NordVPN vs TorGuard

A side by side comparison of NordVPN or TorGuard... Which one wins?


According to my professional opinion, NordVPN is better than TorGuard.

This comparison between NordVPN and TorGuard includes test data that was undertaken between 3 September and 4 November 2020.

How is NordVPN better than TorGuard?

NordVPN offers a better downloading and torrenting experience, unblocks Netflix in more countries, and has a better support than TorGuard.

How is TorGuard better than NordVPN?

TorGuard has a better logging policy, more features, and is cheaper than NordVPN.

Privacy & Anonymity

Which one offers better privacy?

TorGuard claims that they do not collect any logs. NordVPN also claims to be a no-logs VPN, but they collect logs such as connectivity information, username and timestamp of last session status, etc.

Speed & Performance

Which one is faster?

We downloaded many files to see which VPN is faster. NordVPN’s Nordlynx protocol was the fastest, followed by TorGuard’s OpenVPN - UDP, NordVPN’s OpenVPN - UDP, and TorGuard’s OpenConnect - UDP protocols.

Which one is better for downloading torrents?

We downloaded small, medium, and large torrents twenty-five times each to see which VPN is better for torrenting and P2P. NordVPN’s Nordlynx was the fastest, followed by their own OpenVPN - TCP, OpenVPN - UDP, and TorGuard’s OpenConnect - UDP protocols.

Functionality & Application

Which is better for geo-unblocking Netflix?

We tested NordVPN and TorGuard to see if they would let us watch geo-blocked Netflix content in fifteen countries. NordVPN unblocked Netflix Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States.

TorGuard didn’t unblock Netflix in any country.

Which one has better features?

TorGuard has better features than NordVPN. They allow up to eight simultaneous connections while NordVPN allows only six. Also, they have kill switches on more platforms than NordVPN.

Reputation & Support

Which one offers better support?

NordVPN offers live chat support, while TorGuard offers only email support.

Which one is more trustworthy?

TorGuard, NordVPN, and Viking VPN underwent a server breach back in 2017-18. However, the users of any of these VPNs were not informed about it until late 2019, when a security researcher disclosed it on Twitter. Both TorGuard and NordVPN released statements about the incident quickly.

TorGuard, in their statement, made it clear that VPN traffic was not compromised since they were practicing secure PKI management. NordVPN, in their statement, said that there are no signs that the attackers attempted to monitor user traffic, and no user credentials were affected.

In 2018, there were rumors among the VPN community that NordVPN is operated by a data-mining firm called Tesonet. You can read NordVPN’s explanation here.

Price & Value

Which offers better value for money?

Considering the speeds and streaming compatibility, NordVPN offers better value for money than TorGuard. At the same time, TorGuard is much cheaper than NordVPN.

NordVPN’s one-month plan costs $11.95, a one-year plan costs $83.88 and two-year plan costs $83.76. TorGuard’s one month plan costs only $5.99, and the one-year plan costs only $29.99 after a 50% discount.

Great - 8.15 / 10


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Very Good - 7.63 / 10


Read my full TorGuard Review