NordVPN vs VyprVPN vs 2017

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

 
 

Which VPN is better?

Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert
There is a lot to be said about both VyprVPN and NordVPN. They are excellent products, each with respective merits. Both have a VPN kill switch (should you require it), a free trial and a 30-day money back guarantee. Both offer Open VPN; however, VyprVPN has a slick technology called Chameleon, which makes it very difficult to recognize your data (very useful if you are in a country like China). Speaking of which, both NordVPN and VyprVPN are extremely useful in censorship-heavy places like China. VyprVPN has a ton of servers all around the world- a few more than NordVPN does, and is very fast. NordVPN has the advantage of not being in the category of enemy of the internet, nor is it based in a fourteen-eyes country. Nord also accepts anonymous methods of payment, such as Bitcoin.
 
Rating
Features
  • 4.9
  • 4.1
Pricing
  • 5.0
  • 4.3
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.7
Reliability & Support
  • 4.9
  • 4.6
 

Reviews

Expert Review

Daniel Krohn
Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert
  • 4.9

It’s no big secret that NordVPN is reputed as the best VPN out there. It has excellent reviews nicely propped on the homepage from very happy customers, as well as links to articles by big wig industry publications like PC Mag, Forbes etc. You get the point. I wanted to figure out what all the fuss was about, so I took it upon myself to do my own audit: NordVPN really speaks to its users. It

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Latest positive user review
James
  • 5.0
I got Nordvpn for Netflix and it proved well I tried some of the vpns friends told me they have, but non used them for Netflix. If streaming is what you want, a fast VPN is a must. Now, it wasn't as easy as I would have wanted, I had to contact support, cause the first server I tried didn't really stream anything. It seems like Netflix are marking the IPs very quickly, so support gave me a new server and this one worked well. Overall the app is simple to use, and I can get Netflix from Europe, where I'm traveling at the moment. what's more to ask? (well.... Hulu, and that one works as well :))
Latest negative user review
Darren
  • 1.0
I rated Nord VPN and they downgraded me NordVPN is not one of the big players in the VPN world and I'm all about supporting the smaller companies, but my connection regularly drops out without warning (despite me selecting the option to be notified when the connection drops out, which by the way is as useless as a paper airplane to fly to the moon). I initially rated NordVPN 3/5 stars none the less, however, since doing so, NordVPN has decided that I am now running a "test version" of the app and now I cannot rate the app which I find very suspicious. I'm not saying don't buy this VPN, but I have to say I have lost trust in this company and now rate it a 1/5 stars accordingly. sorry.
Expert Review

Ariel Hochstadt
Ex-Google, International tech speaker
  • 4.1

Our testing of VyprVPN has shown it to be straightforward and enjoyable. Everything worked flawlessly and the software is very easy to get the hang of, even for new users of VPNs. VyprVPN has one noticeable advantage over its rivals. They have a technology called Chameleon, which is designed to reduce the recognizability of data to those who may want to intercept what you are doing, making this

