PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN & Chameleon

VyprVPN accounts include multiple VPN protocols so you can choose your preferred level of encryption, speed, and protection. We offer OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP and Chameleon.

  • 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 Pro & Premier

    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 Pro & Premier

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

  • Chameleon Pro & Premier

    Golden Frog's proprietary 256-bit SSL protocol masks VPN traffic so it cannot be identified as a VPN connection and blocked, while retaining speed and security.

We also offer NAT Firewall as an additional layer of security for your VyprVPN connection. NAT Firewall is a packet filter that blocks unrequested inbound traffic when you're connected to VyprVPN and provides much needed protection when using a wireless router or mobile device.

VPN Protocol Comparison

PPTP

L2TP/IPsec

Pro & Premier

OpenVPN

Pro & Premier

Chameleon

Pro & Premier
VPN Encryption 128-bit 256-bit
  • 160-bit
  • 256-bit
256-bit
Supported Systems
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android
  • DD-WRT
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Android
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Android
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.
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.
Setup Available in the VyprVPN Apps for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. Available in the VyprVPN Apps for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. Available in the VyprVPN Apps for Windows, Mac and Android. Available in the VyprVPN Apps for Windows, Mac and Android.
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.
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.