May 29, 2009 by Martin
Yesterday OpenVPN Technologies, the company behind the OpenVPN open source project, announced the immediate availability of their new OpenVPN Access Server.
OpenVPN Access Server, or OpenVPN AS, is a commercial product based on the open source version originally developed by James Yonan. OpenVPN AS lends itself perfectly to use either on an appliance-style server or for running in a virtual machine. Installation is straight forward and the licensing agreement is too. The performance and scalability of running OpenVPN AS should be at least on par with most other commercial offerings, while no other, if any, commercial offerings comes even close in cost.
There are other reasons for using OpenVPN too. I won’t go into details about the architecture of OpenVPN and why it in many ways is superior to other VPN technologies. However, if you want to read more, you can read this thorough article on VPNs over at Linux.com.