Reading Time: 2 minutes Beam me up, Scotty The success story of NordVPN is remarkable. The company, founded in 2012 has established itself as a market leader within a concise time. The programmers are active since 2005 and offer a quite stable, moreover, also secure VPN network. It is equal in quality and equipment even with the industry leaders. …
Best VPN. NordVPN is a personal virtual private network service provider. It has desktop applications for Windows, macOS, and Linux, mobile apps for Android and iOS, as well as a request for Android TV. Manual setup is available for wireless routers, NAS devices and other platforms.
Instead of manual configuration options and the fastest bandwidths, the focus here is on user-friendliness. This is where NordVPN can demonstrate its strengths and convince without restriction: Graphical presentation and operability of the Android and iOS apps of the service are uniquely excellent.
With a mixture of safety and a smart user interface, NordVPN can convince in the test. The service also shines with numerous supported end devices. In the area of country selection and server speed, the competition sometimes performs slightly better.
What is VPN
In the network, the IP address serves as an identifier that reveals the identity of users.
This can happen by a server that anonymises and encrypts your data traffic. For this purpose, VPN software establishes an encrypted Internet connection to a VPN server, which then securely transmits all your data traffic. No matter whether you retrieve emails, surf websites or use streaming services, your data traffic gets protected via the encrypted connection to the VPN server. Only the VPN server is visible “to the outside” so that your identity is protected and you surf anonymously. In principle, you can imagine the whole thing as a tunnel – therefore the synonym VPN tunnel is often used.
Providers of robust solutions have to set up, manage and finance a worldwide server infrastructure. The use of such services is therefore usually not possible or only possible to a limited extent free of charge. In this respect, subscription models are standard, which are generally cheaper, the more extended the subscription period fails. Some VPN providers in the test also offer limited free versions. We always note this in the test reports.