Pfsense and a crypto card for vpn acceleration

  • I was thinking of adding a crypto card to my alix based pfsense box (I'm using as an branch office router) where I have a vpn connection (openvpn) site to site.  Would pfsense make use of the card if it's installed?

    The card I was thinking of getting was:

    Any ideas if it would work?  Looking for a bit more throughput and more response from the box.. Just in case.

  • The hifn chips are supported on pfSense, and work well for IPSec. Search for vpn1411 for some more info. I'm not that familiar with OpenVPN, so I'm not sure if it uses the hardware crypto. BTW, you should have posted in the openvpn forum, not the IPSec forum…