OpenVPN is commercial software that allows you to implement a virtual private network (VPN) on your device. So, you can surf the internet anonymously. It was first released in the year 2001. Also, this software is developed and distributed by OpenVPN Inc. The main feature of the software is that it allows you to create secure site-to-site as well as a point-to-point connection. Int this way, no one will able to track you or any of your personal information. Moreover, it takes care of your security and privacy pretty seriously. Because they use a custom security protocol. That protocol uses SSL/TLS for key exchanges. Other than that, it has support to traverse the network address translators as well as firewalls. It is mainly used to access the blocked content as well as services over the internet. It offers techniques like remote access and bridge configuration facilities.
Along with the above features, OpenVPN is available for multiple platforms which makes it cross-platform software. Those platforms include:
- Mac OS.
With this wide range of availability, there won’t be any type of compatibility issues for you. It also allows peers to authenticate with the use of passwords. In this way, you can share a secure connection with each other. For that, you can use certificates, username/password, and pre-shared secret keys. Other than that, it has a lot of control and security features.