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Nord VPN Review 2019

NordVPN is one of the most secure VPN services that will help you establish a double VPN connection, log into Tor via VPN, and get access to previously blocked websites. All this is available without your logs being tracked by the system. Very few services can boast of the same.

The company is registered in Panama, which says a lot about service quality. How is that connected to user safety? The trick is associated with the fact that the state cannot force the company to issue logs of users; that is why NordVPN can honestly claim that it does not store such information on its servers. Some other VPN services do not have this feature at all, because they must obey the laws of the country they are registered in.

Features

NordVPN has the functions that an ordinary user is familiar with, such as 2048-bit encryption, emergency network disconnection, modern security protocols (OpenVPN, PPTP, SSTP, L2TP / IPSec). But most of them need to be configured manually. CyberSec – a new feature of NordVPN – is an ad blocker with built-in antivirus; it is a very useful thing for those working on the network; only due to this, NordVPN is ahead of its competitors that provide ordinary traffic encryption; with CyberSec from NordVPN, you are never disturbed by ads and online marketing advertising; on top of that, CyberSec blocks malware, detects phishing attacks, and prevents all kinds of other cybercrime-related unpleasantness. Turning it on means an extra layer of protection for user surfing the web.

Security

NordVPN is proud of dual VPN function. Thus, if one server is attacked, double VPN creates an additional level of protection. In other words, your logs and information you submit online cannot be detected by even your Internet provider. You remain absolutely anonymous on the web. In case of cyber attacks or someone trying to steal your information, the software will automatically disconnect you from the network.

VPN Network

In April 2017, NordVPN stated that the number of its servers was 1,000, in September, there were already 1,103 servers reported by the company. In December, the number has increased to 2,048. The company spends a lot of money on server infrastructure development. It also improves connection conditions.

You will find a server map online. Clicking on any of the markers connect you to the server that matches the best with you. A choice is based on your browsing preferences as well as server load and distance. Switching between servers is very fast and smooth. All you need to do is turn off the server being in use and click the one you would like to use instead.

 

Privacy Protection   

NordVPN will keep your identity secret. Owing to the two-layer encryption, your privacy is protected at the top level. The service establishes a private network for your traffic. What is more, your logs are not recorded by the system. This means that no one can access them, whether it is your Internet provider or the NordVPN company itself.

Device Support

NordVPN is known for the professional and wide device and OS support for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS, and even different versions and models of routers. The service allows 6 simultaneous connections. So you can work with any device and even get several family members using the VPN. Of course, the mobile application allows you to connect to the fewer number of servers compared to its desktop alternative (1,600 vs. 4,000). Nevertheless, it is still a lot compared to company competitors. In case you are an active mobile user, the NordVPN apps for Android and iOS are as good as the Windows version.

Pricing

Taking into account the service quality and diversity provided, NordVPN is not a cheap option to use. Though the month-to-month plan is rather affordable at the rate of $12 per month. However, you can save even more. The one-year and the two-year plans are just great deals for you. By paying $84 and $95, you get unlimited VPN access for one and two years accordingly.

Customer Service   

NordVPN offers both live chat support available round-the-clock and a ticket system. Company representatives on live chat support are quite responsive. They reply within two minutes and are knowledgeable about the product. Instead of using templates for answering customer inquiries, reps handle each request individually.

Conclusion  

NordVPN is one of the few services on the market that can bypass VPN locking on the popular Netflix television service. The software is very easy to use. You can easily select the desired server and browse the web through it; all you need to do is to click the map marker – the system will automatically connect you to the best options based on your preferences (video streaming, security, torrents, etc.); alternatively, you can select any server manually from the list. In any case, if you want to save your time, first, register with NordVPN and then install the service attachments when you have your login and password.

Pros & Cons

Pros:  

  • 4,000 servers in more than 60 countries
  • 2048-bit SSL encryption
  • Logs are not stored in the system
  • Dual VPN and “Tor over VPN” connections
  • VPN gateways for streaming media content
  • 6 device connections per account

Cons:

  • No split tunneling
  • Has no bandwidth cap
  • No free trial
  • No phone support

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