What VPN Protocol and/or Proxy is best for me and how can I use them?

Here we will summarize all the VPN protocols and Proxy types available with your TUVPN account.

If you want to get up and running asap, just forget about this and follow our Fast Track to start quick and easy. You can come back and check all other options we are offering any time you want. Remember that TUVPN is about choices!.

So, if you want to move on, please first take a look at this blog post, where we clearly explain the working differences between the different VPN types and Proxies that we offer.

Once done, the following table will include the rest of the answers to help you do the right choice:

 

OpenVPN

L2TP/IPSec

PPTP

SSH2 Tunnels

High Anonymity Proxies

Encryption Strength  256 bits using AES cipher  128 bits using AES cipher  128 bits using MPPE protocol   256 bits using AES cipher None
Security Level  Very Good  Good  Average  Very Good Just Anonymity
Supported Platforms  Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone/iPad(*), Android  Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android  Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android  Windows, Linux, Mac Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android
Performance  Very Good  Very Good  Excellent  Very Good  Excellent
Additional Software Needed  Yes  No No  Yes  No
Dynamic RPF Compatible  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No
Protect Standalone Applications  No  No  No  Yes No
Dedicated IP Compatible  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No
Alternate VPN Port  Yes, 443/tcp  No  No No  No
Potential Leakage  (**)
 Yes  Yes Yes  No  Yes
Advised Use Preferred TUVPN protocol for all uses. Good protocol to provide high security to mobile devices. To be used when no other protocols are supported or for non sensitive communications.

Only protocol that allows  to protect standalone applications.

Perfect when you want to maximise the efficiency and control of the VPN.

 

To anonymise your Internet browsing.
Other Comments

Default/Fast Track TuVPN protocol.

Maximum security/performance ratio.

Much better security than PPTP and similarly supported.

Slightly slower performance than PPTP.

Weakest encryption offered. 

Works on most devices. Quick an easy to deploy.



Somewhat more complex to setup.

Extremely secure.

Huge flexibility of use.

No protection of communications offered (no encryption).
Tutorials

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows XP

Mac OS X Viscosity

Mac OS X Tunnelblick

Ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu 9.04

iPhone

Windows 7

Windows XP

MAC OS X 10.5

Ubuntu 11.04

iPhone

Android

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows XP

MAC OS X 10.5

MAC OS X 10.4

Ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu 9.04

iPhone

Android

Windows 7/Vista

Ubuntu 11.04

 

Firefox

Internet Explorer

Opera


Download Client
Windows (All Platforms) Win7-Vista (32-bit)
Win7-Vista (64-bit)
Win XP (32-bit)
Win XP (64-bit)
Win7-Vista (32-bit)
Win7-Vista (64-bit)
Win XP (32-bit)
Win XP (64-bit)
 Windows (All Platforms)  Not Available

(*) Just with a Jailbroken iPhone

(**) Refers to the fact that if the VPN connection drops, additional traffic could reach the Internet (if no countermeasures taken)

 

Finally, in our blog you can find some additional information:

PPTP vs L2TP/IPSec

PPTP or OpenVPN ?

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