Standards and platform support

100% managed .NET code with no external dependencies 

  • Rebex Security is written in 100% managed C# code.
  • No external dependencies. It only needs .NET.
  • No open source code used.
  • Fully CLS-compliant.
  • Supports any .NET language (C#, VB.NET, C++/CLI, etc.)
  • Platform-independent code. Same assemblies for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

.NET Framework on Windows 

Rebex Security supports the following .NET Framework platforms:

  • .NET Framework 4.8
  • .NET Framework 4.7.x
  • .NET Framework 4.6.x
  • .NET Framework 4.5.x
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • .NET Framework 3.0
  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions (same DLLs)

Supported IDE versions:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Supported Windows versions:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7

Rebex Security is known to work on Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2003 R2. However, these platforms already reached end-of-life, which means we cannot guarantee any kind of support for Rebex Security on these operating systems.

.NET Core 

Rebex Security supports .NET Core platform.

Supported frameworks:

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10 IoT (.NET Core 3.0 only)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • Same DLLs for all platforms (32-bit x86, 64-bit x64, ARM)

.NET Standard 

Rebex Security supports .NET Standard 1.5/2.0 on .NET Core. It also supports .NET Standard 2.0 on Mono 5.14 (or higher). Support for .NET Standard 2.0 on Universal Windows Platform (build 16299 or higher) and Xamarin.Mac (version 3.8 or higher) is experimental.

Mono on Linux 

Rebex Security supports Mono 4.x/5.x on Linux and Apple macOS (OS X).

Xamarin.iOS 

  • Visual Studio with Xamarin.iOS 10.3 or later
  • iOS 10 or later

Xamarin.Android 

  • Visual Studio with Xamarin.Android 8.0 or later

Xamarin.Mac 

Rebex Security features experimental support for Xamarin.Mac 3.8 or later via .NET Standard 2.0.

Universal Windows Platform 

Rebex Security features experimental support for Universal Windows Platform (UWP/UAP) applications on Windows 10 via .NET Standard 2.0.

Supported platforms:

  • Windows 10 (version 1709 or higher)
  • Windows 10 IoT (version 1709 or higher)

In order to use Rebex Security on these platforms, make sure to specify at least Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (10.0; Build 16299) in your Universal Windows project.

Legacy platform support 

Legacy edition of Rebex Security for the following platforms is available as a separate product:

  • .NET Compact Framework 3.5/3.9

Legacy platforms are platforms that are no longer covered by our Standard Support, but have not yet reached End of Life. For details, see the following KB articles:

.NET Compact Framework 

Rebex Security supports .NET Compact Framework on Microsoft's legacy embedded, handheld and mobile platforms based on Windows CE.

Supported frameworks:

  • .NET Compact Framework 3.9
  • .NET Compact Framework 3.5

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows Embedded Compact 2013
  • Windows Embedded Compact 7
  • Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
  • Windows Embedded CE 6.0 (end-of-life platform)
  • Windows CE 5.0 (end-of-life platform)
  • Windows Mobile 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 6.5 (end-of-life platforms)

Supported IDE versions:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Please note .NET Compact Framework is a legacy platform, which means that Rebex Security for .NET CF is available as a separate product with different lifecycle and pricing.

Supported cryptographic algorithms 

FileEncryption object supports:

  • XTS-AES, a standard algorithm for protection of stored data defined by IEEE P1619
  • AES in CBC mode
  • 3DES in CBC mode
  • Twofish in CBC mode
  • PBKDF2, a password-based key derivation function specified by RFC 2898

XtsStream object supports:

  • XTS-AES, a standard algorithm for protection of stored data defined by IEEE P1619

Stand-alone cryptographic algorithms:

  • Cryptographic Message Syntax (PKCS #7) SignedData
  • Cryptographic Message Syntax (PKCS #7) EnvelopedData
  • Twofish symmetric cipher
  • Blowfish symmetric cipher
  • RC2 symmetric cipher
  • ArcFour symmetric cipher (compatible with RC4)
  • MD4 legacy hash algorithm
  • MD5 legacy hash algorithm
  • RSA public-key cryptography
  • DSA public-key cryptography
  • Diffie-Hellman key exchange algorithm