HMA Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

HMA

Virtual private network software for securing online traffic

4.26/5 (54 reviews)

HMA overview

What is HMA?

HMA (formerly known as 'HideMyAss!') is a virtual private network (VPN) software designed to help businesses of all sizes securely browse the web, gain access to blocked websites, and encrypt online traffic. The platform includes a smart kill switch, which enables organizations to restrict access to the internet when VPN disconnects and configure automatic launch for the entire network or specific applications.

The IP shuffle functionality in HMA lets organizations surf websites using anonymous IP addresses. The application offers protection against IPV4, IPV6, and other domain name system (DNS) leaks, ensuring security from hack attempts, malware, and phishing sites. It offers a host of features such as split-tunneling, no logging, multiple connections, 256-bit encryption, SHA256 authentication, multi-device access, and more. Organizations can also securely send bulk files using peer-to-peer (P2P) optimized servers.

HMA includes a web proxy, which allows users to access specific websites using online browsers, allow or block cookies, remove scripts, and encrypt URLs. Businesses can also perform a variety of tests including WebRTC, DNS leak, and IP to evaluate data security, communication capabilities, and web connectivity of the existing systems.
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Pricing

Starting from
$4.05/month
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HMA user reviews

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Jeramy C.

The name says it all

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-21
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I love this tool. In looking for a VPN, I could not help but note the name... it is pretty much what I want to use a VPN for when I am working remotely. I travel a lot and work online, so I need to be able to access company networks and want to ensure that I am safe personally and professionally. HMA has been easy to use and the one issue I had was resolved in short order with an email. I have been a user for about a year and have another year on my subscription, and I anticipate renewing when my subscription is up.

Pros
Very easy to use and has apps and software fo all platforms. Setup takes just a couple of minutes, and the tool will turn on when needed and remain off when not. HMA has been very stable and reliable, and I enjoy being able to work from any site remotely without the worry of wondering how is accessing my system or seeing my work projects.

Cons
The one challenge that I have is in regard to the iPhone and Mac software; may be a challenge on all. When accessing the internet in some public locations, such as Starbucks, you must first select the network then agree to the terms to use the wifi. The challenge is that HMA detects and turns on, and then the connection fails a causes some issues in connecting. I have learned that when I access one of these networks, I have to dosconnect from HMA, agree to the terms, then turn on HMA. The same issue occurs on my iPhone, and may happen more often as I access dofferent networks throughout the week. While I have come to know how to resolve, it can be annoying sometimes with delays in access and having to occasionally restart.

Response from Privax


Hello,

Thank you for your input.

Please allow us to explain that the issue with public wi-fis, such as cafes, Universities, Libereies, etc.. is not on the VPN end (not just our VPN but in general) . The thing is that their SYS admins block VPN technology, and there is no much that could be done on our end.

If you would like to know more about this, please contact us here https://goo.gl/JUYit9 we'll be glad to answer your queries.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Easy to use but not flawless

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-07-07
Review Source: Capterra

The application was used for QA testing of various applications, mimicking the real location and testing the functionality of VPN detection. As a paid tool, compared to other similar applications and free alternatives it is still an affordable option for professional or hobby QA testers even with low budget.

Pros
Easy to use and select target GEO with the dedicated app. Minimal setup is required, everything is self-explanatory

Cons
Often refused to connect or just jumped to another server without notification. Found a little bit expensive compared to the competition. Detected that real IP address leaks in certain situations.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Iyanu V.

Fast & Good VPN but can also be deceptional

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
HMA has plenty of IPs available for almost all countries in the World and keeps no logs of any of them, it is totally secure and very fast. It has all the feature a standard VPN should have including kill switch, Cross-Platform Support, one-click connect and disconnect, and so on.

Cons
Only a few locations in the USA, Canada, and the UK work perfectly, selecting a city in the USA might end up with you having the IP of Czech Republic and this is the same with some of the P2P enabled locations. It is best to verify the IP and Country for each location so as to be sure.

Response from Privax


Thank you for your feedback.
When it comes to locations, we tend to have at least one server in every state.
We're known to have more server locations than any other provider. If you need some specific location, please wire here https://goo.gl/JUYit9, we'll pass your feedback to our networking team.
As for Czech Republic issue, it has been mostly resolved by now.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Opeyemi O.

