Safety first, better safe than sorry, accidents hurt but safety doesn’t… if there’s one thing that can be said about those who create adages, it’s that they love safety. And their words of wisdom are even more applicable now that we’re all connected to the internet everywhere we go – it’s not just the physical realm that can threaten us, it’s the digital one as well.
With a VPN, though, you can mitigate your risk of falling victim to any number of dangers, from hackers to malware to government surveillance. One of these VPNs is SaferVPN, which states its priority right in its name – sounds good, right?
Well, sure, but there’s more to a VPN than that: performance, ease of use, value, reliability and reputability. Our SaferVPN review will explore all of these topics and reveal whether this VPN is a safe bet or a big risk.
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Whether you’re trying to stream your favorite shows or stay away from surveillance, SaferVPN has you covered. A beautiful interface, a simple setup process and blazing speeds make it a safe bet for all types of users.
Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, SaferVPN was founded by cybersecurity expert Amit Bareket and UX/UI expert Sagi Gidali. The founders started off designing software for car companies, law enforcement and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) before creating SaferVPN in 2013.
Since then, the company claims that it’s amassed millions of users around the world. It’s also the creator of the #UnblocktheWeb movement, which aims to promote internet freedom by raising awareness of online censorship and providing free VPNs to activists and dissidents whose privacy is under threat.
SaferVPN claims to be the “fastest and simplest VPN,” and the latter is apparent in the company’s website design. Clean, uncluttered and well-organized, it’s a pleasure to use.
Each feature is represented with both a quick summary and an in-depth page for those who want to learn more. These pages are helpful and well-written, going against the industry trend of focusing more on sales than information.
The WiFi Security page, for instance, discusses many types of WiFi vulnerabilities that go unmentioned on competitors’ websites, like WiFi Pineapples and Cookie Sidejacking. SaferVPN’s blog contains even more articles on a diverse array of topics, including streaming sites, security exploits and global privacy news.
SaferVPN offers apps for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.
HTTPS proxy browser extensions are available for Chrome and Firefox – these are free but aren’t quite as secure and flexible as the full VPN. Plus they only protect your web browser rather than your entire computer, so your other apps (such as torrent clients and streaming apps) won’t be secured.
Manual configuration guides are available for many devices and OSes that don’t have their own SaferVPN apps, including Linux, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Boxee Box, smart TVs, game consoles, Synology, QNAP and AsusTor NAS.
Many routers are also supported for manual configuration. Compatible brands and firmwares include Apple Airplay Capsule, Asus WRT-Merlin, Belkin, DD-WRT, Huawei, Sabai, NetDuma, TRENDnet, GL.iNet, D-Link, OpenWRT, Mikrotik, Arris, Padavan, Tenda, DrayTek, Totolink, Freebox, Tomato, TP-Link, Singtel, Anonabox and Sagemcom Livebox.
SaferVPN’s apps adhere to the company’s principle of simplicity, much as its website does. Boot up the app and you’ll see a (non-clickable) world map, a suggested server and a big “Connect” button that, when pressed, gets you connected to the recommended server instantly.
If you want a different server, clicking the small arrow to the right of the “Connect” button will open up a new window with a location picker. You can search for a location, select from a list of favorites, view recommended servers or browse the full selection.
However, you can only select your server based on country (or, in the USA’s case, east coast or west coast). No city-level selection is available and no ping times, speeds or load stats are given; you’ll also need to manually close the location picker window once you’re done with it, as selecting a server doesn’t close it automatically.
Once you’ve connected to a server, the home screen displays your session time and your new IP address.
Settings can be accessed from the upper right corner of the window. The panel is divided into five tabs: General, Protocols, Auto WiFi, Kill Switch and Support.
The General tab lets you alter the app’s startup behavior (launch when you turn your computer on and/or launch in minimized mode), enable notifications, enable automatic crash reports and check for updates. The Protocols, Auto WiFi, Kill Switch and Support tabs house do exactly what they say: you can change your protocol, enable automatic WiFi protection, enable the kill switch and contact SaferVPN support, respectively.
SaferVPN’s Android and iOS apps are near-perfect clones of the desktop apps, though with a few key differences: you can’t change the protocol and there isn’t a kill switch option. On Android, though, an “Internet Lock” feature found in the Auto WiFi settings claims to “guarantee data is never sent without a VPN connection” – it’s not clear how this differs from the kill switch, but it does appear to serve a similar purpose.
