Prepare for removal of PPTP VPN before you upgrade to iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

System administrators preparing for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra should stop using PPTP connections for VPN. Learn about alternatives you can use to protect your data.

If you’ve set up a PPTP VPN server, iOS 10 and macOS Sierra users won't be able to connect to it. iOS 10 and macOS Sierra will remove PPTP connections from any VPN profile when a user upgrades their device.

Even though PPTP protocol is still available on iOS 9 and earlier or OS X El Capitan and earlier, we don't recommend that you use it for secure, private communication.

Alternatives to PPTP connections for VPN

Try one of these other VPN protocols for user-based authentication that are more secure:

  • L2TP/IPSec
  • IKEv2/IPSec
  • Cisco IPSec
  • SSL VPN clients on the App Store such as those from AirWatch, Aruba, Check Point, Cisco, F5 Networks, MobileIron, NetMotion, Open VPN, Palo Alto Networks, Pulse Secure, and SonicWall

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