What is Open VPN? Use of Open VPN- Know More About It

May 13, 2011 / General Discussion

What is an Open VPN: OpenVPN is a software application. It is open source or free of cost. This software application utilizes Virtual Private Network Process to make secure point-to-point or site-to-site links with routed or bridged plans and also remote access facilities. This Software application utilizes SSL/TLS security system for encoding and it is able to traverse network address translators and firewalls.

Use of Open VPN :

  1. It is possible to tunnel any IP sub network or virtual Ethernet adapter to one single UDP or TCP port.
  2. Set up a scalable, load-balanced Virtual Private Network server farm utilizing one or more machines that can manage so many dynamic links from incoming Virtual Private Network clients.
  3. You can save your private network traffic with all the encryption, authentication, and certification characteristic of the OpenSSL library.
  4. You can utilize any cipher, key size, or HMAC digest permitted by the OpenSSL library.
  5. You get two options for selection: a. static-key-based conventional encryption. b. certificate-based public key encryption.
  6. You can Utilize static – pre-shared keys or  TLS-based dynamic key exchange.
  7. You can handle your link bandwidth utilization with real-time adaptive link compression and traffic-shaping.
  8. Make secure Ethernet bridges utilizing virtual tap devices.