyber crimes. For those reasons and more it is very important for all internet users to take precautionary actions to protect their online security, online privacy, and online freedom. The most suitable solution here would be the acquiring of a Virtual Private Network or VPN service. Today, there are countless of VPN providers in the market, however not all of them are perfectly suitable for the online environment in Lebanon. This is why we have done our research among different VPN providers, went through their features and specifications, and filtered out the top 3 best VPN services for Lebanon.

 

Most Recommended VPNs for Lebanon

 

BVPN

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BVPN is a Netherlands based VPN provider that started operating back in 2014. It has been and still is a leading name in the VPN market. This is due to its highly competitive features in the field of online security, privacy and freedom. Ever since it launched and it has been in constant improvements to keep up with the online challenges around the world. It has been highly recommended in the toughest online situations such as China. This is why it is highly recommended for Lebanon, especially when BVPN recently merged with the Middle East based provider, WaselPro VPN.

 

Level of Security

  • BVPN uses a 256-bit military grade encryption to secure its entire network
  • Multiple advanced and unique security protocols supported ( OpenVPN with UDP/TCP, L2TP/IPSec, SSH, and its very own Smoke Tunnel)

 

Additional Security Features

  • Internet Kill Switch
  • IPv6 Leak Protection
  • Public Wi-Fi Protection

 

Network of Servers

  • More than 30 worldwide, strategically placed server locations
  • This network is capable of providing its users with countless of shared IP’s

 

Additional Features

  • Up to 6 simultaneous connections
  • Arabic speaking customer support (very important advantage in the Middle East)
  • No logs policy
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited server switching
  • Fastest Serverautomatic server selection
  • 7-day money back guarantee

 

ExpressVPN

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ExpressVPN is considered one of the largest names in the VPN market. It was launched back in 2009 and is based in the British Virgin Islands. Over the years it has striven to always provide its users with the most advanced features in the field of online privacy, security, and freedom. It has climbed up the ranks and has been recommended in almost every online challenge around the world. When it came to Lebanon, ExpressVPN was an easy choice since it met all our requirements in this case.

 

Level of Security

  • Entire network is secured with an AES-256-bit encryption
  • Multiple security protocols supported (OpenVPN with UDP/TCP, SSTP, L2TP/IPSec, and PPTP)

 

Additional Security Features

  • Network Lock kill switch
  • Wi-Fi Security
  • DNS Leak Protection

 

Network of Servers

  • Over 1700 servers in 145 locations, spread across 94 countries around the world
  • Each server is capable of providing its users with countless shared IP’s

Additional Features

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited server switching
  • Up to 3 simultaneous connections
  • Split Tunneling
  • Zero-Knowledge DNS (No logs kept)
  • Built-in Speed Test
  • 30-day money back guarantee

 

PureVPN

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Back in 2007, PureVPN was launched from Hong Kong with as little as 2 server locations. In a matter of just a few years it has raced to earn its place among the big names in the VPN industry. Its dedication to the cause of online privacy and its continuous improvements are what made it a highly recommended provider, not just in Lebanon, but in any country around the world with a difficult online situation.

 

Level of Security

  • A 256-bit data encryption is used to secure the entire PureVPN network
  • Multiple advanced security protocols supported (OpenVPN with UDP/TCP, L2TP/IPsec, PPTP, SSTP, and IKEv2)

 

Additional Security Features

  • Antivirus/Antimalware
  • Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS)
  • Wi-Fi Security
  • Automatic Protocol Selection
  • Internet Kill Switch
  • NAT Firewall
  • DDoS Protection

 

Network of Servers

  • More than 750 servers spread across more than 140 countries around the world
  • This network provides its users with over 88,000 shared IP’s in addition to the availability of dedicated IP’s

 

Additional Features

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited server switching
  • Ad-blocking
  • URL Filtering
  • App Filtering
  • Up to 5 simultaneous connections
  • Split Tunneling
  • Smart Purpose Selection
  • 7-day money back guarantee

 

Conclusion

Lebanon is not considered one of the toughest online environments compared to other countries in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates, yet it is still considered a challenge due to its weak IT infrastructure. For that reason, if you are either a citizen, expat, or just traveling temporary to Lebanon, it is highly recommended that you use a VPN. This is to ensure the protection of your online security, online privacy, and online freedom.

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