The #1 VPN Client for Mac OS X and macOS

The #1 VPN Client for Mac OS X and macOS

Buyer's Guide
VPN Tracker World Connect

The market leading VPN client for Mac

VPN Tracker is the leading VPN client for Apple macOS / Mac OS X. VPN Tracker is compatible with almost all IPSec, PPTP and L2TP based VPN routers. VPN Tracker 365 supports industry standard VPN protocols (IPsec, L2TP, PPTP) and is compatible with all major VPN brands and gateways by leading manufacturers. VPN Tracker works independently of VPN hardware manufacturers and contains device profiles for over 300 VPN gateways. Don't put the security of your data at risk with sketchy VPN Apps. (PPTP and L2TP are supported in VPN Tracker 365)

Check out all technical details and system requirements.
For Remote Work

Easily configure and setup VPN on your Mac

VPN Tracker is universal. It is not tied to a single VPN device, manufacturer, or proprietary solution. To make it even easier to connect, VPN Tracker supports various standards and vendor-specific protocols for automatic configuration and authentication.
Industry Standards

VPN Tracker is built on industry standard VPN protocols and supports IPsec, as well as L2TP and PPTP-based VPNs (365 only). This lets VPN Tracker work with almost any VPN gateway brand.

Cisco EasyVPN

If you're working with Cisco devices, configuration of your Mac is a snap with VPN Tracker's support for Cisco EasyVPN connections. No need to worry about configuring IP addresses, remote networks, or various other settings - VPN Tracker connects your Mac to  your Cisco VPN gateway behind the scenes so you don't have to worry.

Mode Config

Whether you are connecting your Mac with a VPN to a NETGEAR, Juniper Networks or LANCOM VPN gateway, VPN Tracker can use Mode Config to automatically obtain IP addresses and DNS settings to take the hassle out of administrating multiple VPN users.

Simple Client Provisioning for SonicWALL

Simple Client Provisioning will automatically detect your SonicWALL VPN gateway and give VPN Tracker what it needs to connect - all you need is to enter your SonicWALL's public IP address, or host name, and VPN Tracker does the rest on your Mac.

Mobile User VPN for WatchGuard

VPN Tracker for Mac works great with WatchGuard's easy-to-configure Mobile User VPN. IP addresses and DNS settings are automatically transmitted to VPN Tracker making the rollout of VPN connections a breeze.

Hybrid Mode Authentication

VPN Tracker supports Hybrid Mode Authentication - not just for CheckPoint. This is a definite advantage for many Mac users, in particular with Checkpoint or any other VPN gateway that supports Hybrid Mode Authentication.

VPN Tracker employs the highest security standards

VPN Tracker is built with the security of your network connections on your Mac in mind. We have integrated the latest security standards to make VPN Tracker secure and ready for the future – no matter what edition of VPN Tracker you're using.
Solid OS X foundation

Security is the top priority for VPN Tracker and it uses everything OS X has to offer in terms of security: Your passwords are stored securely in keychain, and VPN Tracker takes advantage of the latest innovations in OS X security – code signing, 64 bit, XPC services, and more – to safeguard your data.

Strong encryption

VPN Tracker supports encryption up to AES-256 to satisfy even the most demanding requirements by military organizations, enterprises and government. And because encryption is only as strong as the weakest link, VPN Tracker's hash algorithms include SHA-2, and keys are negotiated with Diffie-Hellman (DH) Groups up to group 18 (8192 bit).

2-factor: Go beyond passwords

If you need more security than passwords can provide, VPN Tracker also offers support for two-factor authentication (2FA) based on X.509 certificates, smart cards, and PKI token. One-time passcode tokens, such as RSA SecurID, work great with VPN Tracker through Extended Authentication (XAUTH).

VPN Shortcuts - Get more done over VPN

VPN Tracker gives you one-click access to the files, documents and applications you need to do your work over your VPN connections. Build your own VPN Shortcuts and improve productivity for yourself and the VPN Tracker users you support.
Structure your daily routine

VPN Tracker's VPN Shortcuts make it easy to organize your daily remote tasks: Just add shortcuts for the applications, file servers and other data you need for everyday tasks and workflows.

Automate with AppleScript

In addition to standard items such as applications, servers and websites, VPN Shortcuts can be fully customized with AppleScripts and Automator workflows. Use VPN Shortcuts to make even the most complex tasks simple for your users.

Making VPN easy for everyone

VPN Shortcuts let you focus on your tasks and get work done. Forget about connecting your VPN before you open a database or access a server – just click your VPN Shortcut and VPN Tracker takes care of the rest.

Organize projects and customers

Every client and project is different - create multiple VPN Shortcut collections and manage each individually. Have everything neatly organized and ready to go when you have to dive in and fix a problem on your customer's network.

