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Developer(s)Safer Social Ltd.[1]
Initial releaseMarch 2013
Stable release
4.9 / 1 December 2017; 4 years ago (2017-12-01)
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Linux, Google Chrome extension, Mozilla add on
Available inEnglish, German, French, Russian, Arabic, Persian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish

SaferVPN is a VPN service developed by Safer Social, Ltd.[1][3] The network protects user data from Wi-Fi security risks through end-to-end encryption of user connections.[2]


SaferVPN was released in 2013 by cybersecurity software developers, including founders Amit Bareket and Sagi Gidali. SaferVPN’s parent company began raising capital after creating and patenting a system created to aid law enforcement in identifying and catching car thieves.[4][5] In the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition the first application cofounders Amit Bareket and Sagi Gidali assembled together made second place.[6] SaferVPN network infrastructure served as the basis of Bareket and Gidali next company, Perimeter 81 initial product development. [7]


SaferVPN uses protocols to secure data that is transmitted over its network. Each protocol varies in how the data is secured.[8] SaferVPN’s supported protocols include:

  • OpenVPN, the commonly used protocol due to its performance and security level.
  • Point-To-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), a commonly used VPN protocol that uses basic encryption giving users fast connection speeds.
  • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP/IPSec), secure but slower than other protocols. L2TP is a good option if OpenVPN or IKEv2 aren’t available. Unlike PPTP, L2TP/IPSec requires a shared key or the use of certificates.
  • IKEv2, the newest protocol available. Fastest of all protocols, it is secure and stable but not supported on all platforms.[9][10][11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "SaferVPN: This newcomer is off to a good start". PCWorld. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Protect Your Business! The 7 Cybersecurity Tools You Need as an Entrepreneur". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ Vilner, Yoav. "16 Israeli Startups Ready To Take On 2016". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  4. ^ Onibalusi, Segun (2017-07-21). "How to Choose a VPN Provider for Your Business". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  5. ^ "Israeli VPN startup SaferVPN raises $1 million for business services". Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  6. ^ "SaferVPN Raises $1M Venture Funding To Provide Businesses With Scalable, Cloud-Based VPN Applications And A Customizable Cloud Management Portal - Tech Company News". Tech Company News. 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  7. ^ SonicWall leads $10m round in Perimeter 81, Globes, Yasmin Yablonko, 21 November 2019
  8. ^ "SaferVPN's launches Automatic Wi-Fi solution for mobile". Geektime. 2016-09-09. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  9. ^ "Seriously?! Can You Not Do That? Chapter IV - Insecure Use of Public Wi-Fi". ITSPmagazine | Cybersecurity & Infosec News. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  10. ^ (2016-09-08). "Why We All Need Wi-Fi Security". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  11. ^ Musthaler, Linda. "SaferVPN says it takes the risk out of using public Wi-Fi connections". Network World. Retrieved 2017-10-04.