Apr 01, 2013

How to choose VPN protocol?

How do you pick which VPN protocol to use? We are a small business, so I'm trying to balance making it easy while still having decent security. That being said, I'm biased towards simplicity. Thanks for the help.


DirectAccess 2012 is a very easy solution. Once setup there is no admin over heads for you or users. Users don't even need to make a connection it connects automatically.

In terms of cost it won't be that much with such little connections.


To perhaps oversimplify, there is a bit of a compromise between convenience and security. I think most people go with Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), which is faster and easier to deploy than L2TP, and it may be better suited to your needs as well. Here is a nice write-up of the differences that isn’t overly technical. 

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