equinux releases VPN Tracker 5, the next generation of the market leading VPN client for Mac OS X
VPN Tracker 5 offers highly secure and high performance VPN connections, as well as improved workflow integration
San Mateo, USA / Munich, Germany − December 03, 2007: Today, equinux introduces VPN Tracker 5, the next generation of the market leading IPSec-based VPN client for Mac OS X. VPN Tracker 5 has been completely re-written from the ground up and optimized for use on remote workstations. As well as an entirely new user interface, VPN Tracker 5 also features a greatly improved IPSec engine and a number of useful features for working within workgroups.
Intelligent user interface reduces support overhead
VPN Tracker 5's new user interface makes it easier to configure and manage connections. The interactive help system points out necessary settings and uncovers configuration errors. To avoid possible connection errors, VPN Tracker scans the error log and suggests what needs to be done to fix the problem. This helps to reduce support requests.
"We were thrilled by the enormous response to VPN Tracker 5 beta and are very excited to release the next generation of VPN Tracker today", says equinux CEO Till Schadde, "VPN Tracker 5 proides great functionality for everyone: system administrators, workgroups and end users alike." In order to deploy VPN Tracker on multiple workstations, VPN Tracker 5 Professional now lets you create disk images with the client as well as a voucher to automatically activate the client and e-mail a pre-configured connection file. Exported connections can also be locked and encrypted for additional security to prevent unauthorized editing of connections.
Higher Security and faster connections with the new IPSec Engine
The new interface is great for mobile users, but they'll also really appreciate the new IPSec engine: Thanks to the improvements made to this part of the application, VPN Tracker 5 can establish a secure IPSec tunnel in a third of the time than before. Multiple VPN connections can be started and stopped independently and VPN Tracker 5 also supports the latest security technologies, such as SmartCards, PKI Tokens and can securely store all passwords and Preshared Keys in the Mac OS X Keychain.
New Version for simple users with mobile workstations
VPN Tracker 5 is available in 3 versions: VPN Tracker 5 Professional provides all features, including support for very high encryption algorithms (AES-192 and AES-256) and is aimed at network administrators and professional users working in complex networks; VPN Tracker Personal is the standard for office users that merely want to securely connect to their company network over the internet; VPN Tracker Player simply connects to VPN connections that have been created and exported by VPN Tracker 5 Professional. VPN Tracker Player is the prefect extension to VPN Tracker Professional in large scale installations, and provides system administrators with an easy way to manage and tweak the user's access to the VPN settings on mobile workstations.
Pricing and availability
VPN Tracker 5 is immediately available in the equinux Online Store, a boxed version will soon be available at Apple resellers, on Amazon, with prices starting at $79 (€69), local tax may apply. License owners of previous versions can take advantage of our discounted version upgrades by logging into the equinux License Manager (https://www.equinux.com/eqnetwork/licensemanager). VPN Tracker 5 requires Mac OS X 10.4.x or Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and runs as a Universal Binary on PowerPC and Intel Macs.