July 20, 2006 in 5 out of 5 stars, A piece of software, Technology

What is it?

Hamachi: It's a zero-configuration virtual private networking (VPN) application. It essentially gives you a LAN over the Internet.

(Warning: This is a more technical one, but for you entrepreneurs with remote associates this is solid gold).


Who makes it?

Applied Networking Inc.

Why is it the killerest?

Hamachi is to VPN what Skype is to VOIP. It's a simple, clean, VPN application, that just works. Astounding really especially when you compare it to the horrible commercial VPN alternatives out there.

Solid support for Windows, passable versions for Linux and Mac (OS X).

Best of all - Hamachi is free.

What could be improved?

In the vast majority of cases this does indeed work (worked perfectly for me) but the support forums do have some pleas for help. With 3,000,000 users though - that's to be expected. (Incidentally, the support forums really do appear to be helpful.) Mac version doesn't have a GUI (yet).

How much does it cost?

Astoundingly Free


Reviewed by Carson McComas

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I agree, this is agreat utility for allowing commuinication between autonomous systems, securely.

Posted by: chuck | Jul 22, 2006 10:23:07 AM

I'm also a huge fan of hamachi. Interesting news: they just got bought by Logmein, a company I'm also a gigantic proponent of

Posted by: SteveJ | Aug 9, 2006 9:36:19 AM