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Circle cannot effectively block VPN service.

Netbbq
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Circle cannot effectively block VPN service.

The Circle software cannot effectively blcok the VPN service after I set "VPN & Proxies" not allowed. My kid still can use VPN to play games or visiting game sites.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Christian_R
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Re: Circle cannot effectively block VPN service.

Hello Netbbq, 

 

I would recommend checking the article below for more info on limiting access to VPNs and proxies. 

 

https://support.meetcircle.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001381931-Stopping-Bypass-and-Evasion-Issues-Vir....

 

Regards,

Christian 

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chivolet
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Re: Circle cannot effectively block VPN service.

@Christian_R 

 

Hi Christian,

 

I have reached out to Brightcloud to have them add or change their categories and a lot of the time they refuse stating it is classified correctly which is why Circle a lot of the time won't work.  

 

I do have an additional question on this.  If I go into my RBR50 Orbi router under block services, and select your defaults of VPN-IPSEC, VPN-L2TP, VPN-PPTP, IPsec, and then add some addition ones such as tcp/udp ports 1194 that should prevent any VPN from being established but it does not.  Is this a known issue that the option is there but it doesn't work?  I am on version V2.5.2.4

Thanks in advance,

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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