Industry Standard X509 Certificates
The WinGate VPN uses X509 certificates to identify the VPN server when connecting. This type of certificate is the most widely accepted format for public key certification. Directory authentication in X509 can be performed using either secret-key or public-key techniques; the latter is based on public-key certificates. The X509 standard is supported by a number of protocols, including PEM, PKCS, S-HTTP, and SSL.