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NordVPN versus?


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#1 hateway

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:33 PM

I have read extensive articles about why you need a vpn and why you don't. Most conclusions point to NordVPN, but I don't like the fact that they have nonexistent support. I stream audio from Google Play & watch youtube, and work from home using TeamViewer 12 on Win 8.1 with standard firewall and modem settings. Should I get a VPN, and why or why not NordVPN?

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:45 PM

A virtual private network (VPN) essentially extends a private network across a public network (Internet) and enables a computer to send and receive data across a public network as if it were directly connected to the private network. VPNs provide security by the use of tunneling protocols, encryption and authenticated remote access. A VPN helps to protect you from identity theft, hides your IP address, and allows you to secure your transmitted data, financial transactions and personal information while online.As with most other security programs, there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no one best VPN implementation for all situations. There are advantages and disadvantages...each has its own strengths and weaknesses.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:48 PM

A virtual private network (VPN) essentially extends a private network across a public network (Internet) and enables a computer to send and receive data across a public network as if it were directly connected to the private network. VPNs provide security by the use of tunneling protocols, encryption and authenticated remote access. A VPN helps to protect you from identity theft, hides your IP address, and allows you to secure your transmitted data, financial transactions and personal information while online.

As with most other security programs, there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no one best VPN implementation for all situations. There are advantages and disadvantages...each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

 

Thank you! Would you recommend NordVPN?



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:01 PM

I am not familiar with NordVPN. Perhaps someone who does will read this topic and reply.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:02 PM

 

A virtual private network (VPN) essentially extends a private network across a public network (Internet) and enables a computer to send and receive data across a public network as if it were directly connected to the private network. VPNs provide security by the use of tunneling protocols, encryption and authenticated remote access. A VPN helps to protect you from identity theft, hides your IP address, and allows you to secure your transmitted data, financial transactions and personal information while online.

As with most other security programs, there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no one best VPN implementation for all situations. There are advantages and disadvantages...each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

 

Thank you! Would you recommend NordVPN?

 

Yes, I've used It for couple of time now Its good.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:31 PM

Have never used it myself but there is a year old review- along with good VPN advice in general:

 

https://thatoneprivacysite.net/2016/09/03/nordvpn-review/


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:32 PM

Great, thanks, all! I will read through the links above and give it a spin!






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