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As some of you might know, a couple of months ago Apple announced that PPTP VPN will no longer be supported by Apple’s built-in VPN client on macOS Sierra. Security issues are mentioned among the main reasons for this decision: PPTP VPN has simply become outdated, vulnerable to threats, and insecure.
Although this might seem to be a reasonable change which would motivate Mac enthusiasts to switch to more secure VPN protocols, it is also understandable that it may cause some users inconveniences in the immediate future.
For those who will miss PPTP VPN on macOS Sierra and look for alternatives to Apple’s built-in VPN client, there is one great solution. It’s the VPN Client for Mac Shimo. Not only is it ready for macOS Sierra and supports PPTP, it also supports 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.
A 30 days free trial period allows you to test the full range of functionalities that Shimo offers. Among the benefits that you get by using this VPN client are the highest security standards and an optimized user experience. Shimo also allows you to automatically connect VPN accounts based on certain trigger conditions: your network connection is automatically secured whenever required, for example, when connecting to an unknown Wi-Fi network.
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.
For more information, visit the Shimo website.