Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, more often referred to as PPTP, is a type of VPN that encloses data in what is known as an IP envelope. Such protocols are needed to form a connection between your device and the VPN server you are connected to. Without a secure protocol, the VPN you are using is vulnerable.
PPTP was originally designed by Microsoft. In terms of setup, this is by far one of the simplest VPNs because it has been pre-installed on all iOS, Android, Mac OSX, and Windows devices. It also offers comparatively faster speed than alternative built-in protocols, such as IKEv2, SSTP, and L2TP/IPSec.
However, because of numerous flaws with PPTP, it is now deemed as obsolete by most tech experts. If you are using PPTP, chances are that you are made vulnerable to cybercrimes. The good news is that there are several options that can be a secure alternative to PPTP.
Layer Two Tunneling Protocol, L2TP, is an extension of PPTP that is used on devices to connect a VPN. It was created by Microsoft, in collaboration with Cisco. If your device doesn't have PPTP, it most likely has L2TP built in. Like PPTP, L2TP is available on iOS, Android, Mac OSX, and Windows devices. This protocol makes use of Internet Protocol Security, IPSec, encryption. L2TP/IPSec is very reliable, and definitely provides more security than PPTP - but this is not the best alternative available.
Internet Key Exchange version 2, IKEv2, is a type of encryption protocol. IKEv2 is secure because it creates encryption keys to ensure that your data travels securely between your device and the VPN server. This makes it an attractive alternative. Like L2TP, this IKEv2 makes use of IPSec for its encryption features and was also designed by Microsoft along with Cisco. Additionally, IKEv2 has great connectivity and reconnects relatively quickly after the connection has been lost.
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol, SSTP, was created by Microsoft as a secure alternative to PPTP. Unlike L2TP and IKEv2, SSTP is only compatible with Windows devices. Therefore, it is better to look at other alternatives that support more devices.
Compared to other protocols, Wireguard is relatively new. It was designed to provide improvements where existing protocols are lacking. These improvements include speed, security, and easy setup. Wireguard makes use of 256-bit encryption, which gives the user advanced protection. Wireguard is a very secure alternative to PPTP. Due to this being so new, not many VPN services support Wireguard, however, VPN Unlimited is one of the few that do!
This protocol was created with the sole intention of hiding VPN connections while using networks that block VPNs. Therefore, this offers a good alternative to users who often connect to a school or workplace network, or those in countries where VPNs are prohibited.
KeepSolid offers a medium range of speed, it is sufficient enough for almost everything, however, if you are dealing with services that require high speeds, it is advised that you opt for IKEv2 or Wireguard instead. Like Wireguard, this protocol also uses 256-bit encryption.
The KeepSolid Wise protocol is a very good alternative to PPTP and is only available with KeepSolid’s VPN Unlimited.
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