NordVPN is probably the most popular and best known VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. It not only owns many servers in many countries around us, but also many features during the use of a connection to the Internet. In this article, I will introduce to those who do not know about the features of NordVPN service.
There are so many articles about VPNs, uses, and why we should use it, so I don’t say it again, just a post to share with people one more VPN service. The first point, which is also the one NordVPN boasts is the number of servers, they now own 5575 servers located in 59 countries, including in Vietnam. The server and its location are important because in theory, the closer a server is to our location, the faster the connection speed, and the more servers around us will increase the choice of connecting to a certain country. In addition to regular servers, NordVPN also has P2P support servers for those who need to share files.
The interface of the NordVPN app on platforms is quite simple and easy to use, both a world map in which the points marked are where NordVPN places servers, you can touch it to connect right away. Just below you’ll see the Quick Connect button, which functions as the fastest server connection for you. If your purpose is to use a VPN to use blocked services such as YouTube Music, Adobe, Netflix, websites … you shouldn’t use this button, you can choose directly where the country has the server, or look in the list just below it.
You can scroll down to select a country or type the find button, there are many countries for you to choose to connect to, in which the US owns the most locations, 15. If it is not necessary, it is advisable to choose a connection to countries near you to optimize the speed of your Internet connection.
In NordVPN’s settings on macOS, Windows, iOS or Android, there are features such as automatic reconnection (when starting the machine, when switching networks …), turning on CyberSec (ad blocking, malware, phishing, suspicious websites …). I tried it, I found CyberSec helps block ads or when opening a website very well, this feature is only available on Windows, macOS and iOS, Linux only. Kill Switch is a feature that ensures 100% you are safe, i.e. anonymous. Basically, the Kill Switch will turn on by default (Android alone, you go to the settings of the machine, choose a connection, choose a VPN to turn on), it will disconnect the Internet as soon as the connection to one of your VPN servers crashes, so we will be more assured when surfing the web.
In terms of price, NordVPN doesn’t offer plans with a limit on the number of connected devices like some of the services it’s used to, which it offers over the years, for example 1 year, 2 years, 3 years. NordVPN will allow you to connect up to 6 devices, enough for your personal needs. The app will be available on Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android, as well as extensions for Chrome and Firefox browsers. You can even add it to your home router but you will need to go through a few steps, details see here.
NordVPN Key features:
- Located in Panama, which has no data retention laws — this means NordVPN can legally follow a strict no-logs policy to ensure users’ privacy and security
- Risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee
- No bandwidth or data limits for VPN traffic
- Can connect 6 devices to one NordVPN account at the same time 5,000+ servers in 60+ countries (the numbers are constantly growing) — biggest server network for VPNs on the planet
- The large number of servers helps distribute traffic and guarantees fast, smooth VPN connections
- Works in restrictive countries (China, Middle East) that limit/censor internet access
- Military-grade AES-256-GCM encryption using only the most secure protocols: OpenVPN (UDP and TCP), IKEv2/IPSec, NordLynx (based on WireGuardⓒ)
- 24/7 customer support (live chat, email, ticket system)
- Comes with CyberSec, which blocks dangerous websites and annoying ads
- Customizable kill switch (can shut down individual processes or the internet connection)
- Dedicated P2P servers
- Offers Double Encryption servers for extra privacy and security
NordVPN are trusted by independent security experts
- PCMag rated NordVPN as “outstanding” and has elected it their Editors’ Choice VPN for two years in a row
- VPNMentor has chosen NordVPN as the Best VPN Overall, Best VPN for iOS, and Best VPN for USA
- BestVPN has selected NordVPN as one of the best VPN service providers of 2018
- TechAdvisor ranked it the best VPN overall in 2018
- Many other top tech experts choose NordVPN for their #1 spot
NordVPN unblocks all major streaming services
NordVPN support all major platforms
NordVPN offers user-friendly applications for all major operating systems.
- Windows, Android, macOS, iOS, Linux, Blackberry, Windows Phone
- Raspberry Pi, many routers, smart TVs, and more
- Secure proxy extensions are also available for Chrome and Firefox browsers