VPN Tracker is the market leading VPN client for Mac OS X, developed for professional use by consultants and businesses. VPN Tracker uses the industry standard IPsec protocol and is universally applicable. It supports standard and vendor-specific methods for automatic VPN configuration and authentication to easily set up Macs with VPN. VPN Tracker includes device profiles for 300+ VPN gateways of leading manufacturers.
It does work, I have been a user since version 4, even a bata tester at one point.
Verizon 7 now gives you the option to upgrade or quite.
I should have seen this comming, they started selling insurance. Currently they will not even answer version 7 owners email unless you pay them. If you buy the current version next time apple provides an upgrade to the Mac os then this company will demand more money from you. I have have bought / upgraded though the years, now if I try to run version 7 it will offer me the option to upgrade or quite. I have never seen a company drop all support for 1 version back.
Great setup experience, clear instructions on their site. Fundamentally ought to work well.
Evaluating is flawless, until you fork over the $100+ they ask for it. Then you're in for a treat as flipping the connection switch has about a 50/50 chance of causing a kernel panic and locking up your Mac.
Truly, the worst implementation of anything I've ever seen. I don't know how they can release code in this state. Google for issue confirms this is something that's gone unresolved across versions of Mac OS.
...Zyxel router This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. We have 3 copies of this software for my office, and I'm looking for a replacement. Give yourself an hour to just deal with licensing stupidity when setting up this software... to make matters worse today one of my users just had it "stop working" with a message saying their license has expired (huh?).
Since one of my employees originally registered the product, just the process of looking up the username and password took 15 minutes, and 3 separate forms and emails from Equinox.
Why do they have to be so friggin clever with logins, they need to just use a serial number like every other software package out there?
We had some problems with our Zyxel router, which is now fixed with the latest version of VPN tracker, but we lost hours, and a few hundred dollars on a consultant working around these issues. This is much less of an issue than how hard it is to use.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I use the Professional version multiple times a day for multiple connections together and it works great. It connects without hassle and makes me able to remotely manage multiple servers with ARD. Only one thing is annoying me : it breaks the connection if your laptop fells asleep which happens very fast if you work on battery. But it is no critic, it seems logical to me. Maybe in a future version VPN Tracker can force the computer to stay awake ?
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I have to use VPN Tracker because Cisco's OS X Client crashes when connecting to our corporate VPN. VPN Tracker supports XAUTH and NAT traversal and is the only client I could get to work with our VPN.
The 200 Ã¢?Â¬ price tag is ridiculous, however, given that most of this app is just a gui for some open source projects and the interface is not very comfortable (no menu bar item etc.)
I tried to automate some setting changes in OS X and my email client, but none of the AppleScript behaviours that are mentioned in the manual actually work. The application's own scripting support is very limited and buggy as well. I sent a message to support to get help with that, but they didn't even bother to answer.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I have a CISCO 800 series router for my home network. VPN Tracker is the only solution I know of that allows me to access my home network while I'm travelling in airports and road stops and sitting the back of taxi cabs using my mobile phone to get to my home network. The CISCO VPN client works well if I have access to an ethernet port (wired or wireless). However, the CISCO VPN client will not do a VPN connection via Bluetooth to a mobile phone used as a modem to the internet using GPRS. But VPN Tracker does understand both ethernet ports and the Bluetooth port. With version 4.8 you can have a minimal "easy VPN" configuration set up in the CISCO router and use VPN Tracker on your MacBook to get to your remote network securely.
The company worked with me for over 2 weeks to resolve one problem that was stopping VPN Tracker from working in my setup. It took a little work to get the right dumps and settings to them, but they stuck with me and released version 4.8 that solved the connection problem.
I, personally, think the price they charge for a VPN client, the much better documentation than that provided by CISCO, and the support, is well worth the price.
If you are a travelling "road warrior" and need the most robust VPN client to get back to your home or corporate network, the VPN Tracker is the way to go.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. This product seems to work pretty much as advertised most of the time -- but beware if you have trouble, because the developers have a pretty odd idea of customer service:
1. It's expensive for what it offers -- at $90 for the base version it's far more than most full-blown apps.
2. After you purchase, you have to go through a convoluted registration process to get the software running, and need to repeat this (including sending a begging email) if you need to move the software to a new computer.
3. The sign-up process for the VPN Tracker mail list is broken ont he web site, so if you do need help you cannot get it anywhere.
Overall, the impression is of a company that is more concerned with getting money out of you than with providing a high value service to the sucker (oops, I meant customer).