The Advantages of Using WireGuard – WireGuard is an exciting new VPN protocol that has the potential to make a big difference to the VPN industry.
Compared to existing VPN protocols, such as OpenVPN and IPSec, WireGuard can offer faster speeds and better reliability with new and better encryption standards.
Here are some of the advantages offered by WireGuard
As explained in various interviews, Jason Donenfeld wants to improve what is considered an “outdated” protocol with OpenVPN and IPSec. WireGuard uses the following protocols and primitives, such as those described on the web:
ChaCha20 for symmetric encryption, validated with Poly1305, uses the AEAD construct RFC7539.
Curve25519 for ECDH.
BLAKE2 for hashing and hashing is already included, displayed on RFC7693
SipHash24 generate hashtable keys.
HKDF for the primary generation, the kind featured in RFC 5869.
You can find out more about WireGuard’s modern cryptography on the formal web site or on a technical white paper.
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Simple and minimal codebase
WireGuard really stands out in terms of its codebase, which currently has close to 3,800 lines. This is very different from OpenVPN and OpenSSL, which have close to 600,000 rows combined. IPSec is also large with a total of close to 400,000 lines with XFRM and StrongSwan together.
What are the basic advantages of smaller code?
It’s easier to audit. OpenVPN would like to require multiple squads to audit. A person can read through the WireGuard web in a matter of hours.
Easier to audit = easier to find vulnerabilities, which helps protect WireGuard security.
Permukaan serbuan lebih kecil dari OpenVPN serta IPSec.
Performa lebih baik
While the smaller codebase is indeed an advantage, it also reflects some limitations, such as will be discussed on this basis.
Speed can be a limiting aspect with VPNs – due to various alibis. WireGuard designed to offer significant increases in performance:
The primitive mix of high-speed cryptography and the fact that WireGuard lives inside the Linux kernel means that convenient networking can be lightning fast. This suitable for small embedded features such as smartphones and fully loaded backbone routers.
Theoretically, WireGuard should offer better performance by:
- Faster speed
- Better battery life with your phone / tablet
- Enhanced roaming support (cellular feature)
- More reliable
- Quicker connection / reconnect (faster handshake)
WireGuard should be useful for mobile VPN users. With WireGuard, when your mobile features change network interfaces, such as shifting from WiFi to cellular / cellular information, the connection will always exist as long as the VPN client continues to send verified information to the VPN server.
Ease of use cross platform
Even though it’s not ready for prime time, WireGuard must work well on various platforms. WireGuard supports Mac OS, Android, iOS, and Linux, with Windows support still under development.
Another interesting feature with WireGuard is that it uses public keys for identification and encryption, whereas OpenVPN uses certificates.
End, This creates some of the problems for using WireGuard on the VPN client, such as key generation and management.