VPN Protocols

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.

VyprVPN Protocols
  • 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

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

NAT Firewall

NAT Firewall

NAT Firewall is an additional layer of security for your VyprVPN connection. It blocks unrequested inbound traffic when you're connected to VyprVPN. No additional configuration or software is required. Because it runs on our servers, NAT Firewall protects any device connected to VyprVPN.

See why you need NAT Firewall

VPN Protocol Comparison

Pro & Premier

PPTP

L2TP/IPsec

OpenVPN

Chameleon

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.
  • PPTP

    VPN Encryption 128-bit
    Supported Systems
    • Windows
    • Mac OS X
    • Linux
    • iOS
    • Android
    • DD-WRT
    Compatibility Native in most desktop, mobile device and tablet operating systems.
    VPN Security Basic encryption
    VPN Speed Fast due to lower encryption.
    Setup Available in the VyprVPN Apps for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
    Stability Works well on most Wi-Fi hotspots, very stable.
    Conclusion PPTP is a fast, easy-to-use protocol. It is a good choice if OpenVPN isn't supported by your device.
  • Pro & Premier

    L2TP/IPsec

    VPN Encryption 256-bit
    Supported Systems
    • Windows
    • Mac OS X
    • Linux
    • iOS
    • Android
    Compatibility Native in most desktop, mobile device and tablet operating systems.
    VPN Security Highest encryption. Checks data integrity and encapsulates the data twice.
    VPN Speed Requires more CPU processing to encapsulate data twice.
    Setup Available in the VyprVPN Apps for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
    Stability Stable on NAT-supported devices.
    Conclusion L2TP/IPsec is a good choice if OpenVPN isn't supported by your device and security is top priority.
  • Pro & Premier

    OpenVPN

    VPN Encryption
    • 160-bit
    • 256-bit
    Supported Systems
    • Windows
    • Mac OS X
    • Linux
    • Android
    Compatibility Supported by most desktop computer operating systems and Android mobile and tablet devices.
    VPN Security Highest encryption. Authenticates data with digital certificates.
    VPN Speed Best performing protocol. Fast speeds, even on connections with high latency and across great distances.
    Setup Available in the VyprVPN Apps for Windows, Mac and Android.
    Stability Most reliable and stable, even behind wireless routers, on non-reliable networks, and on Wi-Fi hotspots.
    Conclusion OpenVPN is the recommended protocol for desktops including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Highest performance - fast, secure and reliable.
  • Pro & Premier

    Chameleon

    VPN Encryption 256-bit
    Supported Systems
    • Windows
    • Mac OS X
    • Linux
    • Android
    Compatibility Supported by most desktop computer operating systems and Android mobile and tablet devices.
    VPN Security Highest encryption. Authenticates data with digital certificates.
    VPN Speed 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 and Android.
    Stability Masks VPN traffic so it cannot be identified as a VPN connection (via deep packet inspection) and blocked.
    Conclusion Chameleon is great for VPN users being blocked in countries such as China, or if you are experiencing speed issues due to bandwidth throttling.