The Chinese government began blocking VyprVPN connections via IP blocking on March 3, around 10pm CST. The latest round of censorship occurred in conjunction with a major meeting in China, called the “Two Sessions,” which is an annual meeting of the country’s national legislature and top political advisory board. The meeting is important, and China has frequently ramped up censorship in conjunction with political events in the past. We rolled out workarounds and were back up and running in about 4 hours. Currently, VyprVPN service is restored to all users in China.
At VyprVPN we run our own servers and network, which enables us to offer quick turnaround times when blocks do recur and to restore service ahead of other blocked VPN providers. The connection activity chart below illustrates the impact of China’s latest attempts to block VyprVPN and our success in working around these efforts in an efficient manner.