(font size=3D”+1″)PRESS RELEASE
(font size=3D”+1″)For Immediate Release
(font size=3D”+1″)equinux Unveils New VPN Tracker 3
VPN Tracker 3 offers Extended Authentication (XAUTH) as a
solution to large enterprises seeking to integrate VPN technology into
Lexington, Ma. – August 18, 2004 – equinux USA, Inc., a leading
provider of software designed specifically for the Mac OS X platform,
today announced the newest release of their flagship software, VPN
Tracker. VPN Tracker 3 features dramatic improvements in the user
experience and allows for added security in the form of Extended
“Version 3 is the next step for us in offering a total VPN
solution for the Mac platform. We have extremely enhanced VPN Tracker,
not only in overall usability but also in technical capabilities with
the integration of top requested features like XAUTH,” said Till
Schadde, CEO at equinux. “We are positive that all new and existing
users will love it.”
VPN Tracker 3 differs from current VPN Tracker version 2.2 in a
variety of ways. The changes are aimed at improving the enduser
experience and the ability to utilize VPN Tracker in large VPN
scenarios. Key changes include:
Authentication (XAUTH): VPN Tracker now supports XAUTH as an
authentication mechanism. This allows multiple users to share the same
pre-shared key, while still allowing for restricted access to the
central network on an individual user basis. This presents an ideal
solution for larger VPN scenarios and makes VPN Tracker even more
compatible to different VPN gateways.
Tunnel Stability: New version offers increased connection stability to
users with dynamic IP addresses and those utilizing their computers’
sleep mode function.
User Interface: Among various improvements is a new tab based
connection window, user friendly toolbar in the main window, and a
detailed connection status description including customizable
How-to Guide: The user is now presented a list of all VPN devices
which are known to be compatible, ordered by vendor. You can click on
the device and you will have the option to pull up a How-to
DNS: With this option you are able to use nameservers in the remote
network. This allows access to remote servers by name instead of IP
address. You also have the choice of using the nameserver for all DNS
queries or for specific subnets only.
Network Setup: The network masks can now be entered in standard
dotted-decimal format (e.g. 255.255.255.0). You are still able to
enter it in the CIDR-notation as well.
VPN Tracker 3 is available in two different editions: The
Professional Edition and the Personal Edition. While both editions
feature the redesigned user interface and support XAUTH as an
authentication mechanism, they do differ in several
The Professional Edition is the full featured product for network
security. It supports various encryption algorithms for very high
security environments. It boasts extra features like multiple
connections, connection export and certificate enrollment. This is the
recommended edition for network administrators setting up their
The Personal Edition is the more simplified version and is a
perfect solution for anyone needing to secure a single network
connection, for example between a home and an office network, or
remote computer. This single connection can be between two hosts or
between a host and a network.
Availability & Upgrades
VPN Tracker 3 Professional and Personal Edition are available
starting today and can be purchased through the equinux online store
(www.equinux.com/store) or through a member of equinux’s worldwide
consultant network (www.equinux.com/us/buy/consultants/).
Any equinux customers who purchased VPN Tracker 2.x after Aug.
3rd will automatically apply for a free upgrade. Others customers
wishing to upgrade their VPN Tracker 2.x versions will also be given
special upgrade pricing starting at $23.90 for a single license
upgrade. Multiple license upgrades are even further reduced.
Founded in 1998 with offices in Munich and Boston, equinux is the
worldwide leader in VPN software for the Mac OS X platform.