NordVPN developed a new tool that helps users objectively measure and compare the speed of different VPN services. It allows users to add and compare different VPN services, and provides detailed reporting.

“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.”

The lack of a unified approach towards how performance is measured leads to different researchers via different outlets showcase different results ranked in different order.

This conflicting information is bad for VPN users and providers alike and can make it difficult for users to make informed decisions. 

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