Securing my Internet connection with SurfShark
Spring is the time to set new projects in motion. One thing I’ve been meaning to do is secure all my Internet traffic with a VPN. I have AdGuard VPN on my iPad and I like the results. I had planned to get AdGuard VPN for Mac, but it’s not available yet. Not a problem, there are dozens of VPN solutions out there.
You can’t watch a YouTube video without seeing some sponsorship message from NordVPN, so that was my initial thought process. Their advertising works.
However, before making a multi-year commitment I looked over dozens of reviews. Turns out SurfShark is ranked just as highly, but costs less.
SurfShark has the same feature set including geo-location so you could watch Netflix, Hulu in other countries.
They both offer Kill Switch, so if the VPN drops, so does all your Internet traffic so you don’t leak data..
SurfShark has unlimited device usage.
The speeds are comparable.
They are both affordable with NordVPN at $3.50 per month, and SurfShark at $2.49. It doesn’t seem like much, but that adds up over a 24-36 month contract.
There are servers local to my area, so that’s good.
Ultimately, I decided to go for SurfShark because of the price and comparable service. I also like the idea of supporting competition.
So far it’s working well. The setup is simple; I installed the client and connected to a local server in less than a minute.
I completed several downloads, watched YouTube videos, and did all the normal tasks with no noticeable change or degradation in speed.
At this point, unless there is a reason, my VPN connection will be on 24/7.
If you’re looking to secure your computers and devices with a VPN connection, SurfShark looks like a solid choice. You don’t need a promo code, the $2.49 price is available on their site.
If you want more choices, you can have a look at StackSocial, which has half a dozen VPN packages available. Both NordVPN and SurfShark are available with discounts and multi-year contracts.