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How to connect to Cisco Meraki VPN from your Mac

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Cisco Meraki network solutions are becoming increasingly popular and we’ve heard from a lot of macOS Sierra users about adding support for it in VPN Tracker 365. Meraki devices are sleek, offer great performance and have great cloud management capabilities. On the VPN side of things, their Auto VPN technology makes them a breeze to set up securely, provided both sides support it.

We’ve updated VPN Tracker 365 with comprehensive Cisco Meraki support. We’ve updated the Auto-Config VPN technology in VPN Tracker to work with Cisco Meraki, so it’ll only take you a few minutes to get set up. The new Cisco Meraki Connection Profile supports the popular Meraki MX series.

 

Connected in minutes: Connect your Mac running macOS Sierra to a Cisco Meraki VPN Gateway

  • Open VPN Tracker 365
  • Create a new connection and choose our Cisco Meraki profile
  • Enter your Cisco Meraki gateway address

Then just follow the steps in our detailed Configuration Guide to configure VPN on your Meraki. VPN Tracker 365 automatically figures out the right configuration settings for your Meraki setup and connects you using the best settings.

Tip: We’ve added a quick link to the Meraki configuration website, so you can instantly access your config and change settings, if necessary.

We were really impressed how easy it is to set up a VPN on the Meraki MX-Series and with Auto-Config VPN, you’ll have VPN Tracker connected in minutes.

How to get started: VPN Tracker 365 with Auto-Config VPN for Cisco Meraki is now available to all VPN Tracker 365 customers ( download latest version). New customers can purchase VPN Tracker 365 starting at just 79.99 annually and benefit from all of VPN Tracker’s business and security features. VPN Tracker 365 is optimized for macOS Sierra  and supports more than 300 IPsec VPN gateways.

Using TP-Link SafeStream VPN with your Mac – now built-in to VPN Tracker 365

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VPN Tracker 365 Company Connect now supports TP-Link SafeStream VPN routers.

As the leading VPN client for the Mac, we’re always improving VPN Tracker 365 and adding new protocols, device profiles and configuration options, so customers always have the choice of leading VPN products and vendors. Today VPN Tracker 365 includes support for over 300 VPN gateways: from enterprise-level VPN solutions from SonicWALL and Cisco, to cost-effective VPN products for small-businesses, start-ups and home-offices (see all compatible VPN devices).

Simple, secure and high-performance

Getting your TP-Link VPN router configured with VPN Tracker is a piece of cake: The step-by-step VPN Tracker Configuration Guide walks you through all the settings you need to make in the TP-Link web interface and in VPN Tracker, you just pick TP-Link and enter your gateway address – secure remote access to your office will be up and running in minutes.

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TP-LINK VPN devices support a variety of VPN protocols and encryption algorithms, including very strong AES-256 encryption. Our connection profile is designed to be extremely secure while also offering fast VPN performance.

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Other improvements in the latest VPN Tracker 365 update:

• We’ve redesigned the new Connection window, so it’s easier to find your device manufacturer
• Improved import of system L2TP and PPTP connections
• An issue with accessing login credentials stored in your Keychain has been fixed
• SecureDrop downloads now work more reliably

 

Pricing and availability: VPN Tracker 365 with  TP-Link support is now available for VPN Tracker 365 customers, a free update included as part of your VPN Tracker 365 plan.

New customers can purchase VPN Tracker 365 via the equinux online store, plans start from just 79.99$ annually.

 

No Snooper’s Charter! VPN Tracker World Connect now offers “Bypass UK” Option

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If you live in the UK, or frequently travel to the UK, you need to protect yourself against the Snooper’s Charter! Here at equinux we’ve decided to take steps to protect our customers again the controversial “Investigatory Powers Bill” – also known as the “Snooper’s Charter” – and have added a special security option to VPN Tracker World Connect. Users can use the new option to protect their privacy and personal data on their Mac, iPhone and iPad.
magic-bg-uksnooperWhat is the Snooper’s Charter and why should you care?

The mass-surveillance bill gives the British Government and 48 governmental organizations unprecedented access to your data: Internet and telecommunication-providers now have to collect and store so-called “Internet Connection Records” (ICR) for 12 months. That means all your internet activity, including which websites you visit, which search queries you used, chat records etc, is being collected.

