Online Security on your Mac with CactusVPN

CactusVPN provides VPN service in 9 different countries 20 in different locations extending from North America to East Asia including South America, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.

CactusVPN believes everyone deserves privacy and freedom. The сyberspace should be safe for everyone; we believe that people should not be afraid to use the Internet when they connect to the outside world or gain access to their favorite content.


Let’s look at its main features:


 Review of CactusVPN advantages:

  • A clear, user-friendly site – as well as an admin panel;
  • Speed. Approximately 13-17 Mbit (fluctuates imperceptibly depending on which of the servers you use);
  • Provides for all popular protocols: PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, and even the most modern – SoftEther
  • Clear guidance for connecting / configuring all of the listed protocols – right in your account;
  • Supports 3 gadgets (connections) simultaneously. Note, you need to choose different servers (IP addresses) for each device;
  • You can set your username and password – it is very convenient
  • Holidays discounts.
  • Convenient payment methods. Though, purchases are with auto-renewal (recurring payments) – at the end of the paid period, the same period is automatically extended;
  • You can unsubscribe at any time, and you are given a choice – cancel right now or order cancellation now, and it will come when the paid period ends;
  • There is an affiliate program. 25% is accrued for each attracted customer.
  • It is easy to remember not only the username and password, but also the addresses of the servers. Not only IP addresses, but also server names are indicated in your personal account.


Review of CactusVPN disadvantages:

  • Only 3 simultaneous connections
  • If to judge strictly, it’s speed. No, it’s not slow, but other VPN providers work faster. When working on FTP, the delay compared to a direct connection is felt;
  • Unexpected connection interruption on Mac for no apparent reason.


CactusVPN is an inexpensive VPN service provider that distributes distinguished data transfer speeds and reliable connectivity for Macs. It has 5 different protocols built to allow you to choose whatever type of privacy you need.

CactusVPN has shown the best performance in mobile, in working with turn-based clients and during the test of data rate in Europe.

You can see from the review, the company’s servers are located in only 9 countries. What’s more, users need to remember that the service is blocked by Netflix and will need to purchase an additional Smart DNS service if you need to unlock it on Mac.