It ain’t easy to pick the right VPN for a beginner. Useful information tends to get lost in the sea of advertisements, lifetime subscriptions, and other shady stuff. And using a bad VPN can turn out worse than not using one at all. So I decided to make a small list of reliable VPN providers for cybersecurity newbies.
Each new user will find two things of utmost importance: user-friendly interface and helpful customer support. The former will help navigating and understanding the software itself and the latter will sort out any problems that will sooner or later arise for first time users. Cybersecurity is a no joking matter and having a responsive and qualified support team will come in handy. So which VPNs do stand out regarding the points in question?
This VPN is like a good TV show “for the whole family”. It’s simple design will walk you through step by step and there’s a 24/7 professional customer support team to help you with any problem you may encounter on your way to maximum privacy. Surfshark has a strict no-logs policy and has been audited by cybersecurity experts to check their browser extension security, the test that they passed with the highest grades. If you feel like deepening your knowledge, you can visit their informative web page that stores many useful guides and tutorials. Furthermore, you can set it up on any amount of devices for no additional cost, meaning you can freely share your account with friends or family. All this plus extraordinary design puts Surfshark on the top spot of user-friendly VPNs.
A VPN with the best logo ever. Whenever you switch between servers, the cute little bear will keep you company and that goes along with a great and appealing to the eye app design. They run a blog on their website as well, so you can get the latest news in the industry there. The only thing I’m not a fan of is that they’re owned by McAfee, a pretty controversial (yet talented) US-based business. But for beginner level – this VPN is more than enough.
ZenMate defines itself as “Fast. Secure. Easy.” and I couldn’t agree more. They have built a solid community around their VPN so you can expect to find lots of users helping you out in case you need questions answered. Which is a good thing because unfortunately, their customer support takes time to respond to queries and does not provide a live chat.
GooseVPN is here because of its interface and customer support. It’s a pretty simple VPN and everything is one click away, the minimalist design will help get introduced to VPNs in general and support can be reached by various means. I’d recommend this VPN for a first test run to see what’s what and hey, if you like it you can stick with it for a year or two.
I remember my first experience with VPNs several years ago when most of them didn’t have native apps and good designs and comfy web pages. Online security seemed far away and manual setups were all around. It’s a pleasure to see the VPN market adapting to the needs of ordinary customers that don’t necessarily have an education in IT. Any VPN in this list will be a solid first step in the adventurous road of privacy protection.