The Shrew Soft VPN Client for Windows is a free IPsec Remote Access VPN Client for Windows 2000, XP and Vista operating systems (x86 and amd64 versions). It was originally developed to provide secure communications between mobile Windows hosts and open source VPN gateways that utilize standards compliant software such as ipsec-tools, OpenSWAN, FreeSWAN, StrongSWAN, isakmpd.
It now offers many of the advanced features only found in expensive commercial software solutions and provides compatibility for VPN appliances produced by vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint, Fortinet, Netgear, Linksys, Zywall and many others.
This Software implements the IPsec Protocol standard and uses ISAKMP version 1.0 to negotiate security parameters with a VPN Gateway. In addition, it includes support for the XAuth protocol extension for user authentication and the Configuration Exchange extension for automatic client configuration.
Windows VPN Client - 64bit software
- Latest version: 2.1.4
- Release date: 2008-11-11