Hey everyone. We are very excited to announce the roll out of our new “Network 2.0” infrastructure. This upgrade includes many exciting new changes and features that not only increases our server’s bandwidth, but also to make it easier for you to use our servers and services like OpenVPN and our Smart DNS Proxy. Below is a detailed list of how our Network 2.0 infrastructure will benefit you.
Faster Server Speeds – Our new robust network infrastructure gives you much faster data transfer (up to 10 times faster) when using our VPN service and our SOCKS5 and HTTP proxies.
Added 3 Levels of Encryption for OpenVPN – Strong, light, and none! All encryption levels use a 4096-bit key for Secure Authentication and here are the differences between the levels.
- Strong – This our Default configuration that uses AES 256-bit Data Encryption with SHA256 Message Authentication. It is recommended to all users for Maximum Privacy and Military-Grade Security, but has the slowest data transfer speeds because of the large encryption overhead.
- Light – This configuration uses Blowfish 128-bit Data Encryption. It allows for Faster Data Transfer while still offering a basic level of data encryption.
- None – This configuration uses No Data Encryption, at all. This option offers Maximum VPN Speeds. It is only recommended when Data Encryption is not required, and you want to hide your real IP address or location.
DNS Region Switching – Now out of Beta! We offer 7 new global DNS servers, all with Region Switching enabled. Just select the DNS server closest to you, configure your Region Settings, and start watching the content you want! Remember, you need to make sure your IP Address is authorized to access the service.
A New and Easier Way to Connect – We now support the use of .OVPN files to connect to our new 2.0 servers. This makes server selection and connecting as easy as clicking a button to download and use the configuration file with the OpenVPN Connect software. You may want to consider upgrading to the latest OpenVPN Connect version for Windows and Mac if it’s been a while since you have last upgraded your OpenVPN application. In the near future, we will be releasing our very own downloadable OpenVPN client to make the setup process even easier.
Added More OpenVPN Backup Ports – We now offer additional ports to use with OpenVPN in locations that try to block known VPN ports. Best of all, the software will automatically try to connect using a different port if one does not work.
All of the changes above are now “live” on all listed 2.0 servers. Over the next 60 days all network servers will be upgraded to our 2.0 standards and processes.
And that’s not all we have in store! Stay tuned for more great updates and features in the near future. We are thrilled that you chose IronSocket as your VPN and Proxy service provider and we work tirelessly to improve our product and services to earn your repeat business.
For more information on how to update and re-configure your device(s), please bookmark and follow our Network 2.0 Migration Guide.