However, the owner of CyberGhost is Kape Technologies (UK), which some link to a “dark past.” In turn, PIA might be the better alternative in this regard.
Security – It’s A Tie
Both CyberGhost and PIA are serious when it comes to protecting their users. Both VPNs offer military-grade encryption, WireGuard, OpenVPN, and IKEv2 protocols. They also provide for IP, DNS, and WebRTC leak protection, along with the necessary Kill switch feature.
Furthermore, CyberGhost offers Malware Blocker, Split tunneling, SOCKS5 proxy, and Tor over VPN. In turn, PIA comes with HNS, Shadowsocks, Split tunneling, and SOCKS5 proxy.
Whichever you choose as a user, you can rest assured, you won’t be exposed.
Speed – Which VPN Is More Consistent?
CyberGhost has a well-established server network with 7,264 servers in 91 countries. PIA takes things to another level. It has 29,300 servers in 78 countries, all of which are physical P2P servers.
Still, keep in mind, more servers don’t always mean better speeds. It’s the server distribution that plays the key role. The rule of thumb is, the lower the distance to the VPN server, the lower the latency.
Now, the thing is, Private Internet Access has only a few servers in Africa, South America, and Asia. So, it’s safe to say, CyberGhost takes the lead in speed.