NordVPN vs VyprVPN vs 2018

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

 
 

Which VPN is better?

Daniel Krohn
Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert
Both NordVPN and VyprVPN have a lot of excellent features. Both offer unlimited bandwidth and server switching, can be used to access geo-restricted content, and are easy to install and use. VyprVPN is based in Switzerland which is a definite benefit when it comes to privacy. NordVPN claims to be based in Panama, but there is some debate about this. However, NordVPN is well-known for taking users privacy seriously and for turning down requests for information about their users. In terms of general privacy and security NordVPN is a clear front runner. It offers 2048-bit encryption and a variety of security protocols, along with a kill switch, and strict no logging policy. VyprVPN is upfront with users about keeping partial logs for 30-days, but users do benefit from its Chameleon technology, which makes it perfect for use in countries such as China. NordVPN and VyprVPN have a similar number of server locations, but NordVPN has nearly five times the number of servers that VyprVPN currently has. NordVPN also allows more simultaneous connections with six to VyprVPN’s five.
 
Rating
Features
  • 5.0
  • 4.5
Pricing
  • 4.8
  • 4.0
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.6
Reliability & Support
  • 5.0
  • 4.7
 

Reviews

Review by our expert

Ariel Hochstadt
Ex-Google, International tech speaker
  • 4.9

NordVPN is surely the most popular VPN provider, but does this mean it is also the best one? What I saw is that they do not have one “killer feature,” but rather a combination of supreme security, careful attention to privacy, and a handy support that’s one click away. For this review, I tried to tackle NordVPN and find flaws in their product, but I’m not sure I succeeded. Sure, I found a few t

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Latest positive user review
Jack
  • 5.0
Is it really good I've been testing a lot of vpns and NordVPN is the fastest in all terms.I only want an even more strict no-log policy because i think they do keep some log, I hope i am wrong :) NordVPN will be my number 1 choice until something more safer come up.
Latest negative user review
Stephan Zuber
  • 1.0
375 Mbps reduced to 12 Mbps Great in the first 30 days then extreme bandwidth issues after committing to the 2-year plan. Technical support is largely scripted within a 'defer and delay' paradigm. Bandwidth degraded to 12Mbps (of 375Mbps). Same 'troubleshooting' approach on each of my 3 interactions with their 'technical support'. Strict adherence to a 'no problem on our side' mentality. These guys will send you on every fool's errand in their playbook until you accept the bandwidth capping or leave. Switched to ExpressVPN and have not looked back.
Review by our expert

Jackie Goldstein
Web and Security Expert
  • 4.4

Those looking to get a VPN to unblock web content will love VyprVPN. But if security and privacy are your top priorities – despite having some excellent features – VyprVPN leaves a bit to be desired. If the reason you need a VPN is because you’re traveling to China and want access to the free web, VyprVPN is an excellent choice. That’s because of its proprietary Chameleon technology. Chameleon

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Latest positive user review
Lester wang
  • 5.0
About vyprvpn usage After several months of use, the connection speed and usage are usually very good. Sometimes, under certain special circumstances, it may become difficult to connect. However, the software has been continuously improving, and the use experience will be better.
Latest negative user review
Joe Smith
  • 1.0
Don't recommend! Spent weeks working with tech support, never worked right on my Windows 10 laptop. Would disconnect and then not be able to reconnect without rebooting the computer and the router. Worked OK on my Android phone but had to manually connect each time I went on WiFi.
Latest positive user review
Jack
  • 5.0
Is it really good I've been testing a lot of vpns and NordVPN is the fastest in all terms.I only want an even more strict no-log policy because i think they do keep some log, I hope i am wrong :) NordVPN will be my number 1 choice until something more safer come up.
Lester wang
  • 5.0
About vyprvpn usage After several months of use, the connection speed and usage are usually very good. Sometimes, under certain special circumstances, it may become difficult to connect. However, the software has been continuously improving, and the use experience will be better.
Latest negative user review
Stephan Zuber
  • 1.0
375 Mbps reduced to 12 Mbps Great in the first 30 days then extreme bandwidth issues after committing to the 2-year plan. Technical support is largely scripted within a 'defer and delay' paradigm. Bandwidth degraded to 12Mbps (of 375Mbps). Same 'troubleshooting' approach on each of my 3 interactions with their 'technical support'. Strict adherence to a 'no problem on our side' mentality. These guys will send you on every fool's errand in their playbook until you accept the bandwidth capping or leave. Switched to ExpressVPN and have not looked back.
Joe Smith
  • 1.0
Don't recommend! Spent weeks working with tech support, never worked right on my Windows 10 laptop. Would disconnect and then not be able to reconnect without rebooting the computer and the router. Worked OK on my Android phone but had to manually connect each time I went on WiFi.
 

Pricing

Starting price $2.75/ month $5.00/ month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 30
Devices per license 6 5
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Best VPNs by category

Best VPNs Overall width="172" width="172" While both are excellent choices, depending on where your priorities lie, Nord wins by a small margin
Best VPNs for Torrents width="172" width="172" VyprVPN is not recommended for torrenting as it close accounts without refunds if it receives notice of copyright infringement. NordVPN supports P2P / torrenting on all its servers and have its own DNS servers to prevent leakage.
Best VPNs for Windows width="172" width="172" Both providers offer easy to install and use apps for Windows. Users of VyprVPN benefit from the option to configure their computer to only allow traffic through the VPN connection. NordVPN users, however, benefit from its better encryption, range of security protocols, dual VPN on some servers, strict no logging policy, and greater number of servers.
Best VPNs for Android width="92" width="92" The apps provided by both vendors are simple to install and easy to use. VyprVPN’s app allows you to compare server speeds and reliability in real time. Users of NordVPN’s Android app benefit from the same level of security, privacy, speed, and consistency that are found on Windows.
Best VPNs for MAC width="172" width="172" Both vendors offer easy to install and use apps for this operating system. NordVPN offers a one-size-fits-all VPN that works seamlessly with iOS and MacOS devices. VyprVPN offers easy server switching on its Mac app.
Best VPNs for iOS width="172" width="172" The VyprVPN app for iOS allows users to connect their VPN automatically when connected to public Wi-Fi. NordVPN have all the same benefits as they have on other operating systems including excellent encryption, strict no logging policy, and fast and consistent connections.
Best VPNs for USA width="172" width="172" Both VyprVPN and NordVPN have servers within the USA, and both can be used to access geo-restricted content, including US Netflix. It is the speed, reliability, security and server numbers of NordVPN that put it in the lead.
 

 The Bottom Line

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

While both vendors have apps that are easy to use and allow users to surf with anonymity, NordVPN number of features and the quality of the service it provides make it a clear winner. VyprVPN users benefit from its Chameleon technology, making it usable in China, but must balance this with its approach to logging and torrenting. NordVPN provides excellent levels of privacy and securing including DNS leak protection and 2048-bit dual VPN technology. Coupled with its greater number of servers, its ability to support P2P / torrenting, and the fact that it offers the faster and more stable connection makes it hard to beat.  More Info