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  • Norton Secure VPN Review
    Time: Feb. 21, 2020

    There are few better known names in information security than Norton and LifeLock. Given the limited server options and some security concerns, it is clear that NortonLifeLock's Norton Secure VPN has some work to do before it can meet the high standards of its sister security products.

    In terms of speed, Nortons are comparable to other mid-level VPNs: in my tests, only about 43% of the average speed of 187 megabits per second is obtained through a fiber connection with a capacity of 1 gigabit per second for The tests have been reached, an average of around 81 Mbit / s is still maintained worldwide. Unlike many other VPNs, Norton does not allow you to choose the city you are connecting to, only the country. Norton servers in Hong Kong reduced the overall speed by 6 Mbit / s on average. So, if you are looking for a VPN to use when traveling to China, you should consider another option.

    Norton offers what is called bank grade encryption (AES-256 standard), but does not offer a stop switch that prevents loss of network data outside your secure VPN tunnel if the VPN connection fails. In general, I would consider the lack of a death switch as a breaking factor. Norton also did not hide my IPv6 address, and there were DNS leaks during the tests, important security holes in a product designed to hide your browsing activity.

    It also caused difficulties in accessing Netflix. So, if you are looking for a VPN that allows you to access your normal multimedia subscriptions while traveling, we recommend that you first look for a different VPN. We also recommend that you look elsewhere if you want a VPN that allows torrenting, can be used on a variety of devices or can be paid in Bitcoin.

    Norton Secure VPN is only available on the four main platforms: Windows, Android, Mac and iOS. Depending on your subscription, you can choose one, five or ten simultaneous connections. The cheapest plan is the $ 5 monthly plan, which only allows one device at a time. The most expensive is the annual plan for 10 devices for $ 60. It is more than you should pay for something that does not hide your location, is not compatible with Netflix and affects speed.

    On a positive note, the application has an integrated ad tracking blocker.

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