Novell and equinux team up to provide VPN connectivity for the Mac market

Novell and equinux announce compatibility of VPN Tracker and BorderManager.

Salt Lake City − March 22, 2004: As the Novell BrainShare conference kicks off, equinux, the market-leading VPN software vendor for Mac today announced compatibility with Novell BorderManager 3.8. The partnership enables remote Mac users in Novell network environments to establish secure connections, using VPN Tracker.  

Novell BorderManager includes firewall and VPN technologies to safeguard networks from potential internal and external threats. By operating a Novell BorderManager environment combined with equinux VPN Tracker, as a remote VPN client for Mac, heterogeneous networks now have a complete network protection tool.

“Novell is pleased to announce its collaboration with equinux for connecting remote Mac users and offering a complete VPN setup”, said Frank Auger, Novell vice president, secure identity management product marketing and management. “Now employees working from remote locations on Macs can access files, email applications and databases over the Internet.”

Given the fact that software is increasingly exposed to a wide range of vulnerability threats, comprehensive network protection is critical. Novell and equinux provide certificate management user authentication, X.509 certificates, to assure military-grade security and large scalability for enterprise usage. “Combining Novell BorderManager and equinux VPN Tracker ensures your information is as secure as it can get”, explains Ortwin Gentz, CTO of equinux. “By supporting IPsec, the open industry standard for VPNs, equinux and Novell offer Mac users a seamless and easy way to get connected to Novell-based networks.“