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How to fight back: Stay anonymous with VPN Tracker World Connect and encrypt your entire internet traffic

If you live in the UK or often visit, you need to act now. VPN Tracker World Connect offers a new Magic VPN option called “Bypass UK”. It automatically figures out which VPN servers are best for your connection and connects you to a server outside the UK. That means your data is encrypted and stays private.

VPN Tracker World Connect customers can rely on the highest encryption standards (AES-256 with DH-Group 18) and thanks to unlimited VPN data, you can leave it connected all day.

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Try VPN Tracker World Connect free for 24 h. Plans start at 11.99 /month. VPN Tracker World Connect is available for iPhone and iPad and Macs.

How to create a VPN for your Amazon AWS VPC Virtual Private Cloud

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Increasing numbers of organizations are moving parts of their IT infrastructure to Amazon’s AWS cloud. It provides great reliability, flexibility and easily scales up as your organization grows. Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) makes it easy to set up multiple services in one virtual network on AWS.

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But as essential data and services move to AWS, it’s important that you and your employees can access them securely over an encrypted connection.

How to create a VPN server for Amazon AWS VPC

VPN Tracker 365 now offers a built-in Configuration for AWS VPC and will walk you through creating a VPN server on AWS, configuring it for maximum security and finally creates a configuration you can simply upload to AWS.

Here’s how:

  • Download and install VPN Tracker 365
  • Create a new Company Connection and choose Amazon > AWS VPC as your profile
  • Open the Configuration Guide and follow the steps to set-up your VPN server on AWS
  • Finish configuring VPN Tracker
  • Export and upload the server configuration file to AWS

Done! Then create some VPN Shortcuts in VPN Tracker to make accessing your services over VPN as easy as clicking.

Download VPN Tracker 365 today to get set up with your Amazon AWS VPC VPN server.

VPN Tracker 365: Ready for Sierra & PPTP VPN for macOS Sierra

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macOS Sierra will be out on September 20th and brings a number of improvements and security updates. So we wanted to give you an update on what it means for VPN Tracker.

VPN Tracker is ready for macOS Sierra

VPN Tracker 365 is ready for macOS Sierra today – so you’re all set and can start using Sierra immediately. We’ve improved a number of back-end components so things work smoothly with the new version.

And of course this update is free for all VPN Tracker 365 plans.

But that’s not all…

PPTP VPN – now in VPN Tracker 365

Apple has removed support for PPTP VPNs in macOS Sierra. That means you’ll no longer be able to connect your PPTP VPN via System Preferences.

So we’ve added PPTP support to all VPN Tracker 365 plans: it’ll find your existing PPTP VPN connections and automatically import them for you.

Then you can simply connect to your PPTP VPN with VPN Tracker. You can even take advantage of features like VPN shortcuts and automatic connection actions. PPTP VPN support is available with all VPN Tracker 365 plans only (PPTP is not integrated in our one-time purchase version VPN Tracker 9).

We’ll be rolling out PPTP support as a free update to VPN Tracker 365 customers over the next few days – if you’re eager to give it a try, download it today and test it free.

How to protect your personal data on public wifi hotspots

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These days, WiFi hotspots are pretty much everywhere: Most airports, cafes, train stations and hotels offer public WiFi which is great news for travelers, or if you’re just trying to stay within your monthly data allowance.

But the last thing you need is stress about is the safety and security of your internet connection…

 

Unfortunately, when using public wifi, you could be at risk to security attacks on your data, or on sites and services you’re accessing. Your passwords, usernames, bank accounts, login details, credit card numbers, etc.  are basically floating through the air and are ripe for the picking.

VPN Tracker World Connect lets you easily protect all your data on any internet connection or wifi hotspot. It makes sure everything is encrypted and secure. Sipping your coffee at Starbucks? Just open World Connect and choose Secure Connection with Magic VPN. World Connect will finds the fastest secure VPN server and automatically protects all your data and personal information.

VPN Tracker World Connect is available for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, so all of your devices are covered whether you’re working from the Marriott or Skyping from Dunkin’ Donuts. So next time you’re out and about surfing on a public wifi hotspot, don’t take any risks and try out  VPN Tracker World Connect for free.

