While there are numerous free VPNs out there, they are not worth the risk. NordVPN makes a bold claim of being the "best VPN service" – and that's a lot to live up to. While you have to pay to use the service, the price is easy to swallow, and there is even a 30-day money back guarantee so you can try it out to see if you like it with no further commitment.

We now inhabit a world which is closely connected by the internet, but geoblocking means that access to some content may be blocked depending on your location. This is something NordVPN can help with.

The gradual move to more and more of our lives online has led to an increased interest in privacy and security. This too is something NordVPN can help with. The route your internet traffic takes by default may by very slow. Again, this is something NordVPN can help with.

Does it all sound too good to be true? Well, perhaps it does... but this is the reality of the app. The service is available for just about every platform imaginable – Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iPhone and iPad, and there are also versions available for Linux and Android TV as well as extensions for Chrome and Firefox.

NordVPN offers you the chance to connect to the internet via thousands of servers all over the world; you'd be hard pressed to find a country – or at least an area of the world that isn't covered. And if the idea of configuring a VPN sound daunting, don't worry. In reality there is no configuration necessary – you can just use a map to select which country you would like to connect to. It need not get any more complicated than that if you don't want.

Once connected, you can do things such as stream Netflix for that country, and access other websites and services that might otherwise be blocked. But security and privacy are what a VPN is really all about. NordVPN keeps you completely safe from prying eyes so no one can see where you have been or what you have been doing online – and the company has a no log policy. As well as opening up services that might otherwise be unavailable, NordVPN also adds an important layer of security when you're using unknown wireless services.

The program has a special mode for P2P activity, so it is possible to hide such activity from your ISP or government. NordVPN also goes further than most VPN tool, offering support for Onion and double encryption security modes – although this does come at a small speed sacrifice. The are some nice touches such as a kill switch that can be used to quickly severe your internet connection should you find yourself inadvertently disconnected from the VPN.


NordVPN lives up to the hype, enabling you to easily browse the internet as if you were located in another country. The service is near-essential for anyone with concerns about their privacy or security, and the fact that a license covers you for six devices makes this excellent value for money.