VyprVPN Protocols Comparison

VyprVPN accounts include multiple VPN protocols so you can choose your preferred level of encryption, speed, and protection. We offer OpenVPN, IKEv2, L2TP/IPsec, PPTP and Chameleon. Below we compare these protocols, except IKEv2.

  • PPTP

    PPTP is a fast, easy-to-use protocol with a simple setup process. It is a good choice if OpenVPN isn't supported by your device.

  • L2TP/IPsec

    L2TP/IPsec is a protocol built into most desktop, phone, and tablet devices. It is a good choice if OpenVPN isn't supported by your device and security is top priority.

  • OpenVPN

    OpenVPN is the recommended protocol for desktops including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Highest performance - fast, secure and reliable.

  • Chameleon 

    Our Chameleon™ technology uses the unmodified OpenVPN 256-bit protocol and scrambles the metadata to prevent DPI, VPN blocking and throttling.

 

 

PPTP

L2TP/IPsec

OpenVPN

Chameleon

VPN Encryption 128-bit 256-bit
  • 160-bit
  • 256-bit
256-bit
VyprVPN Apps Supported
Manual Setup Supported
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Synology
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Blackberry 10 (IPsec only)
  • Chromebook
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android
  • DD-WRT
  • Tomato
  • OpenWRT
  • AsusWRT/Merlin
  • Synology

Manual setup not supported

VPN Security Basic encryption Highest encryption. Checks data integrity and encapsulates the data twice. Highest encryption. Authenticates data with digital certificates. Highest encryption. Authenticates data with digital certificates.
VPN Speed Fast due to lower encryption. Requires more CPU processing to encapsulate data twice. Best performing protocol. Fast speeds, even on connections with high latency and across great distances. Best performing protocol. Defeats deep packet inspection. Fast speeds, even on connections with high latency and across great distances.
Stability Works well on most Wi-Fi hotspots, very stable. Stable on NAT-supported devices. Most reliable and stable, even behind wireless routers, on non-reliable networks, and on Wi-Fi hotspots. Masks VPN traffic so it cannot be identified as a VPN connection (via deep packet inspection) and blocked.
Compatibility Native in most desktop, mobile device and tablet operating systems. Native in most desktop, mobile device and tablet operating systems. Supported by most desktop computer operating systems and Android mobile and tablet devices. Supported by most desktop computer operating systems and Android mobile and tablet devices.
Conclusion PPTP is a fast, easy-to-use protocol. It is a good choice if OpenVPN isn't supported by your device. L2TP/IPsec is a good choice if OpenVPN isn't supported by your device and security is top priority. OpenVPN is the recommended protocol for desktops including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Highest performance - fast, secure and reliable. Chameleon is great for VPN users being blocked in countries such as China, or if you are experiencing speed issues due to bandwidth throttling.

 


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