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Kudos0

General queries regarding VPN

1-What is the difference between the free and the subscribe version of the client?
2-What is the encryption used on the service? Also which type, AES GCM or CBC
3-What are the protocols available on various platforms like Windows, iOS, Linux?
4-Do you have your own DNS servers or use public DNS servers?
5-Is there IPv6 support on the client?
6- Is there a kill switch on the client?
7-Is P2P file sharing allowed on the service?
8-How many devices can I use simultaneously from one user account?
9-What is the speed reduction for paid vs free users?  

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Kudos0

Re: General queries regarding VPN

I am by no means a techie on VPN products. But I can answer a couple of your questions, and the Norton Secure VPN FAQs may answer some more. 

1.  There is no free version of Norton VPN. So there is no difference in the service. You can purchase a subscription and you have 60 days to cancel and request a refund.

2. The only information I have seen is that the service uses 'Bank Grade encryption'. 

3.  I cannot say what the protocols are. But I can say that there is no Linux client. Only Windows, iOS, and Android are supported.

6. There is no documented kill switch. Although the feature may be there. See my post in another thread asking for info on the Norton VPN offering. https://community.norton.com/en/comment/7707571#comment-7707571 If you browse through that thread, you will see another user commenting on your IPV6 question.

8.  The number of devices depends on the subscription you purchase. You can get subscriptions for 1, 5, and 10 devices.

9.  Again, no free version, so no comparison possible. As always, there will be some speed reduction because of the overhead of the encryption and decryption. Most users see reasonable speed hit, but some have reported atrocious speed reductions. We have not been able to diagnose those few users to see what is causing those gross speed hits. Possibly some local issue with the ISP servers.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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