After some weeks of hard work, we have the first beta server (erfurt.tuvpn.com) supporting SSH2 Tunnels ready for you to try!
In our pursuit of providing maximum choice for our users, we felt that SSH2 Tunnels would be complementary to the currently supported VPN protocols (OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP/IPSec) due to its special characteristics.
Let's see what makes SSH2 Tunnels special:
- Ability to protect just certain applications (encryption through the tunnel) on an individual basis while leaving others unencrypted (using your normal internet connection). This will allow you to enjoy full speed of your internet connection for applications where data encryption is not necessary.
For example: You could protect (so send through the SSH2 tunnel) just VOIP communications (e.g Skype) while using your normal internet connection for all other internet related services such as web browsing, online gaming etc.
- Complete assurance that if the SSH2 tunnel goes down no additional traffic will reach the internet. This is something that many of our users have asked us how to do and a feature that is inherent to the way SSH2 Tunnels are built.
These two features make SSH2 Tunnels quite interesting and an answer to many user's needs. Additionally, SSH2 tunnels offer extreme encryption using AES cipher with 256bit key. This is the strongest encryption offered by TUVPN and is on par with the encryption offered with our OpenVPN solution.
We have created a tutorial for Windows 7 operating system:
Tutorials for other operating systems will follow.
And remember, as with all TUVPN feature enhancements, SSH2 Tunnels are available to all our account holders immediately at no additional cost!
Feel free to test SSH2 Tunnels on our erfurt.tuvpn.com VPN Server. Remember that this is still in beta phase. If you confront any issues, please let us know by way of comment here, in our forums or through support. We always really appreciate your feedback.