August 3, 2016 in Networks and FTP (E)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - Reacting to Apple's recent announcement that PPTP VPN will no longer be supported by their built-in VPN client on macOS Sierra, Feingeist Software GmbH has assured that their VPN client for Mac Shimo is ready for PPTP on the new operating system.
The main reasons for the discontinuation of PPTP VPN by Apple are linked to security issues, in other words, this VPN communications protocol has become outdated, vulnerable to threats, and insecure. Whilst this might be a reasonable decision, which is supposed to encourage Apple's customers to switch to more secure VPN protocols, it is understandable that some of the users may be facing some inconveniences due to it, at least temporarily.
To access the PPTP VPN connection will, however, be possible using Shimo, the VPN client for Mac, which is ready for macOS Sierra. It supports PPTP as well as L2TP, Cisco AnyConnect, OpenVPN and all standard-compliant IPSec connections. The developers at Feingeist Software have recently announced a major update to Shimo. Shimo 4.1 now easily handles complex VPN networking configurations, including route management and DNS handling.
This VPN client for Mac guarantees highest security standards and delivers an optimized user experience. It also goes above and beyond by allowing you to automatically connect VPN accounts based on certain trigger conditions. All you have to do is to choose the condition that fits best. Once you've done so, Shimo makes sure that your network connection is automatically secured whenever required. Connecting to an unknown Wi-Fi network, for example, or under any other conditions that you set up.
Users can also configure actions to be performed when a particular VPN connection is established or terminated. Connect to network servers, launch other applications or just check your company email - everything is possible with Shimo's automation features. A free trial period allows to test Shimo for 30 days.
Based in Berlin, Germany, Feingeist develops useful software for Mac OS X. The company was founded with the vision to make the life of Mac users easier, and help them complete their daily tasks in the most convenient and elegant way. The developers perceive security, privacy and productivity as the most important modern problems with their main products particularly target these problems. Their software includes an Apple Mail assistant MailButler, and a VPN client Shimo. They have one target: to simplify life and optimize one's daily productivity. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Feingeist Software GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.