Crypto Card for OpenVPN/IPSec



  • Would this crypto card be a good purchase for my Atom 330 pfSense box?  I've got a 50/10 connection and would like to have OpenVPN connections between me and several other locations.  Also, an IPSec connection to my office.  I wasn't able to find much information, besides pfSense supporting AES128 using another Hifn card from Netgate.  I will be popping it in the box I have in my signature.  I'll have to figure out some kind of PCIe extension cable.  Thanks!



  • Based on a search of the part number that seems to be a card for compression, not crypto.  It won't do anything at all.



  • @Jason:

    Based on a search of the part number that seems to be a card for compression, not crypto.  It won't do anything at all.

    Boy, am I glad I asked before buying!  So the question becomes, what would be a good card to add for crypto to my pfSense box?  It's an Atom with a free PCIe 8x slot (4x electrical).  Thanks!



  • @joltman:

    @Jason:

    Based on a search of the part number that seems to be a card for compression, not crypto.  It won't do anything at all.

    Boy, am I glad I asked before buying!  So the question becomes, what would be a good card to add for crypto to my pfSense box?  It's an Atom with a free PCIe 8x slot (4x electrical).  Thanks!

    None, I'm not aware of any PCI-e cards that work with pfSense.  The older PCI cards will likely be slower than none at all.

    If you need more than throughput over a VPN tunnel then you'll need a faster machine.