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Surfshark Launches Lightweight VPN App for iOS Devices

The new app uses the latest encryption technology for speed, security, and longer battery life

Surfshark Ltd., a company developing Surfshark privacy protection software, announces the global release of its VPN application for iOS devices. The new app seeks to differentiate itself with its user interface, speed, and low energy consumption.

Surfshark iOS app is a VPN service based on an IKEv2 security protocol and AES-256-GCM encryption.

‘We’ve managed to create a VPN app as seamless as turning on Wi-Fi’, says Magnus Steinberg, Surfshark’s chief technology officer, ‘Many features such as IP address masking, Zero-Knowledge DNS, IPV6 leak and WebRTC protection are embedded in Surfshark by default.”

Surfshark is using AES-256-GCM encryption, which is different from a widespread AES-256-CBC. The main difference between these ciphers is speed. AES-256-GCM has a built-in authentication which makes encryption process much faster than using AES-256-CBC.

‘Our encryption method is a refined version of the industry standard. Combined with a progressive IKEv2 security protocol, it makes Surfshark noticeably faster than others. Also, our app is easy on phone’s battery. It is neatly coded, so it simply doesn’t drain the device’s power,’ explains Steinberg.

The no-frills Surfshark iOS app creates its protection layer using industry-leading encryption methods. All the internet traffic sent to and from iOS devices using Surfshark is strongly encrypted and protected from tracking or surveillance.

It is the only VPN app for iOS which allows unlimited simultaneous connections, meaning that one Surfshark subscription can be used to protect many devices.

Price of a Surfshark subscription starts at $3.95 per month. Its iOS app offers a 7-day free trial period and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Surfshark iOS app can be downloaded from the App Store.

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