NordVPN Adopts Open Source WireGuard VPN Protocol For Better Speed


NordVPN, one of the biggest VPN service provider companies in the world, has, today, rolled out a new technology based on the promising WireGuard VPN protocol. The new tech dubbed NordLynx is built around the WireGuard VPN protocol which is touted to offer better speed than other contemporary protocols like OpenVPN, IPSec, and more.

Another benefit of WireGuard VPN protocol over other protocols is its easy deployment as there are extremely fewer lines of code involved. To give you a perspective, OpenVPN runs on 400,000 lines of code whereas WireGuard VPN has only 4,000 lines of code, marking a stark difference between the two.

NordLynx also makes its VPN service twice as fast as before. NordVPN conducted 256,886 speed tests and found out “when a user connects to a nearby VPN server and downloads content that’s served from a content delivery network (CDN) within a few thousand miles/kilometers, they can expect up to twice higher download and upload speed.”

Consumers will definitely experience the jump in the speed with NordLynx.

In addition to speed, NordVPN has also added its custom double Network Address Translation (NAT) system to bolster the privacy of users. This ensures that no personally identifiable user data is stored on any of the VPN servers.

NordLynx technology has been deployed across all the VPN products offered on different platforms including Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux. In order to start using NordLynx, users need to update their NordVPN app to the latest version.

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.
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