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Discover all the latest news and info about VPN Tracker for Mac, iPhone and iPad - plus exclusive productivity tips, VPN tricks, tutorials, and configuration guides...

Why Are Certificates Used for VPN? Best Practice Authentication

Previous posts in this series Understanding Cryptographic Terms - Cryptography 101 All About Certificates - The Anatomy of a Certificate Which Types of Certificates Exist and How are They Created? What is the Subject Alternative Name and Why is it Important for VPN? Why Are Certificates Used for VPN? Best…
Gabrielle
March 7, 2024

What is the Subject Alternative Name and Why is it Important for VPN?

When creating an email or server certificate, there is one important final step: The Subject Alternative Name (SAN). This is the attribute that people most often ignore, that is commonly missing completely in certificates or used incorrectly which causes all kind of undesired behaviour – putting the security of servers…
Team equinux
February 14, 2024

Understanding Cryptographic Terms - Cryptography 101

Before we can delve into the wonderful world of certificates, we first need to understand some basic cryptographic terms and operations, but don't worry, it will be far less technical than you might fear and there will be barely any math involved. Let's get started!
Gabrielle
January 10, 2024
Mac

Connect to VPN on macOS Sonoma

macOS 14 Sonoma is here and VPN Tracker is ready! Update to the latest macOS version with the peace of mind that all your important connections are fully supported — ready for you to get to work.
Gabrielle
December 5, 2023

Why VPN tunneling over TCP sucks!

Keep reading to find out everything that’s wrong with TCP, what ‘TCP meltdown’ is, and why you should absolutely choose a different protocol for your VPN.
Gabrielle
October 18, 2023
News

All about new VPN Tracker editions

Today we are announcing some big changes to our VPN Tracker editions! Check out this guide to get the lowdown on all the latest changes, as well as how to update your plan and unlock free benefits!
Gabrielle
August 30, 2023
How TosIKEv2

Connect to IKEv2 VPN on Mac, iPhone, iPad

VPN Tracker enables you to create a secure IKEv2 VPN connection to your VPN gateway so you can enjoy remote access to your network wherever you are. VPN Tracker's custom IKEv2 VPN profile gives you the flexibility to configure your connection exactly as you need it - with support for…
Gabrielle
August 17, 2023
NewsNewsNews

Is Apple dropping support for IKEv2 VPN?

Back in 2020, Apple scrapped their integrated PPTP VPN support on macOS; leaving network admins scrambling to find an alternative solution in order to continue connecting to PPTP VPN on the Mac. Fast forward three years and the rumor mill is churning again, following announcements from the WWDC in 2023.…
Gabrielle
August 8, 2023
TP Link R605 routerHow TosTP-LinkTP-Link

Set up IKEv2 VPN for TP Link Safestream Router

TP-Link SafeStream Multi-WAN VPN routers are a powerful VPN solution for small-medium businesses. Thanks to seamless integration with TP-Link's Omada SDN platform, SafeStream routers can also be managed centrally and remotely - with a practical smartphone app for on the go.  In this guide, we show you step-by-step how to…
Gabrielle
August 4, 2023
Updates

New: Connect to IKEv2 VPN in VPN Tracker

IKEv2 connections (Beta) are available in the latest VPN Tracker version and we'd love to hear your feedback! Check out the full update guide for more information on IKEv2 support in VPN Tracker and how to start testing your connections.
Gabrielle
July 26, 2023

Accepting team invitations

Welcome to VPN Tracker! This guide takes you through the ins and outs of getting started with VPN Tracker - beginning with receiving your initial email invitation from your admin.
Gabrielle
July 18, 2023

Sharing a VPN connection in TeamCloud

TeamCloud makes it easier than ever to roll out pre-configured VPN connections to your team and grant them secure remote access to the company network on Mac, iPhone or iPad. Here's how:
Gabrielle
July 17, 2023
NAS

How to Configure VPN for QNAP NAS

In this guide, we take you through step-by-step how to easily configure an OpenVPN server on your QNAP NAS device and remotely connect to your network on Mac, iPhone or iPad.
Gabrielle
March 7, 2023
How TosPPTP

Connect to PPTP VPN on Mac

Need to connect to PPTP VPN on your Mac? Apple removed the built-in support for PPTP VPN connections in 2020. But there is an easy way to use PPTP VPN on your Mac that doesn't require you to keep using an older macOS version.
Gabrielle
February 24, 2023
ASUS RT-AX88U routerASUS

Configure VPN for an ASUS Router

In this guide, we take you through the key VPN specification for one of the most popular ASUS devices of the moment - the RT-AX88U - as well as all you need to know about setting up an IPsec or WireGuard® VPN server on your ASUS device to connect on…
Gabrielle
November 9, 2022
News

VPN Tracker is ready for macOS Ventura

Brand new macOS 13 Ventura is here and VPN Tracker is ready! Update to the latest macOS version with the peace of mind that all your important connections are fully supported — ready for you to get to work.
Team equinux
October 24, 2022
Tips & Tricks

3 Easy Ways You Can Use VPN for Work

VPN has a wide variety of different use cases which will enable you to work more productively using apps, tools and resources you most likely already have. In this guide, we're sharing 3 easy ways you can use VPN to simplify your everyday workflows and make the most out of…
Gabrielle
October 10, 2022
Ubiquiti UniFi Dream MachineDevicesHow TosRoutersUbiquiti

Configure VPN for Ubiquiti UniFi

The Ubiquiti UniFi system covers a range of powerful yet affordable network management devices, suitable for home office users up to small-medium sized businesses. Discover the key specification for the most popular UniFi devices as well as step by step information on how to set up a VPN server on…
Gabrielle
September 20, 2022
Telekom Speedport Smart 4DevicesRoutersTelekom

Configure VPN for Telekom Speedport Smart 4

About the Speedport Smart 4 The main features of the Telekom Speedport routers - such as powerful WiFi 6 and support for ultra fast WireGuard® VPN - as well as an impressive price:performance ratio, make them a popular choice for private users and home offices. Below, you can find out…
Gabrielle
September 19, 2022
Tips & Tricks

Set Up a WireGuard® VPN Server at Home

Discover how to secure your Smart Home and set up a secure and private WireGuard® VPN server in your home network in just a few simple steps. Guide contents: Understanding Smart Home security What are the risks of smart devices? How to Set Up a Home VPN Server What is…
Gabrielle
September 12, 2022
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