Usability Score: 4/5
We love SaferVPN’s classy design and the consistent look and feel between the website, desktop apps and mobile apps. It’s a pleasantly unified user experience, far from the choppy and disjointed UIs we see all too often with other providers.
SaferVPN’s detailed feature information is also much appreciated, as is the huge assortment of manual configuration guides; chances are, you’ll find a tutorial for each and every one of your devices. But as more and more VPN providers start offering Linux apps, those that lack them start to stand out, and not in a good way – hopefully SaferVPN introduces a Linux app soon, whether it’s got a full GUI or just a simple command-line interface.
Speaking of the apps, they’re among our favorites on the simpler end of the spectrum. They’re easy to use and nice to look at without skimping on the features that matter most, like protocol switching and a kill switch, but seasoned VPN users may be left wanting more settings, such as custom DNS, user scripts and customizable encryption.
Servers and Locations
SaferVPN has over 700 servers in 34 countries.
Europe and North America are, as usual, the best represented regions, though selection in Eastern Europe is a bit thin. The USA is divided into east and west coasts for server selection purposes; each other country functions as a singular location, with no cities or server counts listed.
Asia’s five locations are pretty well-distributed across the continent, covering India, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong. With servers in Australia and New Zealand, Oceania, too, is represented as thoroughly as possible without venturing out to a remote Pacific island.
Other regions are more sparsely covered: in South America, your choices are Brazil and Argentina, while in Africa, your only option is South Africa. Those in the Middle East will need to be content with one location in Israel, and the same goes for those in Central America, whose sole option is Mexico.
Although its given count of over 700 servers is very respectable and its server distribution is pretty decent, SaferVPN might not satisfy those who travel to the far reaches of the globe. For the average user in North America, Europe or Asia, though, there shouldn’t be any issues – as long as you don’t need city-specific location picking or detailed server stats.
Anyone can run a speed test, but the results are specific to that person and unlikely to be replicated by anyone else. That’s why we caution against putting too much weight in another person’s speed test results when selecting a VPN – unless you’re using the same hardware in the same location to connect to the same server at the same time, chances are your results will be different.
You’ll get a much more accurate idea of a VPN’s speeds by looking at relative speed losses and comparing them to those of other VPN providers. Our reviews have found that on a local connection, a VPN should reduce your speeds by no more than 20%; on connections between North America and Europe (the most common international connection), you should lose no more than 50% of your base speed.
SaferVPN claims to be “the fastest VPN.” While it’s not really possible to quantify this for sure, that doesn’t seem too far off: speeds are, for the most part, excellent, as long as you stay relatively close to home.
Local connections meet our 20% loss benchmark, and surprisingly, some longer-distance connections do as well, especially within Europe. Europe-USA connections easily exceed our 50% loss benchmark, with speed decreases ranging from 40% to just 25%; if you’re using a decent base connection, you probably won’t even notice these lower speeds unless you’re downloading huge files.
Outside of Europe and North America, speeds get a little more iffy. Connecting to Australia from Europe, for instance, cuts speeds by around 85% – it’s a long way for your data to travel, sure, but on an average home connection, you’ll start struggling to download files and stream video at this level of loss.
Other servers, especially those in Asia, fall behind as well: Hong Kong and Thailand can reduce speeds by over 90%, in some cases dipping down to 1-2Mbps. That’s barely enough for regular web browsing, and you’re likely to encounter a lot of timeout errors on more bandwidth-hungry, media-heavy websites like Facebook and Instagram.
SaferVPN, along with every other VPN provider out there, has a lot to contend with when it comes to enabling access to streaming sites. Content licensing restrictions have driven streaming sites to wage an all-out war against all types of location spoofing tools – including VPNs.
Netflix is perhaps the most formidable opponent in this battle, blocking all known VPN IPs and using techniques like deep packet inspection to identify new ones based on tiny traces left by VPN protocols in traffic metadata. But other sites engage in these practices as well, including Hulu, BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime Video.
