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OpenVPN features and supported platforms

Designer: Christopher Seero

OpenVPN is an open source VPN that includes a simplified security framework and a modular network design that has portability across platforms. Major OpenVPN features include:

  • Site-to-site VPNs, remote access and Wi-Fi security.
  • OpenSSL and mbedTLS (formerly known as PolarSSL).
  • SSL/TLS for session authentication and IPsec ESP for tunnel transport over User Datagram Protocol (UDP).
  • Compatible with SSL/TLS, RSA certificates, X.509 PKI, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Network Address Translation (NAT), and TUN/TAP virtual devices.

These platforms are supported:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.
  • Mac OS X.
  • OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris.
  • Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad).

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