NordVPN Introduces NordLocker

NordVPN Introduces NordLocker

Last updated on June 17, 2019

Cybersecurity is an issue that we are facing regularly, with many people contemplating how they can keep their information secure. On May 29, 2019, NordVPN, one of the most popular VPN services in the world, introduced NordLocker. This tool will ensure the files that are stored either on a user’s computer or Cloud remain secure with end-to-end encryption.

NordLocker is available as an app for both Windows and macOS platforms encrypting files with two of the most secure encryption algorithms available. Military-grade security such as Advances Encryption Standard (AES-256) in combination with 4096-bit RSA protect both computer and Cloud-based files.

NordVPN’s CMO, Marty P. Kamden describes how NordLocker will make file security more accessible to users all around the world, stating:

“We at NordVPN believe that the digital environment must be better than it is today. As a company, we strive to move towards becoming an all-around cybersecurity solution that people trust,” says Kamden. “By releasing NordLocker, we want to make top-notch data security available for everyone – regardless of their tech skills. To achieve this, we combine the best usability practices with the highest encryption standards.”

When Will The New Product Be Released?

Currently, NordLocker is going through various internal stress tests, but the initial beta version is expected for release within the next few months. NordVPN is a trusted company where its sole focus is to deliver its 12 million customers complete online privacy and security.

Should your information fall into the wrong hands, the consequences could be catastrophic with today’s cybercriminals focusing both on personal and business platforms in order to access emails, personal information and banking details.

“Without proper zero-knowledge encryption, data stored in the cloud can be vulnerable to hacking, data breaches, and any other unauthorized access. It’s always a thin line between trusting your cloud provider and risking a nightmare of your personal photos falling into the hands of a random stranger. Or, your confidential work contracts being leaked. Or, sensitive data of your customers being stolen and exploited in malicious ways.”

NordLocker is projected to be appreciated by the general public as well as the main IT security specialists which opt for NordVPN when it comes to their online security. Not only will users be able to encrypt files, but also securely share them, whether for personal or business purposes. There is the possibility to sign up for early access via the official NordLocker website.

The tool will work on top of cloud storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox which means that even if someone gets access to an account, they will be unable to decrypt the information. On top of that, NordVPN use a zero-knowledge encryption process meaning they cannot unlock the data either.

“From vacation photos to your digital creations and documents of any kind – nearly all files contain bits of sensitive information. And that makes them worth protecting,” says Marty P. Kamden, CMO at NordVPN. “We expect that NordLocker will be popular both for personal use and for work-related cases, especially for those who work in multicultural environments – startups, freelancers, and digital nomads.”

More About NordVPN

With millions of customers around the world, it comes as no surprise that NordVPN offers a VPN service with over 5,000 servers in as many as 60 countries. Having jurisdiction in Panama ensures that all user online activity remains completely anonymous. This means that third parties, government officials, your ISP, and even NordVPN cannot get a hold of any data.

Privacy is something that is incredibly important to NordVPN and there are no questions about data security. This is covered in NordVPN’s privacy policy, which states:

“NordVPN guarantees a strict no-logs policy for NordVPN services, meaning that your activities using NordVPN Services are provided by automated technical process, are not monitored, recorded, logged, stored or passed to any third party.

We do not store connection time stamps, session information, used bandwidth, traffic logs, IP addresses or other data. From the moment a user turns on the software, their internet data becomes encrypted. Any online traffic coming from their user’s device is no longer visible to ISP, third-party snoopers or cybercriminals.”

NordVPN automatically connects as soon as you start up your device and is compatible with Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and routers. Onion over VPN is a privacy solution which means that any internet traffic travels through one of the NordVPN servers, then through the Onion network before reaching the internet.

Traveling to exotic locations sometimes means that users are unaware of strict internet policies, what is allowed and what is prohibited in that country. A kill switch is necessary in such situations and NordVPN provides a few different options which will end all of your internet activity should your VPN connection drop.

For an added price there is the option of having a dedicated IP address, allocating an individual IP address for customers. There are four locations for this service including Germany, United States, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Protection against malware and phishing websites, CyberSec will automatically warn you when you try to connect to a dangerous website. Additionally, botnet control and adblocking is something that is also provided by the CyberSec feature. This way individuals can focus solely on the content of the website they are visiting and not get distracted by annoying ads.

There are also interesting topics covered on the NordVPN blog which uncover the truth on issues like streaming, malware protection, social media platform security, public WiFi safety, internet banking features and various cloud alternatives to the usual Dropbox and Google Drive platforms.

In today’s day and age, investing in a VPN is the smartest step you can take in order to keep all your personal and corporate information safe whilst on the internet. With 12 million customers and so many features on offer, it is simple to see why NordVPN is one of the best choices for overcoming the challenge of cybersecurity.

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