As a counterattack, SaferVPN offers streaming servers in the USA and the UK. These servers are labeled as “streaming” in the location picker and have their IP addresses refreshed frequently in order to stay one step ahead of streaming site blacklists; plus, since they’re dedicated to streaming, they’re not bogged down with other traffic, resulting in higher speeds and lower buffering times.
The US streaming server is able to unblock Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Now, ESPN, YouTube and more. If you’re an American traveling abroad and want to stream like you normally do, or if you live abroad and want to access US-only content, SaferVPN is a reliable way to stay entertained.
The UK streaming server can unblock BBC iPlayer and, less regularly, UK Netflix. It’s worth noting that Netflix only allows access to its UK library if your account was created in the UK, so you might need to make a new one using SaferVPN if you want to watch UK-only content.
Some users also report success accessing other international Netflix sites, though without dedicated streaming servers for other countries, you’re likely to encounter proxy errors pretty often. Still, it’s worth a try if you’re dying to watch a show or movie that’s not available in the US or UK content libraries.
Performance Score: 3.5 / 5
In North America and Europe, SaferVPN excels at every aspect of performance: server locations, speeds and streaming capabilities.
While we wish you could narrow down your server choice to the city rather than just the country, “close enough” is probably “good enough” for most users. If you’re in Europe or North America, chances are you’ll be able to connect to a nearby server – and when you do, you’ll be browsing with speeds so fast you’ll barely notice a difference from your regular connection.
Thanks to dedicated streaming servers, all of the most popular streaming sites are easily accessible with SaferVPN. Most importantly, they’re reliably accessible without requiring you to switch servers again and again before finding one that works.
But things don’t go quite so smoothly in the rest of the world, where servers are more sparse and speeds are more variable and lower overall. It’s not a dealbreaker for the most common class of users – Europeans and North Americans who stay within their regions when choosing servers – but it’s less than ideal for those who travel to or live in more exotic locales.
A VPN tunnel always takes the same basic form – your data is encrypted, then sent to your chosen VPN server before being forwarded to its destination using the server’s IP address – but there are many different ways to establish the tunnel. These different instruction sets are known as VPN protocols, and the right one for you will depend on your OS and your connection preferences.
SaferVPN offers four VPN protocols: OpenVPN, IKEv2/IPsec, L2TP/IPsec and PPTP. On the desktop apps, you can pick one manually or have SaferVPN analyze your connection and automatically select a protocol for you.
OpenVPN is perhaps the most popular VPN protocol in use today. Balancing high performance, excellent speeds and broad compatibility, it’s also got the benefit of being open-source – that means there’s no way for hackers, malicious developers or the NSA to insert compromising code into the protocol, since it’s publicly available for anyone to inspect.
Other VPN providers allow you to choose whether OpenVPN operates over UDP ports (for top speeds) or TCP ports (for better reliability and lower detectability), but SaferVPN’s implementation of OpenVPN uses only UDP. No option is provided to switch to TCP, so you may run into issues with firewall blocks or dropped packets on a poor connection.
OpenVPN is the only protocol used by SaferVPN’s Android app, but it’s not available on iOS. If you want to use it on iOS, you’ll need to download the OpenVPN Connect app and follow SaferVPN’s manual configuration guide to get connected.
Known for its high speeds and its preferential treatment by Apple, IKEv2/IPsec is similar to OpenVPN but with a few key differences. It’s popular on mobile devices as it can handle switching between cell data and WiFi without dropping the VPN connection.
Leaked documents suggest that the NSA has attempted to insert vulnerabilities into IPsec’s code, but this hasn’t been confirmed as the protocol is closed-source. Because of this, some security researchers recommend avoiding it if you’re performing sensitive tasks.
IKEv2/IPsec is SaferVPN’s recommended protocol for Windows, macOS and iOS; on the latter, it’s the only option if you’re using the SaferVPN app.
L2TP/IPsec is an older VPN protocol that’s supported on most devices. It uses the same IPsec encryption protocol as IKEv2/IPsec but in conjunction with the L2TP tunneling protocol; L2TP encapsulates your data twice, which theoretically increases security at the expense of speed.
As with IKEv2/IPsec, L2TP/IPsec is potentially affected by the NSA’s efforts to gain a backdoor into IPsec, so it’s best avoided by the most security-conscious users.
