Do you know how cool NordVPN is? You should. The web reviews it’s been gathering for months are nothing short of amazing. It’s the VPN enthusiast’s newest darling beloved by Youtubers and security experts alike. And yes, we’re in the NordVPN fan club as well. We love it! As we keep testing many VPNs to find out how they perform in various tasks, NordVPN keeps coming out on top of everybody else. However, is this fair for Avast SecureLine VPN? This vendor is not in the limelight like NordVPN has been for a while, but should it be?
This article will look at Avast VPN and NordVPN side by side to find out which of them is the better option once and for all. We will consider speeds, features, security options, price, and the ability to bypass geo-location-based blocks, especially in video streaming services.
AvastVPN vs NordVPN: The Big Picture
So let’s start by looking at the general panorama of both VPNs. They have a lot in common, which is to be expected. But the different things each VPN offers could be the deciding factor on which is best. So let’s have a look at the big picture. Later in this article, we will discuss each department in further detail.
Both VPNs have a zero log policy, which is the one thing you want in a VPN that protects your privacy.
They both support OpenVPN and IPSec VPN tunneling protocols. OpenVPN is the open-source golden standard in VPN protocols, so it’s the least we should expect from a good VPN service.
Netflix and YouTube get unlocked with both VPNs, and they both support Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.
The customer service department has FAQs, email customer service, and a live chat feature.
And now, let’s see how they’re different.
The NordVPN server network is among the largest in the VPN world (if not the largest one for sure), with more than 5.1k servers in 60 countries. Avast VPN’s network has about 700 nodes in 35 countries, so it’s much smaller.
In the VPN protocol department, NordVPN is ahead of anybody else in the industry. It has adopted WireGuard, the most advanced protocol in the business, and turned it into a proprietary implementation called NordLynx, which is even better than WireGuard’s original software. Furthermore, it corrects some privacy problems with the protocol. In addition, WireGuard (Nordlynx in this case) is the fastest VPN protocol, so it’s a great advantage if you want your VPN to perform at the higher speeds possible.
We already mention that both VPNs will unblock two of the essential video streaming platforms. But NordVPN can unblock many more options like Disney Plus, HBO Max, BBC iPlayer, and Hulu, while Avast can’t.
In the device and operating system department, NordVPN works on Linux systems too, which is essential for the most advanced users. It also has browser extensions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Another difference is the number of simultaneous connections each network admits for any individual account: ten in Avast and six in NordVPN.
Winner: NordVPN is the winner among the two when we look at the bigger picture as a whole. The provider wins this content based on head-to-head security, privacy, speed, server network, streaming & torrenting compatibility, user-friendliness, pricing, and customer support comparison.