About

Shrew Soft VPN Client is a free and simple to use IPsec remote access VPN client that is especially created to offer a safe means of communication between windows hosts and open source VPN.

IPsec, or Internet Protocol Security, enables you to encrypt and transfer data between two security gates or between a gateway and a host.

Interface-wise, it’s compact, comprehensive and a connection can be set up in a matter of seconds if you know the exact information you need. It’s composed of just two windows. The main, which displays a list of all the created connections and the configuration one from where you enter the information required to make the connection.

Though it is a quite lightweight application, it provides you with a large number of features and functionality possibilities. With Shrew Soft VPN Client you benefit from firewall transversal options, authentication methods, identification types, exchange modes, basic and advanced configuration exchange attributes, phase1 ciphers and algorithms, as well as phase 2 transforms and HMAC algorithms.

When creating a new connection, you are to configure it using information about the host name, client, authentication, phase and policy.

As far as identification types go, Shrew Soft VPN Client enables you to use a fully qualified domain name, user fully qualified domain name, IP address and a key identifier. The exchange modes that you can use are main, aggressive, configuration, quick and informal.

The utility enables you to connect to both open source and commercial gateways and provides you with an auto reconnect feature.

Windows version : 2.2.2

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Shrewsoft is available to download via Pegasus.
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Please note: Shrewsoft is not officially supported on Windows 10 but has generally been found to work successfully

Student :

Shrewsoft is available to download via Pegasus.
DOWNLOAD SHREWSOFT NOW

Please note: Shrewsoft is not officially supported on Windows 10 but has been generally been found to work successfully

Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Please see vendor for further details.

End Date : Please see vendor for further details.

Licence Details :

Shrew Soft is a free to use program availablie to staff and students both on an off campus for personal or business use.

Shrew Soft Inc. Disclaimer

This software uses the OpenSSL Toolkit ( http://www.openssl.org ) to provide strong cryptography. For this reason, please read the following legal notices.

BY DOWNLOADING THE SHREW SOFT VPN CLIENT, YOU ARE OBTAINING SOFTWARE THAT IMPLEMENTS STRONG CRYPTOGRAPHIC FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MAY BE CONTROLLED AND/OR REGULATED BY LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY. YOU HEREBY CLAIM TO UNDERSTAND YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATION IN THIS REGARD AND ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE VIOLATION OF ANY LAWS THAT GOVERN THE IMPORT/EXPORT AND/OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE IN YOUR COUNTRY.

This software package uses strong cryptography, so even if it is created, maintained and distributed from liberal countries in Europe (where it is legal to do this), it falls under certain export/import and/or use restrictions in some other parts of the world.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT EXPORT/IMPORT AND/OR USE OF STRONG CRYPTOGRAPHY SOFTWARE, PROVIDING CRYPTOGRAPHY HOOKS OR EVEN JUST COMMUNICATING TECHNICAL DETAILS ABOUT CRYPTOGRAPHY SOFTWARE IS ILLEGAL IN SOME PARTS OF THE WORLD. SO, WHEN YOU IMPORT THIS PACKAGE TO YOUR COUNTRY, RE-DISTRIBUTE IT FROM THERE OR EVEN JUST EMAIL TECHNICAL SUGGESTIONS OR EVEN SOURCE PATCHES TO THE AUTHOR OR OTHER PEOPLE YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ANY EXPORT/IMPORT AND/OR USE LAWS WHICH APPLY TO YOU. THE AUTHORS OF OPENSSL ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY VIOLATIONS YOU MAKE HERE. SO BE CAREFUL, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

For further information, please view the Shrew Soft website.

Usage :

This software can be used on any computer, including a home computer or an educational  or commercial organisation.

No registration or payment to use the software is required.

Personal Licence : Not applicable

Help

 If you have any problems downloading or installing this software, please refer to the support documentation available from Shrew Soft.

Where can I find out more information about Shrew Soft?
A huge variety of information is available, including overviews, and FAQs are available on the Shrew Soft home pages.

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Who is it for?

Staff :

Free to download to University owned or personal PC/Laptop


Student :

Free to download to University owned or personal PC/Laptop

System Requirements

This software package should install on any reasonable machine running Windows 2000, XP/XP, Vista or 7/8 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.