Review on Surfshark

Review on SurfShark

Review on SurfShark
Review on SurfShark

There are a lot of VPNs in the market, and everyone is working really hard to make their VPN the best in the list.

VPN now has become very important these days, as all the blocked sites or applications can be accessed only through it. Along with that, as the ratio of hackers and intruders are increasing, everyone wants to save their data from being leaked.

Express VPN, Nord VPN, and CyberGhost are one of the best with superb features and services but a lot of developers are working in silence to make their application stable enough to compete with the old big fishes.

Otherwise, as we all know the big fishes always eat the new small fishes. A large list of developers release VPN oriented applications every new day but they don’t get enough fame due to less quality and services.

SurfShark is a newbie in the market, but still trying their best to stand still in the market and play a vital role in competing with all the old stable VPNs.

Torrenting is another important attribute, one VPN should have. If it doesn’t allow torrenting then they are actually missing out a very major and important feature.

SurfShark is a newly launched VPN oriented application, but its providing security, privacy and speed concerns to their users at their best.

If you have some marketing knowledge then niche marketing is all about creating your own market and focusing on minorities the big companies are overlooking.

The same strategy is followed by SurfShark, they are targeting those countries that are being neglected by big leading VPN companies.

A lot of people in some regions wanted to access Netflix and other famous geo-restricted sites but fails to do so because of no VPN services available.

Summary on Review on SurfShark

1. SurfShark is a newbie in the VPN Market.
2. SurfShark is provided by a British based organization.
3. It ranks second among the newly developed VPNs.
4. It is one of the easiest to use VPNs.
5. It doesn’t record any of the user activity.
6. Their servers are located in 50 different countries.
7. SurfShark provides a 24/7 live chat support for their users.
8. It allows torrenting.
9. SurfShark is also TOR Compatible. 
10. SurfShark VPN keeps its users safe from intruders and hackers. 


SurfShark is targeting such countries, and they are providing their services at 

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • German
  • France
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • South Korea

The famous VPNs are targeting U.S.A and U.K. in fact, mostly their servers are located explicitly in these locations but they don’t pay attention to the above-mentioned cities/countries.

SurfShark is a British based developed VPN application. Most of its workforce is working in Europe. Recently they launched their Windows version it’s working superbly as well.


Let’s discuss some Pros and Cons of SurfShark before moving to the detailed discussion of its features.

Pros:

  • It ranks 2nd in the list of newly developed VPNs.
  • It’s highly usable and very easy to use.
  • It has a no-logging policy that means no record of user activity.
  • Its servers are located in 50 countries and for newly developed applications it’s a benchmark they have achieved.
  • They value their customers that’s why they are providing 24 hours live chat facility.
  • It’s very affordable.
  • It allows torrenting.
  • It unblocks geo-restricted websites.
  • It has a kill switch.
  • It is TOR compatible.
  • It has labeled virtual servers located in different areas.
  • It also has built-in malware and tracking facility for users.

Cons:

  • The business address means the physical location of the company is very exotic.
  • There is no indication for the ping.
  • There are no server load indicators.
  • Mostly there is no reply to emails they receive.
  • There is no transparency between the parent company.

Above mentioned are the pros and cons of SurfSharks VPN, now that I assume everyone is clear with SurfShark basically is and when and where it was developed along with the strength and weakness

We can now move forward to features lists of SurfShark to have an idea of the services they are providing to their users and this will also clear that why they rank 2nd in the list of VPNs.


Features of SurfShark:

Following are the core features of SurfShark making it different from others;

  • Ranking 
  • No Leaks
  •  No Logs policies applied
  • High speed
  • Multiple servers in many countries.
  • Unblocks Netflix and other websites
  • Standard Protocols
  • Responsive customer support
  • Ease of use

Ranking: 

SurfShark ranks 2nd in the list of all new VPNs developed. It is a very hard task for any newcomer to maintain its position and create more loyal customers.

There are all total 78 newly launched VPNs in the world recently and SurfSharks ranks 2nd in the list. In a very short span of time, it’s a big benchmark to maintain such a position.


No Leaks:

One of the best features of SurfShark is the way they cater to security. It offers a very tight seal of no leak, which means none of your private information will be leaked to anyone or any intruder.

