WARNING: It is highly recommended that you use a VPN (virtual private network) to hide your IP address and personal information when browsing the deep web. This is an additional security measure that can keep you safe while you navigate the unknown parts of an almost completely unregulated portion of the internet. MacInfo recommends PureVPN to stay safe. They don't retain logs of their user's activity, have great server coverage across the globe and are extremely affordable.
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The first thing to notice about NordVPN is that when you open it up, instead of a list of servers you are presented with a map, the countries of which you can click on to connect to servers there. This is extremely easy and user-friendly to operate. NordVPN can be used with virtually no understanding of what a VPN is because it makes a graphical representation of moving around to different countries.
Of course, it is possible to change the view using a button the upper right-hand corner of the screen, to give you a more conventional list of servers with more information. Servers can be sorted by name, load and distance, and NordVPN will show you exactly which servers are better for which purposes. There are servers designed to be used with TOR, for P2P file-sharing, some for the fast streaming of video and others for extra privacy. This is something that is not common with other VPN providers.
In this review, we used the Mac client for NordVPN because this is a Mac website, however like most providers NordVPN also offers a client for Windows, iOS and Android which are largely identical in form and function.
NordVPN has well over 5,300 servers in more than 60 countries, which covers most locations you'd want a VPN for. Africa, South/Central America and the Middle East are places where there are few NordVPN servers, however due to the Internet infrastructure and/or political regimes in many of these areas they are locations where most people would not find a VPN particularly useful - that said, NordVPN's aggressive expansion in the past few years has increased coverage. There are other VPN providers who do have servers in some of these places, like PureVPN which boasts servers in 140 countries, so variety in terms of countries is not NordVPN's strongest point.
Privacy Policies And Speed
NordVPN itself is based in Panama, a country with very privacy-orientated legal provisions. This puts it at a big advantage to providers based in locations such as the UK, where the logging of VPN activity is legally mandated. NordVPN does not keep any logs, which ensures privacy from governments as well as businesses, hackers, scammers etc.
Speed using NordVPN is comparable to other providers - it isn't the fastest speed out there, but it's still good. Of course, the speed will vary a lot depending on what country you're in and which server you are trying to connect to.
The price of a NordVPN subscription varies depending on the length of the subscription you purchase. On a per month basis, buying a one month plan costs the most, a one year plan costs 58% less and a two-year plan costs 72% less. Pricing frequently fluctuates, but the current rates charge you $11.37 for the monthly plan, $4.67 for the yearly plan and $3.14 for the 2-year plan.
NordVPN has a 30-day money-back guarantee, so don't be shy about going for the two-year plan to maximize savings! If you don't end up liking NordVPN for whatever reason they are reasonable when it comes to giving out refunds.
In conclusion, we would say that NordVPN is great value for money if you want a VPN for the long term with a high level of security and you don't mind not having severs in some obscure countries If you have decided you would like to try NordVPN check out the plans here.
For any questions regarding NordVPN you can view their FAQ or feel free to post in the comments section below.