Surfshark Review: Is It Any Good?
Read on for our close-up look at Surfshark, one of the most versatile VPNs out there.
What We Like
- Camouflage Mode: Surfshark didn’t just hide our browsing activity; with Camouflage Mode, it hid the fact that we were using a VPN as well, making it a great option for those in countries with restrictions on VPNs like China and Russia.
- Versatile and robust VPN connections: Surfshark offers various VPN protocols, from OpenVPN to the newer WireGuard protocol.
- Unlimited simultaneous connections: We didn’t have to worry about the number of devices we connected to Surfshark at any given time.
What We Don't Like
- IP address logging: Despite being a “no-logs” VPN, Surfshark recorded our IP address whenever we connected to its service. It encrypted the information, though, and deleted it 15 minutes after each session.
- Based in the Netherlands: The Netherlands has privacy-friendly data retention laws, but it's under Nine Eyes jurisdiction, which means the government can compel Surfshark to share customer information when necessary.
Bottom LineSurfshark’s versatility allowed us to access the web while enjoying the peace of mind knowing that others can’t track us. It’s both secure and fast. With its many VPN protocol options, we know we can use Surfshark and still do everything we normally do online, and so can you.
Surfshark. (2021, May). Surfshark server infrastructure undergoes an independent audit.