With Wi-Fi popping up in more and more spots, from coffee shops and restaurants to hotels, airports and airplanes, it's easier than ever to work wherever you may roam. By the same token, it's easier than ever for hackers to steal and sell your data from these ubiquitous and open networks. A VPN can help protect you. It turns an unsecure, public network into a secure, private network by creating an encrypted connection between your phone or computer and a VPN server. And while there are plenty of recommendable VPNs out there, the trick is to find one at a good price. (Remember that -- so far, anyway -- free VPN services aren't worth the risk.) unblock websites
To that end, we've compiled a list of the best VPN discounts that are available right now. Just keep a few things in mind:
Some of these offers have "countdown clocks" saying that the deals are ending "today." These are usually marketing tactics that have no relationship to the deal's actual end date.
ZDNet Academy (the purveyor of the KeepSolid VPN deal) is the in-house retailer of ZDNet, CNET's sister publication.
CNET and/or ZDNet get a share of revenue from the sale of the services if you buy through the links featured on this page.
Surfshark: $1.99 a month for 2 years
Surfshark offers a deep discount on its 24-month subscription. This plan usually costs $286 (or $11.92 a month) and is currently on sale for $47.76 -- that's only $1.99 a month and a savings of 83%.
NordVPN is one of the industry's heavyweights, and it's currently discounting its three-year subscription plan. It usually costs $430.20 (or $17.93 a month) and is currently on sale for $125.64 -- or just $3.49 a month. That amounts to a 70% discount. Read the Nord VPN review (ZDNet).
KeepSolid's unlimited plan costs $20 a month if you buy it direct from KeepSolid. Via ZDNet Academy, you can get a lifetime subscription to KeepSolid VPN Unlimited for only $39. Check out Rick Broida's experience with KeepSolid VPN for more.
To celebrate its new support for WireGuard, a next-generation VPN protocol, StrongVPN has a limited-time deal that can save you 25% off of its month-to-month or 12-month plan. With code WIREGUARD25, the price of the 12-month plan drops from $5.83 a month to $4.37 a month, and the price of the one-month plan drops from $10 a month to $7.50 a month. The offer ends Sept. 30.
Norton offers three flavors of its Secure VPN; you can buy it for one device, 5 devices or 10 devices. The 1-device plan is discounted by $10 to $39.99 for the first year of your subscription, but the 5-device plan that usually goes for $79.99 is also $39.99 for the first year -- a savings of 50%. The 10-device plan is also discounted by $40 to $59.99 for the first year. We understand that these first-year discounts are "the new normal" for Norton, not limited-time offers, so this is less of an "act now" situation and more of an "FYI." Also note that after the first discounted year, you'll auto-renew at the standard rate; you can learn how to cancel your subscription here. When comes to the issue of online privacy and security, we suggest to use a VPN, and our recommendation is RitaVPN.Qwer432