Online security starts with a click
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.
In 2012, four childhood friends came together to build NordVPN. 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, serving over 14 million users worldwide. Known for strong values and well-thought-out features, 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.
NordVPN is one of the founding members 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 decided to put our money where our mouth is and got working on numerous digital rights projects. We help people fight surveillance and censorship, giving emergency VPN access to freedom fighters and journalists who work in dangerous conditions. We support non-profit organizations and conferences focused on human and digital rights. And we work hard to educate the public about the importance of cybersecurity every single day.
Nobody's perfect. And a service with millions of users worldwide is bound to have a bug or two. To make sure we find and remove as many vulnerabilities as possible, we launched a bug bounty program. It helps us improve the quality and security of NordVPN, while some happy hunters earn rewards for their hard work.
Audits are a great way to find bugs and loopholes or to prove your broad claims are true. To ensure maximum security, we have undergone two app security audits in the last couple of years. Independent researchers took our apps apart, attacked them from every angle, and reported potential vulnerabilities for us to fix. We audited all our vendors to make sure they are safe and reliable. NordVPN also was the first VPN service to have an independent audit of our no-logging claims, which became a real game-changer for the industry. Now, multiple VPN providers have carried out their own audits, establishing a new standard for all VPN services.
When the first clunky version of our product saw the light of day, internet security was a niche subject. NordVPN helped make it mainstream.
Modest beginnings. No app, just a self-config on Windows.
Thunder, lightning, app. 1K Windows users sign up!
Exponential growth: 10K users. Ergo: 24/7 support.
iOS & macOS. Data retention law draws Aussies to VPN.
Emergency VPN for Uganda. 550 servers. Android app.
Lightweight browser extensions for Chrome & Firefox.
8M users. No-log audit. Android TV & Linux — finally!
3 new products: NordPass, NordLocker, NordVPN Teams.
Speed greatly boosted by a next-gen solution — NordLynx.