In the era of hacking attacks and data misuse, Internet espionage and cybercrime, the Virtual Private Network (VPN) has become a permanent and indispensable tool for many private, commercial, and public Internet users. However, to establish the connections required for VPN, it is important to have a protocol that acts reliably and quickly. Open source protocols are particularly popular. One of them is WireGuard. The open source project has established itself as a powerful protocol and offers a number of strong advantages. The most important regarding these are summarized for you in brief overview.
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What is WireGuard?
WireGuard is a connection protocol developed and offered as open source. It is used to establish the connections that are relevant for a VPN. The project name is self-explanatory: the protection and security of the established connections are essential. After all, anyone browsing a public network should use the protections that are indispensable in today’s unsecured networks. WireGuard works by routing data through a special tunnel, which is cryptographically secured so that outside access is impossible.
This makes WireGuard a reliable protection for everyone anyone that values a secure network for their data exchange. It offers both a VPN protocol and software with which secure connections can be established professionally and precisely.
What advantages does WireGuard VPN have over other protocols?
There are basically three important protocols that are essential to the function of a VPN. These are OpenVPN, Point to Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP) and Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP)/Internet Protocol Security (IPsec).
WireGuard offers an alternative to all the other options mentioned and generates comparatively pleasing advantages for you. You can read the comparison in the following sections.
WireGuard vs OpenVPN
WireGuard offers you protocol and software in one product. In comparison, OpenVPN is purely a software product. This is a strong advantage of WireGuard: you can configure it much faster than the OpenVPN option. The connection setup is also conveniently quick with WireGuard. This is because it reduces excessive content and streamline the crypto mechanisms that create the encryption for the VPN’s connection establishment. Furthermore, the integration into the Linux kernel is an important feature that improves configuration and functionality.
WireGuard also gains points with regard to changing connections: with OpenVPN, the connection can be disturbed by roaming. With WireGuard, the process of changing the means of connection, for example from mobile telephone to a WLAN network, is uncomplicated and also user-friendly.
WireGuard vs PPTP
With the Point to Point Tunnelling Protocol, there are security vulnerabilities that cannot ensure the best possible experience for the user. In comparison, WireGuard is adept when it comes to security. It has advantages over PPTP in this area, particularly for companies whose data protection and data security have become crucial since the European Union’s introduction of the GDPR, and which are also to be embedded in ePrivacy guidelines.
WireGuard uses streamlined codes, which are clearly structured and offer convincing protection against hacker attacks, since the zone of the attack is reduced by the system and its structure.
WireGuard vs L2TP/IPSec
Today, L2TP or IPSec is mainly used for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and is also structured for these fields of application. WireGuard can be used much more extensively, i.e. also in stationary areas, with high efficiency and is conclusively flexible. So WireGuard can offer you a wide range of support for individual use. While Internet Protocol Security does not support relevant apps for Android users, WireGuard does.
Another advantage of WireGuard is that it uses modern cryptography. Encryption is the most important prerequisite to a VPN’s security, so WireGuard is the best choice to guarantee maximum security. This is implemented by cryptokey routing: WireGuard identifies both the server and the client with an IP address, which is statically structured and stored in the configuration files of the server application. This and the public key are compared and must match—if not, the system prevents the VPN from establishing a connection.
Where can I find a VPN that uses WireGuard?
Our Shellfire Box 4K is based on the brand new WireGuard protocol and is as easy to use as it is powerful. It offers the user a maximum of security and comfort, whether you have a technical background or not.
In the following video, we demonstrate how fast, easy and convenient the use of the Shellfire Box is:
Fast. Modern. Secure.
In its slogan, WireGuard demonstrates its most important advantages for users, making the purchase of the system a worthwhile investment. On the one hand, WireGuard scores with its fast connection establishment, which is important not only in the private sphere, but also and especially in the modern working world. On the other hand, the integrated security standards are also optimally suited for demanding users. Modern is the high-quality alternative to the classic VPN versions, especially due to the encryption procedures—a cryptography that is efficient and successful.
The basis of the Open Source version is also a valuable support, since specialized experts worldwide ensure consistent further development of and improvement of the system. WireGuard is therefore highly recommended as an alternative to conventional VPN variants.