NordVPN released its new NordLynx VPN protocol, promising to make secure internet access faster than ever. In addition to faster speed, NordLynx maintains that proven security of NordVPN.
What is NordLynx?
NordLynx is a new WireGuard-based VPN protocol offered by NordVPN.
Can I get NordLynx?
Yes. If you don’t already have a NordVPN subscription, you should get it today. When you have an active NordVPN account, you can configure your apps to use the NordLynx protocol.
NordLynx is available on the NordVPN apps for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
What do I get with NordLynx?
NordLynx can make your NordVPN connection up to two times faster than traditional protocols. NordLynx also provides improvements for connection stability and privacy.
What is WireGuard?
WireGuard is the foundation of NordLynx. It’s a VPN tunneling protocol that features a lean architecture and state-of-the-art cryptography.
WireGuard uses only about 4,000 lines of code, a specification that is 100-times less than other protocols.
Despite its promise, WireGuard, on its own, doesn’t meet NordVPN’s standards for security and privacy. That’s why NordVPN released NordLynx.
WireGuard® is a registered trademark of Jason A. Donenfeld.
NordLynx features a double Network Address Translation (NAT) that provides for both anonymity and security. NordLynx prevents the storage of any user-identifiable data on a VPN server.