NordVPN upgrades infrastructure with launch of colocated servers
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NordVPN has announced another upgrade to its infrastructure, by way of the deployment of colocated servers.
NordVPN is adding a private server network, wholly owned and controlled by the company itself. The custom-specific servers are expected to provide NordVPN users with an even higher level of security and privacy.
"The greatest advantage of having colocated servers is their complete ownership, which guarantees access only by our authorised people," says Marijus Briedis, CTO at NordVPN.
"We run our VPN service from a remote location, while the servers are housed in a secure facility with continual power supply, strong internet connectivity, and maximum security," he explains.
"Even though our servers are under a strict policy on who can access them, for an even greater level of security, well be attaching cameras to our server cabinets to help us investigate cases should there be any incidents."
NordVPN's first colocated servers are up and running in Finland. Several successful tests were run to make sure the new infrastructure operates at its best performance, provides high network speeds, and complies with top security standards.
"This is just the beginning of NordVPN's colocation deployment," says Briedis.
"In the long run, we're planning to update our entire infrastructure with colocated servers. By the end of this year, more countries will be onboarded," he says.
"Colocation is still a unique feature on the VPN market, and NordVPN is one of the first providers to offer such a security measure."
Server colocation is just one of the many big steps in NordVPN's product development progress. ast week, AV-TEST, an independent provider of comparative tests, officially recognised NordVPN as the fastest VPN connection on the market.
Furthermore, the company has just finished upgrading its entire infrastructure to RAM servers. Now, all NordVPN's regular servers are RAM-based, which means that no information is stored locally.
"To continue staying ahead of the market-leading standards, NordVPN has recently undergone the second audit of its no-logs policies and became the first VPN provider to launch a public bug-bounty programme," the company says.
It is also one of the founders of the VPN Trust Initiative, which is focused on creating industry guidelines and VPN business standards.
NordVPN has recently announced a strategic partnership with Troy Hunt, a web security expert and the creator of Have I Been Pwned. Hunt is now a member of NordSec's team of advisors who share their expertise and provide guidance on the company's security and commercial practices. NordSec is a home for advanced security solutions, including the worlds most advanced VPN service NordVPN, the powerful file encryption tool NordLocker, the business VPN solution NordVPN Teams, and the next-generation password manager NordPass.