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    Secure your connection with the fastest VPN for macOS

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    Includes Threat Protection and Meshnet features

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    Try it risk free with a 30-day money-back guarantee

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NordVPN app for Mac

What is a VPN for Mac?

A VPN for Mac is a virtual private network service designed to encrypt your internet traffic on your Mac device. Our Mac VPN boosts your online privacy by hiding your IP address, encrypting your online activity, and protecting you from malware.

Enjoy more internet freedom with 5200+ VPN servers and browse with the world’s fastest VPN service without interruption. Download the NordVPN app from the Mac App Store and go online with peace of mind.

How to set up a VPN on macOS


Get the app

Setting up a VPN on Mac is easy. First, download the NordVPN app.


Install it

Follow the instructions to install the app. Then, use Launchpad to open NordVPN.


Sign up

Choose “Sign up” and enter your details. You can also do this through the NordVPN website.

Download the NordVPN app for your macOS device.
1. Get the app

Download Tunnelblick for managing OpenVPN connections on macOS.

2. Configure

Follow this OpenVPN manual setup guide to configure the app.

3. Connect

Select the server and enter your credentials to connect.

Connect to NordVPN with IKEv2/IPSec on your macOS device.
1. Get the app

Download the NordVPN IKEv2 certificate and install it.

2. Configure

Follow this IKEv2 manual setup guide to configure your connection.

3. Connect

Check the “Show VPN status in menu bar” box. Then, “Connect” and “Apply.”

Improve your macOS security

NordVPN is easy to set up and use on your macOS device.

Easy to set up and use

Hassle-free installation and simple interface. Get our easy-to-use yet powerful VPN app for your Mac and enjoy more privacy online. Just a few clicks, and your data is protected.

NordVPN instantly secures the internet connection on your Mac device.

Go private instantly

Secure your online traffic in just one click – hit “Quick Connect,” and it will automatically connect you to the best VPN server location for you. Surf online without worrying about being watched or tracked.

Auto-connect to a VPN when you launch the app or when your Mac starts up.

Launch on start

Connect to a VPN automatically when you launch the NordVPN app or when your Mac starts up. Secure the internet connection on your Mac laptop without having to think about it.

Security and privacy you can trust

Go fast, stay stable

NordVPN has servers in 59 countries, offering a fast and reliable VPN service wherever you are. NordVPN’s connection speeds are hard to match – all thanks to our advanced VPN protocols.

Unlimited bandwidth

There are no speed restrictions or bandwidth limits – just free and open internet. Enjoy a full-speed VPN connection without any throttling. Use your favorite streaming services securely, without limitations.

Embrace next-gen encryption

With our revolutionary NordLynx protocol and advanced encryption, you can stay safe on public and other Wi-Fi networks without slowing down your connection.

Custom DNS

When it comes to flexibility, you can have it all: use our DNS servers or go with your preferred custom ones. Either way, you can feel safe with NordVPN’s DNS leak protection technology.

App Kill Switch

Don’t risk your data. Select apps to quit if your VPN connection drops and protect data from being leaked over an unsecured internet connection. Available on the OpenVPN macOS app.

Threat Protection

Level up your security with Threat Protection. It blocks malware, access to malicious websites, trackers, and intrusive ads. The Lite version is available on the App Store macOS app.

The best VPN for Mac and other Apple products

Get a secure and easy-to-use VPN for your macOS device.

Supported models and macOS versions

NordVPN supports macOS Sierra 10.12, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 11 Big Sur, and macOS Ventura.

The NordVPN app is available on all Mac devices: Mac Mini, Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro.

The NordVPN app is available for Mac and other Apple devices.

Secure all of your devices

You can use one NordVPN account on up to six devices. Install a VPN app on your iPhone, iPad, or other Apple devices and enjoy an encrypted connection wherever you go.

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