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VPN Client for Mac - for Everyone.

  • Simple and Intuitive Interface
  • Support for all major Protocols
  • Fully Automated Connections

Security Standards

The latest technology makes sure connections are secure and your data is safe.

Shimo uses the latest security technology as its foundation. Your privacy and secure network connections are the core principles employed by the technology provided by Shimo. We made no compromises with respect to security standards to guarantee that your data is safely transmitted over the secured network.

Shimo provides encryption technology up to AES-256, which is certified by military organizations, enterprises and government. We are aware that encryption is only as strong as its weakest link. That’s why our hash algorithms include SHA-2, and keys are negotiated with Diffie-Hellman (DH) Groups with up to 8192 bit.

Sometimes passwords are not secure enough. If your connection requires certificates, smart cards, or one-time passcode tokens, such as RSA SecurID, our VPN client for mac provides the necessary toolset through Extended Authentication (XAUTH).

Mac Book with screenshot of Shimo menu bar access

Menu Bar Access

Shimo is only one click away – from everywhere!

With Shimo you have full control over your VPN connections through OS X menu bar. There is no need to have any additional window open to be in control. From the menu bar, you can connect and disconnect VPN connections, and access statistics and accounting information. You can also see the secured IP address of connected accounts right from the menu bar.

This maximum simplicity is one of the core design philosophies behind Shimo: With Shimo – the most versatile VPN client for mac – it is possible to access and control advanced security technology without having to work with complicated configuration dialogs and dozens of switches. Through a simple menu you can make sure that you data is perfectly protected and safely transmitted.

VPN Protocols

With Shimo there is no restriction on the type of VPN protocol. Shimo supports them all.

Shimo supports every major VPN protocol that is currently utilized. Besides the widely used CiscoVPN, Shimo easily handles the very secure OpenVPN protocol and all standard-compliant IPSec connections. PPTP and L2TP are no problem either. Cisco’s new SSL protocol AnyConnect is further supported by Shimo – the best VPN client for mac. Moreover, you can establish encrypted SSH connections including port forwarding for secure web browsing.

There is no other VPN client for mac, which supports this variety of available protocols. If you want to have the all-in-one solution for your secure connections, Shimo is the way to go. This is not only especially useful when you have to handle different types of connections, but also in cases when your system administrator decides to upgrade or change the employed protocol. With ‘Shimo – VPN Client for Mac’ you are always prepared and ready for the future.

Screenshot VPN Protocols of Shimo VPN Client for Mac - for Everyone.

We use Shimo to connect all our employees to the company server. Shimo is the first VPN Client for Mac that is easy to use and always establishes a secure connection.

Alexander Weidauer

CEO, LastMile Technologies Ltd

I’ve tried all kinds of VPN clients before. Shimo is the first VPN client for Mac which works great. Thank you Feingeist!

Michael Minis

CEO, tamyca GmbH

I love ‘Shimo – VPN Client for Mac’! It is easy to setup on my Mac and changes in the network configurations are done by one click.

Kristina Blume


Screenshot preferences profiles of Shimo VPN Client for Mac - for Everyone. Multiple connections at the same time.

One is not enough

With Shimo you can establish multiple connections at the same time.

With Shimo you are not restricted to one single VPN connection at a time. You can connect to multiple VPN endpoints simultaneously, which makes Shimo great for power users and consultants. This is also possible with different VPN protocols, which enables complex network configurations to be easily manageable with Shimo – the number one VPN client for mac. With account search and categorization into collections, you easily stay organized, even with a large number of VPN connections.

Securely Stored Data

Passwords, certificates, auxiliary files – everything is stored encrypted with Shimo.

Shimo uses OS X central storage for all your sensitive information: The Keychain. Your VPN credentials, such as passwords and PINs, and your certificates are stored in the Keychain and are encrypted by your OS X user password.

To further improve security and privacy of your data, Shimo takes advantage of the latest innovations in OS X security – code signing, 64 bit, XPC services, and more – everything to safeguard your sensitive data.

To extend these high security standards to other related files, Shimo provides a special file vault. There you can store any other file in a single location, which is conveniently accessible from everywhere within Shimo – the best VPN client for mac.

Screenshot preferences trigger of Shimo VPN Client for Mac - for Everyone. Geographic location trigger

Trigger Automation

With Shimo’s triggers you can make sure that your connection is always secured – Always.

Secure VPN connections can only protect your data when they are established. To make sure that your network connection is secured whenever required, Shimo allows to automatically connect VPN accounts based on certain triggers.

With Shimo you can define triggers based on the computer’s network configuration, your geographic location, or the Wi-Fi network or its type of encryption. You can also configure triggers based on launch or termination of other applications. It even allows to use VPN connections as triggers for other accounts for automatically establishing chained VPN connections.

But you can also configure actions to be performed when a particular VPN connection is established or terminated. Connect to network servers, launch other applications or just check your company email for new mails – everything is possible with Shimo’s automation features.

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Statistics and Accounting

Shimo records previous connections and displays live statistics for better insight.

Shimo is the perfect companion  for consultants and business users. The integrated accounting mechanism takes care of detailed time-tracking, allowing to easily create informative overviews of at the end of each month.

Shimo records all your VPN connections with date, secured IP address, data traffic, and connection duration. You can even add comments for later reference.

Further processing the accounting data in Numbers, Excel, or other billing systems is enabled through CSV export. If you are billing in 15 min increments, Shimo even handles the rounding for you in its accounting.

For currently active connections, Shimo shows neat statistics about the secured network (e.g. duration, traffic in/out) in text and a dynamic graph.

Screenshot statistics of Shimo VPN Client for Mac - for Everyone. Graph of incoming and outgoing traffic


Shimo – VPN Client for Mac.

Screenshot connection protocol of Shimo VPN Client for Mac - for Everyone. Table with date, weekday, duration, rounded, profile, type, secured IP, remote IP, total data, received data

Exporting & Deployment

IT admins love Shimo for its importing, exporting and deployment of accounts and configurations.

Shimo can easily be deployed within businesses or to customers. By exporting particular VPN connections you can provide pre-configured accounts, including all required credentials, certificates, etc.

As an administrator your can create deployment packages with Shimo – the perfect VPN client for mac. These packages include everything required for your VPN users to get started immediately: VPN configurations, associated auxiliary files, potential scripts and even Shimo’s user settings. Deployed account configurations may be defined read-only to make sure your VPN users don’t tamper with any settings.

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  • Multiple Connections at a Time
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  • Multitude of VPN Protocols
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  • Access to all Features
  • Multiple Connections at a Time
  • Statistics and Accounting
  • Account Exporting and Deployment
  • Multitude of VPN Protocols
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