Surfshark Nexus makes VPN browsing faster and more secure
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We live in an age where personal data is arguably one of our most important assets. And yet, we share a considerable amount of personal data with Internet sites, applications and services. Fortunately, VPNs or virtual proxy networks allow us to remain anonymous while surfing the Internet, giving our personal information an extra layer of security.
There are plenty of VPN apps and services available, but Surfshark VPN, our top pick for the best VPN, stands out for its affordability and premium features. And it got even better with the introduction of an innovative new technology called Link.
Nexus is based on SDN (Software-Defined Networking) technology and allows you to connect to multiple servers instead of a single server. With other VPNs, you connect to a server and there is a single encrypted passage for all your data. Nexus connects you to Surfshark’s entire network of servers instead of just one server. Thus, you can switch between different servers without logging out and starting a new session. And you can select the start and end points of your data, choosing the path your data takes before it reaches its destination.
Surfshark Nexus Technology Features
There are two main advantages to connecting to a network rather than a single server: higher speeds and better protection. Surfshark can spread the load more evenly to ensure servers aren’t overloaded and slowed down with an entire network to disperse traffic. And from a privacy perspective, Surfshark has more options to hide your traffic. Here are the three features that Surfshark will be rolling out over the next year.
- IP Rotator: This feature frequently changes your IP address to make it harder for someone to track you. This is an automatic feature, and changes occur without disconnecting you from the VPN network.
- Random IP: The IP Randomizer changes your IP address every time you visit a new website or app, making it very difficult for websites and apps to track you. Like IP Rotator, changes occur without disconnecting from the VPN.
- Dynamic Multihop: With Dynamic MultiHop, users can select the route to send their internet traffic, including entry and exit points. For example, you can access a server in the UK, route it through a server in Germany, and have your data output through a server in Spain.
For now, Surfshark has only deployed IP Rotator, with the promise of IP Randomizer and Dynamic MultiHop “Coming Soon”. Surfshark is available for $12.95 for a single month or $2.49 per month if you sign up for two years ($59.76 upfront).
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