A hot subject these days is Stealth VPN and how this useful technology contributes to a facile way of bypassing any restriction you may face while browsing the world wide web.
If you’re preoccupied with privacy matters and online freedom, you might have already read about Stealth VPN on tech related websites.
As the subject is vast, we will debate all the information you need to know from scratch.
First things first! What is a Protocol?
Sometimes referred to as an access protocol, a protocol is a set of rules and guidelines used for exchanging data over a computer network, such as a LAN, Intranet, Internet, etc. Each set of rules and guidelines is defined individually and has a unique name.
The most common protocol is HTTPS, the secure extension of the HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) which helps you transmit data over the Internet. Yes, you are using this protocol right now!
Let’s find out what is Stealth VPN!
The term Stealth is used to describe the Airforce planes.
Stealth planes’ design and features allow them to overfly any area because radars can’t detect them.
If you’re a VPN user, you already know that VPN traffic can get blocked by firewalls (mostly by those that use deep packet inspection) or other web applications. Stealth VPN is a protocol that allows users to easily bypass any restriction they might face while trying to access websites blocked in their area.
Here’s how Stealth VPN works:
Stealth VPN will make the traffic generated through VPN appear like regular web traffic (HTTPS). In this way, you can surf the web securely and invisible.
The â€œdisguiseâ€ process is not as simple as you might think. Why? Because when you use a VPN connection, the OpenVPN encrypted data packet contains two parts which are visible as VPN data:
- The first part is the header that includes the routing information and the packet identification.
- The second part is the Payload that represents the data that gets forwarded by the VPN server to the web address you want to access.
So, now the magic kicks in.
To remove all the information indicating VPN encryption from the header, Stealth VPN will use a technique called Obfuscation. The cherry on the top of the pie is the step that follows the obfuscation which implies disguising data into regular HTTPS encrypted web traffic in two phases:
- The OpenVPN packet is double encrypted using the SSL or TLS protocol.
- HTTPS traffic use port #443 and so will do the data.
DONE! You can now navigate free and safe!
Why and when to use Stealth VPN?
As you can see, Stealth VPN technology not only guarantees your online freedom but also assures your security based on its encryption level.
So here you have your first answer: you should use Stealth VPN to encrypt your web traffic or your online correspondence, so your ISP won’t be able to create your “digital portrait”.
When should you use Stealth VPN? Always, but especially when you need to bypass any firewall.
If you live in a country like China or Egypt, Stealth VPN is your key to online privacy! With Stealth VPN you can access your favorite social media website or streaming channel anywhere in the world.
After reading all these things, you’re probably wondering why you should blindly believe us. Well, we don’t want to provide you information just by following the theory, that’s why we have prepared a case study that implies tests done by people living in China and Egypt. Get ready to read some practical stuff.
Stealth VPN is the key to online privacy
We are more than sure you know Reddit.
Whether you want to discuss things about literature, games, sports, tech or funny stuff, be sure that you can find on Reddit a subreddit that meets your needs.
Besides its topic diversity, Reddit has a great community that gathers nice, open-minded people who are happy to help someone in need.
So, Stealth VPN for PC would resolve the censorship problem?
The solution we continuously develop is a VPN client for Windows that we call the All in One Windows App. This app might come in handy if you want to bypass any restriction you face while trying to surf the web, to encrypt your internet traffic or, why not, to proceed a leak test.
Developing this Windows VPN client was a challenge but, based on our 15 years of experience, as a VPN provider, we were able to create a tool suitable both for advanced users and beginners.
As you can see below, activating Stealth VPN is easy.
Based on the solution that we offer, the use cases that we have provided and the kindness of Reddit users, we were more than happy to find out that Stealth VPN represents the best solution if you’re facing troubles accessing your favorite websites.
The results after tests:
- Aljazeera – Servers: Italy, USA;
- Akhbar al Sabah – Servers: Italy, USA;
- Mada Masr – Servers: Italy, Netherlands, and France;
- DailyNewsEgypt – Servers: Netherlands and France;
- Rassd – Servers: Netherlands and France;
- The New Arab – Servers: Netherlands and France;
- Human Rights Watch – Servers: Netherlands and France;
- Torrent download – Server: Sweden;
- Other blocked websites from Egypt.
The Great Firewall of China that can detect VPN usage stands in front of people’s online freedom so, a working solution was mandatory.
- Google – Server: Taiwan;
- YouTube – Servers: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan;
- South China Morning Post – Server: Taiwan;
- Facebook – Servers: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan;
- Spotify – Server: France;
- Other blocked websites from China.
If censorship is the nightmare that haunts your days, Stealth VPN is the proper solution you might want to try.
You can test our solution, for 24 hours, right now.
To give image and voice to ibVPN, Dan, our awesome CTO was more than happy to tell you few words about the implementation process of Stealth VPN. Check it out!
Stealth VPN on other Operating Systems:
Stealth VPN on a PC is pure magic. We’ve done some research to find out more things about Stealth VPN for iOS and Android and how we could make it work. Unfortunately, we can’t integrate this protocol into our iOS VPN app but hey, technology is a field that never sleeps, so who knows what we might discover in a matter of few months.
Concerning the compatibility between Stealth VPN and Android, these two are working together. So, once we have Stealth VPN integrated into our Android VPN client, we will run some tests.
Alternative protocols to Stealth VPN:
Stealth VPN is THE solution to make sure that firewalls won’t detect you, but if you’re curious what other protocols you can try, we recommend you SSTP or SoftEther protocols.
Just like we’ve already discussed, SSL/TSL allows transport-level security with encryption and traffic integrity checking.
At first sight, SSTP might be a good alternative for you to try, so you have nothing to lose. Try it out and see if it works for you.
SoftEther – even if it has Soft in its name, this thing is not soft at all. Started at the University of Tsukuba, Japan and launched in 2014, SoftEther (Software Ethernet) is one of the most powerful and easy to use multi-protocol VPN software in the world.
The protocol is compatible with Windows, Mac, Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD and is an alternative to OpenVPN.
Let’s sum things up!
How to remain sane in a world that’s continuously changing? We’re living the 21st Century. Everything moves fast and so should we. Let’s adapt because there’s a solution for everything.
Avoid all the VPN blocks and don’t let the censorship stand in front of your online journey. Use Stealth VPN or an alternative internet protocol that allows you to access your favorite content anytime or anywhere.
A VPN protocol is not suitable only to bypass the censorship, but it assures you internet access to all of your favorite websites, it helps you to encrypt the internet traffic and keep your browsing history away from the curious eyes of ISPs.