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Learn more about the worldly events that include PolarSSL. This includes news about large projects adopting PolarSSL, major releases and other interesting news.

We would like to keep you up to date on everything that is happening with PolarSSL.


New 1.3 branch released

Date: 1 Oct 2013

The new release series 1.3 has been released. In this release some much anticipated features have been included, such as support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography and all basic parts for running a CA. For the technical details, check out our Tech Update on the PolarSSL 1.3.0 release.

New 1.2 branch released

Date: 31 Oct 2012

The new release series 1.2 has been released. In this release some much anticipated features have been included, such as support for the most modern protocol version TLS 1.2. For the technical details, check out our Tech Update on the PolarSSL 1.2.0 release.

OpenVPN-NL (with PolarSSL) approved by the Dutch Government

Date: 18 Nov 2011

OpenVPN-NL released with PolarSSL as crypto-core

It's official! The Dutch government officially approved a hardened version of OpenVPN for use as a 'Departementaal Vertrouwelijk' (Restricted) VPN product. The cool part about it is that it used PolarSSL as the cryptographic core, instead of the standard OpenSSL. The Dutch IT security company Fox-IT adapted the standard OpenVPN to include an abstraction layer and include PolarSSL as it's core.

The resulting OpenVPN-NL is fully open source and available at the official OpenVPN-NL website hosted by Fox-IT. In order to describe all aspects, the Dutch secret service (AIVD) has released an official deployment advisory.

Shout-out

As you can understand, this development is very exciting! The effort that Fox-IT put into adapting both OpenVPN and PolarSSL is amazing! Thank you guys, you rock!