Surfshark VPN intends to launch two new products: an ID protection mechanism that automatically detects traces of hacked personal information online called HackLock, as well as a private search tool called BlindSearch.

It announced the plans on May 27th in a blog post, saying: “We’re happy to announce our plans to elevate privacy protection beyond the ordinary VPN functionality.”

Naomi Hodges, Cybersecurity Advisor at Surfshark, stated: “Over a year ago, we launched a user-oriented VPN, but let’s be frank, this nifty and necessary software is not a universal solution to secure one’s digital life,

“That is why we decided to move beyond VPN and develop tools which could empower privacy-seekers to oversee their digital presence better than ever before.”

HackLock will function as a detection mechanism that alerts Surfshark users about any breaches or leaks of their private information, including emails and passwords. BlindSearch is a web search add-on that allows users to query in the knowledge that no history is being collected and no ads will appear – only organic search results, comparable to DuckDuckGo.

Surfshark is a relatively new VPN service, but it’s made a splash and become one of the fastest growing VPNs on the market. It’s regarded by us to be a very safe and secure VPN service, featuring great security protocols and encryption.

Alongside Surfshark’s use of the Multi-Hop feature, which routes your traffic through two different VPN servers for extra security, this news indicates a VPN provider striving for top level security – great news for users of VPNs.

These new tools will become available to new and existing Surfshark customers in a bundled offer and are scheduled to roll out in less than a month, by mid-June.