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Shimo Alternatives for Windows

Shimo is not available for Windows but there are some alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is SoftEther VPN, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Shimo and eight of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Shimo are Viscosity, Cisco AnyConnect, Securepoint VPN Client and tunXten.

Shimo alternatives are mainly VPN Services but may also be VPN Clients or Virtual LAN Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Shimo.
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  1. SoftEther VPN ("SoftEther" means "Software Ethernet") is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris.

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  2. Viscosity icon


    • Mac
    • Windows

    Viscosity is a VPN client for Mac OS X and Windows. It allows a user to connect to a VPN server and establish a VPN connection.


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    Cisco AnyConnect

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    Make the VPN experience simpler and more secure with the enhanced remote access technology of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

    Advanced VPN Preferences Tab
  4. The professional and free openVPN Client from Securepoint based on SSL-VPN for Windows can be used for all VPN-Servers.

  5. tunXten icon


    • Windows

    tunXten is a lightweight but powerful OpenVPN GUI client for the Windows platform. It takes OpenVPN usability to the next level by providing intuitive, easy to use way to handle an unlimited number of OpenVPN configurations.

    Extended display mode

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    VPNC Front End

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Front End to VPNC, a command line VPN client for Cisco VPN hardware. This client is known to work on: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 and Windows 7. It supports both 32 bit (x86) and 64 bit (x64/x86_64).

  7. OpenVPN Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    OpenVPN Manager is a tool which controls OpenVPN. It is written in C# and uses the management interface of OpenVPN to control connections. Use the smart card feature in a simple way, enter passwords, monitor the OpenVPN log etc.

    main window, displays all OpenVPN configurations
  8. OpenVPN MI GUI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    OpenVPN MI GUI is a Windows graphical user interface for the OpenVPN client management interface.

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