Equinux (http://www.equinux.com) has released VPN Tracker 6.1, the
newest version of its IPSec-based VPN client for Mac OS X. The
upgrade supports the SonicWALL TZ 100 and TZ 200, the latest
additions of the TZSeries UTM appliances that are aimed at small to
mid-sized businesses.

Additionally, VPN Tracker now includes Mode Config support for
additional VPN gateways and has greater interoperability with a range
of other devices, making it simpler to configure and administrate
Macs in a virtual private network. With help from a simplified
certificate manager, system administrators can distribute and update
current security certificates with out having to make any changes on
the side of the client.

VPN Tracker maintains data-integrity with the latest security
standards: these include the addition of SHA-2 family of
hash-algorithms, secure internet communication with Diffie-Hellman
(DH) 14+ groups and integration with the Service Management
Frameworks in Snow Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”).

VPN Tracker simplifies the roll-out of VPN software through a
licensing and deployment system, according to equinux CEO Till
Schadde. The Mail based software distribution automatically creates a
special disk images that includes the correct edition of VPN Tracker,
a pre-configured Secure Desktop and VPN Connection as well as the
software-license. The software distribution is based on a
voucher-system that makes licensing VPN Tracker child’s play.

VPN Tracker 6 is available in three editions and runs on Mac OS X
10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 (Snow Leopard): VPN Tracker Personal Edition is
designed for single-users that would like to use the Internet to
connect to a remote network. VPN Tracker Professional Edition is
geared for administrators and consultants and offers the ability to
access to multiple remote networks at the same time independent from
each other.

Additionally, the Professional Edition can create, export and deploy
connections to other remote users. VPN Tracker 6 Player complements
VPN Tracker Professional for enterprise users to simply need
establish VPN connections. VPN Tracker 6 is now available in the
equinux Online Store and includes English and German localizations.
Single licenses start at US$99.