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OpenVPN

OpenVPN

OpenVPN is a full-featured virtual private network (VPN) solution which can accomodate a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, WiFi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load balancing, failover, and fine-grained access-controls.

OpenVPN implements OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol, supports flexible client authentication methods based on certificates, smart cards, and/or 2-factor authentication, and allows user or group-specific access control policies using firewall rules applied to the VPN virtual interface. 

OpenVPN is not a web application proxy and does not operate through a web browser.

 OpenVPN 2.3.4

Price
Free to download

Size
0.7MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
OpenVPN Solutions LLC

Website
www.openvpn.net

System Requirements
TUN and/or TAP driver to allow user-space programs to control a virtual point-to-point IP or Ethernet device

Optional:

OpenSSL library, necessary for encryption, version 0.9.5 or higher
LZO real-time compression library, required for link compression
Pthread library

Support:
OpenVPN FAQ, OpenVPN HOWTO

Selected Reviews:
OS Reviews, Linux Journal

Features include:

  • Tunnel any IP subnetwork or virtual ethernet adapter over a single UDP or TCP port
  • Configure a scalable, load-balanced VPN server farm using one or more machines which can handle thousands of dynamic connections from incoming VPN clients
  • Use all of the encryption, authentication, and certification features of the OpenSSL library to protect your private network traffic as it transits the internet
  • Use any cipher, key size, or HMAC digest (for datagram integrity checking) supported by the OpenSSL library
  • Choose between static-key based conventional encryption or certificate-based public key encryption
  • Use static, pre-shared keys or TLS-based dynamic key exchange
  • Use real-time adaptive link compression and traffic-shaping to manage link bandwidth utilization,
  • Tunnel networks whose public endpoints are dynamic such as DHCP or dial-in clients
  • Tunnel networks through connection-oriented stateful firewalls without having to use explicit firewall rules
  • Tunnel networks over NAT
  • Create secure ethernet bridges using virtual tap devices
  • Graphical User Interface

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