You can select L2TP/IPsec on the SaferVPN desktop apps or manually configure it on most other OSes. It’s the only option on many older devices such as BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
PPTP is the oldest VPN protocol that’s still in use today. Its origin dates back to the pre-broadband days when dial-up was your only option for getting online; because of this, it was designed for speed rather than security.
A low level of encryption causes a tremendous increase in speed, but it also makes PPTP unsuitable for anyone dealing with sensitive data. Numerous vulnerabilities are present in PPTP that make it relatively easy for snoopers to intercept your traffic, so it’s not recommended to use it for anything other than low-security, high-bandwidth applications like streaming video.
On Windows and macOS, you can select PPTP as your protocol in the SaferVPN app. On most other platforms, you can manually configure it.
SaferVPN has fixed encryption methods for each of its protocols. Users aren’t able to change the strength or type of their encryption beyond selecting a different protocol.
OpenVPN and IKEv2/IPsec both use AES-256 encryption and SHA-256 for control messages; OpenVPN also uses a 2048-bit SSL/TLS handshake. The modes used (e.g. AES-256-CBC, AES-256-OFB) are not specified.
L2TP/IPsec uses AES-128 encryption and SHA-256 for control messages (again, the modes are not specified). Though the name suggests that AES-128 is half as strong as AES-256, in practice that’s not true – AES-128 is still considered extremely secure as it would take billions of years to brute-force a key, but it requires much less computational power to encrypt and decrypt a 128-bit key versus a 256-bit key.
PPTP uses MPPE 128-bit encryption. While the encryption itself is still considered secure, the fact that the PPTP tunnel can be exploited means that, in practice, the encryption key could be intercepted and your data could be compromised.
SaferVPN utilizes perfect forward secrecy, a technical feature that results in the generation of new encryption keys every 60 minutes. This means that if one of your encryption keys is obtained, it can be used to decrypt, at most, 60 minutes worth of data rather than all of it, reducing the chance of your sensitive data being revealed.
Automatic WiFi Security
If you frequently use unsecured WiFi hotspots in coffee shops, airports or other public places, you put yourself and your data at great risk. SaferVPN’s Automatic WiFi Security feature aims to reduce that risk.
When enabled, Automatic WiFi Security will initiate a VPN connection whenever you connect to an unsecured WiFi network. That way, you’ll never accidentally send out unencrypted data that can be intercepted by hackers running fake hotspots or conducting other nasty attacks.
You can also compile a whitelist of WiFi networks, secured or unsecured, that you trust. SaferVPN will then automatically connect to the VPN when you’re on a network that isn’t on the whitelist – a good option for travelers or others who use new WiFi networks often.
Windows and macOS users can take advantage of one of the most important security features a VPN can have: a kill switch.
The kill switch prevents you from inadvertently transmitting data or leaking your IP address over your regular unencrypted internet connection. When enabled, it automatically cuts off all internet traffic when the VPN connection drops for whatever reason, ensuring that your data never leaves the safety of the VPN tunnel.
Android users get a feature called “Internet Lock” that serves essentially the same purpose; alternatively, if you’re running Android 8 or up, you can enable the system-wide kill switch that’s built into the OS. Unfortunately, there’s no equivalent for iOS users in either the app or the system settings, so you’ll need to be vigilant about checking your VPN connection if you use SaferVPN on an iPhone or iPad.
Security Score: 4 / 5
With a decent array of protocols and high-strength encryption ciphers, SaferVPN provides plenty of ways to stay secure no matter what you’re using it for. We’re not quite sure why the company has chosen IKEv2/IPsec over OpenVPN as its recommended protocol, but it’s a gripe that’s easily circumvented by simply choosing another protocol (unless you’re using the iOS app, in which case your choices are limited by Apple itself).
The easy-to-use Automatic WiFi Security is ideal if you’re on the road a lot or just forgetful about turning your VPN on, and we love that it’s available in all the apps. We wish the same could be said for the kill switch, which is also user-friendly but has no analog in the iOS app – iOS users will need to be fastidious about making sure their VPN is still connected on a routine basis to avoid data and IP leaks.
SaferVPN Privacy and Policies
SaferVPN is based in Israel, which has its upsides and downsides.
We’ll start with the good news: in Israel, privacy is a constitutional right, and “personal data” as a legal concept includes things like IP addresses, contact information, communications metadata and financial information. Any company in possession of its customers’ personal data may retain it only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the original purpose of its collection; the law does not impose a minimum data retention period of any kind.
