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IPFire Open Source Firewall Linux Distribution Gets Cryptography Improvements

May 01, 2018, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

IPFire 2.19 Core Update 120 is packed with quite a lot of new features that promise to improve the overall security of the operating system, as well as to increase the performance of various cryptographic operations. For the latter, the new release ships with the OpenSSL 1.1.0 cryptography library, which adds support for new ciphers. IPFire 2.19 Core Update 120 also ships with the OpenVPN 2.4 open-source VPN server and client that adds support for new ciphers from the AES-GCM class to boost the throughput on operating systems with hardware acceleration enabled by default. However, net-to-net and roadwarrior connections are still supported.

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