Developers: John-Mark Gurney
This project adds modern AES modes to FreeBSD’s OpenCrypto cryptographic framework, for use by IPsec and other consumers. This project is co-sponsored by the FreeBSD Foundation and Netgate, a leading vendor of BSD-based firewalls and networking gear.
The project adds new encryption modes while also importing infrastructure updates from OpenBSD giving FreeBSD users unprecedented support for high performance encrypted communications. New modes include AES-CTR and AES-GCM with hardware acceleration using Intel’s AES-NI instructions.
This project’s work was committed to FreeBSD in December 2014 and released in FreeBSD 11.0.