Best VPN for working from home

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By now you’ve probably sorted out your home office, requested the dining room table as your new desk, and hastily ordered an office chair online after spending an uncomfortable few days sitting in a dining room chair for hours at work.

You might even have hooked up a spare TV as a second monitor for your laptop and dug out a mouse so you don’t have to use your laptop’s trackpad.

(If you’re still trying to figure it all out, check out our guide to the best tools and accessories for working from home.)

The final task is to choose a VPN to use while working from home. If you work with confidential documents, a VPN adds security through encryption and also prevents websites from tracking what you do online.

The best VPNs for working from home

Of course, a VPN brings benefits when work is done, such as B. Watching HBO or US Netflix (or YouTube for that matter) from the UK or another country. And you can install and use your chosen service on all the devices you need, such as: your laptop, phone, tablet and even your Amazon Fire TV Stick.

There are dozens of VPN services vying for your attention, but these are the best.

If you want more in-depth buying advice, check out our separate article on using a VPN to work from home.

NordVPN

NordVPN is one of the most well-known services and a great choice if you need a VPN when working from home.

  • 5687 server in 60 countries
  • Works with Netflix and other streaming services
  • Emergency switch
  • 6 simultaneous connections
  • mobile phone, mobile phone applications & Browser Extensions

Based in Panama and an audited no-logs policy, it’s great for those concerned about privacy. There’s also ad blocking and malware protection, as well as browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox, and an app for Amazon Fire TV.

Nord’s 3-year plan costs £2.68/$3.49 per month (£96.74/$125.64 upfront) and at the time of writing you’re getting either a 1-month or 1-year extension free as an Easter gift.

There’s a money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied either.

ExpressVPN

Easy to use, fast, and packed with features, ExpressVPN is the right choice if you are looking for a reliable VPN service that works on all your devices.

  • Over 3000 servers about 94 countries
  • Works with Netflix
  • Emergency switch
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Mobile & Amazon FireTV app, plus Browser Extensions available

Not only does it offer excellent security and privacy, but it also unblocks your favorite streaming services (and other websites) and there’s friendly 24/7 tech support.

Get 49% off and 3 months free when you sign up for a year of ExpressVPN.

Surfshark

Surfshark has a slick, simple interface and a good range of features. It has apps and extensions that protect popular devices and web browsers, and costs less than most of its competitors, although it allows unlimited connections.

  • Over 3200 servers in 65 countries
  • Works with Netflix and other streaming services
  • Emergency switch
  • Unlimited simultaneous connections
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • GPS spoofing

Based in the British Virgin Islands with a strict no-logs policy and MultiHop servers for increased security and privacy, it’s a great choice no matter what you need a VPN for.

It is very reasonably priced and you can sign up for Surfshark for as little as £1.82 / $2.49 per month.

VyprVPN

VyprVPN owns and operates its entire network of 700+ servers and has been audited to prove it adheres to its no-logs policy. Therefore, if privacy is your top priority, adding it to your shortlist is a good option. Just note that you can’t really pay for the service anonymously.

  • More than 700 servers in over 70 countries
  • Works with Netflix and other streaming services
  • Kill Switch & Chameleon Protocol
  • Up to 5 simultaneous connections
  • Mobile apps but no browser extensions

Features vary by device, as with all VPNs, but it’s also important to note that you can’t use Vypr’s proprietary Chameleon protocol on iPads and iPhones. Overall, this is a fast and reliable service…it’s just not the cheapest.

But you can get a special 81% discount by using this link to VyprVPN’s website.

ivacy

Ivacy may not have as many servers as NordVPN or ExpressVPN, but it meets many needs. It allows five devices to use its service from a single account and has no trouble downloading torrent files.

  • Based in Singapore
  • Over 1000 servers
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Torrenting allowed + malware protection
  • Apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV
  • Browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox

It offers a good selection of apps, and some of them have a decent array of features, including a kill button. There are a few little things, such as For example, there is no way to save favorite servers or see how busy a particular server is.

But this five-year contract is excellent value at only 99 pence ($1.19) per month. And if you use the codeoster20 you will get a 20% discount! Bargain.

CyberGhost

CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN that’s great for unblocking streaming services and has a huge selection of servers.

  • Over 6,500 servers in over 90 countries
  • Works with 35 streaming services
  • Kill Switch (Windows)
  • 7 simultaneous connections
  • mobile phone, mobile phone applications and Browser Extensions

Owned and operated by the company at its Romanian headquarters, the NoSpy servers offer a more secure option than any other rented servers.

If you just need a way to unblock streaming services and websites, CyberGhost is one of the cheaper options and has handy Amazon Fire TV and Android TV apps.

Sign up for the three-year plan and pay just £2.10/$2.75 a month.

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