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Proudly announcing a major upgrade to NordVPN service — NordLynx

Apr 22, 2020 · 2 min read

Proudly announcing a major upgrade to NordVPN service — NordLynx

Since introducing NordLynx on our Linux apps, we’ve been working relentlessly to bring it to other platforms. Today we’re starting the rollout for Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS!

NordLynx in a nutshell

NordLynx offers an ultra-fast VPN connection and guarantees bulletproof privacy for our users. Built on the backbone of techie darling WireGuard®, it’s the VPN tunneling solution of the next generation. Check out our video explaining how NordLynx works and why it's a leap forward.

It all started with WireGuard

WireGuard was bound to become a game-changer in the VPN industry. This tunneling protocol utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography and insanely lean architecture. With only 4000 lines of code — 100 times less than other protocols — it’s relatively easy to deploy, audit, and debug.

There’s no question, it’s a perfect match for NordVPN.

However, even after 4 years of heavy development, WireGuard is a work in progress, a diamond in the rough.

Enter double NAT

WireGuard on its own can’t ensure user privacy that’s up to NordVPN’s standards. That’s why we developed a double NAT (Network Address Translation) system, which helps to establish a secure VPN connection and allows us not to store any identifiable user data on a server.

With this breakthrough, NordLynx saw the light of day.

After 250,000 speed tests, it’s crystal clear: NordLynx is simply faster

To test the possibilities of NordLynx, we had to be thorough. We covered the majority of VPN use cases and, in doing so, performed 256,886 speed tests. The result was unequivocal — NordLynx is the fastest VPN protocol at our disposal.

NordLynx is already implemented on Linux, and we’re rolling it out for Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS. Soon all our users will be able to enjoy advanced privacy and next-level VPN connection speed.

P.S. If you're interested in details, here's an in-depth post about the speed testing. More posts about the inner-workings of NordLynx coming soon! Get ready to geek-out.

WireGuard® is a registered trademark of Jason A. Donenfeld.


Stephen Levine
Stephen Levine successVerified author

When Stephen's not busy being a news junkie or playing with the latest gadgets, he loves to blog about tech and cybersecurity issues. He hates the idea of anyone collecting excessive data about him or his two cats.


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