UniFi Identity Now Supports WireGuard
  • 20 Mar 2023
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UniFi Identity Now Supports WireGuard

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Article Summary

Previously, UniFi Identity only supported OpenVPN, which is secure but has speed and performance limits when connecting to networks remotely.
We are now supporting WireGuard. This modern VPN protocol is faster and lighter, which makes connecting to the intranet easier and more secure.

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose WireGuard over OpenVPN

  • Faster Speed
    WireGuard provides better speed and bandwidth utilization than OpenVPN, meaning that end-users can connect to the intranet faster.

  • Less Data Usage
    WireGuard only adds around 4% of data overhead, whereas OpenVPN uses 20% more data for each packet. WireGuard helps users using cellular data or internet services with data caps to save data usage when connecting to the intranet.

  • Adaptable to Network Changes
    WireGuard withstands network changes better than OpenVPN. WireGuard ensures that network connection is stable and strong even when users transition between WiFi and cellular data on their mobile devices.

  • Less Power Consumption
    WireGuard is much lighter than OpenVPN, meaning that it contains fewer lines of code and takes less processing power. WireGuard is therefore beneficial to users who need to frequently connect to One-Click VPN via battery-powered mobile devices.

  • Better Support for Complicated Network Environments
    WireGuard works fine even in a complicated network environment, such as when the host device is connected to a different router or in a CGNAT environment. Where OpenVPN in these environments might not function at all or require extra configurations.

One-Click VPN Key Features at a Glance

  • Easy to Set Up
    Setting up One-Click VPN does not require expert knowledge of networking. Follow the wizard and the setup can be completed in just a few clicks.

  • Easy to Connect
    Connecting to One-Click VPN is extremely easy. Users only need to install and log in to the Identity app on their devices, and then click a button. One-Click VPN makes remote access to company networks as simple as ever and is a great choice for the current work-from-home trend.

  • Secure Access
    Both OpenVPN and WireGuard ensure a secure connection from the internet to the intranet. Both protocols adopt state-of-the-art encryption technologies to keep all the data and packets transmitted via VPN tunnels safe from prying eyes.
    Administrators can also enable Adaptive VPN to add an extra layer of protection. For more information, you can check out this Adaptive VPN: Protect Your VPN with An Advanced Layer of Security.

The support of WireGuard significantly increased the capability of One-Click VPN, which is suitable for various use scenarios and ensures stable connections to the company network(s). To use WireGuard VPN, check this article for the requirements and instructions.

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