wolfSSL Announces the New and Improved OpenSSL Compatibility Layer

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wolfSSL, a leading provider of TLS, cryptography and the world’s first commercial TLS 1.3 release, announces the availability of our New and Improved OpenSSL Compatibility Layer.

The OpenSSL project is struggling with FIPS, and their new FIPS certificate is not expected until 2022. The version of OpenSSL that supports FIPS is End Of Life and is no longer supported as of December 2019. The 4.3.0 release of wolfSSL brings significant expansions in the OpenSSL Compatibility Layer to help people migrate from OpenSSL to wolfSSL.

“As many people know, the OpenSSL project is struggling with FIPS, and their new FIPS certificate will not be available until 2022. The version of OpenSSL that supports FIPS is now in End Of Life and is no longer supported,” states wolfSSL CTO & Co-Founder, Todd Ouska. “This means that OpenSSL users will not have a supported FIPS Object Module for over a year. This is a big issue for companies that rely on security! If there is a bug in the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module, your government business will be at risk.”

To fill the OpenSSL FIPS breach, wolfSSL has integrated their FIPS certified crypto module with the OpenSSL Compatibility Layer. This means that OpenSSL users can get a supported FIPS with 24×7 commercial support. The wolfSSL FIPS solution also supports the TLS 1.3 algorithms, so your package can support TLS 1.3. Support for hardware encryption with FIPS is included in the package. Additionally, should you be using one of the OpenSSL derivatives like BoringSSL, wolfSSL can also support you.

Additionally, your investment in the future of FIPS is assured, as wolfSSL will be among the first FIPS 140-3 certified software crypto library.

“We are confident that wolfSSL will be the first FIPS 140-3 certified TLS,” proclaims Larry Stefonic, wolfSSL CEO & Co-Founder. “We will be submitting our FIPS 140-3 module to NIST in September 2020, which is the earliest available date for submissions.”

There are several key differentiators between wolfSSL and OpenSSL. These include the following:

  • Build size (up to 20x smaller than OpenSSL)
  • Hardware acceleration
  • Team of security experts on call
  • Ease of Use designed for developers
  • Portability: a long list of supported platforms
  • 24/7 Support

wolfSSL contains out of the box plug-ins including FIPS support for Nginx, Apache, OpenSSH, curl, OpenVPN, strongSwan, wpa_supplicant, Qt, and many more.

For more information on the advantages of using wolfSSL contact us at facts@wolfSSL.com, or visit
Download wolfSSL under the GPLv2 license at http://www.wolfssl.com/wolfSSL/download/downloadForm.php
For licensing questions, contact licensing(at)wolfssl.com

About wolfSSL
wolfSSL focuses on providing lightweight and embedded security solutions with an emphasis on speed, size, portability, features, and standards compliance. With its SSL and TLS products and crypto library, wolfSSL is supporting high security designs in the automotive (MISRA-C capabilities), avionics (complete RTCA DO-178C level A certification), and other industries. For government consumers, wolfSSL has a strong history in FIPS 140-2, with upcoming Common Criteria support. wolfSSL supports industry standards up to the current TLS 1.3 and DTLS 1.2, is up to 20 times smaller than OpenSSL, offers a simple API, an OpenSSL compatibility layer, is backed by the robust wolfCrypt cryptography library, and much more.

wolfSSL GitHub repository: https://github.com/wolfssl/wolfssl.git

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