NordVPN Introduces Open-Source VPN Speed-Test Tool

“A unified, standard speed-testing methodology would go a long way towards solving the problem for all of us,” added Vykintas Maknickas. “And that’s what we’re trying to achieve.”

NordVPN, a virtual private network operator, has created an open-source tool and technique for scientifically measuring and comparing the performance of other VPN services. The application supports a wide range of testing scenarios, allowing users to add and compare VPN services, while generating extensive reports.

“Connection speed is one of the most important factors that affect user experience when they use a VPN. People want to secure their internet traffic without having to sacrifice speed,” said Vykintas Maknickas, a cybersecurity expert at NordVPN. “However, testing VPN speed meaningfully is a complex procedure because countless factors can impact it.”

Double VPN Encryption, Malware Filtering

Lack of a unified approach towards how performance is measured would lead to the industry’s current situation: various researchers, via different channels, would provide different results, ordered in different order. This contradictory information can be harmful to both VPN users and providers, according to NordVPN. Users may find it challenging to make educated judgments due to the misunderstanding. When VPN companies are working on improving their service and infrastructure, it might be difficult to assess how their performance will compare.

“A unified, standard speed-testing methodology would go a long way towards solving the problem for all of us,” added Vykintas Maknickas. “And that’s what we’re trying to achieve.”

To achieve the aim of having a consistent technique, community involvement and trust are essential, stated NordVPN. As a result, the company welcomes other VPN providers, academics, journalists, and tech enthusiasts to read their whitepaper here, analyze the source code, and contribute to the speed-test tool’s further development and refining.

As a VPN service provider, NordVPN serves over 14 million subscribers throughout the world. Double VPN encryption, malware filtering, and Onion Over VPN are all available with NordVPN. Their product offering is backed by over 5,000 servers in more than 60 locations across the world. Its zero-log policy is one of NordVPN’s most important features.