Meet Double VPN – our advanced security feature that encrypts your internet traffic not once but twice.
Double VPN is an advanced VPN security feature that routes your traffic through two VPN servers instead of one, encrypting your data twice.
Now with Double VPN, your online activity hides behind two servers instead of one, which is known as VPN server chaining. The working principle is rather simple:
Your traffic is first encrypted on your device and redirected to a remote VPN server.
It reaches the server and leaves it encrypted one more time.
The encrypted traffic then passes through a second VPN server, where it gets decrypted.
You reach your internet destination securely and privately.
All your data is protected with an extra layer of encryption. This makes it twice as hard for hackers to decipher.
The connections are mixed between UDP and TCP protocols, which increases the security level of your online activities.
As your actual IP address was changed by the first VPN server, the second server doesn’t have any information about you.
Nobody, not even your ISP can see your final destination on the web. They can only know that you are using a VPN service.
The multiple encryption feature is indispensable when you need a high level of online security and privacy. Therefore, you may want to use Double VPN if:
People who dare to stand up and advocate the freedom of speech have to take extra steps to protect themselves. With Double VPN you can access information securely, and report the news without the fear of being watched or harmed.
Double VPN may be a great help if you travel or live in a highly restricted country, known for heavy censorship, tracking, and surveillance. By encrypting your internet traffic twice, you will make it twice as hard for snoopers to track you.
Without proper protection your communications, your emails, messages, video chats could be vulnerable to eavesdroppers. Therefore, double traffic encryption is not only necessary to protect yourself, but also you confidential sources.
If you want to prevent third parties from tracking your IP or need secure access to websites, a standard VPN connection is more than enough.
Double VPN may slow down your connection a little. This is because your traffic goes through two VPN servers, which improves security but also makes the journey longer.
For this specific purpose, we have the Onion Over VPN solution, which routes your internet traffic through one VPN server, and then sends it to the Onion network.
If double encryption is what you need, go ahead and enable Double VPN. The feature is included in the NordVPN subscription package and is currently available in our Android, macOS (OpenVPN version), and Windows apps.
You’re all set – from now on till you turn Double VPN off, all your online communications will travel through two different encryption points, leaving no way for snoopers to access your data.