When it comes to virtual private networks, or VPNs, NordVPN has proved itself to be PC Mag’s top service for securing your online activities. The company now has more than 5,000 servers across the globe, making it the largest service we’ve yet tested. It also takes a strong stance on privacy for its customers and includes tools rarely seen in the competition. NordVPN wraps all that up in a snazzy client that’s consistent across every platform on which it’s offered, and it includes ad blocking for good measure. For its superlative user experience, numerous features, and robust service, it’s a rare 5-star PCMag Editors’ Choice winner.
NordVPN and Netflix
I am pleasantly surprised that NordVPN did not interfere with Netflix at all in my testing. That’s great, because Netflix blocks VPNs aggressively.
That said, other companies offer specialized servers just for streaming video services. Previous versions of NordVPN highlighted special streaming servers, and I wish they’d do that again.
which serves as a VPN connection and the other as a fine-tuned ad blocker.
In my experience, the average person would rather risk having no protection than deal with frustrating security software. That’s why NordVPN succeeds: It makes using a security tool simple. It has everything we expect in a VPN and then some, with specialized servers for Tor-Over-VPN and double encryption being the service’s standout features. Continued server upgrades make it the most robust VPN service available, and ad blocking and network protection features raise NordVPN’s abilities still higher. NordVPN also has an excellent stance on user privacy, collecting very little data and operating out of the legal jurisdiction of Panama.
Taken together, these factors are more than enough to justify its comparatively high monthly cost. NordVPN is a smart choice, and it remains a PCMag Editors’ Choice