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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, 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 14 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.

Creating a safer and better internet

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VPN Trust Initiative

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.

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Social Responsibility

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.

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Bug bounty

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.

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Audits

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.

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.

2012

Modest beginnings. No app, just a self-config on Windows.

2013

Thunder, lightning, app. 1K Windows users sign up!

2014

Exponential growth: 10K users. Ergo: 24/7 support.

2015

iOS & macOS. Data retention law draws Aussies to VPN.

2016

Emergency VPN for Uganda. 550 servers. Android app.

2017

Lightweight browser extensions for Chrome & Firefox.

2018

8M users. No-log audit. Android TV & Linux — finally!

2019

3 new products: NordPass, NordLocker, NordLayer.

2020

Speed greatly boosted by a next-gen solution — NordLynx.

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.

Team of Advisors

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Rytis Vitkauskas

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.

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Tammarrian Rogers

Tammarrian has worked with industry giants for nearly 30 years. She led engineers in developing the first version of the Office Suite and Windows 8 while at MicroSoft, and currently works at Snap Inc. focused on building inclusive, equitable experiences across Snap products.

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Troy Hunt

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.

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Tanya Janca

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.

Career at NordVPN

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