Recently I started seeing more ads for the NordVPN service. It seems some of you may be in the same position as I've received several emails asking me for my opinion about them.
After a careful review, here it is. NordVPN is best described as a good "one size fits all" VPN service. You pay one fixed price and get full access to their network endpoints (1000+ servers in 57 countries) and the full available speed.
TL;DR:NordVPN offers impressively fast VPN, good security and easy to use clients.
You will find an impressive list of tutorials for dozens of different platforms from the usual (Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android) to Belking, Microtik and Arris routers.
NordVPN promises that it is a no-log service. They use 2048-bit encryption; they run their DNS servers to minimize DNS leakage and have a "kill switch" that will block application internet access in case the VPN get's disconnected.
Validating their claims
Many providers promise a no-log service, but there is no way for consumers to validate this statement independently. I have chatted with their support and had no reason to doubt their claim.
I have run my standard VPN tests on Windows and MacOS and can confirm that I did not detect any DNS, WebRTC or identity leakage. My most useful test was validating their kill switch functionality (by manually killing the VPN process) and confirmed it worked
NordVPN offers access to 6 devices simultaneously. If you connect multiple devices to the same endpoint, you will have to choose different VPN protocols for each (L2TP, PPTP, OpenVPN TCP and OpenVPN UDP).
I recommend you shop around for deals. Their "normal" promo is $79.00 for 2 years (a 72% discount). If you browse the web, you can find links with additional discounts of up to 77%. Here is the link I used below (not an affiliate link)
Overall NordVPN seems like a competitive offering with good security.