PPTP

OpenVPN

Encryption 128-bit
  • 160-bit
  • 256-bit
Supported Systems
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android
  • DD-WRT
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Android
Compatibility Built-in to desktop computers, mobile , and tablet devices. Supported by most desktop computer operating systems.
Security Offers basic security. Offers the most security. Data is authenticated using digital certificates.
Speed Fast speeds because of lower security. Offers highest performance. Reliable on high-latency connections.
Setup Easy to set up because it is already built-in to most operating systems. Easy to set up with software.
Stability Stable, performs well on most Wi-Fi hotspots. Provides the best stability and reliability. Performs well behind wireless routers, on Wi-Fi hotspots and on networks with poor reliability.
Conclusion PPTP is easy to set up and provides fast speeds. It is a good choice on mobile and tablet devices, where OpenVPN isn't supported. OpenVPN provides the best performance and highest security. We recommend OpenVPN for desktop computers including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • PPTP

    PPTP stands for "Point to Point Tunneling Protocol". This VPN protocol offers basic encryption and fast speeds. The PPTP protocol is included in most modern desktop, mobile and tablet devices. We recommend PPTP for smart phones and tablets, when OpenVPN is not supported.

  • OpenVPN

    OpenVPN provides the best VPN performance and the highest encryption for VPN connections. This VPN protocol is extremely fast and reliable on high-latency networks. OpenVPN provides data integrity checking on your traffic to ensure it has not been manipulated in transit. We recommend OpenVPN for any operating system it is supported on.

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