OpenVPN can be adapted to configurations such as remote access, site to site VPN, Wi-Fi security, extensible corporate remote access solutions and granular access control elements. Based on the fundamental belief that complexity and complexity are security enemies, OpenVPN offers a cost-effective, resource-efficient alternative to other VPN technologies.
It combines security and ease of use: the structure eliminates confusion and is different from other VPN implementations. Security is based on the SSL protocol, which is the standard in the Internet communication security industry. OpenVPN implements an OSI layer through network extension using SSL/TLS protocols, supports flexible client authentication methods based on certificates, smart cards, and/or 2-factor authentication, and provides a user or group of users with access to policy controls using Firewall rules. OpenVPN is not a proxy server and it does not work through a web browser.
OpenVPN Technologies, Inc. now plans to further improve OpenVPN to fully meet the needs of both small businesses and large corporations. The program's license is based on the idea that everyone can modify the source code to suit their own needs and comes under the GNU/GPL license.
- a community of 3 million users;
- Thematic sites have 200,000 visitors and 150,000 downloads per month;
- OpenVPN was announced the winner of the Best SSL VPN contest in 2007 and is recognized by InfoWorld as the best open source software.