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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

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
MacNews

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
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How safe is PPTP VPN and should I stop using it?

It's no secret that PPTP has a bad rep these days, but why is PPTP VPN considered to be unsafe and how bad is it really? In this post, we shine the spotlight on PPTP, covering its origin story, its well-known flaws and just how it has managed to stick…
Gabrielle
September 13, 2023

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
WireGuard

3 Pros and Cons of WireGuard VPN

Alongside the clear benefits WireGuard provides, it also comes with some major drawbacks. In this post, we take a deep dive into the main pros and cons of WireGuard VPN, as well as how it fairs against other VPN protocols.
Gabrielle
August 30, 2023
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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

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

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
DrayTek

How to set up IPsec VPN for a DrayTek Vigor Router

In this guide, we take you through the key tech specs of the popular DrayTek Vigor 2865 and explain step-by-step how to configure an IPsec (IKEv1 + IKEv2) VPN server on your DrayTek Vigor router to connect remotely to your home or office network on Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Gabrielle
June 7, 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

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
Cisco

Set up VPN for a Cisco FirePower Firewall

About Cisco Firepower Firewalls Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewalls offer security-conscious business users high performance protection for their network. These powerful VPN firewalls come with a diverse spec designed to suit a range of use cases, from small businesses and branch offices, all the way up to enterprise and data center…
Gabrielle
February 7, 2023
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New: VPN Tracker with Cisco AnyConnect SSL Optimization

Today we're rolling out two updates which are particularly relevant for Cisco AnyConnect VPN users: VPN Tracker for Mac version 22.1.4 and VPN Tracker for iOS version 1.2.4. Both updates bring important performance optimizations for Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN users as well as a productivity update and Personal Safe improvements.
Gabrielle
December 7, 2022
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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

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
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Set up VPN for a Sophos XGS Firewall

About the Sophos XGS Firewalls Sophos XG and XGS Next Generation Firewalls offer security-conscious business users high performance protection for their network. These powerful VPN firewalls come with a diverse spec designed to suit a range of use cases, from private home office and small business users to branch offices,…
Gabrielle
September 26, 2022
Ubiquiti UniFi Dream Machine

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
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Configure VPN for a NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Router

About the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi router (R7000) is an excellent home or small business router, supporting up to 3 VPN users (one per platform). Powered by a 1GHz processor, it provides Gigabit connection speeds, making it one of the fastest 802.11ac NETGEAR routers. This router offers…
Gabrielle
September 19, 2022
Tips & TricksWireGuard

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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