OpenVPN is an open source virtual private network (VPN) product that offers a simplified security framework, a modular network design and cross-platform portability. OpenVPN is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Private licenses are available for individuals or companies wishing to redistribute OpenVPN in modified form.
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Advantages of OpenVPN include:
- Security provisions that function against both active and passive attacks.
- Compatibility with all major operating systems.
- High speed (1.4 megabytes per second is typical).
- Ability to configure multiple servers to handle numerous connections simultaneously.
- All encryption and authentication features of the OpenSSL library.
- Advanced bandwidth management.
- A variety of tunneling options.
- Compatibility with smart cards that support the Windows Crypto application program interface (API).
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- According to this SearchOpenSource.com article, OpenVPN offers 'IPSec-like security with IPSec-less simplicity.'