Difference between PPTP and OpenVPN
Prerequisite – Types of Virtual Private Network (VPN)
1. Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) :
PPTP was introduced by Microsoft. It is a set of communication rules that implement virtual private networks, which allow organizations a method of expanding their private networks through the tunnels to the public Internet. It enables the creation of secure routing of data transfer from remote client to a private enterprise network through the creation of TCP / IP based networks such as VPNs.
PPTP provides following advantages –
2. OpenVPN :
- Low hardware costs
- Security enhancement
- Low transmission cost
- Lower administrative overhead
OpenVPN was introduced by James Yonan. It is the most advanced, more reliable and more popular open source software application that is being used to implement VPN connection.
It is more flexible and is used when –