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iVPN
iVPN
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iVPN overview

iVPN is the original VPN server for non-server Macs. It uses Apple's built-in, rock solid VPN server; the same used in OS X Server.

iVPN easily creates a standards based PPTP and L2TP VPN server on your home or office Mac. With just a few details and a couple of clicks, you'll be ready to connect securely to your Mac from anywhere in world and from nearly any device!

Using a public WiFi hotspot? iVPN is perfect for you…just connect to iVPN from your device and you instantly have a secure tunnel for all your internet traffic. Never worry about internet banking on the move again!

You can easily keep an eye on all connections to your Mac with the built-in iVPN Monitor. Check what IP address they have connected from and how long they've been connected.

Advanced if you need it! iVPN allows you to add as many users as you want, but if you already have a directory server with all your users, iVPN can link to that too! Custom DNS and static routes means that iVPN can fit into nearly any network environment.

Warning: Do not use iVPN on macOS Server. You will no longer be able to use Server to configure your VPN server.

What’s new in version 7.5

Updated on Sep 29 2019

Version 7.5:
  • New: Fully supports macOS 10.15 Catalina and notarisation
  • Improved: Made lots more under-the-hood improvements and fixes
  • Fixed: Fixed issue with iVPN Monitor and App Translocation
  • Note: Removed support for Directory Server authentication with PPTP
View older iVPN updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

4.7 MB

Developer’s website

https://macserve.org.uk/

Downloads

47919

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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Funjoy
Funjoy
Mar 31 2021
7.5
4.0
Mar 31 2021
4.0
Version: 7.5
Currently testing this VPN on a one-month plan. App seems to work well, VPN speeds in U.S. are generally fast, your choice of Wireguard or OpenVPN. Macupdate's price listing for the app is... odd. The app is actually free, and pricing depends on the length of the plan chosen: a week is $2, a month is $6, and so on. (The cheapest deal currently is 3 years for $140, or $3.89/month.)
Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
Dec 7 2018
7.4.3
0.0
Dec 7 2018
0.0
Version: 7.4.3
The MacUpdate link to the Developer Web site results in a 404 Not Found error. So the web site is no longer on that server. Similar issue with the link from the Apple Mac App Store. Is this still a supported product? And does it work on Mojave?
ClairCrookston
ClairCrookston
Nov 18 2018
7.4.3
4.0
Nov 18 2018
4.0
Version: 7.4.3
Just installed this on 2 new macOS 10.14.1. Now that Apple has removed the GUI to VPN this is a needed program. In both installs it is working fine. Make sure you are on the newest one from the Website. It does what it is intended to do.
Djefis
Djefis
Mar 8 2016
7.4
5.0
Mar 8 2016
5.0
Version: 7.4
Good application and not expensive!
Frenkieboy
Frenkieboy
Jun 15 2015
7.3.1
0.5
Jun 15 2015
0.5
Version: 7.3.1
Doesn't start under Yosemite. Support is crappy. Don't buy this !!!! But if this program would work, it would be great and worth 5 stars.
Aaron-T
Aaron-T
Aug 2 2014
7.2
5.0
Aug 2 2014
5.0
Version: 7.2
Easy rouse small addition to your Mac. Totally replaces VPN option on OS X Server. Stable, simple to set up with robust connection. Flawless remote access to your home/office files and networks, Highly recommended!
Djel1200
Djel1200
Mar 5 2014
7.1
5.0
Mar 5 2014
5.0
Version: 7.1
i was getting frustrated trying setup a VPN on my mini mac and I tried other apps WITH no luck....i tried this app and SUCCESS.
yebdox
yebdox
Mar 16 2013
7.0.2
5.0
Mar 16 2013
5.0
Version: 7.0.2
I've just installed the latest version (7.02?) ON Lion server, against Alex' advice, and it seems rock solid, with non stop logins from 4 separate remotes. Locks in much faster than the VPN on Lion server (when it was actually working, which it hasn't been for 5 weeks... no changes to the setup and I lost a lot of hair and sleep, trying to figure it out.) Maybe my endorsement is premature, but I'm relieved and glad of a solution, finally. Anyway, I guess you should continue at your own risk, but I simply turned off the VPN service from within the Server app itself, and it seems fine. Such a simple and cheap solution to my headaches. I couldn't find any local gurus to really nail this problem down, and spent over a $800 to get it up and halfway running for about a year, then another $200 for a local IT guy to try to help, although he wasn't particularly claiming to be an OS X server expert. I'm relieved with this as a solution and hope that it stays stable. If not, then I will try setting it up on a separate machine, but I need (I think) to have my remotes pointed to the same machine where my database resides.
Michael Frankel
Michael Frankel
Mar 8 2013
7.0
0.0
Mar 8 2013
0.0
Version: 7.0
I had version 6.4 installed on a Snow Leopard system (10.6.8) and it ran fine. Installed version 7 and it crashes immediately upon launch. The developer's webpage says it runs on 10.6 - so does the info on MacUpdate. Is it possible this is not accurate?
EudoraBryant
EudoraBryant
Jul 10 2012
6.2
0.0
Jul 10 2012
0.0
Version: 6.2
"This VPN server is usually only available on Mac OS X Server and configured through the Server Admin application." Can I use it on iPhone or just available on Mac computer?
mattkw80
mattkw80
Mar 7 2012
6.1
0.5
Mar 7 2012
0.5
Version: 6.1
Rip Off. In process of trying to receive this "refund" I've heard so much about. I've sent 4 or 5 emails, no response. I will be launching a new blog/web site to document how this is handled - iVpn will not get away with this. I too was sucked in by someone else's "good" review of the product. Check out what is now posted on iVpn's website... - WARNING - Do not use iVPN on Mac OS X Server. You will no longer be able to use Server Admin to configure your VPN server. I bought this specifically to solve the Lion Server VPN issues. It's not working at all for me.
alampano
alampano
Feb 15 2012
6.1
0.5
Feb 15 2012
0.5
Version: 6.1
Is there a 15-day or 30-day trial version before I decide to buy?
EGARYWI
EGARYWI
Dec 13 2011
6.1
0.0
Dec 13 2011
0.0
Version: 6.1
Hi, I just purchased IVPN and have installed it on my MacPro with Lion. I have opened up the port on the router and verfied that it is open using a port utility. When I go to connect I see the log respond allocating an IP addrees and trying to connect however it does not connect and throughs the divice off, I am using an Ipad PPTP on both side. Any clues?
rpwaite
rpwaite
Sep 30 2011
6.1
0.0
Sep 30 2011
0.0
Version: 6.1
< < >> I'm new here and have very limited knowledge in networking. I can usually find my way around but it takes me a little while. Can someone please explain what all I need to create a VPN connection using a Mac. (ie. server, client, host) Basically what I'm trying to do is send video files between two Macs, in two different states across the internet. I was told that a VPN would allow this. After searching the web, it appears to me that each computer would need to connect to a Server who is hosting the VPN which then requires both users to create an account with the VPN Server. So far is this correct? Now - I found this site and it seems that this iVPN software is more like what I am looking for if it work as I suspect. Can I simply connect my MAC to another MAC using this iVPN software via an internet connection (Verizon MiFi)? Thanks in advance.
nullmaster
nullmaster
Aug 25 2011
6.0
4.0
Aug 25 2011
4.0
Version: 6.0
I used iVPN for several years to get my old G4 tower working as a VPN server (among other things) to get full access to my home network. Unlike many, I fully understand the difference between an issue with the software and an issue with my network setup. For those who understand the router configuration, using a dynamic DNS service, and other intricacies of this type, iVPN is a great solution that was well worth its price tag. I say "was" because as of the release of Lion Server, for $50 you can get VPN functionality plus a whole lot more for relatively minimal cost above the price of iVPN. For most people, I think Lion Server will give a better overall value and bang for the buck. There are a few factors that would still get me to suggest iVPN to folks, though. If you have an Intel Core Duo Mac (unable to run Lion) or a PowerPC Mac, the author is still working to support PowerPC and does still support 32-bit Intel hardware on previous versions of the OS. If you have older hardware that can't run the latest OS and want to get a VPN setup going quickly and cheaply, iVPN is your solution. Hands down, it's great on the older machines. I think everyone should do some research and fiddling before making a purchase of this or any server software. I don't think you'll be disappointed by buying iVPN as it is a solid solution. You may find more value for your dollars (or pounds sterling) in another solution, depending on your specific situation.
Risk01
Risk01
Aug 12 2011
6.0
0.0
Aug 12 2011
0.0
Version: 6.0
The platform description is outdated. It says PPC/Intel but the downloaded version since 5.8 is Intel only. Doesn't work on G5 anymore. Anyone has a universal version?
Ooshnoo
Ooshnoo
Aug 12 2011
6.0
0.5
Aug 12 2011
0.5
Version: 6.0
Really? 3 separate releases in 2 days? Come on!!!! Get it together!!!
darbul92
darbul92
Aug 8 2011
5.7
5.0
Aug 8 2011
5.0
Version: 5.7
Great app, easy to use and easy to setup. Great for watching BBC iPlayer abroad and works with Lion!
Mindsnare
Mindsnare
May 31 2011
5.6
0.5
May 31 2011
0.5
Version: 5.6
Why does iVPN 5.6 overwrite its LaunchDaemons anytime you start the app? I see that once all is configured and VPN turned on the plists get a "disabled: false" flag which actually enables the server. However if you close the app and reopen it, the plist files get overwritten by the default ones which are of course "disabled: true". Like this the vpn service is actually off although the iVPN app shows it as on. Pretty buggy....
Richie66
Richie66
May 12 2011
5.6
3.5
May 12 2011
3.5
Version: 5.6
Excellent work clean Mac interface
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