updated 12:10 pm EDT, Fri October 2, 2009
Further integrates IPv6, 64-bit support
Equinux has released a major upgrade to its IPSec-based VPN client, VPN Tracker 6. The new version features the Secure Desktop, which provides simpler organization of daily tasks, applications and file servers, and lets users configure the program to remember specific VPN connection settings. The upgrade also delivers improved integration with business operations, by enabling automatic creation of VPN tunnels that can be shared with multiple apps running on virtual machines; similarly new is DHCP renewal and rekeying, which can extend the duration of connections.
Other features include enhanced workflow for mobile users, support for IPv6 and the 64-bit mode in Snow Leopard, and the ability to integrate any L2TP and PPTP-based VPN connection within the same interface. The software now additionally provides users with a single location for controlling all VPN connections.
Users can also expect to see improvements made to the protection of passwords and keys, and further integration with WatchGuard's mobile user VPN that enables automatic transmission of address and DNS settings to VPN Tracker.
Lastly, export features have been introduced that include a dedicated settings tab, and permanent memory of a connection's export configuration.
VPN Tracker 6 requires Mac OS X 10.4, and is available in Player, Personal or Professional versions, with prices ranging between $35 and $270 depending on which version is chosen and how many licenses are needed.