The #1 VPN Client for Mac OS X and macOS

The #1 VPN Client for Mac OS X and macOS

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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, OpenVPN, L2TP and PPTP based VPN routers. VPN Tracker 365 supports industry standard VPN protocols (IPsec, OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP) and is compatible with all major VPN brands and gateways by leading manufacturers.




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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 supports IPsec, as well as OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP-based VPNs (365 only). This lets VPN Tracker work with almost any VPN gateway brand.


Cisco EasyVPN

With support for Cisco EasyVPN, you don't need to worry about configuring IP addresses, remote networks, or various other settings. VPN Tracker will talk to your Cisco VPN gateway behind the scenes to figure all that out automatically.

Mode Config

If you're connecting to a NETGEAR, Juniper Networks or LANCOM VPN gateway, VPN Tracker can use Mode Config to automatically obtain IP addresses and DNS settings.


Simple Client Provisioning for SonicWALL

VPN Tracker is the only VPN client for Mac with support for SonicWALL Simple Client Provisioning (SCP). That means VPN Tracker will automatically detect your SonicWALL VPN gateway and figure out the secure settings 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.

Mobile User VPN for WatchGuard

VPN Tracker for Mac supports WatchGuard Mobile User VPN: IP addresses and DNS settings are automatically configured, so getting set up is a breeze.


Hybrid Mode Authentication

VPN Tracker supports Hybrid Mode Authentication for CheckPoint and other VPN devices.



NEW Support for OpenVPN

The latest VPN Tracker 365 version now offers support for OpenVPN connections with a specially configured implementation for macOS. VPN Tracker 365 plans allow you to create one singular OpenVPN connection, whereas Pro and VIP customers can securely use multiple OpenVPN connections. 
OpenVPN connections

VPN Tracker 365 now supports OpenVPN connections on VPN gateways such as the NETGEAR R8000 series, as well as devices from TP-Link and Asus. Discover more from our Compatibility Guides.

Importing connections

You can safely and easily import your existing OpenVPN connections to use in VPN Tracker 365 thanks to the convenience of .ovpn configuration files.

Connections with other VPN standards

OpenVPN connections can be used simultaneously alongside IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP connections in VPN Tracker 365.

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.
macOS Security foundation

Security is the top priority for VPN Tracker and it supports the latest macOS security features: Passwords are stored securely in Keychain, and technologies such as code signing, Secure Kernel Extension Authentication, 64 bit, XPC services, and more work to protect your data.

Strong encryption

VPN Tracker supports encryption up to AES-256 to satisfy even the most demanding standards set by military organizations, enterprises and government. Supported hash algorithms include SHA-2, and Diffie-Hellman (DH) Groups up to group 18 (8192 bit) for keys.

2-factor: Go beyond passwords

VPN Tracker offers support for two-factor authentication (2FA) based on X.509 certificates, smart cards, and PKI tokens. One-time passcode tokens, such as RSA SecurID, or FortiToken for FortiGate devices 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

Add shortcuts for the applications, file servers and other data you need for everyday tasks and workflows.


Automate with AppleScript

Add AppleScripts and Automator workflows to your VPN Shortcuts to make even the most complex tasks simple for your users.

Making VPN easy for everyone

VPN Shortcuts makes working over VPN easy for everyone: click a shortcut and VPN Tracker can connect your VPN and open the server you need to get to work.


Organize projects and customers

If you support multiple clients, VPN Tracker can help you keep track of all the different servers and hosts, so everything is neatly organized and ready to go.

Customize with corporate identity

Customize your VPN Shortcut collection background with your company logo or corporate design.


Virtual machines and remote desktops

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.
Network detection and auto-configuration

VPN Tracker 365 automatically detects the settings required for your internet connection and sets the right the NAT-Traversal settings – one less thing to take care of.

Stay connected

VPN Tracker's advanced rekeying ability means your connections will stay connected longer and more reliably than other VPN clients. And with support for Dead-peer-detection (DPD) and automatic DHCP lease-renewal over VPN, nothing will interrupt your work.

End your VPN connections right

VPN Tracker can automatically quit applications, disconnect servers and close databases before the VPN is disconnected from your Mac, preventing annoying error messages and 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.
Security

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.

Backup

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 - Business-grade VPN service

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 – exclusively available with VPN Tracker 365.





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.

IPv6 support

VPN Tracker fully supports IPv6 internet connections, so you're ready to connect, whatever your ISP is using.

#1 VPN client for macOS / OS X

VPN Tracker is designed for Mac OS X and macOS Mojave and includes our years of experience building VPN for Macs. VPN Tracker supports all versions of macOS / 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 devices and services

VPN Tracker's Network Scanner can automatically scan for the most frequently used network services and can be customized to scan other services or ports. Find 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.
Keep track of VPN connection time

Track and export a log of all your VPN connections, including connection times, IP addresses, traffic, and duration. Add comments for later reference and export to your billing or time-tracking tool.

Export accounting data

Export to Numbers, Excel, or to billing systems using a customizable CSV export. Enter a reference number or organization to easily match accounting records with your billing system.

Use multiple VPN connections on your Mac

Connect to multiple VPNs simultaneously and organize large numbers of connections with search and groups – perfect for power users and consultants.
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

Check your connection status and start or stop any VPN connection right from the menu bar.

Rule-based auto-connect

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

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

Connect to remote Windows PCs with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection with a single click, thanks to VPN Shortcuts.

VPN Shortcuts to Windows apps

Add VPN Shortcuts for your most frequently used apps from any Windows virtual machine – right alongside your favorite Mac apps.

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.
Enterprise rollout ready

It's quick and easy to distribute VPN Tracker workstations. Rollout VPN Tracker with a standard macOS installer package, making it easy to integrate with 3rd party deployment solutions.

Export Connections

VPN Tracker remembers your VPN connection's export settings including your pre-configured VPN Shortcuts. This speeds up large-scale deployments and makes configuration changes simple to roll out.

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.

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?

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 allowing 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 Mojave 10.14 and supports macOS High Sierra 10.13, 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
  • OpenVPN (with VPN Tracker 365)
  • 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

Networking

  • 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

Security


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)

Authentication

  • Pre-shared keys
  • RSA X.509 certificates
  • Extended Authentication (XAUTH)
  • Hybrid Mode (CheckPoint and others)

2-factor Authentication (2FA)

  • Smart cards and PKI tokens
  • Support for authenticator tokens (RSA SecurID, CryptoCard, etc.) through XAUTH.
  • Compatible with vendor specific 2FA tokens such as FortiToken for FortiGate devices

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

Productivity


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

Automation

  • 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