ARM takes ssl developer PolarSSL about




PolarSSL, a company that has the same name both a free open source as a commercial SSL library on sale, reports that it has been acquired by chip designer ARM. It is still unclear what are the plans of ARM with PolarSSL.

An acquisition price is not disclosed. Future plans are also ARM not unfold but PolarSSL indicates that it sees good opportunities through the acquisition to win in the market for embedded devices terrain. PolarSSL further indicates that it continues to serve existing customers.

The SSL library PolarSSL was created in 2008 as a fork of the code of the XySSL project. Project PolarSSL behind the Dutchman Paul Baker; He will continue to steer with ARM PolarSSL.

In contrast to the widely used and common code of the OpenSLL PolarSSL is more compact, the library requires only 64KB of memory. Thus, the SSL library, among other interesting to be used in embedded devices. PolarSSL additionally runs on many platforms and operating systems. The Dutch government Koost PolarSSL as part of its open source OpenVPN-NL project .

Meanwhile PolarSSL offers its code next to the base that open source is on a commercial basis, so companies can make adjustments to the code without having to be published under the GPL license. Compared OpenSSL claim the makers to provide better documentation, as well as more support.

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