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100% managed .NET code with no external dependencies #

  • Rebex Security is written in 100% managed C# code.
  • No external dependencies. It only needs .NET Framework.
  • 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 4.7
  • .NET Framework 4.6.x
  • .NET Framework 4.5.x
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • .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 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

Supported Windows versions:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 2012 Server
  • Windows 2012 Server R2
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server R2
  • Windows 7

Rebex Security is known to work on 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:

  • .NET Core 1.1
  • .NET Core 2.0
  • .NET Core 2.1 (and higher)

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 (SP1 and higher)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 and higher)
  • Linux (64-bit)
  • macOS (64-bit)

.NET Standard #

Rebex Security supports .NET Standard 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 on .NET Core 1.1, 2.0, 2.1 and 2.x. Support for .NET Standard on .NET Framework 4.6.1 (or higher) is experimental.

Mono on Linux #

Rebex Security supports Mono version 3.x, 4.x and 5.x on Linux and Apple macOS (OS X).

.NET Compact Framework on handhelds and mobiles #

Rebex Security supports Microsoft legacy handheld and mobile platforms.

Supported frameworks:

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

Framework supported with Legacy Platform Support Extensions

  • .NET Compact Framework 2.0

Supported mobile operating systems:

  • Windows CE 5.0, 6.x
  • Pocket PC
  • Windows Mobile
  • Windows Embedded Compact 7
  • Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Supported IDE versions:

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

Xamarin.iOS #

  • Xamarin Studio/Visual Studio with Xamarin.iOS 8.6 or later
  • iOS 5.1.1 or later

Xamarin.Android #

  • Xamarin Studio/Visual Studio with Xamarin.Android 4 or later
  • Android 2.3.3 or later (Android API version 10 or later)

Xamarin.Mac #

Experimental version of Rebex Security for Xamarin.Mac is included in the installation package.

Supported projects:

  • Xamarin.Mac Mobile
  • Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework

Requires Xamarin Studio with Xamarin.Mac 2.x or later and OS X 10.7 or later.

Universal Windows Platform #

Experimental version of Rebex Security for Universal Windows Platform is included in the installation package.

Supported platforms:

  • Windows 10 Store Apps
  • Windows 10 Mobile
  • Windows 10 IoT

Legacy platform support #

Legacy version of Rebex Security for .NET Compact Framework 2.0 is still available with Legacy Platform Support Extensions. Contact sales@rebex.net for details.

See also How long will Rebex support old versions of .NET Framework knowledge base article.

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