LogMeIn has made an attempt to make setting up and managing VPNs easier for the average consumer today - the day before copyright holders will start collecting information to issue infringement notices to New Zealanders under the Copyright Infringement Bill.
LogMeIn has launched VPN.net, which uses LogMeIn's own VPN program, LogMeIn Hamachi, and assists users in creating new VPNs and extending network connectivity to others.
Hamachi can network Windows and Mac OS computers in any configuration, the company said in a statement.
It also supports IPv6 and a version for Linux systems is in beta.
A VPN, or virtual private network, is a method that allows uses to share information privately, and encrypts data to prevent unauthorised users from accessing the information. It has been frequently cited as a method for avoiding piracy detection by copyright holders.
While the Copyright Infringement Bill will not be actioned until 1 September, copyright holders are allowed to collect information from 21 days before to ensure they can start issuing notices on the 1st.