PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It's all the talk among techies on social media. OpenVPN's open source software, (https://openvpn.net) used by millions of people worldwide for their Internet privacy and security today, will now get a thorough security audit by the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF). The audit is not triggered by any imminently known security issue.
"We are very encouraged to see a non-profit organization like OSTIF raising the necessary funds for this routine software audit," says Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.
The routine audit ensures the software is as solid as it should be to protect all OpenVPN users. OSTIF, a non-profit organization which connects open source security projects with much needed funding and logistical support, is being backed by companies who share a common interest in cyber security.
"It's exciting to see so many companies who use our OpenVPN software donate to the cause of improving the security and reliability of our software," says Dinha.
The audit is being conducted on the upcoming OpenVPN v2.4 release and will be performed by the third-party organization, which is not directly involved in the development of OpenVPN.
"This ensures that there will be fresh eyes looking at the software which has been actively developed for the OpenVPN community," says Dinha.
Millions rely heavily on OpenVPN software for their secure access through the Internet and it is becoming more critical in today's changing cyber security landscape.
"We'll continue to be supportive of any other non-profit organizations wanting to do similar audits in co-operation with the OpenVPN community at any time," says Dinha.
OPENVPN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. is a privately held company based in Pleasanton, California, integrating a suite of leading-edge networking and software technologies. OpenVPN, our award-winning open source VPN product, has established itself as a de-facto standard in the open source networking space, with over 10 million users since inception. OpenVPN is the provider of next-generation secure and web scalable communication services, implementing its business plan by offering its enterprise software product targeting businesses of all sizes and Private Tunnel product targeting all consumers around the globe.
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