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Is there a Macintosh Virtual Private Network (VPN) client available?

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Is NetScreen-Remote supported on Macintosh?
  • Macintosh VPN client
  • Software based IPSec client for MacOS
  • Apple

Currently, there are a few VPN clients that runs on the Macintosh platform.

  1. MacPGP from PGP Corporation. That product is PGP Corporate Desktop, and is only available for Mac OS 9. For more details on purchasing, please go to
  2. VPN Tracker from Equinux. This is a front end to the IPSec engine that is built into the BSD kernel in Mac OS 10. The minimum requirement here is Mac OS 10.2. You can find further details on this product at You can also find a VPN Interop document written by VPN Tracker at
  3. VaporSec (http:// is similar to VPN Tracker, except it is Open Source, which means you can download it free of charge. You can also find a VPN Interop document on this. Please click VPN Between NetScreen to VaporSec
  4. IPSecuritas from Lobotomo Software. This is also downloadable free of charge. Requires Mac OS 10.3 or higher.

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