Customize with corporate identity

VPN Shortcuts not only streamline your workflow, but can also become part of your corporate identity: simply customize your VPN Shortcut collection background with your company logo or corporate design.

Virtual machines and remote desktops

VPN Tracker is a universal security solution for every Mac, making it possible to integrate virtual machines and remote desktop applications to your VPN Shortcuts, including Parallels, VMWare, Apple Remote Desktop, Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, VNC and CoRD.

Securely connect to your VPN from anywhere

Whether you are at an airport or using the hotel's WiFi, VPN Tracker has built-in intelligence to get your Mac connected.
Always a perfect connection

VPN Tracker automatically tests your internet connection to determine whether to access your VPN using IPsec Passthrough or NAT-Traversal. Once tested, VPN Tracker will automatically use the most suitable method for all future VPN connections from this location on your Mac.

Stay connected

VPN Tracker supports VPN gateways that perform Dead Peer Detection (DPD) to detect unresponsive VPN clients and gateways. VPN Tracker's rekeying abilities enable it to reliably re-negotiate encryption keys. It automatically renews DHCP leases over VPN, to let your Mac stay connected as long as you want.

End your VPN connections right

Use the 'End Session' button to automatically quit applications, disconnect servers and close databases before the VPN is disconnected from your Mac. When disconnecting your Mac's VPNs, VPN Tracker automatically disconnects from file servers and helps to prevent error messages or data loss.

VPN Tracker Connection Safe

VPN Tracker Connection Safe keeps your VPN connections safe, backed-up and in sync across all your Macs. Using state-of-the-art cryptography, Connection Safe uses encryption, so only you can access your connections.

Connection Safe adds an additional level of security to your connections: all your connection details are encrypted using a highly-secure key (Argon3 + PKTNY) that only you can unlock.


Lost or broken Mac? Connection Safe keeps your connections safe, so you can instantly get them on your new Mac. Sign in with your secure key and they are instantly downloaded and ready to go.

Use your connections on all your Macs

iMac at home and MacBook for the road? Connection Safe keeps your connections synced across all your Macs – securely and effortlessly.

See our Frequently Asked Questions to get more information about Connection Safe.

To dive deep into technical details of the security concept of Connection Safe download the Whitepaper.

VPN Tracker World Connect - Real VPN service for your online privacy

Are you a business traveller? VPN Tracker World Connect makes any internet connection a secure connection - Whether you're using the hotspot in your hotel, café, or the lounge at an airport.
Your fastest way to a safer internet

Automatically protect your data on the internet with VPN Tracker World Connect – a VPN service for business users. Busines-class security for highest security requirements.

Top level security and highly trustworthy

Is your VPN provider trustworthy? VPN Tracker is a professional solution with years of experience. The first choice for every business and users with highest security requirements.

Simultaneous VPN usage

Use VPN Tracker Company Connect and VPN Tracker World Connect simultaneously. Intelligent routing allows you to run both VPNs side by side, thanks to VPN Tracker 365 (Mac) and VPN Tracker World Connect (iOS).

VPN Tracker - Ready for the future

As the market-leading VPN solution for macOS / Mac OS X, VPN Tracker is constantly one step ahead. VPN Tracker is a full 64-bit application and is ready for the Internet of tomorrow with support for IPv6.
Native 64-bit performance

As a 100% 64-bit application, VPN Tracker takes advantage of the most advanced and performance driven features of OS X, as well as the security protections afforded to 64-bit applications on OS X.

Next generation Internet

VPN Tracker fully incorporates the latest Internet Protocol standard - IPv6. Using VPN Tracker, you are already prepared for the next generation Internet today.

#1 VPN client for macOS / OS X

VPN Tracker is designed for Mac OS X and macOS Sierra. Our years of experience with VPNs on Macs and macOS technology is reflected in VPN Tracker. VPN Tracker supports all versions of mac OS / OS X – check our Compatibility Guide for details.

For Pros

Network Scanner for remote VPN networks PRO

The Network Scanner in VPN Tracker Pro gives Mac users a complete overview of all devices in their network. While scanning, VPN Tracker recognizes the type of device, detects the operating system it is running, and displays available services for direct access.
Scan for specific devices and services

VPN Tracker's Network Scanner automatically scans for the most frequently used network services. You can customize the services that are being scanned for: file shares, remote administration, screen sharing, databases, web and mail servers, etc.

Find and connect with remote VPN devices

With just one click of a button, the VPN Tracker Network Scanner connects you to your device or network service within your VPN. Need a host's IP adddress elsewhere? No problem, simply copy and paste it.

Detect operating systems

The Network Scanner automatically recognizes different kinds of devices and operating systems within your VPN and groups devices and services accordingly.

