This post is presented by Surfshark.
These days, anyone who’s even a little bit tech-savvy knows that using a virtual private network when you go online is a must. But with all the VPN options out there, it can be tough to find the right one. For true anonymity, you want one that doesn’t log your activity, that’s flexible for use on all your devices, and that works wherever and whenever you hop online.
That’s a tall order, but one that Surfshark can meet. It’s a one-stop VPN for Mac for privacy and security online, with a surprisingly deep list of extra tools and features.
Surfshark: One packed VPN
The first thing that sets Surfshark apart from many VPN providers is the ability to make unlimited simultaneous connections. So your computer, Xbox, Apple TV and phone can all be online without any issues with bandwidth or sign-on limits. (Why you would need all those devices operating at once, we can’t guess, but you do you.)
One thing you might be using all that bandwidth for is watching streaming video. But if you’re out of the country, there’s plenty of content that could be locked off by location-based restrictions. Connect with this VPN, though, and you can access Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hotstar India, Sky, HBO and other streaming sites from anywhere. With more than 800 servers in more than 50 countries, it’s a good bet it will work for you. It even works in China, a hot spot for internet regulations.
Surfshark is based in the British Virgin Islands. Surveillance outfits don’t hold sway there. And since no laws require Surfshark to retain data, the company is free to keep a strict no-logging policy.
Adhering to the super-secure IKEV2 encryption protocol, Surfshark keeps all user data safe from snoops. It’s not always the data other people take that’s the problem — sometimes it’s what stays behind, so Surfshark includes ad and malware blockers.
Other neat tools include a whitelist for sites that need to get past the VPN layer — say, for online banking. A kill switch cuts the line in case the VPN connection drops, so no data is left vulnerable.
Surfshark’s MultiHop feature allows for connections in several countries at once, keeping things extra-secure and anonymous. In camouflage mode, even your ISP can’t tell you’re using a VPN.
Surf safely and cheaply
Some of these features can be found in other VPNs, but it’s rare to find them all in one provider. That makes Surfshark an attractive option for anyone looking to add a layer of powerful and flexible protection to their online life.
If you’d like to try it for a month, you can do so with Surfshark’s iOS, macOS or Android apps. After that, it costs $11.99 a month. But you can bag big savings if you pay for a 12- or 24-month subscription.
Whatever you choose, you can find Surfshark VPN in the Mac App Store.