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What is OpenVPN SSH Tunnel?

Jan. 23, 2017, 4:30 a.m.

We all know that WASEL Pro uses OpenVPN protocol. OpenVPN is a virtual private network based solution which is open source and provides an easy solution to encrypt and secure your Internet traffic using very strong encryption algorithms. Now WASEL Pro is using a new technology which is OpenVPN over SSH tunnel.

What is SSH Tunnel?

A secure shell (SSH) protocol consists of an encrypted tunnel created through a SSH protocol connection. An SSH tunnel can be used to transfer unencrypted traffic over a network through an encrypted channel. Just like OpenVPN protocol, SSH tunnels also provide a means to bypass firewalls that prohibits or filter certain Internet services.

Why Use OpenVPN through SSH Tunnel?

ISPs in some countries like Syria, Oman and Iran are using sophisticated technologies to monitor and filter traffic. These technologies are DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) to block OpenVPN – L2TP/IPSec and connections, in order not to allow any user has a secure connection, use certain VoIP services or open certain websites, blogs and social networks.

So what WASEL Pro is introducing to its users is a totally secured OpenVPN connection that cannot be detected, and therefore, disrupted by ISPs in those countries and it combines between OpenVPN and SSH tunnel in one simple step. All you need to do is go to Settings < Advanced and tick the option "Use VPN only over SSH".