NordVPN, one of the more popular VPN service providers, offers military-grade security and many advanced features, while it is very easy to use.NordVPN commitment to user experience can be seen in their new Mac and Android apps that provide a unique algorithm that automatically connects to the fastest server. The product is very user friendly, offers one of the best prices on the market, has over 550 servers worldwide and is P2P friendly. One of the key features of NordVPN is zero log policy.
Here is our detailed overview of the NordVPN.
Easy to setup and use: 1-Enter your log-in details (only the first time you use the app); 2 – Press an ON button – and you’re connected.
Available around the world: 700+ servers in 54 countries (US, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and more)
Offers 4 Tunneling Protocols (OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, IKEv2)
6 Simultaneous Connections: access NordVPN service on up to 6 devices with 1 account
Multi-Platform Service (Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Linux and Android)
Offers 2048 Bit Encryption for Certificate Authentication
30-Day Money Back Guarantee
24/7 Customer Support
Automatic Kill Switch
Custom Software Available (Windows, OS X, Android, iOS)
Free Version Available
Offers 3000+ free proxies
No refund for Bitcoin subscribers.Slow.
No session-specific information provided.
Doesn’t block most ad trackers.
Functioning in the IT security industry since 2008, NordVPN has a well-established VPN service and a global presence.
NordVPN operates under Panama’s jurisdiction, where there are no mandatory data retention laws, therefore the company is not required to keep user logs. The logs are discarded after each session, ensuring complete online privacy for users.
NordVPN software is created with a user in mind, striving to make it as user-friendly as possible. The principle is to simply download the app and run. An interactive map allows to choose one’s encrypted destination with one click. Other user-friendly features include an in-app tech support via live chat, detailed server list, access to SmartPlay technology and more.
NordVPN is supported on almost every single platform and a variety of protocols are available for every platform.
Nord VPN offers PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and IKEv2 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac OS X. Nord VPN offers PPTP and OpenVPN for Linux users while PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and IKEv2 are available for iOS users (including iPhone & iPad).
NordVPN provides OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP for Android users while Chrome OS users can benefit from Nord VPN’s PPTP protocol.
Also, NordVPN does provide support for routers, if the router supports VPN connections, or has custom firmware as dd-wrt or Tomato installed.
Protocols & Encryption
NordVPN offers a wide selection of security protocols.
- OpenVPN protocol comes with 2048 bit SSL encryption;
- NordVPN’s Double VPN is encrypted in double AES-256-CBC through multi-node farm;
- PPTP comes with MPPE-128 encryption
- L2TP/IPSec (IKEv1) protocol comes with AES-256 encryption
- New to NordVPN: IKEv2 comes with a number of security and speed improvements over IKEv1, and offers built-in NAT traversal, quicker tunnel convergence times and MOBIKE to name a few.
As with most personal VPN services, NordVPN service is a free download with a subscription. The subscription costs are on the lower end compared to other VPNs.
One-month subscription costs $11.95, while an annual subscription costs only $69 (which is merely $5.75/month). All offers are “all-in-one packages,” meaning that all servers are included into the package. And the change between servers is completely free and unlimited.
All packages give an unmetered access for 6 devices simultaneously. That includes smartphones, tablets, routers etc., so you get the possibility to protect your whole network or all family devices.
The company accepts credit cards, PayPal, Webmoney and Bitcoin.
NordVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. There is also a three-day free trial, but you need to email or contact NordVPN’s support team via live chat in order to take advantage of the offer. The three-day trial is a good opportunity to test the service before making a purchase.
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