Types of VPN

Another small post out of my “At a Glance” series: The different types of virtual private networks (VPNs). Looking at Site-to-Site and Remote Access VPNs.

This is one of many VPN articles on my blog. –> Have a look at this full list. <–

This sketch shows the common IPsec and TLS based VPNs that are used on modern next-generation firewalls. Tunnel mode only – no transport mode. It does not depict MPLS, L2TP, GRE, and SSH. While those protocols do tunneling with or without encryption, the term “VPN” is normally used for the following types:

Any comments? Please do so!

Here is a detailed post about route- vs. policy-based site-to-site VPN tunnels. Sorry, no more details about Remote Access VPNs here. It’s just about an overview. ;)

May God bless you. Especially these days.

One thought on “Types of VPN

  1. Recently I started looking at wireguard (non-ipsec – non-tls) and I must say I like it. I think it could become popular in the years to come …

    With a VPN, you still need to wash your hands – stay safe!

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