While NVPN uses some impressive security protocols, it won’t help you unblock geo-restricted services like Netflix or Hulu. If you want a VPN that offers the power to bypass geo-blocking and lightning-fast streaming speeds, we recommend NordVPN.
NVPN provides you with a secure and private VPN connection using the OpenVPN or L2TP with IPsec protocols with a default encryption level of 256 Bit AES-CBC with SHA 512. You can also choose to use 128 bit Blowfish-CBC with SHA 1 if you need to. They also provide Squid and Socks5 proxy services for those times when you need faster download without security or privacy. Their network consists of 52 servers located in 35 countries with an IP address pool of over 2700 IPs. You get unlimited bandwidth and no speed throttling with your subscription.
Using NVPN’s service you can unblock restricted websites such as Skype or poker sites in countries where they are blocked. You will also get the protection of their Anti DPI (Deep Packet Inspection). This technology provides additional measures to bypass DPI in countries like China or Iran. It is setup utilizing OpenVPN over SSL and is available to all subscribers. You can safely and anonymously browse social networking websites, keep a blog, send e-mails, run a business, transfer money, exchange files or chat when you use NVPN’s VPN service.
There are a few things of note about their service that make them a worthwhile consideration. The proxy servers are configured to support SSL encryption in combination with “stunnel”. This gives you a secure, encrypted proxy connection instead of the usually unencrypted connection most providers offer. Also, you can use the members are to setup your connection to use the TCP protocol with port 443 to bypass almost all university, workplace, or school firewall restrictions. You have further control over your connection by being able to open ports in the member’s area. These ports will then be forwarded to your computer so you will not have to set up your router to do this. You are also protected from port clashes with other members by their Anti ProtClash technology.
Unfortunately switching servers is only allowed 1 time for free, after that it will cost you. In the event that the server you are connected to goes down, NVPN will switch you to another server for free, so you will not have to use your free switch. They also do not offer any refunds except for when the service is down, and you absolutely cannot connect (including to the proxy service).
Support is provided through a contact form and searchable FAQ on their website. They have sections with common errors, setup question, proxy server use, and securing your connection. They offer two subscriptions lengths for either a shared or dedicated IP address. All plans come with unlimited bandwidth, OpenVPN, Squid proxy, SOCKS5 proxy, L2TP/IPsec, and port forwarding.
|Number of countries with servers||41|
|Number of servers||60|
|Number of IP addresses||4618|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||Yes|
|Number of devices per license||1|