IronSocket Announces Network 2.0


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.

About Dan Johnson

Dan has been involved with computers in the early 1990s with a 2400 baud dialup modem. Since then, he has been working on various internet projects for over a decade and makes a conscience effort to inform others about staying safe on the internet. Currently he works with IronSocket and some other online side projects, when not hiking through the pine forests around his house.

  • Ciro

    Will the new network have the same amount of locations/ips as the old one ?

    • IronSocket

      Yes. The new network will have the same countries/locations, along with more IP addresses and servers for popular regions, plus plans to improve the rest of the network on a server to server basis. We have recently posted our Migration Guide to provide a real time explanation of what is going on, and how to update your client/settings to make the most of it. The Network page has had significant updates as well for the new network, along with the Setup pages as well.

  • disqus_vU1klyrdjb

    awesome updates! im very happy to have gotten on board early and watch the value grow of my subscription =)

  • mistamark

    This is awesome work guys!

  • mills

    i really help here i don’t know how to

    authorized. and ip and to connect with socks 5 ip pls i reallz need help