Global presence is one of NordLayer solution cornerstones accompanied by service quality and wide-range scalability. To provide the best user experience, we concentrate on improving our security features, achieved by profound cybersecurity practices — worldwide server grid is one of them.
NordLayer services are based on a growing shared and dedicated server infrastructure to provide high-profile network security functionalities. Both server types are physical and exploited in data centers around the world. The difference comes from how they operate and what services enable.
Dedicated server pool is expanding
NordLayer recently expanded its dedicated server infrastructure map with 4 new locations to fulfill the requisite demand of a consistent service grid:
These four new locations is an extensive add-up to our global private server network:
Australia, Denmark, Italy, Romania, Austria, France, Japan, Singapore, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, South Korea, Brazil, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, India, Norway, UK, Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland & USA.
Dedicated server infrastructure
A single organization exclusively uses dedicated server capacity, naturally improving service performance — access to company applications is faster and more fluid. Moreover, despite potential expenses, dedicated servers can offer complete freedom of customization and control of your private gateway eliminating reliance on third parties.
Features of dedicated servers
Next to principal server functions, connection to a private server infrastructure enables additional network security capabilities — a crucial factor for business continuity in the background of an extensive number of cyberattacks.
An organization can raise its guard by utilizing a dedicated IP — a static identifying ID number unused by anyone else. It allows access to internal company resources even if they're not open to the internet. A company can also request an untraceable custom DNS server within the network, further securing their traffic.
Private gateways allow a company to manage access to internal resources and scale it up and down according to organization needs ensuring secure operations for all enterprise members and teams. Reliance and stability are vital to support a company's security policies and environment.
Contrast of shared & dedicated servers at NordLayer
Comparing dedicated servers with the shared ones, two types of hosting differ in size and how the assignment of users works. NordLayer owned shared servers already cover an average of 300 sessions per server. However, shared hosting doesn’t allow custom setup to adhere to organizational preferences.
Meanwhile, with dedicated servers in countries where sufficient internet bandwidth is accessible, each organization is assigned to a server, ensuring smooth and robust performance. Connected to private servers, companies can access resources and applications on a cloud, browse the internet, and operate by their demand.
Shared server infrastructure
Secure online presence is critically important for every internet user, especially freelancers, remote teams, and workforces. Individual server maintenance requires resources that might be too expensive for small or midsize organizations from a stand-alone point of view. Thus, shared servers establish network security by sharing public gateways with other users on one server.
How does it work?
Sharing a server with other users by no means implies different traffics overflow one another. Hosting is simultaneous, and users get the required space and capacity to support incoming traffic and workload uninterrupted. Occupying a part instead of a whole server enough to cover business needs makes it affordable and sustainable.
When to choose a shared server?
Connection to a shared server helps hide a user’s IP address when browsing so cybercriminals on an unsecured network couldn’t identify you. When accessing a website via connection to a VPN server, hosting assigns an IP address that cannot track back to the original one. A hidden IP address minimizes the risks of being hacked, impersonated, or physically located.
A public network is like open dark water infested by malicious actors. Therefore, browsing it exposes users to many threats and to mitigate potential risks is to encrypt user traffic. Once securing your online activity and concealing it from the rest of the internet, browsing and sharing information is isolated with the help of shared hosting.
Map of NordLayer shared server locations
The density of points-of-presence (PoP) throughout the globe is integral for the speed and quality of service. NordLayer establishes reliable global access despite the location where the connection request comes from — to secure a robust performance, NordLayer at the moment maintain shared-server infrastructure in 30+ countries:
Australia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Singapore, UAE, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Slovakia, UK, Belgium, Finland, Israel, Poland, Spain, USA, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Canada, Germany, Japan, Romania, Switzerland, Croatia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Serbia & Turkey.
Essentially, geographically tight server infrastructure guarantees a more reliable and rapid connection to a secure environment to operate globally, keeping sensitive data safe and maintaining our remote teams protected and present. According to CTO of NordLayer Juta Gurinavičiūtė:
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“Our company's focus is a secure and trusted business environment. Growth of server pool has an instrumental role in achieving our goal that everyone is entitled to service quality and accessibility in any place of the world.”