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    Sidestep Alternatives

    Sidestep is described as 'sits quietly in the background, protecting your security and privacy as you browse the web' and is a VPN Service in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Sidestep for Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Viscosity. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Core Tunnel or iTivity SSH Manager. Other great apps like Sidestep are Codinn SSH Proxy (Paid), Shimo (Paid), SSH Tunnel Manager (Free) and Securepoint VPN Client (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021
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    • Mac
    Sidestep sits quietly in the background, protecting your security and privacy as you browse the web.
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    1. 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.
    2. SSH Proxy can help you turn any remote SSH server into a SOCKS v5 proxy, intuitive and easy to use.

    3. Shimo supports every major VPN protocol that is currently available: The widely used CiscoVPN, the very secure OpenVPN and all standard-compliant IPSec connections. It also handles Point-to-Point Tunneling (PPTP) and Layer 2 Tunneling (L2TP) protocols.
    4. Core Tunnel is the best way to manage your SSH tunnels, with OS X Keychain integration. You can manage multiple tunnels in parallel, supports password/keyboard/pubkey authentication methods, creates local/remote/dynamic port forwarding tunnels & more.
    5. iTivity SSH Manager is an automated tunnel management and access management solution designed for teams. It is easy to deploy, effortless to maintain, and infinitely scalable.
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    6. SSH Tunnel Manager is a tool to manage SSH Tunnels (commonly invoked with -L and -R arguments in the console). With SSH Tunnel Manager you can set up as many tunnels as you wish, each one containing as many port redirections as you wish.
    7. An open-source SSL VPN Client for Windows via OpenVPN.
    8. MyEnTunnel is a simple system tray application (or NT service) that establishes and maintains TCP SSH tunnels. It does this by launching Plink (PuTTY Link) in the background and then monitors the process. If the Plink process dies (e.g.


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      • 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.
    9. gSTM is a front-end for managing SSH-tunneled port redirects. It stores tunnel configurations in a simple XML format. The tunnels (local, remote and dynamic) can be managed and individually started/stopped through one simple interface.
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