NordVPN reveals rebrand for its B2B offering

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NordVPN (opens in new tab) has announced that it will rebrand its cybersecurity solution for businesses NordVPN Teams (opens in new tab) as NordLayer.

The reason for the rebranding is to facilitate the company's move towards the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE (opens in new tab)) framework which is the industry-standard in cybersecurity for organizations.

Now as NordLayer, the company's state-of-the-art platform will continue to help enterprise businesses that are scaling fast, have ad-hoc cybersecurity needs and require a solution that is easy to combine with their existing tools. The new name also signifies an adaptive security layer capable of protecting businesses against ever-evolving cyber threats.

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Managing director at NordLayer, Donatas Tamelis explained in a press release how the company has outgrown its original name as VPN (opens in new tab) is now just one of the many tools in its arsenal, saying:

“Our business model has outgrown the name since VPN is now just one of the components in our full-fledged cybersecurity solution. Our approach to cybersecurity for the digital enterprise, however, remains the same - we will continue to offer a solution based on cutting-edge technologies and adaptable to the changing business needs.”  

SASE push

NordLayer's decision to accelerate its push towards SASE was determined by the direction of the cybersecurity industry which is increasingly cloud-based.

According to estimates from the global research and advisory firm Gartner (opens in new tab), the SASE industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36 percent until 2025. At that time, cybersecurity firms unable to deliver a SASE offering will likely be forced to settle for niche market opportunities.

NordLayer's cybersecurity solution includes AES 256-bit traffic encryption, next-generation site-to-site tunneling, network access control aligned with Zero Trust (opens in new tab) principles, two-factor (2FA (opens in new tab)) and biometric authentication, virtual LAN between company devices and servers, dedicated server functionality, custom private gateway creation, Single-Sign-On (SSO (opens in new tab)), rooted device detection, threat-block malware (opens in new tab) protection including DNS (opens in new tab) filtering and more.

The company has also introduced a revamped logo as well as updated its existing app and website. Its repositioning campaign from NordVPN Teams to NordLayer is set to be fully complete by the end of this year.

Anthony Spadafora

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.