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VPN Protocols

VPN Protocols are the technology responsible for encrypting and transmitting data from your device to online servers. And AngelVPN takes that responsibility seriously.

What is a VPN Protocol?

A VPN Protocol is a combination of rules determining how information travels between the user’s device and the VPN server. VPN services provide access to several VPN Protocols that encrypt and transmit data in different manners.

A VPN service transmits encrypted traffic through dedicated tunnels; it is the VPN protocol's job to decide the level of encryption. Each VPN Protocol follows a set of rules and serves a specific purpose.

Which VPN Protocol is Best for You?

Choosing a VPN protocol depends upon the nature of internet usage. While a certain VPN protocol may offer enhanced privacy, other VPN protocols may be better for functionality. Basically, these are the use cases that determine the VPN protocol choice:

  • Streaming
  • Browsing
  • P2P File Sharing
  • Gaming
  • Torrenting
Protocol Speed Encryption & Secure Browsing Stability Media Streaming P2P File Sharing Compatible with Available in AngelVPN App
WireGuard Fastest Good Medium Good Good Most OS and devices Yes
OpenVPN TCP Medium Good Good Medium Good Most OS and devices Yes
OpenVPN UDP Fast Good Medium Good Good Most OS and devices Yes
IPSec Medium Good Good Good Good Most OS and devices Yes
IKEv2/IPSec Fast Good Good Good Good Most OS and devices Yes

Which is the Fastest VPN Protocol?

PPTP Wireguard icon OpenVPN

WireGuard is the latest and fastest VPN Protocol that users will find useful. This VPN Protocol combines the best of both worlds in terms of speed and security.

Which is the Most Secure VPN Protocol?

IKEv2 Wireguard icon OpenVPN

While several VPN Protocols may be adopted for security, OpenVPN Protocol is recommended by most VPN experts in the industry. It utilizes 256-Bit encryption to secure the traffic while maintaining performance as well.

Which VPN Protocol is the Best for P2P File Sharing?

Filesharing Wireguard icon Torrenting

Being the latest and the fastest VPN Protocol, WireGuard is considerably the best option for P2P File Sharing.

An Introduction to VPN Protocols

Each VPN Protocol serves a unique purpose for the user. And whether a user is streaming, browsing, gaming, or torrenting, the choice of VPN Protocol will determine the performance of the VPN service.


WireGuard is the latest evolution in VPN Protocols. The technology depends upon industry-leading cryptography methods that ensure absolute privacy and security.

OpenVPN – Open-Source Protocol

OpenVPN is one of the popular VPN protocols that is widely used for enhanced privacy and security. While this VPN protocol may not focus on speeds, security is prioritized.

IKEv2 – Internet Key Exchange

IKEv2 is among the most secure VPN protocols that establish proper encryption and authentication. But the most prominent factor of the IKEv2 Protocol is its stability.

IPSec – Internet Protocol Security

As part of the IPSec suite, the IPSec Protocol ensures compatibility with most encryption algorithms, thus ensuring maximum privacy and security.

Additional VPN Protocols

These VPN protocols are discussed for information purposes only.


SSL/TLS – Secure Socket Layer

SSL/TLS VPN Protocol creates a virtual private network that can primarily be used for creating remote access for browsing with VPN capabilities.


PPTP – P2P Tunneling Protocol

Launched in 1999, the PPTP Protocol is one of the oldest VPN protocols with quite a few vulnerabilities. The technology is outdated and has been replaced by newer VPN Protocols like WireGuard and OpenVPN.



SoftEther is a protocol that comprises exchanging virtual Ethernet frames and communicating with the help of VPN servers, VPN client, and VPN bridge.

Gain Unlimited Access with AngelVPN

AngelVPN has numerous reliable VPN Protocols that ensure maximum privacy and security online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our service:

Yes, AngelVPN has the latest WireGuard Protocol, which is the safest in the market.

The WireGuard VPN Protocol is the fastest, making it the most reliable for streaming content online.

You can switch to a different VPN Protocol by going to Settings, choosing your preferred VPN Protocol, and finally reconnecting to a VPN server.

WireGuard is among the fastest VPN Protocols to date. Being the latest technology in VPN Protocols, it is also the safest.

AngelVPN supports the following ports:
  • PPTP
  • SSTP
  • OpenVPN
  • L2TP