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VPN Protocols

All you need to know about VPN protocols, encryption and how it works with your VPN.
And nothing else…

What is a VPN Protocol?

VPN protocol is a common name for the type of exchange & encryption used for specific VPN connection. To make it simpler we can cut it down straight to – type of data encryption.

Pros

Very secure
Very fast
Very reliable
Open source

Cons

not for Android
not for older systems

SoftEther

Overall best choice if available on your system. Currently assumed the fastest and most secure type of VPN protocols. Offers unbeatable performance on all devices running systems that support it. This modern VPN protocol is our favourite one.

IKEv2

Top selection for use on mobile device. This fairly new protocol developed by Microsoft is also very fast and secure. Where it excels is built-in reconnect option. If you got mobile device that switches between GSM & W-Fi networks, this is the right choice for you.

Pros

Easily reconnects
Secure
Fast
Reliable

Cons

More power demanding
Licensed
Less popular

Pros

Fully tested
Very secure
Beats Firewalls

Cons

Inferior to SoftEther
Older protocol
Poor on mobile

OpenVPN

One of the most popular VPN protocols due to its open-source nature. Used by many people and organizations for different purposes on many different systems and devices.

SSTP

Built in support for Windows systems. That means it is already there for millions of people around the world. Strong AES encryption makes it very secure.

Pros

Very Secure
Uses AES
Windows support
Beats Firewalls
PFS support

Cons

Poor on mobiles
Not independent

Pros

Widely used
Popular
Easy to setup

Cons

Less Secure
Slower
Needs resources
Older

L2TP/IPsec

As it was a “child” of few different companies, with time it became one of the more popular protocols. Unlike others it does not offer built in encryption.

PPTP

Over decade old it is still one of the most popular VPN protocols. Used mostly by private people as it is not as secure as more modern protocols.

Pros

Easy to use
Widely supported

Cons

Old
Not secure
Cracked by NSA

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