Updated: 05/06/2024 by Computer Hope
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Released by Nord Security in 2012, NordVPN is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) provider for computers, smartphones, and tablets. It features support for up to 6 devices simultaneously. Servers for NordVPN are located in 60 countries, as of January 2022. NordVPN has won awards from ProPrivacy and CNET and is one of the top VPN services in 2022.

Users can purchase NordVPN with monthly or yearly subscriptions. Once purchased, you can use it on any device through the NordVPN app available on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. A business VPN called NordLayer is also available for company intranet networks.

What features does NordVPN have?

  • Server obfuscation - Makes it less obvious that you are connected to a VPN by obfuscating all your traffic.
  • Double VPN - Sends your data through a chain of two VPN servers to further encrypt your information.
  • NordVPN CyberSec - Security features including the blocking of malicious advertisements and protection from DDoS attacks.
  • Split tunneling - Leaves certain activity out of the VPN tunnel to allow you to use local services while protecting your activity.
  • No-logs policy - Because NordVPN is headquartered in Panama, they are not required to store user data.
  • SmartPlay - Allows you to stream from sites like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ on foreign servers more easily.

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