From attempts to block access to individual VPN clients that continue to work, despite the efforts of Roskomnadzor, the Russian authorities have moved to blocking the protocols that VPN providers use to connect to servers.
Thus, the Russians are trying to cut off the last channel to blocked foreign social networks and resources.
Two popular VPN protocols, IPsec and IKEv2, experienced availability issues on Sunday, GlobalCheck reports. Difficulties began to be experienced by users in Siberia and the southern regions of the Russian Federation, including Krasnodar and Rostov-on-Don.
VPN is used not only to access the Internet without censorship, but also for communication between offices and branches of the company, explains a source in the telecom market. The work of structures that have more than one office may be at risk of paralysis, he continues: “Roughly speaking, the Pyaterochka grocery store chain in the region will not be able to knock out a check, since there is no VPN and there is no connection to the base in Moscow.”