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Encryption protocols used by Webroot WiFi Security


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Webroot’s WiFi Security supports the following encryption protocols. You can select to change protocols only on Windows and Mac apps.
 
Webroot’s WiFi uses 256-bit encryption for all its communication transmissions. By default it uses the IKEv2 VPN protocol (which is the optimal protocol for devices that are switching between networks or reconnecting after an internet disconnection occurs), with some other options available depending on the OS.
 
IKEv2
  • Internet Key Exchange version 2
  • Available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
  • IKEv2 is faster and more secure than L2TP. Considered to be a very reliable and stable VPN protocol.
L2TP
  • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
  • Available for Windows and Mac.
  • L2TP is a good option if IKEv2 isn’t available. It has lower speeds than other protocols, but is highly secure.
PPTP
  • Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
  • Available for Windows
  • PPTP is a fast and simple protocol. Decent speeds, and may have unstable connections. Less secure than other VPN protocols.

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