How to make your VPN app more secure?
Nowadays, during the COVID-19 pandemic, when people have limited ability to travel and spend most of the time at home, using a VPN is becoming increasingly popular with users. VPN lets you get all the benefits of content in a specific region while surfing the Internet. But at the same time, VPN's growing popularity is attracting online scammers to hunt for your data. If you've thought about this issue at least once, that means that security is your top priority, and this article will provide you with useful pieces of advice you about ways to make your VPN connection more secure.
Use the best VPN protocol as possible.
The term VPN protocol combines technologies that are a combination of transmission protocols and encryption standards. Using a VPN means the processing of your sensitive data. As you might expect, different protocols handle your data differently. Let's take a brief look at them under the lens of your data security.
- PPTP - has a low level of security, standard encryption, known vulnerabilities.
- L2TP/IPsec - has strong encryption, strong data integrity. But can be blocked quite easily. and has slow VPN speed due to CPU processing
- SSTP - has strong encryption, SSL encryption is enabled. VPN speed - slow (thanks to high security).Mainly related to Windows(fully owned and developed by Microsoft).
- OpenVPN - Platform Compatibility: Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, routers, and more. VPN Security: highest possible security, digital certification. VPN Speed: fast performance despite its high level of protection.
- IKEv2/IPsec – Internet Key Exchange - this protocol provides excellent stability and superior speed. It has narrow support, is vulnerable to VPN blocking, and suffers from security doubts.
To bottom-line, if you're not using OpenVPN, it would be a good idea to try it. This will allow you to reach a larger audience and grow your product across platforms. OpenVPN is the most flexible and secure protocol you can get today, even if it performs a little worse than IKEv2.