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Meet NordVPN

Online security starts with a click

Our mission

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.

How it all started

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The spark

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.

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The first server

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.

Who we are now

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Nordic ideals

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.

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Market leader

What started with a single VPN server is now one of the most trusted internet security providers in the market, serving over 15 million users worldwide. Known for strong values and well-thought-out features, NordVPN is recognized by influential tech sites and IT security specialists.

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Internet security solutions

NordVPN grew beyond its original design. Along with VPN solutions, we now provide wide-ranging internet security solutions for our users.

NordVPN manifesto

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.

The story of NordVPN

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.

Career at NordVPN

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