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What is WireGuard?
The primary goal of any VPN is to create a secure encrypted tunnel for all your internet traffic by helping to shield it from hackers and others that want to take a peak, which may even include your ISP.
VPN providers can choose from many protocols - OpenVPN, IKEv2, L2TP, SSTP, more -to create and manage the encrypted tunnel. Each one comes with their advantages and disadvantages.
OpenVPN is currently the most popular option, but its original design actually dates all the way back to 2001. As with all facets of technology, much has changed in relation to the internet and how its use has evolved during the last 20 years or so.
WireGuard is a more recent entry into the world of VPN protocols and it's already gained acceptance across the cybersecurity sphere. During this article, we're going to be taking a closer look at WireGuard to find out why. We’ll explore its major pluses, as well as highlight one or two potential downsides.