PPTP Protocol

Detection Information

The following page provides information on the PPTP Protocol.

Protocol Description

The PPTP protocol is an obsolete virtual private network (VPN) protocol. It was developed in 1999 by a consortium led by Microsoft and was a popular VPN solution in the 2000s.

Full Name

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol

Abbreviation

PPTP

Best Practices

The PPTP protocol has well known security issues, so use an alternative VPN solution. In addition, VPN can not only be used to connect remote locations, but also be used to bypass your firewall/DNS policies. Investigate any unauthorized use on your network.

Port Statistics

IP Protocol Flow Percent
TCP 1723 100%

Port Reference - RFC

  • TCP 1723 - PPTP

Category

VPN


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