Founded in 2018 by current CEO Vytautas Kaziukonis, Surfshark’s
primary goal was to humanize security and make digital privacy accessible to everyone.
Alongside its VPN, the company launched three other products, Surfshark Alert,
Antivirus, and Search. The Lithuanian start-up was an instant success. One million
paying customers registered with Surfshark in just 30 months, surpassing the likes of
Initially headquartered in the privacy haven of
the British Virgin Islands, the company moved to the Netherlands in 2021. This
surprising relocation raised a few eyebrows in terms of data security, which will be
discussed in more detail later. And then, in 2022, Surfshark announced a merger with yet
another market leader, Nord Security, parent of NordVPN. Despite the partnership, each
company has retained its own products and remains independent of one another.
Is Surfshark Easy to Use Even for Beginners, and What Platforms Does It Support?
As internet usage continues to soar, even the least tech-savvy
users are becoming more and more aware of the need to protect their information. This
demand has brought VPNs to the mainstream. And user-friendliness is more essential now
than ever before. Surfshark lives up to expectations in the usability stakes. Every app
is smartly designed to combine simplicity for novices with advanced features for
experts. Navigation is smooth, interfaces are uncluttered, and users should have no
problems downloading the apps, connecting with servers, and customizing their settings.
Let’s take a look at the platforms that support Surfshark’s VPN:
- Apps: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, routers
- Browser extensions: Chrome, Edge, Firefox
- Streaming devices and games consoles: Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV,
Chromecast, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo
Although Surfshark may not cover as many platforms as some rivals, ExpressVPN, for
instance, it does connect to the most popular options and can be installed on routers.
On the plus side, and perhaps one of the most significant advantages over competitors,
one subscription can be used on an unlimited number of devices. Compared with the
industry standard of around five simultaneous connections, Surfshark’s no limit policy
makes the VPN a superior choice for customers seeking to secure multiple devices.