new feature - WireGuard vpn


I've been reading about this new WireGuard vpn, which seems to be quite performante compared to other vpn types and will also be integrated in the linux kernel (if it isn't already).
Does WatchGuard have plans to integrate this new VPN type?





  • james.carsonjames.carson Moderator, WatchGuard Representative

    Hi @Thibaud

    WatchGuard is currently exploring implementing it in the future, but there hasn't been a decision made thus far.

    The current SSLVPN is based on OpenVPN which is widely available and compatible with a multitude of systems.

    If you have any specific use cases that you believe would benefit from this, I'd encourage you to open a support case and provide more details so that a feature request can be written around your needs.

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

  • Hi @James_Carson !

    No specific use case.
    It's just that I read a bit about this and appears to be more performant then other vpn types.
    WatchGuard's current SSL VPN is actually slower than for example IKEv2 and I thought it might be an idea to have a WireGuard client instead of the SSL VPN client, so it gets more performant.

    Kind regards,


  • edited February 2021

    You could always put a Pi running PiVPN or a VM behind your Watchguard device to run Wireguard VPNs until Watchguard comes around. It would be nice to see Watchguard implement it as an alternative (and not a replacement) to their OpenVPN-branded solution.

  • +1

    I also wish to switch my mobile client to WireGuard.
    Hence, please implement it.
    I would not request to replace OpenVPN with WireGuard, but rather complement OpenVPN with WireGuard.

  • +1

    This would be a very nice improvement!

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