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SurfEasy VPN for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 26, 2014

SurfEasy VPN for Mac boosts your online security and privacy by rerouting all Web traffic through a virtual private network. The service has a free tier as well as paid subscriptions and offers desktop and mobile apps for free once you create an account. As with any VPN or proxy, your Internet speed will decrease depending on the chosen server, but your machine will not take a performance hit.

During installation, SurfEasy VPN for Mac requires an administrative password. After you launch the app and log in to your account, you can configure it by clicking the icon on the screen, which reveals a menu that lets you select a region, view allowed and used traffic, and launch the app on startup. If you're using the free tier of the service, you can have up to five devices and a 500MB allowance per month. In our tests we were able to download a 7.5MB file in about 30 seconds, and had an upload speed of up to 1 MB/second. SurfEasy runs a rewards program where you can earn more allowance by promoting the app and using all of its features.

If you're concerned about your privacy, a service like SurfEasy VPN for Mac may go a long way toward making your online interactions more secure. But if you prioritize network speed over anonymity, you will likely feel disappointed by this class of software. To find out whether it's for you, download it and try it out.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release July 3, 2013
Date Added July 3, 2013
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,494
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Use the SurfEasy VPN to protect your privacy, security and online identity on any computer, tablet or smartphone. SurfEasy encrypts the Internet connection through a high speed Virtual Private Network (VPN), ensuring your web browsing, email and apps are kept private and secure.
  • Bank-grade encryption secures any Internet connection. (ie. Wi-Fi hotspots)
  • Browse the web anonymously and avoid being tracked online.
  • Access blocked websites and content from anywhere in the world.