A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a way to stay secure even on public Wi-Fi networks. Virtual private networks encrypt your web activity and IP address, allowing you to essentially surf the web invisibly. The best VPNs are easy to use, affordable, and create a secure tunnel for your web activity.
To find out which VPNs are the fastest and most secure, I tested them on my 2020 Macbook Pro and subjected the VPNs to speed tests, WebRTC leak tests, and DNS leak tests (more on that later). I also rated each VPN for ease of use and compatibility with multiple streaming platforms and apps. Finally, I considered the company behind the VPN in terms of data logging and pricing.