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mbed TLS Alternatives

mbed TLS is described as '(formerly known as PolarSSL) makes it trivially easy for developers to include cryptographic and SSL/TLS capabilities in their (embedded) products, facilitating this functionality with a minimal coding footprint' and is an app in the development category. There are six alternatives to mbed TLS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is OpenSSL, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like mbed TLS are GnuTLS, LibreSSL, Network Security Services and wolfSSL.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • BSD

mbed TLS (formerly known as PolarSSL) makes it trivially easy for developers to include cryptographic and SSL/TLS...

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    OpenSSL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    9 alternatives to OpenSSL 

    OpenSSL is a framework which implements the secure socket layer. It ships with a program/library which gives you access to all those functions.

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    GnuTLS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to GnuTLS 

    GnuTLS (the GNU Transport Layer Security Library) is a free software implementation of the SSL, TLS and DTLS protocols. It offers an application programming interface (API) for applications to enable secure communication over their network transport layer, as well as interfaces...

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    LibreSSL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    5 alternatives to LibreSSL 

    LibreSSL is a version of the TLS/crypto stack forked from OpenSSL in 2014, with goals of modernizing the codebase, improving security, and applying best practice development processes.

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    1.  PortableLibreSSL can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  4. Network Security Services

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    5 alternatives to Network Security Services 

    Network Security Services (NSS) comprises a set of libraries designed to support cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications with an option support for hardware SSL acceleration on the server side and hardware smart cards on the client side.

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    wolfSSL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    5 alternatives to wolfSSL 

    wolfSSL offers an embedded SSL implementation that is portable, progressive, and easy to use with products including the wolfSSL embedded SSL library and the wolfSSL Embedded Web Server.

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    1.  LightweightwolfSSL consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.


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    SharkSSL

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    6 alternatives to SharkSSL 

    The SSL/TLS and Certificate tutorial for Windows enables you to fast track your understanding of the SSL/TLS protocol, Certificate Management, and secure communication. The download includes many C source code examples, including a secure WebSocket tutorial.

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    1.  PortableSharkSSL can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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