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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

VPN Tracker 9

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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8 must-know facts about Remote Connection Wipe in VPN Tracker 365 (VIP)

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VPN Tracker 365 gains more control and higher security with the new VPN Tracker 9.1 version and Remote Connection Wipe.

You have to give external consultants temporary access to your VPN? Or need to revoke VPN connections from a departing team member? With the new Remote Connection Wipe feature in VPN Tracker 365 VIPyou can now remotely wipe VPN connections assigned to your team with just one click.

equinux Product Manager Adrian Thomas explains the importance and functionality of the new VPN Tracker 365 VIP feature in full detail.

1. What does Remote Connection Wipe do?
VPN Tracker 365 Remote Connection Wipe allows a Team Manager to remotely remove all team connections from a team member’s computer.

2. How much does Remote Connection Wipe cost?
Remote Connection wipe is included with all VPN Tracker 365 VIP plans.

3. What would I need Remote Connection Wipe for?
The majority of VPN users use their Mac out and about on the go. If a MacBook ever gets lost or stolen, there’s a risk that remote access to your network could fall into the wrong hands. With VPN Tracker 365 Remote Connection Wipe, you can prevent unauthorized VPN access by remotely deleting the connection.

4. Why use Remote Connection Wipe? Can’t I just lock a user out on my VPN gateway?
Remote Connection Wipe offers additional security by removing information about your VPN infrastructure. You may also want to use Remote Connection Wipe for compliance purposes or when working with external contractors.

Remote Connection Wipe also has the added benefit of working with any VPN connection, even those that don’t offer user authentication. This lets you to block VPN access for an individual user without having to distribute a new connection to your entire team.

5. How secure is it? What happens if your servers are blocked?
We designed VPN Tracker 365 Remote Connection Wipe to have multiple levels of security: In addition to an active wipe command, there are also multiple fallback mechanisms built into the system to verify a connection can only be used by authorized team members.

6. Can I wipe just one specific connection I have given to a user?
No, VPN Tracker 365 Remote Wipe always wipes all the connections given to the affected team member, rather than individual connections. This is by design, as it allows us to build the system without having any information about your connections. This gives you the convenience of remote access control, without exposing your connection information to cloud servers.

For more fine-grained control, you can take advantage of multiple teams and restrict access to specific connections via team membership.

7. Can I undo Remote Connection Wipe?
No. While you can reinstate a Team member, you’ll need to redistribute your team’s VPN connections to that user before they’ll be able to connect.

8. What are the System Requirements?
You can perform a Remote Connection Wipe on all your VPN Tracker 365 VIP team member plans. Make sure your users have the latest version of VPN Tracker 365 installed (version 9.1 or higher) and be sure to specify your team in the Export settings.

You have to allow external consultants temporarily access to your VPN or need to revoke VPN connections from a leaving colleagure? With the Remore Connection Wipe fucntionality of your VPN Tracker 365 VIP plan you can remotely wipe VPN connections that have been assigned before to a team with just one click.

Use Remote Conenction Wipe that is part of your VPN Tracker 365 VIP plan to enable a complete new level of VPN security. Remotely delete all VPN connections distributed to a team member with just one click. Remote Connection Wipe is your additional level of security for your VPN infrastructure.

Remote Connection Wipe is a new VPN Tracker 365 feature and is now available as part of the VPN Tracker 365 VIP Plan. For current users of older VPN Tracker versions, VPN Tracker 365, is available starting at $49 (€49) per year. New customers can start using VPN Tracker 365 VIP starting at $17.99 (€17.99) per month.

VPN Tracker 9.0.5 brings CSV import and improved security features

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Make 2016 a more secure and productive year: As a part of the VPN Tracker 365 Plan, the equinux team is constantly improving all of the security features as well as the performance of VPN Tracker. Users will see immediate benefits with an upgrade to VPN Tracker Version 9.0.5.

  • Improved the Secure Drop key handling
  • Addresses an issue that could occur when ending a connection
  • NEW: Team Management CSV import: You can now batch-import a csv list to roll out VPN Tracker at my.vpntracker.com

All features, security updates, and upgrades are included during the plan’s term for all VPN Tracker 365 customers. VPN Tracker 9.0.5 can be downloaded here.

Three simple steps to share your files securely with Secure Drop and VPN Tracker 365

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Secure Drop

It has never been so easy to encrypt and securely share files between team members: All team members using the same VPN connection can now share encrypted files with only a few steps.

Step 1: Configuration? Done.
VPN Tracker 365 automatically creates a Secure Drop encryption key for your VPN connection. After exporting the connection to your team members, all of them can use SecureDrop to securely share files with each other.

