SaferVPN ReviewOur rating
- English e-mail support
- English chat support
- No phone support
SaferVPN calls itself the "fastest and simplest VPN worldwide," Despite lacking some more advanced features, it provides a good overall VPN service to users.
Although SaferVPN isn't as well-known as some of its competitors, it has a good-sized server network. The network consists of over 1300 high-speed VPN servers spread across more than 50 countries. That's pretty good and offers customers many opportunities to bypass geo-restrictions and access censored content online.
SaferVPN doesn't just provide users access to different websites all over the world. With each plan, users can enjoy the highest levels of security thanks to advanced encryption and secure protocols. Each plan can be used on 5 devices simultaneously so that you can protect multiple devices at one time.
With a 30-day money-back guarantee, there is time to test out the VPN and cancel your subscription if the offerings do not convince you. However, for VPN beginners, we think this VPN is a great option.
- Unlimited speed
- User-friendly mobile apps
- Supports torrenting
- No split tunneling
- No free trial
- Based in Israel (Collaborates with 5 Eyes)
|Type of IP offered:||Shared|
|Simultaneous connections / Users:||5|
|Number of Netflix Libraries:||Not available|
|Information sharing:||14 Eyes Member|
|OS support:||Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows|
|Router support:||DD-WRT, Linksys, Netgear|
|VPN Promotion:||Get VPN from SaferVPN for 2.50$ per month|
- American Express
- Mastercard Debit
- Visa Debit
- Visa Electron
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
SaferVPN offers users military-grade AES-256 bit encryption with SHA256 authentication and 2048-bit RSA keys. Moreover, SaferVPN employs Perfect Forward Secrecy to make new encryption keys at the start of every VPN session and rotates encryption keys every 60 minutes. This ensures that you have a secure VPN connection at all times that is safe from hackers and other third parties.
Aside from offering great encryption, Safer provides users with a range of protocols to choose from to help customers get the most from their VPN experience. There is an extensive guide on the SaferVPN website that explains the use of each VPN protocol, which allows people to decide whether they want a faster or more secure connection.
SaferVPN offers a choice from IKEv2, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, and PPTP. You can easily change your protocol on the VPN app or select the automatic VPN protocol option, allowing SaferVPN to assign a VPN protocol depending on what you're using the VPN for.
While we would like to say that Safer offers DNS leak protection, the VPN is not completely DNS leakproof. This is a security issue since it puts your online privacy and real IP address at risk.
Fortunately, there are many other great security features that users can activate in the VPN app. There is the smart wi-fi protection, which automatically activates the VPN when you connect to an unknown wi-fi network. This automatic wi-fi security is perfect for people who often use public wi-fi networks since hackers and other snoopers can often frequent these.
There is also an internet lock, otherwise known as a kill switch. The kill switch should kick in whenever your VPN connection cuts out and disconnect you from the internet. This ensures that your browsing data is not exposed to any third parties. Although the kill switch is a great feature, we experienced a few issues with it - on one occasion, our VPN connection went down, and the kill switch didn't disconnect from the internet, which was worrying.
Despite some issues with the kill switch, SaferVPN has a no-logging policy. From the get-go, the provider reassures customers on its website that it does not store their personal data, stating: "we do not collect, log, or store any browsing activity, data or IP addresses." As well as this, the provider also declares that it doesn't log your VPN IP address or DNS queries.
However, just because SaferVPN doesn't store a lot of information does not mean it doesn't log anything. To monitor activity on its servers, SaferV does store connection timestamps (time of connection and disconnection), amount of data transferred during each session, and the server and user location during sessions.
We believe that VPN providers should offer customers a range of extra features from split tunneling to access to streaming services for a great VPN experience. Unfortunately, SaferVPN doesn't deliver a large variety of features, but there are some aspects to the VPN that are useful to customers.
Firstly, there is unlimited server switching available to give you more online freedom than ever before. Many customers are unsure as to why unlimited server switching is important. However, it is essential since it permits users to switch to new server locations around the world and enjoy more content online. Many VPN providers limit the number of server locations you can use per month, which further restricts your internet freedom.
As well as no limits for server switching, customers can enjoy unlimited speed and unlimited bandwidth. This bodes well for people who want fast connection speeds to stream content or torrent on the World Wide Web.
Speaking of torrenting and streaming, subscribers can enjoy both on SaferVPN's VPN servers, although there are some limitations. Torrenting is only permitted in three locations, and SaferVPN can't provide access to streaming sites in all of the 50 countries it operates in.
With each SaferVPN subscription plan, customers get 5 simultaneous connections. One of the best things about SaferVPN is that it is compatible with many different operating systems, including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. The provider also has browser extensions and can be configured to routers with compatible firmware. This enables customers to use the VPN on their IoT (Internet of Things) devices such as Smart TVs.
While this is no split tunneling, which we would like to see, the provider offers user-friendly mobile apps and desktop clients. There is also 24/7 customer support and many different ways for subscribers to get in touch with customer support staff. These include a live chat and customer service email address. Customers need to get a great all-around VPN experience, and dedicated customer support helps contribute to that.
All plans come with a no strings attached 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing users to get accustomed to the VPN service before they decide if they want to continue using it long term.
It would be great if SaferVPN extended the VPN services it has on offer. For example, it could allow users to route their traffic through two different locations for extra online privacy, or the provider could add more P2P friendly servers to its network. It would also be useful to see a Tor over VPN option, allowing subscribers to route their connection via the Onion Network.