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NordVPN (1-Year Subscription) - Android|Mac|Windows|iOS-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Turnkey Multi-platform VPN

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    r0kit
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I use VPN to remote into my office for desktop access and transferring files. NordVPN does the job simply and effectively. On automatic settings my upload and download speeds are cut in half (on average using automatic settings). I've experienced even further reduced speeds with other VPN services, but for what I'm doing, I don't perceive any noticeable lag using NordVPN. For tinkerers, one can manually connect to less populated server and switch to less secure protocols, but my days of tweaking and tinkering are long gone. As as test, I manually connected to a low use server and speeds were reduced by 25%. With average UL/DL speeds around 200/10, having those rates cut in half is still acceptable in my opinion. If you are using VPN to bypass country limitations for streaming services, then perhaps squeezing every bit of performance may matter to you, but again for my main use of remote accessing my office, NordVPN fits the bill and does so quite easily with just one click to enable across my MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great protection

    Posted
    kids2
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I needed to do some research on VPN and found that it was something that I truly needed especially on our phones where we use unsecured connections while shopping and traveling. This was easy to install, downloaded the app, opened the app and trusted the site. My phone was the first one and I created my account which was very easy to do. I used the instructions on where my activation code was listed and it went smoothly from there. It protects you from annoying ads and malicious online threats. It takes privacy to the next level by blocking harmful websites - no malware or other cyber threats can infect your device. Pop-up and auto play ad are blocked too. It prevents you from entering dangerous websites. If you want to go to a site that is on the "don't go there" list you have to disable the feature manually. You are able to load this VPN protection onto 6 devices and/or on to you router. It is a 1-yr subscription so I will see how my year goes as to whether I renew next July. So far... so good!! Very hopefully this is going to help protect our devices from hackers and I can still enjoy online shopping without the worry of my credit cards being exposed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install and use

    Posted
    BobinVA
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    In today's world, internet access is essential to everyday living. As we've become more and more dependent upon internet access, we've come to expect freely available wifi wherever we go. At one time, free wifi hotspots were a differentiator for restaurants, hotels and coffee shops, but now it's an expected perk wherever we go. But while ubiquitous wifi has been a blessing, its unencrypted nature has also opened up yet another avenue for "the bad guys" to get to our data. What to do? As I've been investigating options, there weren't many that were realistic. I've even resorted to staying off hotel wifi altogether, but that cripples my ability to get things done. One option that was very intriguing was called Tiny Hardware Firewall. The idea is to purchase a small, battery-powered router with VPN software that you can take with you to create a private hotspot for several devices. While I think this is a very good idea, I'm not crazy about the $99 per year VPN fees. I don't mind paying for the up-front hardware costs, but after that, why should I've to pay such a high price for VPN software? That's when I found NordVPN. It's the highest-rated VPN on several review sites, and has a much more reasonable yearly cost (if you take advantage of one of their multi-year specials). So, I decided to give it a try. In short, NordVPN is effective and very easy to use. Installation is a breeze. There are clients available for Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and Chrome extensions. Setting up an account was quick and easy, and it was a quick download and install for each platform. By default, you can use the auto-connect feature to find a server near you. From there, you get a new IP address and you're protected! Nord is based in Panama, which is a good thing because Panama is one of the countries that don't share information on logging. While I'm not using a VPN to anonymize my internet activity, for those who are sensitive about privacy, this is important. One thing I was initially worried about was the impact of a vpn on my speed. Doing a before/after speed test, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the impact was negligible. After all, a big hit to my throughput speed would mean that I'dn't use it. NordVPN only impacted my speed by about 5%, which I think is worth the added protection. NordVPN also includes some extras, like an automatic kill switch in case you unexpectedly lose your vpn connection. A feature named CyberSec automatically blocks malicious websites, malware and unwanted ads. This is a great bonus. Setup on iOS devices was just as easy. The only additional step is that you're asked if you want to set up a VPN profile in your settings. Saying yes will allow this to be done automatically, and you're ready to go. When Nord is protecting you, you'll see a small "vpn" in the top left corner, next to your connection strength icon. The one thing that I'd like to see is a better solution for Chromebooks. NordVPN does have a Chrome extension that works just as easily as their other versions, but this only protects your activity within Chrome. Now that Chromebooks support Android apps, those need to be protected as well, and the Chrome extension doesn't do that. You can get a NordVPN Android app which can protect your Android activities, but this doesn't protect your web activities. You can manually set up a VPN connection in settings, but newer Chromebooks cannot be set to not use the IPv6 protocol, and NordVPN doesn't support IPv6, so I couldn't get this approach to work. ChromeOS is evolving rapidly, so I hope a comprehensive solution for ChromeOS will be forthcoming. So far, NordVPN seems to be the solution I've been looking for. The license allows up to 6 devices simultaneously, which is enough for me to protect devices for me and my wife. I'll see how it goes in long-term everyday usage, but right now I think NordVPN is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend