Shimo
Shimo 3.2.3
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Advanced VPN client for Mac.   Shareware ($39.95)
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Shimo is the swiss army knife for VPN connections. It supports more protocols than any other VPN application out there! CiscoVPN, AnyConnect, IPSec, OpenVPN, PPTP/L2TP, Nortel and even SSH connections are no problem for Shimo.

Shimo is able to automate everything around your secure network connections: Establish connections automatically when you change your network location, execute AppleScripts on certain events or get notified about these events. This is just a very small excerpt of Shimo's capabilities. Feel free to download Shimo from our website and find out about
What's New
Version 3.2.3:
  • fixed profile importing for directories
  • minor changes to up/down scripts
  • modifications to sleep behavior
  • ignore missing values in authentication dialog
  • allow to use Vault files in automation tab
  • changed reconnection behavior on wake
  • added context menu to Vault
  • save configuration when configuration window is closed
  • don't remove passwords from Keychain on failed authentication
  • updated to the latest OpenSSL
  • updated to the latest openconnect
  • fixed PPTP username including domain
  • allow whitespaces in PPP usernames
  • improved reconnection mechanism
  • modified error handling for AnyConnect
  • allow for SSH_AGENT authentication
  • modified connection scripts for OpenVPN and CiscoVPN
  • allow to reset racoon advanced configuration
  • moved to OpenVPN 2.3.1 as backend
  • use /etc/resolver files in vpnc-script instead of scutil
  • added new licensing scheme
  • when waking from sleep, check for change of network
  • allow certificate password for AnyConnect profiles
  • added more networking options to AnyConnect profiles
  • cancel authentication after 5 retries
  • fixed AnyConnect certificate authentication
  • fixed tls-remote for OpenVPN
  • improved connection scripts
  • added 'Application Termination' trigger
Version 3.2.3:
  • fixed profile importing for directories
  • minor changes to up/down scripts
  • modifications to sleep behavior
  • ignore missing values in authentication dialog
  • allow to use Vault files in automation tab
  • changed reconnection behavior on wake
  • added context menu to Vault
  • save configuration when configuration window is closed
  • don't more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Shimo User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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bobwen reviewed on 11 Feb 2014
The Product Documents are very poor! the only way to get support is go to product forum.
[Version 3.2.3]


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PeterB6993 reviewed on 10 Jan 2014
Pretty Nice. I was able to in 5 minutes, pull in my cisco file and connect on the vpn. Wasn't completely obvious to me how to mac a connection at first, so it would be nice if you would just add a connect/disconnect button to the list of VPNs.
Also the import doesn't work when demo version, but you can actually just doubleclick on your VPN config file and it auto-imports into Shimo, but fails to bring in the group password (which is often hidden intentionally by the IT guys, but just open your cisco profile in text edit and copy & paste it in. The fact that I could do that tells me the importer should be made smarter to auto-import.
Overall for complicated stuff like this, far better than most... I'll be sending you my registration $$.
[Version 3.2.3]


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Alessandro82 reviewed on 16 Oct 2012
does not reset connection on closing very disappointing for a 30 bucks software stay away!
[Version 3.2.2]

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ChungwaSoft (developer) replied on 22 Oct 2012
Please send an email to support@chungwasoft.com describing your problem and we will sort this out. Promised!
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Ooshnoo reviewed on 05 Jul 2012
Honestly... get it right the first or second time. This is now the 10th update since v3.0 came out not too long ago. it's quite the pain in the butt to have to keep installing an update.
[Version 3.0.10]

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ChungwaSoft (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2012
Those updates are mostly additional features added after a user requested to add it. To avoid getting nagged by those regular updates, you can configure Shimo to automatically download updates in the background...
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Tomasz Marcin Orzechowski reviewed on 11 May 2012
Does not work properly...

It seems not to be compatible with Lion...
It hangs when the App Store is working... :(
[Version 3.0.3]

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ChungwaSoft (developer) replied on 11 May 2012
It is compatible with Lion. Please send me an email to support@chungwasoft.com and we will find a solution to your problem.
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Tgromak reviewed on 17 Feb 2012
I've used Shimo under Snow Leopard and loved it. Since Lion, it's been unusable for me. I bought the deal today to add it to another Mac, hoping the problems had been resolved. But nope.

Shimo fires up, says its connected to my office's Cisco VPN system, and even gets me an IP address that I know to be in the range of the system at the office. But nothing works. Web browsing -- whether intranet sites for which I need the vpn, or external sites on the greater internet -- never open. It's almost like it has no idea where to look for the DNS information.

A waste of $12.99 that I pretty much only spent because of Shimo's integration with Keychain (OS X Lion's built-in VPN client works flawlessly with the work system, but requires my password every time. I bought Shimo primarily so I wouldn't have to enter it).

Oh, well.
[Version 2.3.3]


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Neil_m reviewed on 10 Jan 2011
It seems good.
I tried to quickly to see how the Racoon/IPSec performed on a Netgear FVS 338 in comparison to IPSecuritas (free).