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Latest positive user review
Anonymously
  • 5.0
Simple to purchase and use on multi devices It all works super-well. Simple, user-friendly, and with a perfect set of tools. Best is, its end to end ownership and their total control - and mission. Works seamlessly on my desktop & laptop (Macs) and iPhone. All intuitive and a snap to find the quickest or most useful server and protocol. Even the pricing is the best for what you get, and while some are upset by non-bitcoin payment options, really, you're trusting them with 100% of your data chain, so for most people the use of a CC or Paypal is like trusting your wireless company. And these guys are about privacy, with their history and base in Switzerland convincing me to go with them. So happy. A guide time to get protective. It even truly maxes or even exceeds my usual hi-speed connection, no degradation at all, at least from my location. YMMV. No problems with billing, support is great, greenfrog invented usenet. And all the warnings about billing, ethics, well... sorry for those where it didn't work out but this was a great pick - pricing has gotten better (competition!) while they offer great home-made products and servers with lots of bang for the buck.
Latest negative user review
Nick
  • 1.0
A terrible experience Their yearly subscription renewal is automatic without prior notice. When that happened, instead of sending me a full refund, the customer service charged me a monthly service fee for a whole month, just because I didn't know the service was renewed and logged the software 2 to 3 times. Also, the customer service manager lady had a very harsh tone, which revealed the self righteousness that these people have. I am so tired of this type of "my rules are flawless and everyone should follow and listen to me" attitude. I would admit that this company did a decent job on what they are doing, it's just that these people simply don't have the concept of customer satisfaction. From the tone in their responses, I bet they will also use both personal and usage information they have collected from you against you. They give you the feeling of being bullied by their fee charging traps. I also don't think they care about your privacy at all. I would not recommend this service to anyone.
Latest positive user review
James
  • 5.0
I got Nordvpn for Netflix and it proved well I tried some of the vpns friends told me they have, but non used them for Netflix. If streaming is what you want, a fast VPN is a must. Now, it wasn't as easy as I would have wanted, I had to contact support, cause the first server I tried didn't really stream anything. It seems like Netflix are marking the IPs very quickly, so support gave me a new server and this one worked well. Overall the app is simple to use, and I can get Netflix from Europe, where I'm traveling at the moment. what's more to ask? (well.... Hulu, and that one works as well :))
Anonymously
  • 5.0
Simple to purchase and use on multi devices It all works super-well. Simple, user-friendly, and with a perfect set of tools. Best is, its end to end ownership and their total control - and mission. Works seamlessly on my desktop & laptop (Macs) and iPhone. All intuitive and a snap to find the quickest or most useful server and protocol. Even the pricing is the best for what you get, and while some are upset by non-bitcoin payment options, really, you're trusting them with 100% of your data chain, so for most people the use of a CC or Paypal is like trusting your wireless company. And these guys are about privacy, with their history and base in Switzerland convincing me to go with them. So happy. A guide time to get protective. It even truly maxes or even exceeds my usual hi-speed connection, no degradation at all, at least from my location. YMMV. No problems with billing, support is great, greenfrog invented usenet. And all the warnings about billing, ethics, well... sorry for those where it didn't work out but this was a great pick - pricing has gotten better (competition!) while they offer great home-made products and servers with lots of bang for the buck.
Latest negative user review
Darren
  • 1.0
I rated Nord VPN and they downgraded me NordVPN is not one of the big players in the VPN world and I'm all about supporting the smaller companies, but my connection regularly drops out without warning (despite me selecting the option to be notified when the connection drops out, which by the way is as useless as a paper airplane to fly to the moon). I initially rated NordVPN 3/5 stars none the less, however, since doing so, NordVPN has decided that I am now running a "test version" of the app and now I cannot rate the app which I find very suspicious. I'm not saying don't buy this VPN, but I have to say I have lost trust in this company and now rate it a 1/5 stars accordingly. sorry.
Nick
  • 1.0
A terrible experience Their yearly subscription renewal is automatic without prior notice. When that happened, instead of sending me a full refund, the customer service charged me a monthly service fee for a whole month, just because I didn't know the service was renewed and logged the software 2 to 3 times. Also, the customer service manager lady had a very harsh tone, which revealed the self righteousness that these people have. I am so tired of this type of "my rules are flawless and everyone should follow and listen to me" attitude. I would admit that this company did a decent job on what they are doing, it's just that these people simply don't have the concept of customer satisfaction. From the tone in their responses, I bet they will also use both personal and usage information they have collected from you against you. They give you the feeling of being bullied by their fee charging traps. I also don't think they care about your privacy at all. I would not recommend this service to anyone.
 

Pricing

Starting price $3.29/ month $9.95/ month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 30
Devices per license 6 5
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 The Bottom Line

Daniel Krohn
Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert

Both VPNs are strong, stable and easy to use (Vypr maybe edges forward a bit here) and are definitely recommended by us, but NordVPN is the winner by a relatively small margin. It really depends on what you are looking for in a VPN. Both can access Netflix (as of this writing!). Nord allows 6 connections to Vypr’s 2; this certainly can influence your decision. Nord also has more flexibility in its setup and allows you to select which protocol you use, depending on your activity. While the winner here is NordVPN, you can feel comfortable choosing either as they are both excellent contenders. More Info