PIA VPN does not offer any exclusive features you cannot find in other reliable VPNs. On the other hand, PIA VPN offers IP masking, data encryption, IPv6 leak protection, DNS leak protection, and a firewall as well as ad and malware blocking. The app also supports advanced features like automatic kill switch, malware and tracking protection as well as port forwarding.
Privacy & Security
PIA’s current corporate offices are located in Greenwood Village, Colorado while the company is governed by US legislation. They claim that the company has adopted a strict no-logs policy but you should be aware that both PIA and their parent company are incorporated in countries that are members of the 5 Eye alliance.
PIA VPN is using AES 128-bit encryption and supports the OpenVPN and the older L2TP/IPSec as well as the latest WireGuard protocol. You can also connect to P2P file-sharing networks and BitTorrent on their VPN servers. No connections to the Tor anonymizer are allowed and no multihop connections are available.
Running speed tests with PIA VPN reveals inconsistent speeds on one and the same server and in some cases, you can get half the speed on the same server within minutes and during different connection sessions. The speeds for some locations are noticeably slow, which can be a problem even for casual browsing. PIA offers unlimited data traffic and unlimited bandwidth while you can connect to one of their servers in seconds. Switching servers is also easy. The VPN app provides support for split tunneling, which means that you can select which applications to connect to the Internet directly and which to use the VPN connection for faster speeds.