Be prepared for macOS Sierra with VPN Tracker 365

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VPN Tracker 365 is ready for macOS SierraApple’s new macOS Sierra, is just around the corner. How to keep your VPN up an running

A couple of days ago, Apple released the fourth Beta version of its newest operating system. It’s time to get your system ready. With VPN Tracker 365, the switch is seamless. Your data connections are protected under macOS Sierra, without any additional configuration necessary.

How to setup VPN Tracker 365 for macOS Sierra?

VPN Tracker 365 can be started, as soon as you’ve installed the macOS Sierra Beta. All existing VPN connections and VPN shortcuts are automatically taken over by VPN Tracker 365 without any additional configuration. You can immediately connect to remote networks securely via VPN.

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And what about the rest of your internet connections?

VPN Tracker 365 not only protects your business connections via Company Connect, but also offers the option of an additional protection for protecting your personal privacy for the rest of your internet connections (World Connect). You can use multiple VPN connections simultaneously: Securely connect with your business while at the same time, use the VPN World Connect for personal global connections. VPN Tracker World Connect is the first real VPN service which can be relied upon for secure internet connections for both private and business use.

Try now for free!

VPN Tracker Update: Seamless reconnect

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We’ve released an update to VPN Tracker today that improves VPN reconnection reliability and includes important security updates:

For us and for most of our customers, work gets done in a variety of places: at the office, at home, in the airport, at a hotel – anywhere. So it’s really important VPN Tracker is good at dealing with location and network changes – there’s nothing more annoying than opening up your MacBook and having a bunch of network error messages fly at you, disrupting your workflow.

Get work done – anywhere

We’ve re-architected the way VPN Tracker deals with network changes and sleep / wakeup situations: Our team spent the last few weeks obsessively closing MacBook lids and pulling out network cables, making sure nothing gets in the way of your workflow.

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These improvements also apply to VPN Tracker’s actions: whether you use Network Locations, Wifi-triggers or just always want VPN Tracker to auto-connect, you can get on with your work and VPN Tracker takes care of the rest.

The update also includes several security improvements and is available now for VPN Tracker 365 and VPN Tracker 9 customers. Just open the app to update.

If you’re looking for the best VPN client for OS X , try VPN Tracker free today.

VPN Tracker 9: A new VPN Tracker option for OS X El Capitan

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VPN Tracker is the market-leading VPN client for OS X. Our team hears from customers every day who rely on VPN Tracker to get work done remotely on their Mac. Last year, we launched VPN Tracker 365, our first service-based version of VPN Tracker. With VPN Tracker 365, customers benefit from ongoing improvements and service-based features such as Remote Connection Wipe, as well as free major upgrades and security updates.

After launching VPN Tracker 365, we received feedback from some customers who told us they prefer a traditional license-based model, or that subscription purchases are tricky within their company or organization.

Today we’re introducing VPN Tracker 9: a brand new version of VPN Tracker designed for OS X El Capitan that can be purchased as a one-time license:VPN Tracker 365 and VPN Tracker 9.png

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VPN Tracker 9 supports the latest IPSec VPN security encryption standards and convenient productivity features, including VPN Shortcuts, Automatic Connection Actions, Quick launch menu bar and location triggers.

VPN Tracker 9 is also available as a Pro edition, designed for consultants and admins: VPN Tracker 9 Pro offers additional features including Accounting, Network Scanner, connection export and more.

Teams, Enterprises and Workgroups will love new Team Management and Deployment options included with VPN Tracker 9 that make it super simple to deploy VPN Tracker to everyone on staff.

Here are the main differences:

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The Future Roadmap

Going forward we’ll continue to offer both models: VPN Tracker 9 customers will have the option of upgrading to future major versions for a low upgrade price, and VPN Tracker 365 customers will receive all upgrades free of charge for the lifetime of their plan.

VPN Tracker 9 is available immediately from the equinux Online Store as a one-time purchase. It supports OS X 10.9 – OS X 10.11. Existing VPN Tracker customers can purchase a discounted upgrade. Future upgrades will also be available to existing customers with a discounted upgrade price.

VPN Tracker is also available as VPN Tracker 365 – a service offering the same great connectivity features, plus ongoing major upgrades for all OS X versions and additional service-based features including SecureDrop encrypted file sharing and Remote Connection Wipe – now included with all VPN Tracker 365 plans.

We’re committed to offering the best and most secure VPN experience on the Mac and are pleased to do so with VPN Tracker 9 and VPN Tracker 365.

 

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