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For a list of Windows 7-compatible virtual private network clients, refer to this Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd787668(WS.10).aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd787668(WS.10).aspx)

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INTRODUCTION

This article gives the availability dates of various Windows Vista-compatible virtual private network (VPN) clients.

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Windows Vista compatibility schedules

AT&T

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
IPsec VPNBetax64Unknown
Finalx867.0Unknown http://www.corp.att.com/agnc/ (http://www.corp.att.com/agnc/)
Finalx64Unknown

Aventail

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
SSL VPNBetax86Application under development. No public schedule is available.Contact Aventail directly for updates.
Betax64Unknown
Finalx86Application under development. No public schedule is available.
Finalx64Unknown

Check Point (Zonelabs)

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
IPsec VPNBetax86NGX R60Available nowhttp://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html (http://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html) http://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html (http://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html)
Betax64UnknownUnknownhttp://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html (http://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html)
Finalx86NGX R60April 2007http://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html (http://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html)
Finalx64UnknownUnknownhttp://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html (http://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html)
SSL VPNFinalx86VPN-1 NGX R65Available nowhttp://www.checkpoint.com/products/ssl_network_ext/index.html (http://www.checkpoint.com/products/mobile-access-software-blade/index.html)
Finalx86R62 HFA01Available nowhttp://www.checkpoint.com/products/ssl_network_ext/index.html (http://www.checkpoint.com/products/mobile-access-software-blade/index.html)

Cisco

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
IPsec VPNFinalx865.0.00.0340Available now. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ products/sw/secursw/ps2308/index.html (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/index.html) A Cisco SMARTnet username and password are required.
Finalx64Not planned. Upgrade to Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.
SSL VPNFinalx862.0 Available now by using Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. (Also provides support for low-latency DTLS transport.) http://www.cisco.com/go/asa (http://www.cisco.com/go/asa) A Cisco SMARTnet username and password are required.
Finalx642.0 Available now by using Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. (Also provides support for low-latency DTLS transport.) http://www.cisco.com/go/asa (http://www.cisco.com/go/asa) A Cisco SMARTnet username and password are required.

Citrix

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
SSL VPNBetax86Application under development. No public schedule is available.
Betax64Unknown
Finalx86Application under development. No public schedule is available.
Finalx64Unknown

Fortinet

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
IPSec VPNFinalx86Available nowProduct Description: http://www.fortinet.com/products/forticlient.html (http://www.fortinet.com/products/forticlient.html)

F5 Networks

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
SSL VPNBetax866.0.1Available nowhttp://askf5.com (http://askf5.com)
Betax64Unknown
Finalx866.0.12/28/2007https://downloads.f5.com/esd/product.jsp?sw=FirePass&pro=firepass_v5.x&prodesc=FirePass (https://downloads.f5.com/esd/product.jsp?sw=FirePass&pro=firepass_v5.x&prodesc=FirePass)
Finalx64Unknown

Juniper Networks

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
IPSec VPNBetax86Q3 2007Contact a Juniper sales representative.
Betax64Unknown
Finalx86Q3 2007Contact a Juniper sales representative.
Finalx64Unknown
SSL VPNFinalx865.5Available nowhttps://www.juniper.net/customers/csc/software/ive/ (https://www.juniper.net/customers/csc/software/ive/)

(User or partner login is required.)
http://www.juniper.net/products_and_services/ssl_vpn_secure_access/ (http://www.juniper.net/products_and_services/ssl_vpn_secure_access/)
Finalx64UnknownContact a Juniper sales representative.

NCP

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
IPsec VPNFinalx869.00 Available now. http://www.ncp-e.com/en/downloads/software.html (http://www.ncp-e.com/en/downloads/software.html)
Finalx649.01Available now.http://www.ncp-e.com/en/downloads/software.html (http://www.ncp-e.com/en/downloads/software.html)
SSL VPNBetax866.12Available now.http://www.ncp-e.com/en/downloads/software.html (http://www.ncp-e.com/en/downloads/software.html) Contact NCP or an NCP dealer representative.
Betax64June 2007
Finalx867.0March 2007http://www.ncp-e.com/en/downloads/software.html (http://www.ncp-e.com/en/downloads/software.html)
Finalx64August 2007

Nortel Networks

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
IPsec VPNBetax86V6.07Available now.Contact a Nortel representative.
Betax649/30/2007
Finalx86V6.073/31/2007Contact a Nortel representative.
Finalx6411/30/2007
SSL VPNBetax86Netdirect 6.0.5Available nowContact a Nortel representative.
Betax649/30/2007
Finalx86Netdirect 6.0.74/30/2007
Finalx6411/30/2007

SafeNet

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VPN client type ReleasePlatformVersionDateDownload URLMore information
IPsec VPNBetax8611.1 beta 9/17/2007http://www.safenet-inc.com/products/vpn/softRemote.asp (http://www.safenet-inc.com/products/vpn/softRemote.asp)
Betax6411.1 beta 9/17/2007
Finalx8611.110/1/2007
Finalx6411.110/1/2007
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Applies to
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Starter
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