SaferVPN Review

SaferVPN’s 1,300 servers are spread across 50 different countries to provide a fast, stable network of servers that are perfect for private streaming. A no-logging policy, kill switch and high reliability makes SaferVPN a top choice for streaming.

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Speed & Performance

4.1

Price

4

Tech Support

4

Compatibility

3.9

Security & Privacy

4.3

Our Score

8.0

Our Score

8.0

4.1

Speed & Performance

4

Price

4

Tech Support

3.9

Compatibility

4.3

Security & Privacy

What We Liked

  • 1,300 servers in 50 countries
  • 24-hour free trial; 30-day money back guarantee
  • Automatic protocol selection for easy setup
  • Smart Wi-Fi protection with automatic on protection

What We Weren’t So Sure About

  • P2P transfers and torrenting is limited to a few servers

Speed & Performance

SaferVPN’s servers are fast – they’re optimized for high-performance streaming. Users can switch between the 1300 servers as often as they like while still enjoying lightning fast speeds.

When the VPN was on, we hit 79 Mbps download speed and 27 Mbps upload speeds, with ping varying between 40 ms to 120 ms. The speeds were achieved on a 100 Mbps connection, so a 20% loss in speed was highly impressive.

The low ping allows for competitive gaming over VPN with no concerns of lag or jitters.

Switching servers is easy, and there’s even a Chrome extension that can help. Simple and easy to use, the VPN can be installed and ready to protect your privacy in under 5 minutes. You don’t even need to restart the program during the installation process.

Optimizing settings is one of the most intuitive processes we’ve experienced.

VPN protocol is easy to select through the app, with multiple options available: automatic, IKEv2, Open VPN , LT2P over IPSEC and PPTP. The default automatic setting connects to the best protocol available and will fall back to other protocols when the best option fails os isn’t available.

Streaming is fast, with Netflix working on most of the servers that we connected during our trial.

If you’re concerned about P2P downloads, SafeVPN doesn’t perform as well as others. The servers are primarily for streaming and traditional usage. There are very few torrenting servers – one (at the time of writing this) – that users can use to mask their downloading habits.

The company may expand their P2P servers in the future, but if that’s our primary reason for using a VPN, there are better options on the market. The server that is available for P2P is a Netherlands server, so it is a secure option for torrenting.

Security & Privacy

SaferVPN operates out of Tel Aviv, Israel which allows the company to operate with one of the best privacy laws in the world. Israel’s privacy laws limit the government’s power to track citizens and monitor their activity, which is a perk for all users.

Bank-level security is available, which includes two main features that every user will benefit from: VPN kill switch that shuts your connection down if something happens and you’re no longer tunneling your traffic through the encrypted connection, and automatic Wi-Fi security.

Automatic security protects your connection automatically when one of your devices connects to a public Wi-Fi.

Zero traffic logs keep informative private, while AES-256 encryption encrypts all data between you and websites.

The logs that are kept are very minimal and include: session date and time for starting and closing a session, data transmission amounts, VPN location and country connection. These log do not include any personal or identifiable information.

Multiple VPN Protocols and anonymous payment option offer a high level security for all users. Pay by Bitcoin to reduce the risk of anyone being able to connect your payment to using a VPN.

Device Compatibility

 Windows

 Android

 Chrome

 Boxee Router

 Mac OS

 IOS 13

Firefox

SaferVPN is one of the easiest VPNs to set up, with an intuitive interface and no restart requirement. Users are able to start the app and begin encrypting their data in under five minutes.

You can also choose a VPN Router setup that will protect all data that connects through the router.

Customized VPN routers are state-of-the-art solutions that protect all devices on a network, including gaming consoles and smartphones. A DD-WRT router is best suited for use with this type of setup and provides the utmost flexibility.

There are multiple routers sold by SaferVPN that are pre-configured and offer immediate protection:

  • Netgear Nighthawk R700 (DD-WRT)
  • SaferVPn Netgear R6400V2 AC1750 (DD-WRT)
  • Linksys WRT1900ACS (DD-WRT)

Browser extensions make usability easy for non-tech savvy users. Maximum connections on a standard plan are 5.

Tech Support

Support is one of the best in the industry. SaferVPN has offered 5-star support since the company first opened up their servers. The support is available 24/7 via live chat or email, with the support team replying to customer queries in a matter of minutes.

Responses indicate that the support team is either very knowledgeable or are using a robust knowledge base that can promptly answer most questions.

There are a lot of quickstart guides available, too.

What we would like to mention is that when contacting support, there are times when certain questions seem to be answered by bots. It’s likely the bots are in place to automatically answer some of the most common questions tech support gets to alleviate their volume of tech support tickets.

Complex questions are routed to a real person, or a very high-level bot, because the support was very helpful and nice.

Price

SaferVPN follows in the footsteps of many other VPN providers, with a three-plan option that includes monthly, one-year and three-year plans. There’s a 24-hour free trial that allows you to try out the VPN and respective apps to see how you like platform.

There’s also a 30-day money back guarantee that allows you to try out the VPN for a longer period of time.

Payment can be made via Bitcoin for a higher level of privacy versus using a credit card or debit card. All payment tiers allow you to connect up to five devices at once, and provide access to apps and browser plugins that you can use.

Bandwith and speeds are not capped, so you’ll have unlimited VPN protection, with no concern of caps slowing down your streaming or browsing experience.

Annual Plan

$333per month for the first year
  • Now with 250 GB of SugarSync® Secure Storage
  • Billed $39.99 now, & $79.99 thereafter
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Monthly Plan

$1099per month
  • Now with 250 GB of SugarSync® Secure Storage

Summary

SaferVPN is a great option for anyone who wants to stream on Netflix or other services internationally. Five connections at one time allows you to protect your laptop, smartphone, PC and even gaming console data.

Connecting to the service through a pre-configured router enables you the highest level of protection, with minimal speed loss and a kill switch to protect your data from leaking if the server you’re connected drops.

If you are looking for a high-end streaming VPN and don’t plan on using the service for much P2P, SaferVPN is a good option, with highly optimized servers and a robust no-logs policy.