Quick overview of your VPN with your Mac

Display scan results by IP address, host name and operating system, or sort according to services. Filtering and website previews give you an instant overview of the remote network you're securely connected to by VPN.

Accounting made easy with VPN Tracker PRO

VPN Tracker Pro pays off quickly for Apple consultants and business users. The integrated Accounting function takes care of time-tracking, eliminating the end of the month burden of adding up consulting time. Each IPSec, PPTP and L2TP connection can be tracked.
Keep track of VPN connection time

VPN Tracker Pro records all IPSec, PPTP und L2TP VPN connections with date, IP address, traffic, and connection duration. Enter comments to track your work for later reference – whether it's billing or just finding out when you last updated that server.

Export accounting data

Export your VPN connection data for accounting to Numbers, Excel, or to billing systems using a customizable CSV export. Enter a reference number or organization in your VPN connections to easily match accounting records with your billing system. And if you're billing in 15 min increments, VPN Tracker Pro even takes care of rounding.

Use multiple VPN connections on your Mac

VPN Tracker Pro is great for power users and consultants. Connect to multiple VPNs simultaneously and stay organized with search and improved groups, even with a large number of VPN connections and clients.
Group and organize PRO

Group your VPN connections by project or client, so you have everything in one place. Got a lot of connections? Use search to quickly jump to a particular VPN connection or client.

Manage your VPNs from the menu bar

Your VPN's status is shown right in the menu bar – allowing you to connect and disconnect VPNs and even use VPN Shortcuts. And when you're done for the day, click End Session to disconnect servers, close applications, and then disconnect from your VPN.

VPN when you need it

VPN Tracker can automatically connect or disconnect your VPN in certain network locations, on specific wifi networks, or based on other rules, so your connection is always ready to go, when and where you need it.

Traffic Control - Take control of your VPN traffic

VPN Tracker gives you even more control over your VPN. Don’t want to send traffic to certain IP address or subnets over VPN? Simply exclude them! Have a Host to Everywhere VPN but only need some addresses over VPN? Tell VPN Tracker to only send traffic to those IPs over VPN.

VPN for your Windows applications

Do you rely on your Windows applications? Why not share your secure connection with your Windows virtual machine: Access your SAP application, check email and appointments using Outlook, and open your Access database.
VPN for VMware and Parallels

Are you using VMware or Parallels on your Mac to run Windows? VPN Tracker shares your VPN with the Windows applications inside your virtual machine.

Microsoft Remote Desktop

If you need to connect to remote Windows PCs, VPN Tracker VPN Shortcuts support both Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection and CoRD so you don't have to leave VPN Tracker to share a screen with a Windows PC.

VPN Shortcuts to your Windows apps

Add VPN Shortcuts to your most commonly used Windows applications from Windows virtual machine – right alongside your favorite Mac apps. Now you can have all apps right where you need them.

For Teams

Export and deploy PRO

VPN Tracker is easy to deploy within businesses or to customers. Export connections and VPN Shortcuts from VPN Tracker Pro, and manage users and plans using VPN Tracker's Team Management.
Faster and more convenient rollout

It's quick and easy to distribute VPN Tracker workstations. We've totally revised the license management and tailored it to the professional use of Macs with VPN in businesses and large organizations. You can rollout VPN Tracker with a standard OS X installer package, making it easy to integrate with 3rd party deployment solutions.

Exporting simplified

VPN Tracker remembers your VPN connection's export settings including your pre-configured VPN Shortcuts. The next time you export, you don't have to configure anything. This speeds up large-scale deployments and makes configuration changes as fast as the click of a button.

Take control of your VPNs

As an administrator or consultant, you have total control over the security settings for your VPN users. Whether passwords can be saved or settings seen or altered, is entirely up to you.

Team Management made easy

With VPN Tracker, you can comfortably roll-out VPN acces to your team: Invite new team members by email and pre-assign plans.
Invite team members

Long lists of licence keys to manage your team are a thing of the past. Just invite your team members via email and provide them with the VPN connection. That's it.

Manage VPN Tracker workstations

VPN Tracker team management makes it easy to manage team members, assign plans and will even ping admins as soon as a new member joins. Plan and manage your roll-out via an easy to use web interface. You just need to prepare and export VPN Shortcuts and connection files for your team.

When a MacBook gets lost: Delete VPN connections remotely

VPN Tracker 365 Remote Connection Wipe allows a Team Manager to remotely remove all team connections from a team member’s computer, when it gets lost or stolen. The 'Remote Connection Wipe' feature is included in all VPN Tracker 365 plans.
Why remotely delete a connection?

The majority of VPN users use their Mac out and about and on the go. If a MacBook ever gets lost or stolen, there’s a risk that remote access to your network could fall into the wrong hands. With VPN Tracker 365 Remote Connection Wipe, you can prevent unauthorized VPN access by remotely deleting the connection.

