ExpressVPN is looking to change the VPN game with its new Lightway protocol. Rather than using OpenVPN, L2TP, or one of the other popular protocols, ExpressVPN opted to make its own, and it’s finally releasing Lightway to all Express VPN users across all platforms.
Not only is Lightway available to all users, but ExpressVPN has open-sourced the code for scrutiny, providing more confidence to users that it’s worth a look.
Lightway is a VPN protocol. That means that it is essentially a blend of transmission rules and encryption standards that the VPN uses. In the case of Lightway, it’s a brand new protocol built from the ground up to optimize connection speed, reliability, and connection speed. Those are all critical things to consider when choosing a VPN.