Equinix USA Inc. has updated its
software, which simplifies remote connections to secured networks, to version 3.0. The upgrade adds Extended Authentication (XAUTH), which lets multiple users in a large enterprise setting share the same authentication key while still restricting access on an individual basis; offers a redesigned user interface; improves stability in the VPN tunnel for those with dynamic IP addresses and those who put their Macs to sleep while connected; allows access to remote servers with DNS queries instead of IP addresses; and simplifies network set-up by allowing network masks to be entered in standard decimal format.
VPN Tracker 3 is available in two versions: Professional Edition (US$159.90), which adds such extra features such as multiple connections and certificate enrollment, and Personal Edition ($71.92), which drops the more advanced capabilities. Those who purchased VPN Tracker 2.x after Aug. 3 can upgrade to the new version for free, while others can purchase an upgrade for $23.90, with volume discounts available for both upgrades and full licenses.