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NordVPN not only allows P2P traffic – it also protects your private data every step of the way.

The benefits and risks of P2P sharing

P2P stands for peer-to-peer networking. It is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to share files with large groups of people.

Normally, each user would download a file from one server or a network of servers. With P2P, each downloader also becomes an uploader, making the process of file sharing much more efficient.

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The reputation of P2P sharing is somewhat negative, which is why many internet service providers (ISPs) try to discourage users from it. But file sharing has valid and perfectly legal uses – in fact, the P2P technology is ideal for:

  • public distribution of free-access data (for example, open-source software, public domain videos, scientific data, or large government information sets);
  • sharing large amounts of corporate data internally;
  • pushing software updates to massive user bases – even Microsoft does it!

That being said, you still need to think about safety measures while sharing or downloading files from a P2P network.

The main issue is that every device uploading or downloading the same file on a P2P network can see each other’s IP address. That’s the very nature of P2P – it wouldn’t work otherwise. So what’s great for efficient information sharing is not that great for your privacy.

Besides, your internet service provider can also quickly detect that you’re using P2P. They may deny access to file-sharing websites or set bandwidth limits, which slows down your internet speed.

With these risks in mind, if you use P2P, VPN should be your best friend.

How using a VPN makes P2P safer

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It secures your IP address

When you enable a VPN, you connect to a remote VPN server, replacing your real IP address with that of the server. This IP swap hides your location and helps you stay private while sharing files or simply browsing the web.

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It protects your download speed

Once you connect to a VPN server, your ISP can’t easily throttle your internet speed. And NordLynx, our new WireGuard®-based protocol, is almost twice as fast as the standard OpenVPN.

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It encrypts your entire online traffic

With a VPN, P2P files and all other data you send and receive travels through a strongly encrypted tunnel. That means no one can get their hands on your private information.

What is a P2P-friendly VPN service?

A P2P VPN service is a solution that’s specifically optimized for peer-to-peer computer network activities. It means that when you connect to a specialized VPN server, you can share files at top speeds without putting your privacy at risk. NordVPN automatically picks the best server and network protocol to ensure users enjoy the smoothest P2P experience.

Check out extra features making your peer-to-peer networking fast and secure:

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No logs

A strict no-log policy to ensure no one can see what you’re doing online.

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Strong encryption

Reliable encryption protocols to guarantee the stability and protection of your sensitive data.


No throttling

No bandwidth or speed limits – download any video in a flash without worrying about your ISP throttling your connection.

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Privacy safeguard

Kill Switch to protect your IP address from being exposed in case your VPN connection drops.

With NordVPN, P2P is both fast and secure

Speed matters — and when you’re sharing, speed matters more. NordVPN has no bandwidth limits, won’t throttle your connection, and offers top speeds on the planet with the lightning-fast NordLynx protocol.

And to give you the best file sharing experience, NordVPN provides specialized P2P servers — hundreds of them in different locations around the world, optimized for file sharing. So you can enjoy the fastest and most secure VPN experience anywhere and anytime.

In case your VPN connection has any issues, the automatic Kill Switch feature makes sure that your IP address is never exposed. It either shuts down the apps you have selected beforehand (such as file-sharing services) or disables your internet access.

On top of that, NordVPN protects the files you download and everything else you do online with state-of-the-art encryption. And if you don’t want your ISP or anyone else to know you use P2P, NordVPN doesn’t collect any data on your online activity. Even if someone asks, we have no information to provide.

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