Online security starts with a click. And the story of the leading VPN provider starts with a vision.
We strive to make the internet better than it is today. It can be free from online threats, censorship, and surveillance, as envisioned in 1989 — the year the World Wide Web was invented.
NordVPN was launched by childhood friends in 2012. They had spent a lot of time in different parts of the world, but saw the same picture: growing internet censorship, content control, and intrusive government surveillance. In other words, they saw a rapidly growing need for an internet security tool that’s easily accessible to everyone.
The creators set up the first VPN server and shared the prototype among friends. The feedback was extremely positive, which encouraged them to continue their work. The road wasn’t easy, but grit, determination, and pursuit of innovation kept them going.
NordVPN takes its inspiration from the Nordic ideals of confidence, trust, and innovation. We value our customers’ freedom of choice and strive to be innovative with our technology.
What started with a single VPN server is now one of the most trusted internet security providers in the market. Known for strong values, well-thought-out features, and excellent customer service, NordVPN is recognized by influential tech sites and IT security specialists.
NordVPN grew beyond its original design. Along with VPN solutions, we now provide wide-ranging internet security solutions for our users.
VPN Trust Initiative
NordVPN is a founding member of the VPN Trust Initiative (VTI). VTI is aimed at educating the public about cybersecurity and setting quality standards for the whole VPN industry. With it, we hope to improve VPN services and help people stay safe online, no matter which provider they choose.
Internet freedom is one of our core values, so we’re always involved in digital rights projects. We give others emergency VPN access to help fight surveillance and censorship, materially support causes focusing on human and digital rights, and work hard to educate the public about the importance of cybersecurity.
Nobody’s perfect. To help improve the quality and security of NordVPN services, we’ve launched a generous bug bounty program. This way, both ordinary people and professionals can be rewarded for uncovering vulnerabilities in our network and protecting our users.
Audits can reveal weaknesses — and strengths. We routinely submit our apps to independent researchers for thorough security testing, fixing any flaws uncovered. We also rigorously audit our vendors for reliability. Finally, NordVPN was the first VPN to have its no-log policy audited independently — a practice that has since been adopted by the rest of the VPN industry.
Our mission is to make Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of a truly open internet a reality. Mr. Berners-Lee imagined the internet as a very different place when he implemented the first successful HTML communication in 1989. It was to be a safe space, free from censorship and surveillance. Unfortunately, as headlines around the world show daily, this is hardly the case.
Our team of mathematicians and technologists wake up every morning with one core goal — to keep the internet as free as possible. This is our passion and why we come to work every day. We strive to provide security and privacy on the web. We make sure no one sees what you do online because they shouldn’t. Nor should we, for that matter.
For this reason, our VPN servers keep no logs. If someone asks us about you, we have nothing to share. We are free internet enthusiasts who believe in a common, secure future online. We support fighters for human rights, journalists, volunteers in conflict zones, information activists, and anyone who believes in the power of the open web as imagined by Mr. Berners-Lee.
In the spirit of transparency, we’ll do everything we can to keep you updated about all aspects of our service, from server status upgrades to occasional glitches. We aim to create a lasting relationship of mutual trust with you, the customers who share our deeply held values.
Here is what people say about us on social media.
I never could’ve securely searched nor browsed the internet as an internaut nowadays on any of my devices the way it was meant to be: Browsing freely/ without data collection- and tracking from the start, without the help of my favourite virtual network @NordVPN
Grateful for it!
7:12 PM – 4 Jan 2022
Rytis has been part of the European tech scene as either entrepreneur, venture or angel investor for nearly 15 years. In 2019, he became a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners to help build the firm’s European presence and global platform.LinkedIn
Troy is a security researcher and founder of Have I Been Pwned. He has a background in software development specialising in information security. He regularly lends his expertise to critical institutions, including the US Congress.LinkedIn
Tanya has 20+ years of diverse experience in the IT sector and has won numerous awards for her work. She is the author of the best-seller Alice and Bob Learn Application Security and the CEO/founder of the We Hack Purple academy and community.LinkedIn