L2tp vs PPTP vs Openvpn vs SSTP

When you begin searching for a VPN, you will perceive that one of the viewpoints that are highlighted by suppliers to portray their administration is conventions. To help you comprehend the part that VPN conventions play in the security of your association, we will examine the principle contrasts between them. As uncovered by Edward Snowden a year ago, VPN encryption advances have been focused by the NSA as a feature of their operations to get to web clients’ private information, which is the reason the article will likewise talk about cryptography and how the NSA endeavors to break encryption can influence a VPN association. How about we begin with a diagram of the VPN conventions accessible.


PPTP or Point-to-Pont Tunneling was produced by a consortium shaped by Microsoft, Ascend Communications and different organizations. It was intended to make VPN over dial-up systems and it has been the long-standing VPN convention for inward business. It is a VPN convention that uses a mixed bag of confirmation strategies (counting MS-CHAP v2) to offer security. It is the in-based convention on about every VPN-empowered stage and gadget. PPTP is still a prevalent decision for business and VPN suppliers on the grounds that it offers numerous focal points. It is not difficult to design, it can be actualized rapidly and it doesn’t require extra programming.

Be that as it may, PPTP is for the most part considered as a feeble security alternative because of various vulnerabilities that were found since it was actualized without precedent for 1999. The most risky part of PPTP is the likelihood of MS-CHAP v2 confirmation not being embodied, which would make PPTP defenseless against being split inside just a few days. In spite of the fact that this defect has been altered through the utilization of PEAP confirmation, even Microsoft has prescribed VPN clients to decide on different arrangements like L2tp/Ipsec or SSTP. For security cognizant clients, PPTP is not the perfect option and it is likely that the NSA has broken PPTP scrambled interchanges.

L2tp and L2tp/Ipsec

Utilized all alone, L2tp or Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol does not encode activity that is controlled through it, which is the reason it is generally consolidated with the Ipsec encryption suite to offer security and to ensure protection. L2tp/Ipsec is found in all advanced stages and VPN empowered gadgets and it is likewise simple to set up. The principle imperfection of L2tp is that it utilizes UDP port 500, which can be effortlessly hindered by NAT firewalls. This implies that it requires progressed arrangement like port sending, else it would not work successfully when utilized behind a firewall.

While Ipsec encryption has not major known shortcomings and it ought to be secure in the event that it is actualized effectively, it is likewise likely that this convention has been focused by the NSA. Indeed, autonomous security masters accept that the convention was made helpless deliberately amid its plan stage. An extra drawback of L2tp/Ipsec is that it epitomizes information twice, which makes it slower than different alternatives, for example, Openvpn.


Openvpn offers a solid VPN arrangement that uses Openssl library and Sslv3/Tlsv1 conventions consolidated with a set of innovations that make it a safe convention. Openvpn offers adaptability and it is not difficult to design on basically any port, in spite of the fact that it works best on a UDP port. Because of this trademark, it is not simple to separate between activity that passes through Openvpn and movement that uses standard HTTPS over SSL. This implies that Openvpn is very nearly difficult to square.

Besides, the Openssl library utilized by Openvpn to encode movement, helps numerous cryptographic calculations including 3des,camellia AES and Blowfish.