Network infrastructure solutions provider Lancom Systems has introduced version 3.11 of its IPSec-based Advanced VPN Client (AVC). This client offers new features that make things easier for administrators and users, including a VPN Bypass and full IPv6 support. It works with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems.
New VPN Bypass
This feature allows certain types of traffic to bypass the VPN tunnel, primarily to enable the transport of large data volumes directly over the Internet, such as for updates to the operating system or virus scanner.
Users simply exclude certain applications, domains or target addresses from the VPN tunnel to allow them direct access to the Internet. The main advantage of this is that the VPN gateway at the end of the tunnel is not overloaded by applications moving large amounts of data.
Home Zone feature
Home Zone uses a special profile for users at their home offices. By clicking on the “Home Zone” button, a user activates special firewall rules that are predefined by the administrator and which apply only at the user's home office.
This allows users to access printers and scanners in their own home network, for example. Once the user leaves the Home Zone area, the default firewall rules are enabled again. As soon as the user returns to the home office, the Home Zone settings automatically reactivate.
On top of this, the AVC now also offers full IPv6 support. Version 3.11 facilitates the native dial-in to IPv6 networks. A new connection option in the Budget Manager (“No roaming allowed”) prevents high costs from being incurred through unintentional data roaming.
Lancom Advanced VPN Client 3.11 supports all current 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems from Windows Vista to Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10. Consequently, even companies with heterogeneous infrastructures can work with a single, universal client to manage remote access. The benefit: Lower costs for administrators, the user help desk, and on training.
The Lancom Advanced VPN Client version 3.11 is available now. For users of the Advanced VPN Client version 2.3 or 3.0, Lancom is offering an upgrade.
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