VPN and antivirus are two extremely practical tools to ensure the security of your data on the net. But which one to choose? NordVPN may have the solution with its subscription that allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds.
The protection of personal data is a complex subject as the ways of infringing them are numerous. In addition to the attacks carried out by a fringe of malicious individuals with a lot of phishing and other spam, the simple fact of browsing the Internet is sometimes enough to jeopardize your privacy. Protecting yourself against such attacks is therefore essential, but not necessarily easy for everyone.
Choosing the right tool(s) to ensure the protection of your personal data and privacy is therefore not easy, but fortunately there are solutions to make your life easier. No more wondering if you should opt for a VPN or an antivirus instead. At NordVPN, a single subscription allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds for 3.99 euros per month.
VPN: an effective tool for privacy protection
If you’re a regular in our columns, you’ve probably heard of VPN at least once. This tool, originally created to connect two remote computers in a secure manner, is now used in many ways to ensure the safety of Internet users and their privacy.
It is essentially used to preserve your privacy when you are browsing the internet by preventing third parties from following what you are doing, whether it is carrying out a transaction, or simply exchanging with relatives. Broadly speaking, connecting to the internet via a VPN allows you to:
- protect your identity and data by masking your IP address and therefore your precise location;
- secure all of your activity and your online exchanges thanks to an encrypted connection (A-256 encryption);
- maintain your privacy online;
- fight against surveillance on the Internet by preventing ISPs or commercial sites from accessing your information.
Beyond the security provided by its use, a VPN also offers some additional advantages. It allows for example, when you are abroad, to continue to access all your content (social networks, streaming services) without having to worry about geographical limitations. NordVPN is even useful for competitive video game players.
Antivirus: the perfect solution to counter external threats
There are many ways to attack your data. And if a good digital hygiene coupled with a knowledge of the main threats allows you to be relatively calm, that is no longer enough. Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and cybercriminals are proving to be more and more resourceful in deceiving Internet users.
The antivirus is there to help you effectively fight against all these threats. Once installed on your machine, its role is to analyze everything that passes through it (web pages, files, programs, apps) to detect any suspicious activity or piece of code. To do this, he can count on a solid database, regularly updated, as well as numerous protocols allowing him to isolate everything that seems dangerous to him.
Ideal for preventing damage that may be caused to your computer (file corruption, hard drive reformatting, data deletion, blackmail), an antivirus also offers some very useful little extras. It allows for example to block spam and advertisements, and can also deactivate trackers collected on the net.
NordVPN: the best of both worlds united in a single subscription
It’s hard to judge whether a VPN is more useful than an antivirus, or vice versa. They are above all two complementary tools dedicated to the protection of your personal data, whether on your computer or any other device that can browse the web.
This is no doubt why NordVPN offers a service that includes one of the best VPNs on the market coupled with a solid antivirus. A complete ecosystem, entirely dedicated to the monitoring, prevention and protection of your privacy.
But that’s not NordVPN’s only strength. NordVPN is above all an efficient network that can count on more than 5,700 servers in 60 countries around the world, and whose speeds are among the best on the market. You can even create your own VPN by connecting several of your devices using the Mesh network.
It is also a service that relies on simplicity thanks to an extremely well thought-out interface and application. Last significant advantage, each account allows you to protect up to six different devices, whether a computer, a smartphone or a television.
Right now, the NordVPN Essential subscription is available with a nice discount if you opt for a two-year commitment. All you have to do is pay 3.99 euros per month to benefit from NordVPN’s services for 24 months and to spoil nothing, 3 bonus months will be offered to you.
NordVPN also offers additional services that take the protection of your personal data even further, whether with NordLocker, its private and secure cloud, or NordPass, a particularly effective password manager.