SSL VPN vs SSTP VPN

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What's the difference between an SSL VPN and an SSTP VPN? Is the connection the same or is an SSL VPN more secure than an SSTP VPN?

ASKED: July 12, 2010  4:37 PM
UPDATED: July 13, 2010  3:45 AM

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An SSTP VPN (from Microsoft) is a form of SSL VPN.

Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) is a form of VPN tunnel that provides a mechanism to transport PPP or L2TP traffic <b>through an SSL 3.0 channel</b>…”

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  • Radyair
    The reason you would likely use SSTP over previous SSL versions is because you are using Windows 2008 RRAS, where it is implemented already. A good discussion can be found here: http://biztechmagazine.com/article.asp?item_id=377
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  • SearchEnterpriseWAN
    [...] from using Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) to Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol — or SSTP, which is a Windows flavor of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Not only does this make Windows VPNs more [...]
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