IKEv2

IKEv2 supports AES-128 & AES-256, available for Windows & Linux. It is an industry standard protocol with the most advanced VPN tunneling technology. It Works over UDP to dodge firewalls and reduce problems and is resistant to short-term loss of network connectivity. It is the best protocol to choose overall as it is quite easy to set up. Home users behind NAT devices is a perfect match.

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IKEv1

IKEv1 supports AES-256. Jailbreak VPN recommends using Shrew Soft VPN Client, an excellent free Windows/Linux IKEv1 client software. Similar to IKEv2 but misses some advanced features such as NAT-Traversal, Remote access and IP mobility in the standard specification.

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SSTP

SSTP, Available on the Microsoft platform is a tunneling protocol. SSL and TCP technologies are combined for this protocol. SSL technology assures the transport level security and integrity of the traffic. On our servers, SSL is configured to enable the most potent method of encryption. SSTP may be used to dodge firewalls or ISP throttling. In some cases, it will underperform IKEv2 or other UDP based protocols as SSTP is operating over TCP. SSTP is an excellent choice overall helping in resolving connectivity or speed issues.

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OpenVPN

OpenVPN supports AES-256 encryption for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and, Windows. There aren’t any known weaknesses. It authenticates on both ends either through digital certificates or certificates with a username and password pair. Dependable on all kinds of connections such as WLAN, wired and mobile. Excellent choice for desktop users as it’s straightforward to set up.

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PPTP

PPTP is accessible for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, DD-WRT, and others but it lacks AES encryption. It instead uses Microsoft Point-to-Point Encryption that has massive security weaknesses. The upside is it’s a fast performer owing to weaker encryption method. All in all, it’s easy to set up, widely supported and is an excellent choice to workaround blocked websites.

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L2TP/IPsec

L2TP/IPsec is accessible for Mac, Windows, LInux and, iOS and supports AES-128 combined with Microsoft Point-to-Point encryption. It is highly secure as it leverages both encodings. Should your NAT device support IPsec passthrough, then it is reliable and dependable. It requires some custom configuration to set up. It is the favoured choice for those who value security over speed as L2TP/IPsec is more secure than PPTP, but is not as fast.

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SoftEther

SoftEther is available for Windows, Mac, Free BSD and, Solaris and is one of the most potent open source multi-protocol VPN software solutions. Its state of the art SSL-VPN pierces firewalls by burrowing the VPN traffic over HTTPS or UDP for increased speed. Using the most robust cryptographic algorithms VPN tunnel security is assured. The VPN connection is stable and fast at all times because it uses a wide variety of tunneling methods, automatic reconnections, and multiple simultaneous connections. It integrates IPsec and OpenVPN protocols to deliver an excellent VPN solution. Currently, the only flaw is the lack of GUI clients for non-Windows platforms.

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