Today we are going to review SaferVPN, which is widespread with 24 Server locations and more than 100 dedicated servers. SaferVPN started their service in 2013 and in quick time they reached to one of the notable VPN in the industry. Their main motto in using VPN is to access the blocked and restricted sites and protect privacy.
SaferVPN is easy to use, professional looking and helpful VPN service. Especially for new users and those who don’t know how to use a VPN, SaferVPN is the best choice to start with. Their apps are very easy to use and most of the functions finished within one single click. Their Single Connection plan is cheapest with just $5.99 per month if billed annually. For Individual users, a single connection plan is more than enough to use SaferVPN effectively.
When compared to other leading VPN’s, SaferVPN is not a highly technical VPN, which all the big business enterprises looking for. But, it is providing simple, but effective VPN service. Even we noticed some enterprise level VPN’s added with tons of technical features missed the 100% security mark. While security is the primary concern in using VPN, there is no use in having more features without protection and privacy. In that case, SaferVPN having less feature but with more protection and privacy to the users. We have analyzed SaferVPN’s service, features, price and their Pros & Cons.
SaferVPN Features and Review
When talking about VPN, security is the primary thing to notice. But, due to the technicality of security factors, People usually skip this part while selecting VPN or satisfy themselves without looking deeply into all the necessary security factors. In SaferVPN, all the connections are encrypted with the 2048bit algorithm. This is equivalent to Online banking encryption protection. SaferVPN like their name, they are very serious insecurity matter. Their VPN is providing protection to your IP address and data transmitting through their VPN equal to Bank transactions. So, no need to worry about data theft like username and passwords, confidential files or restrictions on using certain websites by Internet Service Provider or Government organizations.
One more security factor everyone must check before choosing a VPN is Protocols. SaferVPN is using PPTP, L2TP over IPSec and OpenVpn protocols. OpenVPN is considered as the safest protocol and PPTP is considered as the fastest protocol. Some VPN providers don’t give the option to choose the protocols and some VPN’s not all having different options for protocols. Fortunately, SaferVPN is giving all the 3 protocols to all plans and can opt any protocol and switch to other protocol whenever you want.
We suggest using OpenVPN which is the safest one and can protect much more. In case, you want to stream High-Quality video which needs a faster connection use PPTP protocol.
A Major flaw in some VPN’s is keeping the logs which contain information about your IP Address. Web sites you are using, and all the data transferred. SaferVPN clearly stated about what logs they keep and they ensured that they never store any information about the websites, IP’s or data we transfer over SaferVPN. They keep a log of the time of VPN connected and disconnected, the amount of data transmitted, IP address connected to VPN and IP address of the server connected.
All the logs stored by SaferVPN is general information. They never store logs on the websites or data transferring over their VPN. So, the privacy is guaranteed in SaferVPN.
While talking about the speed of SaferVPN, they are giving unrestricted speed and bandwidth. They have more than 100 servers across the 24 countries. So, no issue about slow speed generally. But, while using certain servers, a small drop in Internet speed observed. This may be due to multilevel encryption. We can contact support in case of such speed drop issues, which is very unusual for a VPN with more than 100 dedicated servers.
As we mentioned earlier, SaferVPN is giving 24 Locations to choose from. So, the chosen location will be your IP’s location and you will be connected to the server in that location. But, we cannot expect the same performance from all the servers in all the locations. Speed, performance may vary from server to server. We tested US and UK locations, and they are working good. Unless you need the country specific VPN location, we suggest using the US and UK servers, which are working well without any fluctuations in Speed and performance.
Here is the list of countries available with SaferVPN – United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Finland, Hong Kong, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, India, Canada, Spain, Netherlands, Japan, Russia, Brazil, Denmark, Austria, Israel, Poland, and Norway.
Almost all the major countries covered all over the world in this list. Server Uptime guarantee assured is 99.9%, which indicates there might be any unexpected server down issues. But, we have more than 100 servers to choose from in case of any server went down.
For the easy use of SaferVPN, an app is the best choice. Currently, SaferVPN has App for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. At the same time, manual setup option is also available in more platforms. Manual setup is available for Routers, Linux, Chromebook, Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
It is very clearly seen that SaferVPN aims at ease of use in their apps. All the functions finished within one click. List of locations available to select, option to change protocol easily and easy one click for Connect and Disconnect. While we enjoying simplicity and ease of use at one side, it lacks more advanced functions like server choosing option etc. It would be better if we have the option to choose the server manually from a list.
For those who are new to the VPN, SaferVPN app is quick to understand the functions of VPN. No technical experience required to handle SaferVPN at any point.
SaferVPN has emailed, Ticketing System and Live Chat options to reach the Support, team. And a good thing is all the three ways are working 24 x 7 x 365. Live Chat and Ticketing system are available to everyone, irrespective of users of SaferVPN or not. You can ask any question related to SaferVPN without registering through their Live Chat. We tested their Live Chat Support. Their reply is very quick and short. It is a real time saver and useful. But, remember for complex issues, you may have to wait more time. Any complex issue in VPN will take more time to solve since VPN is a very technical product. It is better to contact through Email or Ticket system to solve the complex issues.
Along with the Support Team, SaferVPN FAQ in their Website is very detailed and cover most of the VPN topics and Sub-Topics. Before contacting their support, better check their detailed FAQ. All the general issue and doubts related questions have answers in FAQ section.
Installation and User Interface
To get started, download the VPN client of your choice from SaferVPN website. I’ve tested the VPN in all supported apps, in this review I’m using Windows platform to explain features clearly.
After accepting the software’s terms and conditions, the process is very straightforward as normal software installation.
After successful installation, you will see a login window, here enter your username and password which you signed up with. After login the program starts with simple user interface, the UI is very easy to understand. It splits into two parts, on the left side you have server locations list and on right big connect button. To connect to a server, simply click the one you want to connect to, and then click on the big green ‘Connect’ button.
To measure network speed, I ran the speed tests available on SpeedTest. I connected each server individually to test the performance of each location. The test is conducted several times on every server to calculate the average speed of each location.
I tested the VPN connection at three different speeds, 1MBPS, 3MBPS and 20MBPS, performance was also consistent on each location gave with satisfactory results in all speeds.
SaferVPN has three plans based on a number of simultaneous connections you need.
- Single – For a single connection – $5.99 / month, if billed annually, $7.99 / month, if billed monthly
- Multiple – For three connections – $10.99 / month, if billed annually, $16.90 / month, if billed monthly
- Small Business – For seven connections – $22.49 / month, if billed annually, $29.99 / month, if billed monthly
Also, a 24-hour free trial period and 15-day money back Guarantee available to test their service and minimize your risk. For Enterprises, customized plans are available based on their needs and use. Payment methods include a wide range of options PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, Bitcoin, Alipay, Skrill, Online Transfer and WebMoney.
SaferVPN is very secure and easy to use VPN. They are available in all platforms and have easy to use apps in Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. They have a solid security and privacy. They are giving unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited location switching. But, it would be nice if they have the option to choose specific servers along with a location.
- Easy and simple client app
- Privacy guaranteed
- Quick Support team, available 24 x 7 x 365
- Detailed FAQ, which answers most of our general questions
- Advanced options not available in the client.
- Ease of Use
SaferVPN is a powerful VPN service with plenty of speedy locations to choose from. It provides decent security and offers simple user interface, surely SaferVPN is a good package for every VPN user.