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Top10vpn names Hotspot Shield
“Fastest VPN in 2024”

Top10VPN, the leading independent VPN review site, found that Hotspot Shield had the fastest connection speeds among other top VPN brands including ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Surfshark.

Top10VPN Speed Test Results

Fastest VPN over long distances

Top10VPN also found that Hotspot Shields's proprietary Hydra protocol delivered lighting-fast download speeds of 99Mbps when connecting to international server locations. This is nearly 20% faster than Surfshark and 15% faster than NordVPN.

Fastest VPN over short distances

Top10VPN’s independent speed test found that Hotspot Shield is by far the world’s fastest VPN. Even during peak hours, the VPN had virtually no impact on download speeds, recording much faster results than every other VPN tested.

Securing the internet for millions of people worldwide

  • One of the most trusted
    and secure VPNs
    Mask your IP address, browse anonymously, (and) establish an encrypted connection.
    — Abir M.
  • Always dependable
    I like how user friendly it is, and how it works silently in the background, without slowing down my laptop.
    — Linda G.
  • Essential for peace of mind
    With all the online security concerns today, this is one app everyone should have on every device connected to the internet!
    — Rick B.

What makes Hotspot Shield the fastest VPN?

We stream, download, shop and bank online everyday. A fast and secure connection is more important than ever. That’s why, at Hotspot Shield, we developed the Hydra Protocol - a ground-breaking VPN technology that provides industry-leading speed and security.

Hydra protocol works by combining the best security features of top VPN protocols with the latency efficiencies of our proprietary software. The result? The perfect balance of speed and security for everything you do online. Hydra Protocol works on all major platforms and provides a secure connections that is up to 20% faster than leading competitors.

Benefits of Hydra

  • Faster speeds

    Faster download speeds, especially over long distances

  • Improved security

    Cutting edge ‘no-compromise’ tech that increases both security and performance

  • Reduced latency

    Reduced latency due to patented “DNS acceleration” technology

  • Quicker connections

    Quicker connection rates due to enhanced SSL connections

  • Optimized servers

    Auto selects the optimum server for improved VPN speeds

  • Better unblocking

    Advanced ability to disguise VPN traffic to look like regular web traffic

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  • Make your VPN even faster

    • Increase your internet speed

      It doesn’t matter how fast your VPN is if you have a slow internet connection from your ISP

    • Select a server close to where you are

      Generally, the closer you are located to the server you're connected to, the faster your connection is

    • Beware of firewalls

      Firewalls and antivirus software can affect the way your VPN runs and slow down your connection

    • Choose a provider with lots of servers

      If you select a company with minimal servers, you may find that those servers will be congested

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Hotspot Shield is more than just a fast VPN

  • Military-grade encryption

    Get fast, secure internet connections with advanced encryption technology.

  • No browsing activity logs

    We do not record your VPN browsing activities in any way that can be associated back to you.

  • Global internet access

    With 115+ virtual locations in 80+ countries and 35+ cities around the world—it’s never been easier to access the content you want.

  • Unlimited bandwidth

    Stream as much content as you want. With unlimited bandwidth for Premium members, you never have to stop.

  • Connect all your devices

    Hotspot Shield Premium users can connect up to five devices under one account, keeping you and your family secure.

  • All major platforms supported

    No matter what device you use, we’ve got you covered. Get Hotspot Shield for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, TV, and Chrome.

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