Hidemyass review

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Privacy; this is a bit tricky as from my perspective, this part of the vpn is both an advantage and a disadvantage depending on where you are coming from. The intetnet privacy collects some sort of information that will be detailed in the cons but the good thing is, they never track your usage and the websites you visit and that is some sort of privacy you paid for. Speed; depending on whether ypu are using the service on a smartphone or a personal computer, there's never that slugiish feeling that comes with using free vpn trials, your internet connection is as swift as ever, only that now you're shielded from every prying eyes that's interested in what you do on the internet. Simplicity; hma's ease of use can be compared to no other as just about anyone can get around the interface to get to their various needs. Vastness; hma deserves all the accolades when it comes to the available servers presented to you to choose from, there's a lot of vpns out there with promises of a wide selection of servers when you upgrade to their subscription based service, at the end of the day, what you get is not usually what you paid for.

Cons
Pricing; in all sincerity, to some class of people, the pricing of their services is fair but to others, it's not so fair as there are other alternatives with cheaper subscription fee, the company will do better for themselves to review the pricings. Extended options; there's little to no provision for power users who use vpns for more thsn bypassing restrictions on multimedia websites, some of us use vpn for accessing our funds on online payment systems who are strict on how you access your account, a slight change in your ip address can ruin years of hardwork as cash of many has been stranded cause of this oversight PC user interface; the ux team must be headed by someone who is as lazy as lazy can get as he somehow maneuvered his way to port the smartphone interface on personal computers and it is an eye sore. Privacy; with hma you don't have all the privacy you paid for as some information that might make you uncomfortable is being collected as you surf the net

Response from Privax


Hello,

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback.
We have shared it with our developers.

We will use your suggestion to improve our service.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Monday A.

One of the best VPN I have used

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-26
Review Source: Capterra

HideMyAss is good and for business wise it will be one of the best because of multiple servers and one license can be used on multiple computers and mobile gadget.

Pros
HideMyAss is one of the best VPN I have used and really efficient because of the several and multiple servers the have. They have over 10,000 servers and that gives me the choice to select any server location that I wish to use. It is equally cheap compared to other VPN services. I will recommend this VPN service to any person who is looking for a cheap VPN service with multiple location and their customer service is very fast and efficient and always respond to any inquiries.

Cons
HideMyAss is good but I discovered that some of their servers are not really good. It is either they are blacklisted or their DNS will be showing that of your country which you resides and that is not suppose to be so. Unless you contact their customer care before they will fix it. They should try and check on their servers before they give it out to the public for use.

Response from Privax


Thank you for your comment, we're happy to know you are content with our service, your satisfaction is our top-most priority.

When it comes to DNS issue that you describe, we'd be glad to help you with it, just contact us here please https://goo.gl/JUYit9 we'll do all we can to resolve the issue.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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HMA pricing

Starting from
$4.05/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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HMA offers a free web-based proxy along with monthly, annual, two, three year and connection based plans, details of which are outlined below-
1 month plan - $4.05
12 month plan - $52.68 billed at once ($4.39/month)
36 month plan - $100.44 billed at once ($2.79/month)

Business Plans
10 simultaneous connection - $12.99/month or $155.88 billed annually
20 simultaneous connection - $23.99/month or $287.88 billed annually
30 simultaneous connection - $32.99/month or $395.88 billed annually

HMA features

Access Controls/Permissions
Authentication
Secure Data Storage

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Audit Trail (100 other apps)
Compliance Management (193 other apps)
Incident Management (104 other apps)
Monitoring (182 other apps)
Policy Management (149 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (141 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (143 other apps)
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Third Party Integrations (132 other apps)
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Vulnerability Scanning (107 other apps)

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Additional information for HMA

Key features of HMA

  • 256-bit Encryption
  • Anonymous Browsing
  • Connection Encryption
  • DNS Leak Protection
  • IP Checker
  • Kill Switch
  • Multi-Protocol
  • Multidevice Access
  • P2P Optimized Servers
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • SHA256 Authentication
  • Smart Kill Switch
  • Split Tunneling
  • WebRTC Testing
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