Launched last year as a paid feature, NordVPN is now offering its Meshnet a free for all – regardless of any subscription to its products.
The new feature is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux, allowing users to create their own VPN server for secure communications. Further, the company allows users to share files of unlimited sizes through Meshnet and even made its Linux client open-source.
Making the Internet Safer For All
One of the highly trusted Virtual Private Networks – NordVPN, is releasing its commercial Meshnet feature for free worldwide. The feature allows anyone with the Meshnet app to create their own VPN – and pass all their device’s network traffic through it.
This is highly helpful in connecting your devices to one point – like routing your smartphone traffic through the home computer while away on holiday – making it look like you’re browsing from the usual home location.
You can also pass your traffic through a friend’s tunnel – if you’re invited to their Mesh (private server). Creating such private tunnels is also recommended if you’re working on remote connections since they need to be securely connected.
Launching Meshnet, NordVPN has also made its Linux client open-sourced for increased transparency, alongside Libdrop (the company’s library used for sharing files) and Libtelio (library used for network communications).
Though the company has a near-perfect record of security in this industry, people are still finding it hard to believe in it – especially after it’s offering Meshnet! Well, NordVPN clarifies that users are not the product in this case, and the latest offering is just a part of its plan to make the internet a safer place for all users – even though you can’t afford a subscription to its products.
Also, the company says the introduction of Meshnet puts no big burden on its current operations since it only requires a tiny part of its large infrastructure (5,000 servers in 59 countries). Calling Meshnet offering a relatively inexpensive one, NordVPN said;
“Opening it up to a wider audience doesn’t require us to develop new systems and invest more than we already have”.