Today NordVPN announced a release of the long-awaited app, dedicated for Linux users. The brand new Linux app is meant to bring VPN (Virtual Private Network) services to a larger audience by presenting a product that combines ease of use and simple setup with advanced security and privacy. It also offers new additional features like CyberSec and Kill Switch.
“We have a strong belief that online privacy and security should be accessible to everyone with a connected device, no matter what operating system they are using,” says Marty P. Kamden, CMO of NordVPN.
With the dedicated NordVPN app for Linux, users will be able to enjoy access to geo-blocked content, evade censorship and government surveillance, and find the best international deals. NordVPN will also provide security and privacy features like CyberSec or Kill Switch, which have not been available to Linux users before.
More features will be added in the future to bring Linux users the same secure and convenient experience that NordVPN customers can enjoy on other platforms.
Cyber security and kill features with NordVPN
You can access the NordVPN service on up to 6 devices with 1 account. It caters 4901 servers in 62 countries. Instant connection (just type ‘nordvpn connect’) is provided with single button. There are no graphic distractions, only the power of Linux commands works. Internet protocols are given depending on user’s needs: connection speed (UDP) or level of security (TCP). Additional enhanced features in form of CyberSec and Kill Switch features. It also has 24/7 customer support
Installing NordVPN on Linux
To connect NordVPN on Linux follow these four easy steps or visit the download page for more detailed instructions:
- Add NordVPN to your apt list of trusted keys;
- Add NordVPN’s repository to your apt repository list;
- Install NordVPN;
- Run Nordvpn!
NordVPN Linux app commands
login -Logs the user in
connect, c -Connects the user to VPN
disconnect, d -Disconnects the user from VPN
set, s -Sets a configuration option
settings – Lists the current settings
status -Shows the connection status
refresh -Refreshes the server list
countries -Prints the country list
logout -Logs the user out
help, h -Shows a list of commands or help for one command
One NordVPN account can be used to secure up to six devices simultaneously.
The author is the Editor-in-Chief of Open Source For You magazine.