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Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)

The tunneling protocol the point-to-point (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) is the protocol invented by Microsoft for the VPN organization through networks of dialup access.

PPTP is the standard protocol for creation of VPN for many years. It relies on different methods of authentication for security (most often for 2016 MS-CHAP v.2 is used).

It is available as honor the standard protocol in all operating systems and devices supporting VPN that allows to use it without the need for installation of the additional software.

In 2016 PPTP remains the popular choice, as for the enterprises, and VPN providers. Its advantage also that he uses less computing resources, therefore, has the high speed of work.

While the PPTP protocol, certainly, one of the simplest and the most widely supported (on different platforms) VPN protocols, it is also one of the most unsafe, especially on the modern equipment.

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