Le VPN Protocols – PPTP

The Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a methodpptp protocol for implementing virtual private networks. PPTP uses a control channel over TCP and a GRE tunnel operating to encapsulate PPP packets. The PPTP specification does not describe encryption or authentication features and relies on the Point-to-Point Protocol being tunneled to implement security functionality. However the most common PPTP implementation, which ships with the Microsoft Windows product families, implements various levels of authentication and encryption natively as standard features of the Windows PPTP stack. The intended use of this protocol is to provide security levels and remote access levels comparable with typical VPN products. (Source: Wikipedia)

What are the advantages and disadvantages of PPTP protocol?

• Advantages:

PPTP VPN protocol is easy to setup and configure on your laptop, computer or mobile device. PPTP connection usually ensures good speed and is supported by the majority of mobile devices.

• Disadvantages:

PPTP can be easily blocked by Internet service providers.

To set-up PPTP protocol by Le VPN, please follow the installation instructions in our knowledge base.

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