NordVPN

NordVPN

VPN cloud security service

4.6/5 (360 reviews)

NordVPN Overview

NordVPN is a VPN cloud security service which encrypts all internet traffic to ensure confidential business data and sensitive customer data stays protected from third parties. With NordVPN, users can shield their business from the risk of using public Wi-Fi hotspots. Whether employees connect from a hotel or a local coffee shop, NordVPN makes sure that their data is impossible for third parties to decipher.

NordVPN also allows users to work from any place in the world and experience the web with no geo-blocking of content. Users can access all websites and services they get at home, from messaging apps to media streaming.

Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United States

Supported Languages

English

NordVPN Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
96% positive reviews
254
Excellent
90
Very good
11
Average
4
Poor
1
Terrible
Dmytro S.

Why I choose NordVPN

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/16
Review Source: Capterra

I do work online (web developer) so I need a high level of security and constant protection on all my devices (phones, tablet, laptop). I also travel a lot, and I have had some negative experience with fraudulent Wi-Fi access points at the airport. I lost some money at the time, but NordVPN took care of this now and never again had such problems. The company has a good reputation and gives the best monetary results.

Pros

I work online, so VPN is a necessary tool. I have used and compared many, but my choice is Nord VPN, because:
1. Connection speed is higher. No other VPN provider could achieve the same results.
2. Fast support that wants to help, unlike some others VPN providers. Support for NordVPN solved all my problems quickly
3. A simple and convenient interface on mobile and desktop and OS that I use (Windows, Android, iOS)
4. Great price if you go for a long-term deal.

Cons

The speed of Netflix was not very high, but when I talked to customer support, they told me which VPN server would work for me, and that helped.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Sébastien L.

The VPN service that's featured everywhere and for good reason!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/13
Review Source: Capterra

This software has been consistently reliable for my personal use and saved me various times. Once, because of an issue with the cable company, we couldn't watch the Olympics, so we resorted to watch an online stream without any hassle by connecting through another country.

Another time, I realized I wasn't getting a fair price when watching the price multiple times for a flight ticket, so I went with NordVPN and compared from different parts of the world to get a better deal.

It also happened more than once that I would want to display a website in English, but because of my current location, some websites decide to force the display in that local language. NordVPN was an easy fix in that case as you can choose to appear from almost anywhere in the world!

Pros

This is a reliable and affordable service. It logs nothing about your activity and allows up to 6 devices to be connected at the same time, which is handy to secure both home and work devices. They have servers in many countries (61 at this time), it can connect with the onion protocol, it is very secure (with AES-256 and double VPN), it can be configured with OpenVPN, it works great with P2P applications, it supports many different platforms (both desktops and mobile), the customer service is quick and efficient. It is frankly easy to set up (I have tried on Mac, Linux, Android and iOS without any issue). They even explain everything transparently in their FAQ and they have clear instructions on how to set the service on practically all types of devices that support VPN.

Cons

There really isn't much to criticize about NordVPN. I did notice that they now have even more applications available for download. There used to be no application available for Linux (even though it was fully supported through other means).

Some servers were actually very slow when using my cellular connection, but this can happen with any service and a slowdown is always expected. Since they offer many servers in different countries, I was able to quickly find some servers that work in my current location.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Demirdis S.

Best and Cheapest VPN

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I have been using NordVPN since 2017. I am an International Student in the UK. For my literature review, I often need to access foreign universities e-library and many of them have IP protection overseas. After using trials of some other VPN services, I have decided to use NordVPN. I think NordVPN is best and cheapest VPN provider. It is very easy to use and allows me to access the web anonymously and securely. The application works great on my Mac and android phone. Also, I used the application on Windows 10, It was working great, too. I have travelled a lot for my research and some countries where online-based calling and chat apps are banned, NordVPN unblocks those apps and allows me to securely pretend to be in a different country. In addition, my university provides some data analysis software, they also IP protected and I am using NordVPN to access those Softwares​ while I am out of the UK.​ NordVPN has a large server network in 60 different countries but I generally use a few European countries server and overall these speeds are amazing. Moreover, NordVPN is strongly secure apps with no leaks, it has Internet Kill Switch option which blocks all internet connection if the VPN connection does not work. I have not needed but NordVPN offers 24/7 live chat support, I like chat support rather than calling customer service.

Cons

The Kill Switch feature does not really work on my mac but I have not had ​any problem on my other devices. Some NordVPN servers are a bit slow but they provided many other options so just need​ to change the server.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Adam C.

