We are ShaftBox

Privacy focused simple, secure VPN

ShaftBox is a simple product that helps you ensure you’re private and protected when you’re using the internet. We intentionally built it with a minimal feature set of one that anyone can use: it works out of the box, and we left out everything else.

Why we started ShaftBox

A lot of people ask why we bothered to build ShaftBox. It’s a fair question. There are plenty of options out there for residential VPNs.

But the problem was that none of the options were right for us as individuals.

Unfortunately, what we found was that the vast majority of VPNs on the market are software based, complex, require downloading to all the devices you have (try counting them!), involved configuration, updating…..more time and complexity than any of us have or need.

On top of that they are packed with features that most of us never use, feel cluttered and overwhelming. The more complex software is, the more open it is to vulnerability and hacking, which is definitely not wanted in a system supposed to protect you from that. So we looked for a better solution.

That’s why we started SHAFTBOX the company.

Who we are now

We’re proud to say that ShaftBox is the product that we wish existed back when we were looking for the perfect home VPN. And we are also proud that we’ve delivered it.

No clutter. No complexity. No software to install or download!

No need to remember to load it up when you need it. Any Wi-Fi device can connect to it. No extra features to confuse and overwhelm you.

Whether you’re ready to move on from the complexity of your software VPN and you’re looking for solid simplicity, or you’re wondering how best to secure your online life for the first time, we hope you’ll give ShaftBox a try. We’re confident that you’ll love it.

And if, for any reason, you don’t think that ShaftBox is the best way for you to secure your privacy, security and anonymity on the internet — if it doesn’t make you happy that Privacy Focused Internet Access it could be so simple — then return it to us in the first 30 days for a full refund. We keep your life simple.

Buy one and give it a shot, and email me at michael@shaftbox.com to let me know what you think.

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Meet the people behind ShaftBox

In contrast to almost all of the software VPN companies, Shaftbox Ltd is a UK registered company, transparent, with named directors, a published address and telephone number and UK located servers. You’re safe in our hands.

Michael Camilleri - CEO Shaftbox

Michael Camilleri


An entrepreneur with three exits and one ongoing company (www.bizzby.com). Electronics engineer with decades of experience in consumer electronic product development and manufacture. Michael’s passion is building unique product startups from scratch, quickly.

In his spare time, Michael loves to play his guitars and record studio music.

Darren Durbin - CTO Shaftbox

Darren Durbin


Having gained a Computer Science degree from Southampton University, Darren has accrued over 25 years experience in software development, covering desktop, server and mobile Apps. Darren takes a lead role in architecture, infrastructure and system design.

Darren enjoys cycling around the South of England, reading and avoiding social media.

Jedi Lu

Jedi Lu

Entrepreneur & Angel investor

Jedi participated in the popular P2P file sharing service design in the early years and co-founded Weibo, the largest social media network in the Chinese community, over a decade ago. He has over 15 years of experience in social product design and web platform architecture.

Jedi is also a lover of contemporary art and co-founder of Artand, the largest contemporary art community and e-commerce platform in Chinese.

We believe that protecting privacy online is essential, and that it's possible to do that in an uncomplicated way by building great products

Michael Camilleri - CEO, ShaftBox