SSTP VPN Protocol

World's Most Secure VPN Protocol

SSTP, or Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol, is designed to safeguard PPP traffic using the SSL/TLS channel. It's a much better and safer for Windows users as opposed to L2TP/IPSec or PPTP. It's difficult to block and offers good speeds only if you have adequate bandwidth. Give it a try with PureVPN’s 7-day trial for only $0.99!


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SSTP VPN Protocol Overview

Advantages and Disadvantages of SSTP


  • Has the ability to bypass most firewalls.
  • The level of security depends on the cipher, but it is usually secure.
  • Supported by Microsoft & integrated into Windows operating system.


  • Since it is a Microsoft property, no third-party can audit it for vulnerabilities.
  • Slow speed due to high level of encryption.

Features of SSTP VPN


Blazing-Fast Speed

SSL and SSTP connections use same port i.e. port 443.


Completely Secure

SSTP uses the same mechanism of data transmission as SSL does.


Highest Encryption

The encryption bit used by SSTP is 2048.

How to Setup SSTP on Windows?

Step-by-step guide on how to setup SSTP VPN on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Benefits of SSTP VPN

  • Although SSTP is only for Windows, you can use this protocol with other OS. For instance, you can use it on Mac, Linux Mint, Android & Ubuntu by using PureVPN.
  • PureVPN's SSTP coupled with military-grade encryption algorithms makes your data completely impenetrable.
  • Our SSTP VPN service offers the best protection and without decreasing the speed.
  • SSTP establishes single HTTPS channel from client to server. As a result, it keeps your online traffic encrypted at all times.

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