Surfshark is a very competitive product on the VPN market and has managed to win a lot of customers, despite its young ‘age’ of only 2 years. This British Virgin Islands-based provider has affordable plans, top-notch security features and a lot of other useful qualities.
Surfshark is a subscription-based service that offers 3 plans: a 1-month plan, a 12-months plan and a 24-months plan.
The 1-month plan will cost you $11.95 per month.
The 12-months plan is priced at $5.99 per month ($71.88 billed every 12 months).
The 24-months plan costs $1.99 per month ($47.76 billed every 24 months). This is the most affordable plan because it helps you save 83%.
All these plans come with Surfshark’s 30-day money back guarantee.
In case you want to try before you buy, Surfshark also offers a free trial. The free trial works on all major OS except for Windows. However, there are apps for macOS, Android and iOS. If you opt for the paid version of the VPN and sign up for one of the plans, you get access to all the apps and Surfshark will work on all operating systems.
Security and privacy features
Surfshark uses AES-256-bit GCM encryption and the IKEv2/IPsec protocol by default. There is also the possibility to use the OpenVPN protocol if you want.
This VPN also has a kill-switch feature, private DNS and leak protection, a MultiHop feature to connect to multiple countries at once for a better ID protection and a camouflage mode. The camouflage mode makes you untraceable even by your internet provider.
Surfshark helps you enjoy what they call a ‘cleanweb’, keeping at bay annoying ads, trackers, malware, phishing attempts and other online threats.
When it comes to respecting your privacy, Surfshark has a strict no-logs policy that ensures your connection and activity logs are not monitored/stored.
Surfshark has over 800 servers spread in over 50 countries. They cover all the important areas, from Europe to the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
This VPN allows torrenting and is also good for unlocking geo-restricted content such as Netflix, etc. Surfshark also has a ‘no borders’ mode that allows you to use the VPN in restrictive regions.
Surfshark is also ahead of its competitors when it comes to simultaneous devices connected. It allows unlimited devices, compared to 3, 5 or 7, as it is the case with most VPN providers.
When it comes to available apps, Surfshark works on pretty much any platform/device. There are apps for macOS, Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, Fire TV, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
If there are websites that you don’t want to connect to with the VPN on, you can also use the Whitelister feature and bypass the VPN for those sites.
Surfshark is also a good option when it comes to speed, as it doesn’t slow down your connection.
The provider offers 24/7 customer support via live chat and email.