Security and Performance comparison of VPN types which Vigor router supports

Vigor routers support various types of VPN, including PPTP, IPSec (IKEv1 and IKEv2), L2TP, and SSL VPN. Each types of VPN are different in performance, security strength, setup difficulty. Below are the comparison tables of the VPN protocols Vigor router supports for your reference. You may click the protocol in each table, which will lead you to the related application notes.

 

Vigor Router

Security Strength Performance
high L2TP over IPSec fast L2TP
IPSec (IKEv2) IPSec (IKEv1)
IPSec (IKEv1) IPSec (IKEv2)
SSL VPN L2TP over IPSec
PPTP PPTP
low L2TP slow SSL VPN

The above table is based on the test results of the LAN-to-LAN VPN tunnel.

Recommended Host to LAN VPN protocols of each platform:
  • Windows
  • L2TP over IPSec, SSL VPN
  • Mac, iPhone, iPad
  • L2TP over IPSec, IPSec (IKEv2)
  • Android
  • L2TP over IPSec

     

    Vigor3900 and Vigor2960

    Security Strength Performance
    high IKEv2 EAP* fast IPSec (IKEv1)
    Xauth IPSec (IKEv1)* IPSec (IKEv2)
    L2TP over IPSec* Xauth IPSec (IKEv1)*
    OpenVPN* IKEv2 EAP*
    IPSec (IKEv2) SSL VPN
    IPSec (IKEv1) PPTP
    SSL VPN OpenVPN*
    PPTP L2TP*
    low L2TP* slow L2TP over IPSec*

    *Host to LAN only.
    The above table is based on the test results of the LAN-to-LAN VPN tunnel, combines with the results of Host to LAN only VPN protocols.

    Recommended Host to LAN VPN protocols of each platform:
  • Windows
  • SSL VPN
  • Mac, iPhone, iPad
  • IPSec (IKEv2), Xauth IPSec (IKEv1)
  • Android
  • Xauth IPSec (IKEv1)
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