Radmin VPN review

Jan Youngren
Jan Youngren | Security researcher
Last updated: January 12, 2021
Radmin VPN

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Radmin VPN, created by Famatech, is a business (non-consumer) VPN that helps remote teams work together more efficiently. It allows teams the ability to establish secure connections between computers online, much like as if they were connected over a LAN. It can be integrated with Famatech’s popular Radmin product, which is billed as remote support software for IT pros.

There are some non-business uses for Radmin VPN though, such as its support for setting up local gaming networks.

Most importantly, however, Radmin VPN won’t protect your privacy if you go on the internet. For that, use another VPN. You can start by checking out our best B2B VPN services list.

Who is Radmin VPN for?

Radmin VPN, as we mentioned above, is more for connecting users together in a local network, as well as for allowing remote desktop capabilities.

It’s great for teams who want to work as if they are connected over a LAN, including for gamers. However, it’s not a full VPN in any other sense. If you want to use your entire internet connection (browsers, other apps, Netflix, etc.), you’ll soon find out that it doesn’t work like that at all.

In fact, it would be more appropriate to call it a secure, encrypted VLAN than a VPN.

Is Radmin VPN safe to use?

Well, the first thing to know is that Radmin VPN’s parent company, Famatech Corp., is based out of Moscow, Russia. That isn’t great, since Russia has mandatory data retention laws that force telecoms to store details of user communications so that Russian intelligence agencies can access them at any time.

So your information on their servers? Accessible to the government. However, Radmin VPN is intended largely for business and gaming usage, so this point may not concern you as much.

Radmin VPN uses AES-256 encryption, which is industry-standard for a VPN.

As far as its logging goes, its website does collect “domain, IP address, browser type and operating system for site trends and statistics.”

As for the service, we have a pretty standard policy:

“Your personal data, including your e-mail address, is used for internal purposes only and is never sold or shared with anyone outside of Famatech, unless we disclose information in response to a law enforcement request.”

However, when that service is located in Russia, it’s something to think about if you value privacy and security.

Apps and extensions

Radmin VPN only supports Windows.

There doesn’t seem to be plans to support other platforms, including mobile, routers or browser extensions.

Customer support and pricing

Radmin VPN has the following support options:

  • opening a support ticket
  • checking out their forum, the Radmin Club

Surprisingly, they don’t seem to have an FAQ section. They offer no live chat, and their support ticket is quite slow. Their Radmin Club, however, has useful information on setting up the VPN and other troubleshooting.

As far as for pricing options, good news: Radmin VPN is completely free, so there’s no reason not to try it out and see if it works for your team. It’s a great add-on for the Radmin software, which does have its own pricing plans.

Bottom line

For secure, encrypted virtual LAN, we would highly recommend Radmin VPN. It is free, and its community forum seems to be adequate if you ever run into problems. It’s especially good if you don’t have any particularly sensitive information you want to keep private, since it’s based in Russia.

However, if you are looking for a more holistic consumer VPN, one that offers industry-leading encryption, as well as VPN features such as bypassing geo-blocks, hiding your IP address, etc., we’d recommend you check out our best VPNs list.

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  1. Famatech – Radmin VPN developer

    Thank you for interest in our software. As we saw some concerns in the comments we wanted to address them.
    Radmin VPN is additional software to our pay product Radmin, that’s why it’s free. You can easily google Famatech and see all our products.

    For the transferring data through the servers. It’s not always possible to create p2p (direct) connection, in these cases, Radmin VPN creates relay connection through its servers. All data that’s going through the servers is encrypted and we do not store any of it. We do not store any passwords in our software as well and do not require registration for security reasons.


  2. Mauritz van Aarde

    I found that Radmin vpn was streaming data not only over the VPN but also to 3 servers located in South Africa (I’m based in South Africa) , USA and UK. I will not be using this as i don’t know why it is sending my data all over the world. I found that the stream was the same size to the servers and the p2p connection, thus i think the full stream is captured on the servers, thus they can not only see what you are doing but also see what you are typing. Let me know if you have this problem. I confirmed my findings with torch on a Mikrotik and with Glasswire . I highly recommend using some programs like I did to see what is happening with your data before using Radmin vpn for sensitive data.


  3. Anatoly

    I would like to see a Radmin vpn vs hamachi comparison. Hamachi is good but I’ve tried Radmin vpn for gaming and it works fine so I would use it over hamachi. Took just a bit of time to learn how to use radmin vpn and after that it was smooth sailing. And yes, they should have called is a VLAN instead of a VPN because that’s a more accurate description.


  4. Pete Escobar Meyers

    Huh. I’m actually impressed.

    I keep looking for the downside. Most free VPNs have at least one feature that makes me go YEP NO THANKS. Even ProtonVPN’s free service makes me a little iffy, because you can only use one device at a time, so it’s basically useless for me because I have so many devices to protect.

    But this…looks promising. I’m going to do a little more investigating and see how it turns out.


    1. avatar
      Jan Youngren Author

      Hi there Pete –

      Well, Radmin is pretty good if you want an encrypted LAN, but we wouldn’t go so far as to call it a full-featured VPN. Here’s what we mentioned in the intro:

      Most importantly, however, Radmin VPN won’t protect your privacy if you go on the internet. For that, use another VPN.”

      If you want a more traditional, but free, VPN, you can check out our list of the Best Free VPN Services.


  5. brainsandlooks

    could it be? is there FINALLY a free VPN that isn’t completely terrible? that’s so exciting! i mean, i use windscribe and it works pretty well, but i’m not always satisfied with the security of it and i’ve been looking to try out new alternatives but i’m super broke haha. this seems great though….I’m gonna try it out.


  6. priya76

    I think I’d use because it is free and there is no harm in trying it out. 🙂 Thank you for introducing this VPN to us


  7. Elena5544

    The best thing I like about Radmin VPN is that it is a free and easy-to-use software product which can be used to create virtual private network (VPN). It provides high-speed communication between a remote computer and multiple client computers or vice versa, allowing you to use it for telecommuting, demos and IT support.


  8. Aaron Y

    Well for a free VPN it’s really interesting ! It sounds quite safe and secure to use. It’s a great alternative to paying VPNs ! Thank you guys for the review, I’d never heard of that one before I read this.

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