Now the bad news: while Israel isn’t a member of the Five Eyes, Nine Eyes or Fourteen Eyes surveillance and data-sharing alliances, it’s known to be quite friendly with the USA, which is perhaps the most heinous privacy offender in any of these groups. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed that the USA shares raw intelligence data freely with Israel, so it’s not unlikely that Israel does the same with the USA; Israel and the USA also swap citizens’ financial information.
With that said, data that’s been encrypted by a VPN isn’t of much use to intelligence agencies as they’re unable to read it without the right key. And as far as what Israel can do with your data that’s stored by SaferVPN… well, as we’re about to see, that’s limited by what, exactly, that data is.
SaferVPN claims to be a no-logs provider. While that’s not true in the strictest sense of the term, the company does log far less data than many of its competitors.
When you create an account with SaferVPN, the only piece of information you’re required to provide is an email address. You’re free to use an anonymous email address if you don’t want to reveal your real one.
If you pay with a credit card, SaferVPN collects and stores the following pieces of information: your name, you address, the date of your payment and the last four digits of your credit card number.
SaferVPN’s cookies and web server logs collect and store some types of anonymous data when you use the SaferVPN website, including datestamps and timestamps, time spent on the site, pages viewed and the sites you visit immediately before and after SaferVPN.
SaferVPN collects the following pieces of information each time you use the VPN: session start and end times and dates, total bandwidth usage, your country and the location of the server you connect to. This data is collected for quality of service purposes, is stored for around 30 days and is not tied to your account or IP address.
Browsing data, DNS queries, IP addresses (yours or the servers’) and all other types of personal data except those mentioned in the previous paragraphs are never collected or stored by SaferVPN.
SaferVPN allows torrenting on three of its servers: Canada, Spain and the Netherlands. These three countries are known for their lax legal attitudes towards filesharing and copyright violations, which explains why they’re home to SaferVPN’s torrent-friendly servers.
The company doesn’t provide any torrenting guides, nor does it offer port forwarding or other features that enhance the P2P experience. If you’re a hardcore torrenter, you may want to use a provider that’s more geared towards filesharing, but if you only torrent once in a while, you shouldn’t run into any issues with SaferVPN.
Privacy and Policies Score: 3.75 / 5
Israel is a mixed bag as far as VPN jurisdictions go. Its legally-enshrined privacy rights and lack of mandatory data retention are very good things; its buddy-buddy relationship with the USA, and specifically the NSA… not so much.
But any fears regarding Israel’s propensity to data-sharing should be assuaged by the fact that SaferVPN doesn’t log any data that would be of much interest to intelligence agencies. Anonymous bandwidth usage stats and timestamps are pretty much useless without any identifying information to correlate them with, and that’s the only type of session data that SaferVPN stores.
Paying with a credit card does open up more opportunities for your personal data to be revealed, but using an anonymous payment option allows you to avoid this risk. Given the fact that your name and address are stored if you pay with a credit card, we’d heavily advise you to use Bitcoin if you’re at all concerned about being associated with a VPN.
SaferVPN’s torrent policy could be worse – previously, only the Netherlands servers were P2P-enabled, and some competing services don’t allow torrenting at all – but there are better providers out there if you do a lot of filesharing. Between the server restrictions and the lack of port forwarding, we’d recommend SaferVPN to casual or occasional torrenters only.
SaferVPN Service and Value
SaferVPN offers two methods of contacting customer support: 24/7 live chat and email support ticketing.
Live chat can be accessed from the lower-right corner of any page on the SaferVPN website. Agents are friendly and responsive but aren’t necessarily equipped to handle more technical issues, making the live chat best for simple queries that can be answered quickly.
The live chat system is powered by Zendesk, a third-party customer support platform that does its own data collection, so if you’re concerned about other companies handling your data, you’re better off using the support ticket system instead. It’s fairly minimal – you can’t upload attachments in the initial ticket, for instance – but it gets the job done, and you’ll receive a response within a couple of hours to a couple of days depending on the complexity of your issue.
Pricing and Payment
SaferVPN offers one service tier: unlimited bandwidth and five simultaneous connections.
