Equinux (http://www.equinux.com) has released VPN Tracker 6.2, the newest version of its IPSec-based VPN client for Mac OS X. The upgrade supports the Cisco ASA 5500 series and has improved compatibility with many other Cisco devices for quicker connectivity.

VPN Tracker 6.2 follows high demand for the integration of Macs in Cisco-based enterprise networks. And it contains pre-configured device profiles for the Cisco ASA 5500 series.

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.x is available in three editions and runs on Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6. 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, though version 6.2 is a free update for registered users of version 6.x. Also, businesses can save over 50% on the price of single licenses with new business packs.