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NordVPN announces new file encryption tool

30 May 2019
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VPN services company NordVPN has created a new cybersecurity tool NordLocker. NordLocker will secure files stored on a user’s computer or in the cloud with end-to-end encryption.

“We believe that the digital environment must be better than it is today. As a company, we strive to move towards becoming an all-around cybersecurity solution that people trust,” says NordVPN CMO Marty P. Kamden.

“By releasing NordLocker, we want to make top-notch data security available for everyone – regardless of their tech skills. To achieve this, we tried to combine the best usability practices with the highest encryption standards.”

NordLocker will be a file encryption app for macOS and Windows.

It will encrypt files stored on a computer or in the cloud.

NordLocker is created using the two most secure encryption algorithms known today – Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256) and 4096-bit RSA.

Additionally, the new tool will have NordVPN’s zero-knowledge encryption process to ensure security.

Users will be able not only to encrypt their files but to share them securely by managing access permissions.

“From vacation photos to your digital creations and documents of any kind – nearly all files contain bits of sensitive information. And that makes them worth protecting,” says Kamden.

“We expect that NordLocker will be popular both for personal use and for work-related cases, especially for those who work in multicultural environments - startups, freelancers, and digital nomads.”

At the moment, NordLocker is going through internal stress-tests.

It is expected that the first beta version will be released this summer.

NordVPN is an online privacy and security solution, used by over 12 million internet users worldwide.

It offers military-grade encryption with privacy solutions.

NordVPN is a VPN service provider used by over 12 million internet users worldwide. 

NordVPN offers double VPN encryption, malware blocking and Onion Over VPN.

Its apps provide an algorithm allowing to automatically connect to the fastest server.

The product has over 5,000 servers in 60 countries worldwide and is P2P-friendly.

VPNs, or virtual private networks, redirect all the data you send and receive through a special VPN server. 

This change has two main benefits: it encrypts all the data, and it replaces your IP address.

The end result: it gets much more difficult to track what you do online, steal your passwords, or block you from the content you want. 

It makes users safer from their internet service provider, government espionage, advertisers, identity thieves, and hackers.