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If online privacy and data security are a concern for you, it may be time to consider a VPN, or virtual private network. “The best VPNs can help secure your web traffic against snoops, spies, and anyone else who wants to steal or monetize your data,” writes PCMag. That helps explain why an estimated 68% of adult internet users use some type of VPN either at home or work, according to Security.org. And it’s why we’re highlighting this deal: SurfShark VPN is now on sale for $56.99 for two years, $83.99 for three years, and $111.99 for four years.
What we like about this deal: Reviewers give high marks to SurfShark VPN. It landed on CNET’s list of the “best VPN service of 2021” with the site noting that it is a “speed leader, packed with features.” Indeed, it was the fastest VPN the site measured, with one review noting that it has “blazing speeds,” in addition to having “ a rich suite of security and privacy features.” For its part, PCMag notes that SurfShark has an “impressive set of privacy tools” (see below for some of them) and offers “excellent value” for your money. (That’s especially true now that Surfshark is on sale for about $2 per month; SurfShark is normally priced at about $12.95 per month).
One big perk that SurfShark offers over others is that it gives you unlimited device support, so you can have all the devices in your home or office connected without having to worry about it. (Many VPNs limit the number of devices.) Other perks include its CleanWeb feature that blocks ads, trackers and malware; AES-256-GCM encryption; unlimited data and bandwidth on unlimited devices, a kill switch and more.
Other things to know: There are less expensive VPN options, and options with different bells and whistles, so you will want to pick the right VPN for you. And it’s important to note that no VPN can keep your data completely secure. Still, SharkVPN generally gets good reviews from tech reviewers, and if you have multiple people in your household or office, it can be an especially good deal.
Note: A previous version of this story misstated that this deal included a 1-year subscription for SurfShark, but it starts at a 2-year subscription. The story has been updated, and the price for the deal is actually about $2 per month, rather than roughly $3 per month, as previously stated.