Four price points are available: one month for $12.95, one year for $65.88 (equivalent to $5.49 a month), two years for $78.96 (equivalent to $3.29 a month) and three years for $89.99 (equivalent to $2.50 a month). For whatever reason, the two-year plan is not an option on the “Pricing” page; you’ll need to scroll to the bottom of the home page and select it from there.
A 24 hour free trial is available, though it’s not well-advertised on the website. This is among the shortest free trial periods we’ve seen, and it’s probably not enough to truly get an idea of how the VPN functions in various scenarios, but it’s better than nothing; most providers don’t offer free trials at all.
All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, even the one-month plan. This is excellent and far more than the typical three- to 14-day refund period most other providers offer.
Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, PayPal, Bitcoin or Troncoin. Cryptocurrency payments are handled by CoinGate and we highly recommend paying this way if possible, as doing so will maintain your anonymity and greatly reduce the personal information that SaferVPN stores.
But there’s one caveat to paying with cryptocurrency: you forfeit your 30-day money-back guarantee. It’s a pitfall of paying anonymously, but if privacy is your main concern, the sacrifice might be worth it.
Service and Value Score: 4 / 5
SaferVPN’s customer support reps are personable and their assistance is actually helpful, rather than blatantly being typed from a script. We appreciate that it’s 24/7, too, as some issues simply can’t wait until normal business hours.
We have no complaints about the five-device limit, though an option to purchase more simultaneous connections would be nice (but that’s more of a wish list item than an actual issue). But the $12.95 monthly price point is pretty steep – only a few providers we’ve reviewed charge that much, with most pricing their monthly plans closer to the $10 mark.
If you intend to pay month-to-month, you can get more bang for your buck elsewhere. However, if you’re willing to throw down a lump sum, you can cut costs by around 60% if you pay for a year, 70% if you pay for two years and a whopping 80% if you pay for three years.
The commitment could very well be worth it if you like SaferVPN’s service – the three-year plan costs as much as seven months on the monthly plan. We recommend giving the 24-hour free trial a spin and, if you like what you see and can part with a bit of dough, getting one of the long-term plans rather than the monthly plan.
We wish that you didn’t have to choose between the 30-day money-back guarantee and the option to pay with cryptocurrency, but we imagine that for most people, the right choice for them will be clear. And in any event, we’re glad that SaferVPN offers cryptocurrency payments to begin with; hopefully more anonymous payment options will be added in the future.
Final Score: 3.85 / 5
SaferVPN pitches itself as “the fastest and simplest VPN.” It’s probably not possible to create a truly definitive ranking of qualifiers like those – there are just too many VPNs and too many definitions of superlatives – but we think it’s safe to say that the company’s statement comes pretty close to the truth.
Speed loss is inevitable when using a VPN, but with SaferVPN, most users will find it to be minimal. Performance is strong in the most commonly-used regions, even if it does falter in the far reaches of the globe; the same can be said for server distribution, which is solid where it counts most and acceptable everywhere else.
Security is simple yet comprehensive, at least for desktop users. SaferVPN offers plenty of protection without getting so technical as to confound novice users, who should have no trouble understanding the kill switch, automatic WiFi security and protocol options.
Where SaferVPN really shines is in its apps, which exemplify the tenet of simplicity that seems to drive the company’s design philosophy. Visually appealing without being gaudy and intuitive without being dumbed-down, they’re a fantastic balance between aesthetics and utility.
Though we’d still like to see a Linux app, we’re impressed with the huge range of manual configuration guides that SaferVPN provides. There’s one for every protocol on just about any device you could think of, so even if you’re not using one of the “big four” OSes, you can still make good use of your VPN.
SaferVPN’s “no-logs” claim is a bit of an exaggeration, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s very easy to ensure that none of your personal information is ever tied to your account: just use a throwaway email address, pay with cryptocurrency and your disguise will be foolproof. With no IP address or browsing data logging, there’s no way for anyone to know what you’re doing with your VPN even if you don’t take other anonymizing steps.
There’s always room for improvement: we’d like to see a more lax torrent policy, more advanced settings like custom DNS and UDP/TCP switching, more features for mobile devices and a little more server diversity (and detailed stats). But as it stands, SaferVPN is a fantastic choice for anyone who wants a beautiful and reliable VPN for streaming, web surfing and simply staying secure.
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