What is IKEv2?

IKEv2 (Internet Key Exchange version 2) is a VPN encryption protocol that handles request and response actions. It makes sure the traffic is secure by establishing and handling the SA (Security Association) attribute within an authentication suite – usually IPSec since IKEv2 is basically based on it and built into it.

Is IKEv2 Secure?

IKEv2 is a protocol that’s safe to use. It supports 256-bit encryption, and can use ciphers like AES, 3DES, Camellia, and ChaCha20. What’s more, IKEv2/IPSec also supports PFS + the protocol’s MOBIKE feature makes sure your connection won’t be dropped when changing networks.

Is IKEv2 Fast?

Yes, IKEv2/IPSec offers decent online speeds. In fact, it’s one of the fastest VPN protocols that are available to online users – potentially even as fast as PPTP or SoftEther. And that’s all thanks to its improved architecture and efficient response/request message exchange process. Also, the fact that it runs on UDP port 500 ensures there is low latency.

Advantages

  • IKEv2 security is quite strong since it supports multiple high-end ciphers.
  • Despite its high security standard, IKEv2 offers fast online speeds.
  • IKEv2 can easily resist network changes due to its MOBIKE support, and can automatically restore dropped connections.
  • IKEv2 is natively available on BlackBerry devices,Apples Devices  and can be configured on other Andriod  devices too.
  • Setting up an IKEv2 VPN connection is relatively simple.
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How IKEv2 Works?

The IKEv2 protocol lets the VPN devices at the two ends of the tunnel to encrypt as well as decrypt the packets using either pre-shared keys, Extensible Authentication Protocols (EAP) or digital signatures. The encryption and decryption use the Asymmetric Authentication which means either ends of the tunnel do not need to mutually agree upon a single authentication method. The IKEv2 uses four different types of message exchanges (IKE_SA_INIT, IKE_AUTH, CREATE_CHILD_SA, and INFORMATIONAL) to establish IKE SA. The SA deals with different types of attributes including traffic encryption key and cryptographic algorithm, to name a few.

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North America

  • Miami-United States
  • New Jersey-United States
  • Chicago-United States
  • Dallas-United States
  • Seattle-United States
  • Los Angeles-United States
  • Atlanta-United States
  • Silicon Valley-United States
  • Toronto-Canada

Europe

  • Amsterdam-Netherlands
  • London-United Kingdom
  • Frankfurt-Germany
  • Paris-France

Asia

  • Tokyo-Japan
  • Singapore-Singapore

Australia

  • Sydney-Australia

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