Surfshark never compromises on I.P. address or any private information leaked to anyone. It hides your location and your online activity you are performing on the internet.


No Logs Policy:

Mostly, a lot of VPNs claim that there are zero-logging means they are not going to save any of tour personal details but on the other hand, they are not doing that so.

Surfshark keeps the privacy maintained and if they are adding no logs policy in their features list so they surely don’t have any such policy.

They just keep the date details you logged in, for security purposes and your email addresses.

It only collects three types of data,

  • Your email account details.
  • Billing information.
  • Crash reports 

That’s it other than this, no information is saved in their repository. A lot of people did research, and thankfully, proved that Surfshark is not keeping their users in black water.


High speed:

SurfShark has a very high speed and these all because of maximum bandwidth and throughput. Speed is a very important element and if any VPN fails to fulfill this attribute then, one might lose its users.

Not only one attribute but altogether a lot of attributes makes a VPN a successful one amongst all but, speed and security are two very important attributes one cannot ignore.

The pining speed along with download and upload speeds are metrics on which you can measure the proficiency and speed of any VPN.

This is the speed when you try to ping message or anything without using SurfShark VPN.

  • Ping: 7ms
  • Download: 98.71 Mbps
  • Upload: 53.00 Mbps

Now let’s compare the speed of SurfShark in different countries.

The U.S. server

  • Ping: 126ms 
  • Download: 48.99 Mbps
  • Upload: 21.48 Mbps

Hong Kong server:

  • Ping: 212 ms
  • Download: 25.74 Mbps
  • Upload: 7.34 Mbps

But the point that is very important and to keep in mind is if you are trying to hit a distance server and the bandwidth is automatically low. Due to this reason, you will face issues in speed and these speed issues are genuine.

Although the speed was not fast all the time, relatively good as compared to other newbies.


Multiple Servers:

VPN is increasing the location of their servers rapidly, in order to spread their connection web widely and they capture more audience.

SurfShark has a very wide server infrastructure. It’s increasing as well. The count of the server is somehow close to 800+ servers and they are located in multiple locations in almost 50 countries.

The more servers, any company has in different locations, the more likely they have chances to increase and capture more and more audiences.


Unblocks sites including Netflix and iPlayer:

There are multiple reasons, people download VPN and out of those ideas, the one idea they use VPN is unblocking geo-restricted websites or applications to use them easily on their phones and laptops.

Netflix is one of the known and widely used online movie/web series sites. It has an audience of every age group, not targeting any specific age domain.

Their work is so transparent and everyone loves their website because of video quality and quality content.

In many regions or locations of countries, Netflix is not available and accessed by people. In order to use it, people use VPNs.

SurfShark understands this problem, and to solve it out they are allowing users to easily access Netflix and enjoy all the services all normal users are having.


Standard Protocols:

Surfshark is working professionally and they are using different protocols to provide quality services to their users.

Currently, they are using 2 best protocols of this time,

  • OpenVPN
  • IKEv2/IPsec

OpenVPN is a commonly used protocol by almost every second VPN but it is relatively slow as compared to IKEv2 as it is fast and has good features including networking switching which helps in accessing blocked sites easily.

Network switching is done easily by Surfshark and its a plus point for it


Live customer support:

Whenever you face any problem, you need a customer care representative who will help you in solving that problem out.

SurfShark has a 24 hours customer care available, that is there to cater to all the issues and problems faced by users.

Their replies are not copy-paste, every time you will ask regarding any problem they’ll elaborate it and will try their best to solve that issue out.

What I observe is, they are more responsive to live chats as compared to email replies.


Ease of use:

Surfshark is highly usable and is very easy to use. It does not have any complex screens or options which are not understood by users easily.

Ease of use is a very important attribute of any VPN as, if it has no ease of use then users will not download the application to use it further.


Conclusion:

SurfShark being a newcomer in the market still grabs 2nd position and it’s a real-time achievement for their teams as they have the best features and are improving their services gradually.

I have discussed all the features, and services they are providing in this article to make you have a clear idea of how it works and what are its core facilities.

Disclaimer: In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this blog post contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you)

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