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What Is NordLayer?

More and more companies implement a hybrid work policy so teams can work from any location. Despite remote work advantages, it also brings challenges to organization security — data breach, remote access, and device security risks. With NodLayer functionalities of zero-trust-based identity confirmation, Smart Remote Access secured site-to-site, and file-sharing companies can Work From Anywhere (WFA). At the same time, IT admins have tools to supervise and ensure the health of network operations.

Who Uses NordLayer?

Small, midsize, and large companies.

Where can NordLayer be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Nord Security
  • Founded in 2012

NordLayer support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina and 108 others

Languages

English

NordLayer pricing

Starting Price:

US$8.00/month
  • No free trial
  • No free version

NordLayer does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. NordLayer paid version starts at US$8.00/month.

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About the vendor

  • Nord Security
  • Founded in 2012

NordLayer support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina and 108 others

Languages

English

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Features of NordLayer

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Access Management
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity Tracking
  • Anomaly/Malware Detection
  • Anonymous Browsing
  • Application Access Control
  • Application Security
  • Authentication
  • Cloud Encryption
  • Compliance Management
  • Credential Management
  • DNS Leak Protection
  • Dashboard
  • Data Security
  • Device Management
  • Encryption
  • Endpoint Management
  • Endpoint Protection Software
  • File Encryption
  • File Transfer
  • IP Masking
  • Kill Switch
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multiple Authentication Methods
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Security Software
  • Policy Management
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Remote Access Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Secure Browsing
  • Single Sign On
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Response
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • User Session Management
  • VPN Software
  • Web-Application Security

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Reviews of NordLayer

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
72%
4
24%
3
3%
Mas Idayu
Mas Idayu
Information Technology Assistant in Malaysia
Verified LinkedIn User
Oil & Energy, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Remote workstation is great with NordLayer

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

iPhone, Android, Linux, and Macintosh are all supported devices for this VPN, which allowed me to run the same VPN across all of my gadgets and get an excellent connection. Even during a trial version, NordLayer offers the most reliable IP address selection from various countries.

Cons:

Currently, the only details accessible are a detailed description of the remote device's CPU and RAM and its connection time. Counting the time spent on a machine or in a group over a given period is problematic. Last week, it was impossible to identify whose computers had been accessed.

Fred
IT Admin in UK
Financial Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Fantastically easy to use but support not always helpful with backend issues

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: With all staff suddenly working remotely, we needed a secure option that allowed a dedicated gateway for remote staff to use. NordLayer allowed us to configure 50 staff easily and without any major disruption to business thanks to useful team admin interface and ease of setup/installation via the Windows and Linux client.

Pros:

The online user interface and the software interface itself are easy enough for all staff to navigate, in particular admin can restrict settings within the app to ensure correct use and reduce tickets from staff having issues connecting.

Cons:

Downtime on our dedicated UK Gateway has been frequent enough that we had to provision a backup server located in France which we end up using several times a month. Support not always helpful and tend to refer to basic troubleshooting when clearly a server issue.

Alternatives Considered: Perimeter 81

Reasons for Choosing NordLayer: Went from having a small number of staff who needed remote access to the entire workforce and Nord was much easier to scale for the whole team.

Switched From: PureVPN

Reasons for Switching to NordLayer: Based on a recommendation from a partner and our sister company were also making the switch to Nord at the time.

Lawrence
Head of Service Operations in UK
E-Learning, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Good VPN but lacking features and customisation

3.0 2 years ago

Pros:

User interface is very simple and straightforward. Easy to install and deploy. Team management is also easy.

Cons:

Having used NordVPN, it seems it has less features. Customer support is very unhelpful. When trying to use other protocols, they don't always work.

Chris
CTO in UK
Package/Freight Delivery, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Doesn't get in the way of your day today work

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Excellent. Easy to setup. Easily forgotten once connected. I never think; will I be able to do my work today? Will I be able to complete my work before the VPN provider kicks me off my dedicated IP? I haven't needed to contact support. As far as I know, we've only had a handful of issues connecting which were solved by a local (home) router reboot.

Pros:

We as a team love that NordLayer doesn't get in the way of our work. Previous VPN providers we used were constantly causing issues. Once connected to NordLayer's VPN, you forget that you are connected. This is, in our opinion exactly what a VPN should do.

Cons:

The software delivers on everything we need. There's nothing to complain about.

Joel
Financial Representative in Canada
Insurance, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great solution for site to site connections

5.0 8 months ago

Comments: It's mostly great. The channel account manager has been helpful, was able to connect me to the right people in support to get me up and running.

Pros:

The ability to connect the VPN in a router in order to connect a device to their VPN that otherwise wouldn't support VPN on its own. Their desktop clients are easy enough to use, even on Linux (which is entirely done in the terminal using the command line interface).

Cons:

Hard to use without a static IP. I intend on getting a static IP later, but for now I have been holding off. Every time my public IP changes, I need to get level 2 support to update the VPN server to connect to the new IP. They say they'll have a feature in the portal some time next year allowing me as the admin to update it myself, but I'll probably have a static IP by then.