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Storm Proxies Review & Top Alternatives in 2024

Shehmir Javaid
Updated on Jan 3
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Storm Proxies Review & Top Alternatives in 2024Storm Proxies Review & Top Alternatives in 2024

As data becomes more valuable and difficult to access, the demand and popularity of proxy services grows. One such service that is gaining interest in the proxy services space is Storm Proxies. Prior to investing in a service like Storm Proxies, it is important to evaluate its benefits and drawbacks.

This article offers an in-depth evaluation of Storm Proxies and offers a comparison table for its top alternatives.

If you do not wish to use Storm Proxies and are interested in its alternatives, here is a table comparing the best other options.

Table 1. Top Storm Proxies alternatives comparison based on market presence criteria

Proxy
Providers
Number of
Employees*
Number of
Reviews**
User Ratings
out of 5 (Avg)
Storm ProxiesN/AN/AN/A
Smartproxy127394.4
Bright Data8872214.7
SOAX64524.9
Infatica13304.8
NetNut6264.7
Oxylabs333584.6
IPRoyal49244.2

Table 2. Top Storm Proxies alternatives comparison based on vendor capabilities criteria

Proxy
Providers
Offered
Proxy Types***
PAYG
Option
Free Trial
Storm Proxies2
Smartproxy414 day
money-back
Bright Data47-day
SOAX33-day trial
for $1.99
Infatica33-day trial
for $1.99
NetNut47-day
Oxylabs47-day
IPRoyal4

Notes for the tables:

  • * Based on LinkedIn
  • ** Only from B2B platforms such as G2, Trustradius and Capterra.
  • *** Proxy types are listed in the ‘supported proxy types of all vendors’ section.
  • The vendors are ranked based on their average user ratings scores, with the exception of the products of the article’s sponsors, which are linked to sponsor websites.

Proxy types supported by all the vendors compared in the tables:

  • Smartproxy: Residential, datacenter, mobile and ISP.
  • Bright Data: Residential, ISP, Mobile, and Datacenter.
  • IPBurger: Residential, ISP, and Mobile.
  • Oxylabs: Residential, ISP, Mobile, and Datacenter.
  • SOAX: Residential, datacenter, Mobile and ISP
  • IPRoyal: Residential, Datacenter, Mobile, and ISP.
  • Infatica: Residential, Mobile, and Datacenter
  • NetNut: Residential, datacenter, mobile, and ISP.

Vendor selection criteria

  • The criteria are divided into market presence and vendor capabilities categories. Here, we explain the criteria we used.
    • Number of employees: The company’s size indicates its service capacity. 
    • Number of reviews: The total number of reviews identified from all review platforms
    • User ratings (AVG): The average user rating score of each vendor from all the review platforms.
    • PAYG option: Does the vendor offer a pay-as-you-go service.
    • Free trial: If free-trial is offered and what type of trial is offered.
  • We selected vendors with more than 5 reviews on review sites such as G2, Trustradius, and Capterra.
  • We included companies that have 10+ employees listed on LinkedIn. We could not find data on Storm Proxies.
  • The vendors are ranked based on the total number of reviews.

Storm Proxies overview

Storm Proxies is a small player in the proxy industry that offers multiple proxy solutions to its customers. It claims to offer a secure gateway for users who need IP solutions for anonymity.

Features and capabilities

  • Private dedicated proxies: Its dedicated proxies are sourced from data centers located in the USA.  
  • Residential proxies: Claims to offer a proxy pool of over 700K residential backconnect proxies from the USA and EU. The proxy provider allows users to rotate residential IPs for each connection request or at intervals (every 3 or 5 minutes). Each residential package is limited to one access IP address, meaning that only one computer can connect and use the proxy pool based on its IP address. 
  • Backconnect rotating proxies: Automatically rotates IP addresses from a pool of IPs. Backconnect IPs are generated from residential and datacenter proxies and allow users to make HTTP requests. There are three types of proxies:
    • Main proxies: Rotate IP addresses for each connection request to the target server.
    • 3-minute proxies: Rotate IPs every 3 minutes. 
    • 15-minute proxies: Rotate IPs every 15 minutes. 

Cons of Storm Proxies’ proxy network 

1. The lack of specificity

Storm proxies offer the choice of USA proxies, EU proxies, or mixtures thereof. You cannot select the exact country or city. If your task requires specific geolocation targeting such as ad verification for a specific country, the USA and EU proxy option might not meet your needs. 

2. Limit the number of simultaneous connections

The provider limits the number of authorized IPs, 1 device, and simultaneous connections. It can pose challenges to conduct high concurrency tasks, like web scraping.

3. Small IP pool

When compared to other proxy providers in the market, such as Smartproxy, Bright Data, NetNut, and IPRoyal, Storm Proxies offers 700K IPs. A small IP pool increases the likelihood of IP bans and overlapping usage. 

Storm Proxies pricing

The following table lists the pricing plan of Storm Proxies.

Table 3. Storm Proxies’ pricing plan

A table listing all the pricing plans offered by Storm Proxies.

Note: The company does not offer a free trial but claims to offer a 24-hour refund policy. Storm Proxies also does not offer a pay-as-you-go plan.

Pricing comparison with alternatives

This section offers a figure comparing the basic plans (lower prices) of the residential proxies per GB of all the companies compared in this article.

Figure 1. Price comparison of all Storm Proxies’ alternatives

A graph comparing all the prices of all storm proxies alternatives mentioned in this article. With Infactica being the most expensive and, Smart proxy and IPRoyal being the cheapest.

Storm Proxies reviews

We analyze B2B customer reviews from review platforms like G2, Trustradius, Capterra and B2C platforms like Trustpilot to gather positive and negative reviews for vendors. 

  • No B2B reviews were identified of Storm Proxies from any of the platforms mentioned above.
  • We might update this section in the future if data is found.

Transparency statement

AIMultiple serves numerous emerging tech companies, including the vendors linked in the article.

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Shehmir Javaid
Shehmir Javaid is an industry analyst in AIMultiple. He has a background in logistics and supply chain technology research. He completed his MSc in logistics and operations management and Bachelor's in international business administration From Cardiff University UK.

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