You Can Now Create Your Own Private Network with NordVPN

The new feature — dubbed Meshnet — is now available on the NordVPN app for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux.
Conor Cawley

One of the best VPNs on the market just got even better, as NordVPN announces a new feature that will allow its users to create their own private network.

To say online security has become a priority for businesses and individuals alike would be a dire understatement. Ransomware attacks, security breaches, and the like have plagued the digital world for the last few years, with attempts getting more frequent and more advanced over time.

Fortunately, cybersecurity services like NordVPN are taking steps to get you prepared, as the popular VPN has launched a new feature that could seriously bolster your online protection.

NordVPN Announces Meshnet Feature

Announced in a company blog post, NordVPN is officially rolling out Meshnet — an encrypted solution that will allow users to set up their own private network. The new feature could dramatically improve your online security, particularly between users of the popular VPN.

“This feature release is a gamechanger and will truly transform how our users utilize NordVPN,” said Vykintas Maknickas, Product Strategist at NordVPN.

The idea is pretty simple. Rather than routing internet traffic through a VPN server, Meshnet will allow users to “form encrypted connections with devices that you or your friends own.” Subsequently, you'll be connecting to the IP address of one of those devices, rather than a NordVPN server IP address. You'll be able to connect up to 60 devices to the same private network.

This new feature will allow you to create a network solely made up of trusted devices, allowing for even more robust security for your traffic. As for whether or not you need to pay for an additional service or download added software, the VPN provider has been pretty clear:

“All that’s needed is a NordVPN subscription,” explains Maknickas.

Does Your Business Need a VPN?

Hybrid work has made the security of the average business that much more difficult to navigate. Employees logging into your computer infrastructure from home an create a lot of security gaps, which could lead to security breach. And with the average security breach costing businesses as much as $3.86 million, it's safe to say an added layer of protection like a VPN could do a lot of good.

As for whether or not NordVPN is right for you, it's one of our top-rated VPNs for business, and we've done quite a bit of research on the matter. It's NordLayer service is an easy to use and set up business VPN that is fast and effective. Plus, you get a dedicated account manager, so any problems that arise can be solved quickly.

It's not the best VPN for business, though, an honor we've discovered — based on our in-depth research — belongs to Perimeter 81 thanks to its massive feature catalog, zero-trust access policy, and customizability. It's a bit more expensive, but more than worth it if you really want to secure your business.

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Conor is the Senior Writer for Tech.co. For the last six years, he’s covered everything from tech news and product reviews to digital marketing trends and business tech innovations. He's written guest posts for the likes of Forbes, Chase, WeWork, and many others, covering tech trends, business resources, and everything in between. He's also participated in events for SXSW, Tech in Motion, and General Assembly, to name a few. He also cannot pronounce the word "colloquially" correctly. You can email Conor at conor@tech.co.

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