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 package should install on any reasonable machine running Windows 2000, Windows XP/XP or Windows Vista with network connectivity via an Ethernet or Dial-up adapter. Testing has only been performed on machines running with the latest service packs installed. For this reason, you are encouraged to keep your operating system up to date when using this software.
To install the Shrew Soft VPN Client, you must be logged into the operating system with an account that has administrative privileges. For normal operation, using any account that has local login access should be sufficient.
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