Essential tool for travelers

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/11/22
Review Source: Capterra

Really excellent. They usually have a promotion to get a multiple year deal. This is often the most economical way to get the service over the long term.

Pros

NordVPN is very easy to use software to protect your privacy online. Once installed you can easily encrypt all your online traffic via a variety of different servers in different countries and different protocols (Double VPN, Onion over VPN). You know that once enabled none of your traffic will be tracked by the network you are on or somebody trying to sniff your logins/passwords on unencypted public wifi. Note - if you are using google services even in incognito a lot of what you are doing can still be tracked via your log in/hardware id. So if you really need privacy remember to sign out of these accounts and use tools like Tor Browser to not be tracked.

You can install on a variety of devices (computer, tablet, smartphone) with one account and know that when you are using a free wifi service (e.g. hotel, airtport, coffee shop) all your communication is secure. You can also circumvent geoblocking if you want to watch your TV services in your home country but that may not be accessible if you are travelling in another country.

Cons

Routing thru an additional VPN layer can slow down connections, but most servers are fast, and if you get on a slow one you can easily switch to another server/country to try and get faster service.

Initial connection on PC can be a bit slow (20-25 secs). Not sure why. iPhone app connects within seconds to VPN server (5 secs).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Karel R.

Safe and Secure and Seamless

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/01/11
Review Source: Capterra

I'm proud to remember to have a VPN running when I'm on a public wifi network. The pricing is great and so is its ease of use so I am happy to renew my annual subscription when the time comes. By the way, this product is excellent for frequent flyers since the company has servers all over the world and your connection is always secured on airport wifi.

Pros

NordVPN makes it very easy to connect to the Internet securely. The quick connect button makes the choice for you to enjoy the quickest encrypted connection. The Internet kill switch is a great feature to ensure that your traffic is always encrypted and not suddenly unsecured when a vpn connection drops out. The pricing is great. The availability on many phone and computer OSes is great. It's all very much great.

Cons

It takes a little while for the app and desktop client to load, but that's just a matter of patience. The company claims that there is a strict no logs policy. I haven't researched if that claim has been validated by a third-party entity or if the users are just supposed to believe that. Many people have recommended this VPN product and I am still very much in support of this product, but the validity of the strict no logs policy is interesting to me and not worrisome. The most annoying thing is when I'm trying to access a website (especially Amazon) and I'm unsuccessful in connecting to it because the website won't allow me to browse anonymously since it recognizes that the internet traffic coming in stems from a VPN server. Maybe it's just a matter of trying another server that the website doesn't have on its blacklist.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
User Recommendation
8.9/10
Based on 360 reviews
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NordVPN Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Starting from: $5.00/month - minimum order 12 months

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 360 reviews
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NordVPN Features

  • Monitoring
  • Policy Management
  • SSL Security

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Compliance Management
  • Password Management
  • Permission Management
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Single Sign On
  • Third Party Integration
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management

Additional information for NordVPN

Key features of NordVPN

  • Activity management
  • Automatic kill switch
  • Bitcoin accepted
  • Bug tracking
  • DNS leak protection
  • Data encryption
  • Double encryption
  • Encryption shields
  • Global network
  • Hide IP address
  • IP protection
  • Kill switch
  • No logs policy
  • Onion over VPN
  • P2P allowed
  • Unrestricted internet

Benefits

  • DNS Leak Protection
  • Onion over VPN
  • Automatic Kill Switch
  • Hide IP Address
  • Block ads and malware
  • Security on Public Wi-Fi
  • Fully Secure Payments

  • NordVPN FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for NordVPN.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does NordVPN offer?

    NordVPN offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$5,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Starting from: $5.00/month - minimum order 12 months

    Q. What are the main features of NordVPN?

    NordVPN offers the following features:

    • Activity management
    • Automatic kill switch
    • Bitcoin accepted
    • Bug tracking
    • DNS leak protection
    • Data encryption
    • Double encryption
    • Encryption shields
    • Global network
    • Hide IP address
    • IP protection
    • Kill switch
    • No logs policy
    • Onion over VPN
    • P2P allowed
    • Unrestricted internet

    Q. Who are the typical users of NordVPN?

    NordVPN has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does NordVPN support?

    NordVPN supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does NordVPN offer?

    NordVPN has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does NordVPN support mobile devices?

    NordVPN supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does NordVPN integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations NordVPN has

    Q. What level of support does NordVPN offer?

    NordVPN offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials