1. Nord Security (NordVPN)

Company: Nord Security (NordVPN)

Founder: Tom Okman Eimantas Sabaliauskas

Website: https://nordvpn.com/

About Nord Security (NordVPN)

NordVPN is one of the world’s most advanced VPN service providers, used by millions of internet users worldwide. NordVPN provides double VPN encryption and Onion Over VPN and guarantees privacy with zero tracking. One of the key features of the product is Threat Protection, which blocks malicious websites, malware, trackers, and ads. NordVPN is very user friendly, offers one of the best prices on the market, and has over 5,000 servers in 60 countries worldwide.

NordVPN was launched by childhood friends in 2012. They had spent a lot of time in different parts of the world, but saw the same picture: growing internet censorship, content control, and intrusive government surveillance. In other words, they saw a rapidly growing need for an internet security tool that’s easily accessible to everyone. The creators set up the first VPN server and shared the prototype among friends. The feedback was extremely positive, which encouraged them to continue their work. The road wasn’t easy, but grit, determination, and pursuit of innovation kept them going.

We as a brand strive to make the internet better than it is today. It can be free from online threats, censorship, and surveillance, as envisioned in 1989 — the year the World Wide Web was invented.

Besides effortlessly working on product enhancements, we try to create a better and safer internet through other initiatives:
– Audits. Audits can reveal weaknesses — and strengths. We routinely submit our apps to independent researchers for thorough security testing, fixing any flaws uncovered. For example, recently NordVPN confirmed its third no-logs audit completed by Deloitte.
– Bug bounty. To help improve the quality and security of NordVPN services, we’ve launched a bug bounty program. This way, both ordinary people and professionals can be rewarded for uncovering vulnerabilities in our network and protecting our users.
– Social responsibility. Internet freedom is one of our core values, so we’re always involved in digital rights projects. We give others emergency VPN access to help fight surveillance and censorship, materially support causes focusing on human and digital rights, and work hard to educate the public about the importance of cybersecurity.
– VPN trust Initiative. NordVPN is a founding member of the VPN Trust Initiative (VTI). VTI is aimed at educating the public about cybersecurity and setting quality standards for the whole VPN industry. With it, we hope to improve VPN services and help people stay safe online, no matter which provider they choose.