OpenVPN is a full-featured open source SSL VPN solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, Wi-Fi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load balancing, fail over, and fine-grained access-controls. Starting with the fundamental premise that complexity is the enemy of security, OpenVPN offers a cost-effective, lightweight alternative to other VPN technologies that is well-targeted for the SME and enterprise markets.
What is a VPN :
Virtual private network client service that allows a secure Internet connection.
Some Advantages of Using a VPN. It does this by encrypting the data that’s sent from the user.
+When using a public wifi hot spot, that Internet connection are often not secure from data theft. Using a VPN service will allow you to securely tunnel your Internet connection. VPNs encrypts your Internet traffic and it will helps make potential hackers trying to steal your password or sensitive data stop.
+Browser security and remote network security in cases of employee working from home who needs a home office network connection .
+Secure shopping on-line/harder to steal your credit card.
OpenVPN’s lightweight design sheds many of the complexities that characterize other VPN implementations. The OpenVPN security model is based on SSL, the industry standard for secure communications via the Internet. OpenVPN implements OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension using the 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.
This is useful in cases where Internet access to another countries website is restricted. An example is a person in Europe wants to connect to a bank or government In the USA. Internet access can be denied because a person is using a foreign IP address. A VPN connection can create a tunnel for a person to connect to the web service by first connecting to USA and using a US IP address to gain access.
OpenVPN runs on:
OpenVPN runs on Linux, Windows XP/Vista/7 and higher, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris.
IF you would like to see what Open VPN can do for you or your business, you can install and run this solution through your Ezpanel, using the Cloud apps tab.
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