Step 2: Uploading a file
Drag a file into the Secure Drop area in VPN Tracker. The file is automatically encrypted and uploaded to a secure web storage.

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Step 3: Securely sharing a file
After the upload has finished, select the the file and click the Share button to email or message a link to the file to your colleagues. You can also directly copy the link to the file.

Built-in expiration
All encrypted files will automatically be deleted from Secure Drop after a set time. You find the expiration date for each file in the SecureDrop tab in VPN Tracker 365.

Using a DELL SonicWALL VPN with your Mac

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If your company uses a Dell SonicWALL IPsec VPN gateway, you’ll need additional software to use it with your Mac. The good news is VPN Tracker has supported SonicWALL VPNs since 2002.

How to set up your SonicWALL VPN

First, download VPN Tracker. VPN Tracker works with all versions of OS X, starting with OS X 10.5 all the way up to the very latest release,  macOS High Sierra.

Next, create a new VPN connection and choose the specific SonicWALL model your VPN uses.

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Since every VPN gateway tends to be a bit different, we’ve created custom setup guides for all of the different brand and models supported with VPN Tracker, including detailed specific guides for SonicWALL models and the different setups they support. These are updated for the latest settings and included with your VPN Tracker plan.

Choose your configuration guide and follow its instructions carefully.

If you get stuck or run into any issues, our VPN support team is ready to help you work through any problems. VPN Tracker has a built-in tool to request support for your specific connection – great support is part of the service.

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Once you’re all configured and your connection is working, sign up for an equinux account to take it for a free test drive. Once you’re happy it’s working, you can sign up for a VPN Tracker 365 plan.

Happy VPN-ing!

VPN Tracker for teams: How to manage teams easily with my.vpntracker.com

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With the new Team Management at my.vpntracker.com you can now get your team up and running with VPN Tracker 365 in minutes. Lists with activation codes are a thing of the past. Invite your staff and colleagues via mail to your team with just a few clicks.

Less stress, more team. Here’s how – watch the video!

All your VPN Tracker 365 plans at a glance

Log in to my.vpntracker.com using your equinux ID. You’ll find all of your VPN Tracker 365 plans under your Account.

Team Managing: Invite team members via email

Click on Team Management to create a team and invite team members by entering their names and email addresses. Team Management lets you create your team and invite new members by sending them an email directly from my.vpntarcker.com.

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Assign a plan to a team member

Even before your team member accepts your invitation you can assign them a plan by clicking Change Plan. This lets your team member get started right after accepting your invitation. Clicking Revoke will remove the plan from your team member.

Get to work!

Your colleague accapted your invitation? They can now use their plan in the VPN Tracker 365 app. Export your connection using VPN Tracker’s export feature and send your team members the connection file in a separate message for added security.

Download the newest VPN Tracker version here.

Security all-in! VPN Tracker 365 is here and ready for OS X El Capitan

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The world never sleeps and neither does VPN Tracker. With the new VPN Tracker 365 Plan, users can immediately start protecting their data connections on all Macs around the clock.

Upgrading now has many advantages.

Why VPN Tracker 365?

• One plan works with all of your personal Macs
• Support and updates for all OS X releases included
• Frequent updates with new features and improvements
Continuous security updates and threat monitoring
• All-new team management system
Remote Connection Lock service for extended protection
Secure Drop: Highly secure, zero-config encrypted file-sharing for secure collaboration
• VPN Tracker 365 terms include licences for all VPN Tracker (from version 6) for all Mac OS X installations from 10.6 to OS X El Capitan and newer

The new VPN Tracker 365 Plan protects all data connections on Macs for all current VPN Tracker versions (from version 6) as well as the new VPN Tracker 365 for OS X El Capitan. New customers can upgrade to VPN Tracker 365 now starting at only $6.99 (6,49 Euros) per month. Existing customers may review their discounted upgrade rates and ascertain an appropriate Plan directly via the VPN Tracker website.

Beta 1 of VPN Tracker 365 for OS X El Capitan is available now

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The world is changing and your security needs to evolve with it. We’re pleased to announce that the first beta of VPN Tracker 365 is available for download. Our development team is looking forward to your feedback to improve the forthcoming version.

Interested developers, consultants and security experts with access to OS X El Capitan will be able to take an early look at the VPN Tracker 365.

The next generation of VPN Tracker is about: highest data security on the internet for all of your Macs — when and where you need it. VPN Tracker 365 will be available as a service plan later this year, alongside OS X El Capitan and replace the existing VPN Tracker.

The first VPN Tracker 365 Beta is now available for download on our OS X El Capitan technology preview page.