It performed equally as well.

I have to say the support is very slow. I realise it is only Fabian on his own - but it took 4 days for him to acknowledge my question on the form regarding Forcing all VPN traffic over the VPN
[Version 2.3]

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Neil_m replied on 01 Jun 2011
As a followup. My support ticket was mysteriously deleted.
I rewrote it.
The question was never answered.
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bulljit replied on 18 Jun 2011
I agree, it is a beautiful app that is very stable and feature rich.

However without the ability to "send all traffic over VPN" it is not option for my purposes.
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MikaelF commented on 02 Sep 2009
No I don't. The non existing doc doesn't mention it and my interpretation of a supported protocol is that the product has this feature. Not that I need to install the original product so that it can support itself.

Sigh....
[Version 2.2.1]


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MikaelF commented on 01 Sep 2009
Can someone tell me how to use this with Hamachi? All the profiles except Cisco are greyed out.

I have the latest version and I paid the license fee.

Documentation is non existing...

/Mikael
[Version 2.2.1]

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Ooshnoo replied on 01 Sep 2009
You do have Hamachi installed and configured already don't you?
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ozean tipped on 01 Sep 2009
Just as a FYI: the venerable 1.0.7 version of Shimo (the last freeware version) continues to work under Snow Leopard. Yay!
[Version 2.2.1]


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Andik2000 had trouble on 24 Sep 2010
I have problems using the CiscoVPN with Snow-Leo in my office network. Connections to the local file server will crash or be slow while being connected to an external server via VPN (using UDP which is not supported by MacOSX).

Now i hoped Shimo will solve this problem - but after a test there are still network problems.
Filetransfer to a local file server (WIN 2003 Server) is very slow. Saving files from Photoshop to the fileserver is also slow and sometimes the files are destroyed.
If i cancel the connection, all works fine. Also OSX 10.5. runs without problems.

If i understand right, Shimo is just a GUI that uses the Cisco-Engine. Is there any chance that Shimo will become a standalone VPN client with its own engine?
[Version 2.2.3.1]

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.guru (developer) replied on 11 Nov 2010
Have you tried converting your Cisco profile in Shimo to a vpnc profile? Maybe it works better?!
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Irieblues had trouble on 03 Feb 2010
Hello all,
I'm new to this arena (MAC) that is... and I was using Hamachi with PC's now we have MAC's and a so called workstation that we use as a server....
Now, with Shimo, is it possible to use it with Hamachi?

On the short end... what is the best way to VPN to my "server" when I'm not in the office?

Thanks all in advanced!!!
[Version 2.2.2]

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.guru (developer) replied on 11 Nov 2010
You are able to use Shimo with hamachi, but to answer how to connect with your server when you are not in the office, it would be necessary to know what type of server you are using.
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jono had trouble on 02 Jun 2008
v2.0.1 breaks connectivity with our corporate VPN server; it just repeatedly asks for my PIN. Had to revert to v2.0 which works fine...
[Version 2.0.1]

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Nexumoja.org (developer) replied on 03 Jun 2008
Please re-update to 2.0.1 (330), because there was a tiny bug in 2.0.1 (229)... sorry for that!
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copiloto had trouble on 18 Jun 2007
Shimo 1.0 was working perfectly for me. When I installed this new version, it asks me for several confirmations (that I don't know) in order to connect. I don't really know what to do, since I used it because of its simplicity.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Nexumoja.org (developer) replied on 18 Jun 2007
for those who have troubles with Shimo 1.0.1: Please use the update-feature to get a fixed version or download 1.0.1 again from our website.
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copiloto replied on 10 Jul 2007
You guys are great! Thank you for the wonderful app!

otsu rated on 27 Jul 2013

[Version 3.2.3]



jTux rated on 24 Jun 2013

[Version 3.2.3]



Komododraak rated on 15 Aug 2012

[Version 3.1.1]



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fjaeger rated on 04 Jul 2012

[Version 3.0.8]



Komododraak rated on 29 Jun 2012

[Version 3.0.8]



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fjaeger rated on 17 Jun 2012

[Version 3.0.6]



william_470aa044 rated on 15 Jun 2012

[Version 3.0.6]



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fjaeger rated on 25 May 2012

[Version 3.0.3]



Ildar rated on 19 Apr 2012

[Version 3.0]



+5

fjaeger rated on 19 Apr 2012

[Version 3.0]


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Version Downloads:3,475
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Shareware
Date:23 Jun 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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Shimo is the swiss army knife for VPN connections. It supports more protocols than any other VPN application out there! CiscoVPN, AnyConnect, IPSec, OpenVPN, PPTP/L2TP, Nortel and even SSH connections are no problem for Shimo.

Shimo is able to automate everything around your secure network connections: Establish connections automatically when you change your network location, execute AppleScripts on certain events or get notified about these events. This is just a very small excerpt of Shimo's capabilities. Feel free to download Shimo from our website and find out about its extraordinary feature set. The downloadable version comes without any restrictions and therefore you are able to find out if it suits your personal requirements before you buy a license!


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