Wiping a connection is better than locking

Remote Connection Wipe offers additional security by removing information about your VPN infrastructure. It also has the added benefit of working with any VPN connection, even those that don’t offer user authentication. This allows you to block VPN access for an individual user without having to distribute a new connection to your entire team.

Completely private & secure

VPN Tracker 365 Remote Wipe is designed and built to work without having any information about your connections. This gives you the convenience of remote access control, without exposing your connection information to cloud servers.

Tech Specs

System Requirements

  • VPN Tracker 365 is ready for MacOS High Sierra 10.13 and supports macOS Sierra 10.12, OS X El Capitan 10.11, OS X Yosemite (10.10) and OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    Subscribers can also use all older VPN Tracker versions
  • VPN Tracker 10 supports macOS High Sierra 10.13 and macOS Sierra 10.12
  • VPN Tracker 9 supports macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X Yosemite (10.10) and OS X 10.9 Mavericks 
  • VPN Tracker 8 supports OS X 10.10 Yosemite and OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • VPN Tracker 7 supports for Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.8
  • VPN Tracker 6 supports for Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6

VPN Technologies

VPN Standards

  • IPsec VPN
  • L2TP VPN (with VPN Tracker 365)
  • PPTP VPN (with VPN Tracker 365)

Automatic Configuration

  • Mode Config (NETGEAR, Juniper Networks ...)
  • Cisco EasyVPN
  • Cisco Meraki
  • WatchGuard Mobile User VPN
  • SonicWALL Simple Client Provisioning
  • SonicWALL DHCP over VPN


  • Host-to-Network (Split-Tunneling)
  • Host-to-Everywhere (Tunnel All Traffic)
  • Host-to-Host
  • Network-to-Network (requires VPN Tracker 365 Pro or VIP)
  • Remote DNS
  • Reverse Remote DNS
  • IPv6


Encryption Algorithms

  • AES-256, AES-192, AES-128 encryption
  • 3DES, DES, DES-IV64, DES-IV32

Hash Algorithms

  • SHA-2 (SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512)
  • SHA-1
  • MD5

Diffie-Hellman (DH) Key Exchange

  • Groups 14 to 18 (up to 8192 bit)
  • Group 5 (1536 bit)
  • Group 2 (1024 bit)
  • Group 1 (768 bit)


  • Pre-shared keys
  • RSA X.509 certificates
  • Smart cards and PKI tokens
  • Extended Authentication (XAUTH)
  • Support for authenticator tokens (RSA SecurID, CryptoCard, etc.) through XAUTH
  • Hybrid Mode (CheckPoint and others)

Getting and Staying Connected

Get Connected, Anywhere

  • NAT detection and NAT-Traversal (RFC 3947 including drafts)
  • Cisco UDP Encapsulation
  • Automatic VPN availability test: Determines whether to use IPsec passthrough or NAT-Traversal with your current Internet connection

Stay Connected

  • Rekeying
  • Dead Peer Detection (DPD)
  • Automatic DHCP Renewal

Ready to Help

  • Specific troubleshooting advice instead of cryptic log messages
  • Built-in help for every setting
  • Diagnostic tools built right in
  • One-click Technical Support Reports


VPN Shortcuts - Your VPN Cockpit

  • Connect to file servers, remote desktop, and much more
  • Support for
    • Mac (AFP), Windows (SMB/CIFS), FTP, WebDAV, NFS file servers
    • Screen Sharing
    • Apple Remote Desktop
    • Microsoft Remote Desktop
    • CoRD
    • OS X Server
    • FileMaker
    • AppleScript
    • Automator
    • ...and any other application, file or URL your Mac can open!

Network Scanner (VPN Tracker 365 Pro / VIP)

  • Explore the remote network of your VPN, assist users and locate hosts and services
  • OS Detection
  • Connect directly to hosts and services

Accounting (VPN Tracker 365 Pro / VIP)

  • Document your work and bill your clients
  • Export to Numbers and Excel
  • Customizable CSV export for billing and time tracking systems


  • Actions at VPN connect and disconnect
  • Automatic clean disconnect of file servers
  • Notifications for important events

Streamlined User Interface

  • Condensed Layout (VPN Tracker 365 Pro or VIP)
  • Menu Bar Item
  • Hidden Dock icon
  • Connection groups (VPN Tracker 365 Pro or VIP)
  • Search (VPN Tracker 365 Pro or VIP)

Export and Deployment

  • Export connections and VPN Shortcuts
  • Lock connections to prevent users from modifying settings, storing passwords, etc.
  • Set up a standard VPN work environment for end users
  • Hassle-free license management that can be integrated into your asset and user management workflow
  • Ships as OS X installer package for use with industry-standard deployment solutions