While choosing an investment you can never be too careful, especially if it’s one to protect your privacy and get access to the full worldwide web in all its glory. In order to better choose in what VPN to invest your money, we bring you a solid comparison between two heavyweights: SurfEasy and ZenMate. Sometimes, with similar software, the little details are what make the difference between good and excellent software, and these two for sure have some sweet details hidden around for you. Both companies offer you full protection and privacy settings as well as a no log service. From generous discount prices to browser extensions that will make your internet ride nothing but the safest; both SurfEasy as well as ZenMate seem to have already conquered the market and they are definitely here to stay.
|Countries||US, UK, IT, DE, ES, NL, CA...||US, UK, FR, RO, DE, NL, SG...|
|# Connected Devices||5||5|
|Languages||EN||EN, DE, ES, RU, TR, KR|
|Extra Services||Browser add-ons|
|1 Month Plan||$11.99/mo||$9.99/mo|
|3 Months Plan||n/a||n/a|
|6 Months Plan||$8.99/mo ($53.94)||n/a|
|1 Year Plan||$6.49/mo ($77.88)||$3.99/mo ($47.,88)|
|Free Trial||7 days|
|Money-Back Guarantee||7 days||30 days|
SurfEasy will definitely make you… well, surf easier. The Canadian company, like any good VPN service, provides you more than 1,000 servers over 16 different countries. To use SurfEasy, all you need is a supported device such as Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android. Note that there also is a handy browser extension available for Opera, Amazon and Chrome. All SurfEasy packs will guarantee you some basic VPN features such as unlimited bandwidth, torrenting, automatic Wi-Fi security, tracker blocking, top notch encryption and the possibility of connecting up to 5 devices simultaneously. Regarding the pricing, you have the choice of a monthly, semiannual or yearly subscription for this software, the latter being the one that offers the best discount. This yearly subscription will cost you $77.88 or $6.49 per month, which results in a 46% discount compared to monthly payments. In order to get access to it you can use Visa, MasterCard or PayPal payment options with a 7-day money back guarantee.
ZenMate is essentially divided in a couple of different services: ZenMate VPN, Router, Apps and Pulse. While ZenMate VPN speaks for itself, ZenMate Router lets you plug in your Draytech router and activate ZenMate Suite through the router’s menu. ZenMate Apps and Pulse are pretty much browser extensions with the last one providing you with more tools so you can hide yourself better from the eyes of the internet. Note that you have to install the browser plugin in order to use ZenMate. There are also business features that grant you access to some exclusive characteristics such as Smart Locations, malware blocking and tracking protection. Creating an account is free of charge and will give you a free Premium trial for unlimited time. To fully enjoy the services provided by ZenMate you should invest in one of the three subscriptions available. These are monthly, semiannual and yearly. The yearly subscription will cost you $4.99 per month ($59.99 annually paid upfront), which gives you a 44% discount compared to the monthly subscription. The German company invites you to pay using credit card, PayPal, Union Pay or Qiwi Wallet assuring you a 14-day money back guarantee.
To end with, SurfEasy and ZenMate provide a more than acceptable VPN service featuring useful tools such as the browser extensions and extra protective business related settings. Both the Canadian and the German company make their yearly plans the more appealing ones with a more than 40% discount and generous money back guarantee periods. Truth being told, you will definitely be more than well served with either of them, as they are rather similar, even in the range of operating systems supported, making only the aforementioned little details mark the difference and granting some points in favor for both VPN services.