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More Security for Mac-Users Working Remotely

equinux makes VPN Tracker 6 the Cockpit for Remote Mac Users

South San Francisco, CA (USA) / Munich (Germany) − October 01, 2009: Working on the Mac is now even more efficient. equinux has released VPN Tracker 6, which has been optimized for businesses, consultants and mobile Mac users. With the new and fully configurable "Secure Desktop", users can more easily complete routine tasks like mount servers, fetch emails or automate data and scripts. Along with IPsec-based connections, VPN Tracker can also integrate any existing L2TP and PPTP-based VPN connection in the same user interface.

"The new VPN Tracker is making secure telecommuting the center of attention" says equinux CEO Till Schadde. "We have included numerous intelligent features in VPN Tracker and with L2TP and PPTP-Integration, we have created a full-fledged cockpit for professional users. With the new 'Secure Desktop' users can now focus on the work at hand without having to deal with the technical nature of VPNs."

An Optimized Workflow
VPN Tracker 6 brings the workflow of the mobile user to the foreground. The starting point here is the "Secure Desktop". Here users' documents, Internet addresses, applications and scripts can all be easily organized giving VPN-users the direct access they need most. Every item in the Secure Desktop can be completely configured and linked to any one of the users VPN connections. Administrators and consultants can easily create multiple Secure Desktops which can also be pre-configured and exported for specific users.

Designed for Business Applications
VPN Tracker 6 integrates even better into business operations. VPN Tracker automatically creates a VPN tunnel that all windows-applications running on virtual machines, can share including Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion. Mac OS X L2TP and PPTP connections can also be controlled in VPN Tracker 6. To keep connections going longer, VPN Tracker 6 offers DHCP-renewing and rekeying. VPN Tracker 6 also supports Dead Peer Detection, currently used by Watchguard, Fortinent and SonicWALL, as well as Hybrid Mode used by both CheckPoint and Cisco.

Software Deployment in Large Installations
VPN Tracker simplifies the roll-out of VPN software through a clever licensing and deployment system. The Mail based software distribution automatically creates a special disk images that includes the correct edition of VPN Tracker, a pre-configured Secure Desktop and VPN Connection as well as the software-license. The software distribution is based on a voucher-system that makes licensing VPN Tracker child's play.

Current Security Standards and the Newest Technology
VPN Tracker 6 now supports the new Internet protocol IPv6 in addition to 64-bit mode in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. With help from a simplified certificate manager, system administrators can distribute and update current security certificates with out having to make any changes on the side of the client. VPN Tracker 6 also maintains data-integrity with the latest security standards: these include the addition of SHA-2 family of hash-algorithms, secure internet communication with Diffie-Hellman (DH) 14+ groups and integration with the new Service Management Frameworks in Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Pricing and Availability
VPN Tracker 6 is available in three editions and runs on Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10: VPN Tracker Personal Edition is designed for single-users that would like to use the Internet to connect to a remote network. VPN Tracker 6 Professional Edition is geared for administrators and consultants and offers the ability to access to multiple remote networks at the same time independent from each other. Additionally the Professional edition can create, export or deploy connections to other remote users. VPN Tracker 6 Player complements VPN Tracker Professional for enterprise users to simply need establish VPN connections. VPN Tracker 6 is now available in the equinux Online Store and includes English and German localizations. Single licenses start at 79€* / $99 USD and upgrades from 39€* / $49 USD. *incl. VAT