Founded in 2013, SaferVPN is a Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup focused on making the Internet accessible to anyone, anywhere.
With programs like Unblock the Web (#unblocktheweb), the company actively promotes online freedom for activists and dissidents in societies facing censorship and surveillance programs.
- 700+ servers in over 34 countries
- Multiple protocols: PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and IKEv2?
- 3 P2P & torrenting locations
- Automatic Wi-Fi security
- Kill switch
- AES 256-bit VPN encryption
- No log policy
- 5 simultaneous connections per account
- Apps for: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome and Routers
- Chrome and Firefox browser extension
- 24-hour free trial
- 24/7 customer support via email and live chat
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Accepts major credit cards, PayPal and Bitcoin
- Unblocks streaming services such as Netflix & BBC iPlayer
Privacy and Security
No Log VPN
First, and foremost, SaferVPN is dedicated to users’ privacy. Located in Israel, the company must comply with the government’s Protection of Privacy Laws (PPL). They self-proclaim: “We do not collect, log or store any browsing activity, data or IP addresses.”
Moreover, they only log the necessary data needed for marketing but nothing that will reveal the user’s identity. For those concerned about cooperation with government surveillance programs, rest assured, SaferVPN cannot share your data – because they don’t have it.
SaferVPN uses bank-level AES 256-bit encryption to ensure users’ data will never be read, hacked or leaked. The service also provides multiple protocols to handle encryption needs in a variety of circumstances including: OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP, and IKEv2.
Not sure which protocol to use? That’s ok. The SaferVPN app will automatically select the most appropriate protocol by default. To manually select a protocol, simply open the app > click settings > select “Protocol” > choose a protocol > and click “Apply”.
SaferVPN’s apps work on the most popular browsers and devices including: Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, . All apps work on desktop, mobile and tablets.
The website includes dedicated pages, downloads and tutorials for each app.
Smart Devices & Gaming
SaferVPN’s apps are compatible with many smart devices and gaming consoles including: Amazon Fire TV, AppleTV, Chromecast, Kodi, Roku, Xbox One and Playstation 4.
Using the VPN on these devices may even improve your speed and help you access restricted content!
SaferVPN has partnered with FlashRouters to offer several routers pre-installed with the SaferVPN app. If you want to use your ISP’s router, and you can find Dual Router Setup instructions on the FlashRouters website.
SaferVPN offers a free VPN Chrome extension with 500MB of free bandwidth each month. This is a great option for those looking for convenience and do not need a lot of bandwidth.
While your speed may be impacted by such variables as the speed of your ISP, proximity to server and the protocol of your choice, we connected to the SaferVPN app almost instantly. We ran a variety of tests and found reliable speeds and no DNS leaks. In some cases, using the VPN actually increased our Internet speed!
We found the SaferVPN apps easy to use with very little explanation. The buttons, images and text appeals to the general public and conforms with accepted UX/UI standards. There’s nothing flashy, but nothing confusing either. We particularly liked the Automatic Wi-Fi Security and kill switch features; you can almost forget about your VPN and be protected on public Wi-Fi at all times.
The SaferVPN support staff can be reached 24/7 via email, live chat or a ticketing system on their website. We recommend using the live chat feature for the quickest response to your question. They were a great help in explaining the very crucial detail: you must connect to the UK Streaming or US streaming server to access streaming services.
If you want to find answers yourself, the SaferVPN website has a helpful support section and FAQ page.
SaferVPN currently offers the pricing plans below. However, they frequently run holiday and special event campaigns at up to 80% off.
3 Years- $2.50
2 Years- $3.29
1 Year- $5.49
1 Month- $10.99
SaferVPN may be a relatively new kid on the block, but they stand out. We’re a big fan of their privacy standards and dedication to providing a free and open Internet. While they offer the standard features you expect in a VPN, you get a bit more with SaferVPN due to their no log policy, torrenting ability, streaming servers, multiple protocols, quick and easy set up, automatic Wi-Fi security and kill switch