29-Nov-2016 13:58
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New LANCOM VPN Client: VPN Bypass, IPv6, and Home Zone deliver added value for users and administrators

Version 3.11 for Vista to Windows 10



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Aachen, November 29, 2016—LANCOM Systems, the leading German manufacturer of network-infrastructure solutions for business customers and the public sector, present version 3.11 of their IPSec-based Advanced VPN Client (AVC). This client offers new features that make things easier for administrators and users, including a VPN Bypass and full IPv6 support. It works with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems.


New VPN Bypass

This feature allows certain types of traffic to bypass the VPN tunnel, primarily to enable the transport of large data volumes directly over the Internet, such as for updates to the operating system or virus scanner. Users simply exclude certain applications, domains or target addresses from the VPN tunnel to allow them direct access to the Internet. The main advantage of this is that the VPN gateway at the end of the tunnel is not overloaded by applications moving large amounts of data.


Home Zone feature

Home Zone uses a special profile for users at their home offices. By clicking on the “Home Zone” button, a user activates special firewall rules that are predefined by the administrator and which apply only at the user's home office. This allows users to access printers and scanners in their own home network, for example. Once the user leaves the Home Zone area, the default firewall rules are enabled again. As soon as the user returns to the home office, the Home Zone settings automatically reactivate.


Furthermore, the AVC now offers full IPv6 support. Version 3.11 facilitates the native dial-in to IPv6 networks. A new connection option in the Budget Manager (“No roaming allowed”) prevents high costs from unintentional data roaming.


LANCOM Advanced VPN Client 3.11 supports all current 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems from Windows Vista to Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10. Consequently, even companies with heterogeneous infrastructures can work with a single, universal client to manage remote access. The benefit: Lower costs for administrators, the user help desk, and on training.


The LANCOM Advanced VPN Client version 3.11 is available now. For users of the Advanced VPN Client version 2.3 or 3.0, LANCOM offers an upgrade.


A 30-day demo version is available for download from the LANCOM website.



LANCOM Systems background:

LANCOM Systems GmbH is the leading German manufacturer of networking solutions for business customers and the public sector. LANCOM offers professional users secure and future-proof infrastructure solutions for local-area and multi-site networks (LAN, WLAN, VPN), and also for central, Cloud-based network design and management (SDN/SD-WAN). The LANCOM routers, gateways and WLAN solutions are developed and manufactured in Germany, and a selection of the VPN portfolio is certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for the protection of particularly sensitive networks and critical infrastructures (EPCIP). LANCOM Systems has its headquarters in Würselen near Aachen, Germany. Customers include small and medium-sized enterprises, government agencies, institutions, and major corporations from Germany, Europe and, increasingly, worldwide. The enterprise is a partner in the Alliance for Cyber Security initiated by the BSI.


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Contact LANCOM Systems GmbH:

Kristian Delfs

International PR Manager

Phone: +49 (0)89 665 61 78 – 69

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