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NordVPN

(4.5 out of 5 stars from 58 Reviews)
Money Back Guarantee (Days)30
Max BandwidthUnlimited
Simultaneous Connections6
ProtocolsIKEv2/IPSec, L2TP / IPSec, OpenVPN, PPTP
ClientsAndroid, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows
Not part of "Fourteen Eyes"
No Log Policy

Overall Rating

87.25%

"Good Security"

Security
100%
Perfect Security
Performance
65%
Not the best performing
Usability
92%
Excellent
Support
92%
Very Good

Security (5/5)

Based in Panama, NordVPN is one of the best choices for people looking for the highest privacy. Due to their location, they have no need to store any logs. “NordVPN does not monitor, store or record logs for any VPN user. We do not store connection time stamps, used bandwidth, traffic logs, IP addresses.”
Panama has uncensored Internet and no government surveillance. And they are not part of the “fourteen eyes countries”
Another feature for privacy fanatics is their double VPN. Your data is not only routed through one VPN server but through two VPN servers. This makes it even harder to get to know the real identities of NordVPN-users. On the other hand, two VPN servers always mean a lot of loss in speed. If you value security over speed, this is the feature you might be looking for.
Like most providers, NordVPN also offers a Kill-Switch to prevent IP-Leaks. You can also choose an application where this Kill-Switch applies.
Some VPN-guides still claim that NordVPN has an IPv6-leak. But since the end of February 2017, they have fixed their long staying problems and it seems to work just fine now. (https://nordvpn.com/blog/nordvpn-implements-ipv6-leak-protection/)
The provider offers bitcoin payment for a safe and anonymous payment process.

Performance (3/5)

The biggest problem that NordVPN currently has is the speed of their servers. Due to the fact that they have just too many users, their servers are most of the time a bit overloaded. What we have noticed is that there are huge differences depending on the daytime. During the night when not many users are online, their servers seem to be very fast and they can compete with other providers. During times when most users are online, the speed drops to a minimum.
We do suggest to try different servers at different times. Sometimes you can find servers that are not that overloaded.

Usability (5/5)

NordVPN Website
Their blue and white themed Website looks nice and loads pretty fast. What we liked is the focus on their different apps which they show on the right side. The Call-to-action button is not that intrusive but still gets the needed attention.

NordVPN Plans
Their offers are different in the time subscribed. The cheapest plan offers a 1-year-subscription for the price of $5.75 which is not the cheapest price but it seems just ok.
Client
Blue and white is the color of their clients too. Especially inexperienced users should have fun with using NordVPN. The software helps you find the needed settings and the needed server. The sheer amount of servers they offer is one of greatest on the whole market. No need to say more about it.
Other Devices
NordVPN supports the following operating systems
Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android
They also offer detailed setup guides for various other devices like
Linux, Blackberry 10, Chromium, various routers and NAS

Support (4/5)

We did send them different requests and always got fulfilling results. The answers were just on time. We did some research and have found some users and websites complaining about their support. While this is quite normal to find negative reviews the amount that we have found is probably a bit too much.
Anyway, we have on our own not found a single thing to complain. Our conclusion is that they have fixed their support problems and are now offering a great service!

Conclusion(4/5)

NordVPN offers a lot of nice features. The fact that they are located in Panama is a huge plus for all privacy fans. Even their support and their client are one of the best. The immediate fix for the IPv6 Leak shows that they handle their problems with the necessary importance.
Unfortunately, the speed is a bit of a drawback. We hope that they take this problem as serious as they have taken the previous problems and do fix this as soon as possible.
We do hope that they would add some more servers and make them not that overloaded. NordVPN could be one of the best VPN Providers on the market if they would not have these issues

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