VPNs are great inventions that allow users to freely surf the web without being afraid of hackers and online threats of all sorts. Virtual private networks protect your identity and data even if you are connecting to unsecure, public WiFi networks, they allow you to torrent in peace, stream geo-restricted content and more.
Surfshark is a ’fresh’ service on the VPN market. It’s only been around for approximately one year, but has already managed to gain a good reputation among VPN users.
The company is based in the British Virgin Islands and its VPN service is among the most affordable ones you can find. Moreover, that doesn’t affect the quality of the VPN in any way and the features it offers, which are quite impressive.
Surfshark has 3 types of subscriptions: 1-month subscription, 24-months subscription and 36-months subscription.
The 1-month subscription is priced at $11.95/month.
The 24-months subscription is priced at $3.49/month.
The 36-months subscription is priced at $1.94/month.
You benefit from Surfshark’s 30-day money back guarantee, regardless of the plan you choose.
What are the features of Surfshark?
Because it is relatively new on the market, Surfshark needs some time to expand in terms of available servers, but it does have over 800 servers worldwide so far. Those servers are spread all over the world: US, Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia, Chile, Argentina and more.
If you are not sure about signing up for Surfshark, you can first test the VPN, because Surfshark offers a free trial, although it only offers that trial for iOS, macOS and Android devices. The paid version though has apps for Chrome, Firefox, Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Linux, Fire TV.
One of Surfshark’s biggest strengths are its security features, which are impressive in number. This VPN uses AES-256-GCM encryption, secure protocols (OpenVPN, IKEv2/IPSec), has a kill switch feature and private DNS & leak protection.
There is also a multihop feature, which allows you to connect through multiple countries at once for more protection and a camouflage mode, to protect your privacy even from your internet provider and make sure it doesn’t see you are using a VPN.
For restrictive regions, Surfshark also has a ‘noborders’ mode that lets you use the VPN even in those areas.
Surfshark doesn’t keep any activity logs and has good speeds, for both download and upload.
Another impressive feature is the unlimited number of simultaneous devices you can use, which is a benefit you don’t get with many VPNs, not even with major competitors such as NordVPN, ExpressVPN and the likes.
Surfshark is a great way to get rid of annoying ads and trackers, malware, phishing attempts and other online threats.
You can also use the ‘whitelister’ and specify certain sites and apps that can bypass the VPN if you like.
Customer support is also commendable with Surfshark. The company offers 24/7 assistance via live chat and email.