Viprinet vs Multipath TCP
With Multipath TCP, a new technology is developing at the moment that will surely be used for several applications in the future. Currently, however, it cannot yet be deployed professionally because the complex technology is too untested and potentially unstable. As of now, most computers are incapable of using Multipath TCP; necessary MPTCP middle boxes – devices interposed between others incapable of MPTCP – have not yet been developed; and last but not least Multipath TCP has no security features whatsoever at the moment, which are essential though for company connection in the light of the NSA scandal.
Contrary to Viprinet’s approach with its Multi WAN routers, the development of Multipath TCP is still in its infancy. Especially the fact that no VPN solution at all can be combined with this technology renders it useless for business application. Lacking control and management options, Multipath TCP can currently not be configured sufficiently for any use case. The same goes for the lack of QoS which, for instance, entails that with Multipath TCP, prioritizing specific types of traffic is impossible.
With Viprinet, on the other hand, there is already a sophisticated and well-tried product on the market which can be customized precisely to any application. Since Viprinet technology is based on standard TCP already with its beginner model, the hybrid router, there are no compatibility problems with any Internet access media or remote stations. In short: Each application that allows HTTPS can be used by Viprinet.