Hotspot Shield vs. Surfshark

Which one of these popular VPNs deserves to be installed on your device? We tested both and have an answer for you.

Hotspot Shield vs Surfshark
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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
Winner
Editors Rating:
9.5 /10
  • No-logs VPN company based in the Virgin Islands
  • Allows unlimited connections, double VPN, and split tunneling
  • Choice of OpenVPN, WireGuard, and IKEv2
Editors Rating:
8.9 /10
  • Offers the Hydra protocol for fast speeds.
  • Uses AES-256 encryption, the industry gold standard.
  • Comes with malware detection and 1TB of cloud storage.
Citations
  1. Surfshark. (2021). Surfshark server infrastructure undergoes an independent audit.
    surfshark.com/blog/surfshark-server-infrastructure-undergoes-independent-audit