Answers to Common Questions from RSA – Part 3

Welcome to part three in our series of commonly-asked questions that we were asked at the 2011 RSA conference. In this post, we will be covering the following questions:

Why is there a wolf in the yaSSL logo?
How does wolfSSL compare to OpenSSL?

Q:  Why is there a wolf in the yaSSL logo?

Why does a security company that focuses on embedded SSL products choose a wolf over any number of possible logo designs?  We chose a wolf to be part of our logo for several reasons:

• Wolves like to live in free and open environments.
• Wolves communicate and hunt in packs, like open source developers hunt bugs.
• Wolves are lean and fast.

Q:  How does wolfSSL compare to OpenSSL?

Many people are curious as to how wolfSSL compares to OpenSSL, and why we recommend migrating your current OpenSSL solution to wolfSSL.

Size: With a 30-40k build size, wolfSSL can be up to 20 times smaller than OpenSSL. wolfSSL is a better choice for resource constrained environments.
Standards Support: wolfSSL is up to date with the most current standards of TLS 1.2 with DTLS, which OpenSSL has yet to address.
Streaming Media: wolfSSL is up to date with the best current ciphers and standards for streaming media support, including the HC-128 and RABBIT stream ciphers.
Embedded Systems Support: wolfSSL is the leading SSL library for real time, mobile and embedded systems, by virtue of its breadth of platform support and successful implementations on embedded environments.
License: wolfSSL is available under proper commercial licenses direct from Montana, or under the GPL, whereas OpenSSL is available only under their unique license from multiple sources.

If you have any additional questions on how we compare ourselves to OpenSSL, or you would like more information about our products, please contact