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VPN Tracker 5.3 simplifies administration of VPN connections with Netgear devices

equinux releases VPN Tracker 5.3 with Mode Config integration for Netgear Gateways and numerous other improvements

Munich (Germany) / San Mateo, CA (USA) − September 08, 2008: Today equinux has released VPN Tracker 5.3, the newest version of its market-leading IPSec-based VPN client for Mac OS X. VPN Tracker 5.3 supports Mode Config for Netgear VPN gateways to simplify the administration of VPN connections. Moreover, VPN Tracker 5.3 contains numerous improvements which make VPN Tracker even more attractive for remote workplaces and secure access to remote networks over the Internet.

Easier VPN configuration for another VPN gateway manufacturer

VPN Tracker 5.3 is capable of using Mode Config for Netgear gateways to simplify VPN configuration. Mode Config permits VPN Tracker to automatically obtain its IP address from the VPN gateway. Administrative effort and costs for users of Mode Config-capable Netgear VPN gateways FVS338, FVX538, FVS336G, DGFV338 and FVS124G are reduced. In addition, VPN Tracker 5.3 provides significantly improved device profiles for the most popular VPN gateways, as well as a new device profile for SonicWALL NSA 2400 devices.

Improved integration into Mac OS X

VPN Tracker 5.3 integrates even better into Mac OS X. The user interface contains numerous helpful improvements that make everyday work with VPN Tracker easier. Additionally, VPN Tracker 5.3 corrects numerous smaller mistakes, which promises an unparalleled quality of the application so far. For example, compatibility with PPPoE-connections has been enhanced, as well as the application of RSA secure ID tokens.

To make it even easier to deploy VPN Tracker for the first time, or upgrade to the newest generation of VPN Tracker, equinux has reworked and updated its extensive database of configuration instructions. At www.equinux.com/vpntracker/interoperability documentation has been added for numerous popular VPN gateway devices of leading manufacturers.

Price and Availability

VPN Tracker 5.3 is a free update for all registered users of VPN Tracker 5. New licenses for VPN Tracker 5 are available at the equinux Online Store starting at € 69 (excl. German VAT).