This time, we decided to try out SaferVPN for a day. Safer offers 400 servers, fast server speed as well as a friendly customer support 24/7. Moreover, multiple VPN protocols and strong 256-bit encryption is offered by SaferVPN. This VPN service provider has a few main features – access to restricted websites (Pandora, sports streaming websites and more), private surfing (by hiding your identity and concealing your private information as well) and Internet security to help you avoid data and identity theft as well as be safe when using public networks.
SaferVPN states that their software is easy to use and it’s true – even the installation process only took a few moments. Then, we logged in with our credentials were met with a minimalistic, yet stylish design. In the settings section, you can choose which protocol you want to use: automatic (connects to the best), IKEv2, L2TP over IPSec, PPTP and OpenVPN (recommended). SaferVPN also has an automatic Wi-Fi Security as well as a killswitch option.
SaferVPN was a breeze to use and they fulfilled their promise of a fast VPN experience. We connected to several server locations and it only took a few seconds to connect to. Also, the server speeds were also good, as the connections were stable and reliable, there were no sharp speed drops. Several YouTube videos, website pages as well as email services loaded fast and with no effort. However, it would have been nice if the software connected the instant we chose a country, without the additional click on ‘Connect’.
We decided to connect to US servers and check out if Netflix would work and if it would show us American content. However, no matter to the server location, Netflix instantly showed its famous message of VPN and proxy blockage. It’s somewhat sad, but SaferVPN never stated that it works with Netflix.
We tried to access Hulu, but with no success as well. We also got a message here about using an anonymous proxy tool and to disable it if we want to access Hulu streaming services. Hulu, as well as other streaming services have started blocking many VPN providers and made them useless when trying to access content.
As we’ve mentioned before, SaferVPN offers strong, military-grade encryption and a variety of protocols for users to choose from. While 30 countries might not be enough to some users who want to access various websites around the world, other will find this number sufficient. Moreover, SaferVPN offers a few very good features that will keep your data even safer. Safer supports all major operating systems such as Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
Using SaferVPN was great because of its reliable and stable servers. Also, the said server speeds were fast and the videos never buffered, the websites never took long to load. The advanced features were a nice addition to strengthen its already good security. However, no access to streaming services and limited server locations might make some users rethink getting SaferVPN.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this VPN service, you can read our extensive SaferVPN review.