NordVPN Review

One of the most popular VPNs might also be the most secure.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
9.7 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Customer service: Even though we were happy about NordVPN’s options of a live chat, email support, and an FAQ database, we wished the company had phone support.
  • Torrenting: Although NordVPN allows torrenting on its servers, not all servers work with torrent clients. Finding a server for torrenting requires trial-and-error.
  • Device limit: You can’t connect all your devices to NordVPN all at once like you can with options like Surfshark and Private Internet Access. NordVPN has a 10-device limit (recently expanded from six).

Bottom Line

NordVPN’s Panama location, strict “no-logs” policy, and shared IP addresses makes it a great option for the privacy-concerned. It’s one of our top-pick VPNs because of its innovative features and strict adherence to security standards. That said, the overall service still has room for improvement.
Citations
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  2. GlobeNewswire. (2021). NordVPN completes advanced application security audit.
    globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2021/06/23/2251681/0/en/NordVPN-completes-advanced-application-security-audit.html

  3. Washington Post. (2015). Everything you need to know about encryption: Hint, you’re already using it.
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  4. CSO Online. (2020). What is WireGuard? Secure, simple VPN now part of Linux.
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