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Barracuda Network Access Client

Release Notes - Barracuda VPN Client for macOS

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This section contains the release notes for the Barracuda Network Access Client for macOS.

Version 5.3.3

  • SAML authentication now works correctly with certain identity providers. [BNNGF-88118]
  • A connection issue related to Barracuda License authentication has been fixed. [BNNGF-87889]
  • A VPN tunnel can now be started from macOS System Settings. [BNNGF-84112]

Version 5.3.2

  • An issue related to incorrect transport mode when importing a VPN configuration has been fixed. [BNNGF-85232]
  • VPN state is no longer incorrect when entering standby mode. [BNNGF-85317]
  • When multiple versions exist, the correct tunnel extension is now set. [BNNGF-85665]
  • When connecting using OTP, the focus is now set on the password field. [BNNGF-86231]
  • A connection issue related to SAML authentication has been fixed. [BNNGF-88118]

Version 5.3.1

  • SAML authentication for Client-to-Site VPN has been improved. [BNNGF-79082, BNNGF-83076]
  • Connection error related to invalid tunnel network settings on macOS 12 (Monterey) has been fixed. [BNNGF-83544] 

  • Status window now opens when double-clicking the app. [BNNGF-83318]

  • Logging capacity has been increased. [BNNGF-82174]

  • General bug fixes and improvements.

Version 5.3.0

  • Barracuda VPN Client version 5.3.0 supports macOS 12 (Monterey).
  • OS version reporting for VPN clients has been improved. [BNNGF-81123]
  • Support for “Optimized” tunnel mode has been added. [BNNGF-80930]
  • Support for additional encryption algorithms and key agreement protocols has been added. [BNNGF-81037]
  • VPN Client no longer adds a DNS IP. [BNNGF-78481]
  • An issue related to usage of encrypted license files has been fixed. [BNNGF-76645]
  • VPN profiles can now be added via double-click. [BNNGF-76266] 
  • Updates for improved usability and stability have been applied.

Version 5.2.1

  • UI issue on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) has been fixed. [BNNGF-76242]

Version 5.2.0

  • New UI design has been implemented. [BNNGF-62425]

  • SAML authentication for Single-Sign-On is now supported. [BNNGF-68465]

  • General bug fixes and improvements.

To use SAML authentication for Client-to-Site VPN, an Advanced Remote Access subscription is required.

Version 5.1.9

  • Barracuda personal licenses are now sanitized when being read in by the client. [BNNGF-73813]
  • Server passwords for personal license authentication are now correctly saved in Apple keychain.
  • Client no longer freezes when entering One-Time Password. [BNNGF-73280]
  • Configuration of Hash and Tunnel mode now works correctly. [BNNGF-73093]
  • Several types of certificates (x.509 authentication) can now be read by the client. [BNNGF-73593]
  • Top bar menu now correctly disables all profile names when client is connected.

Version 5.1.8

  • Localization has been added (German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese).
  • Updates for better usability and stability have been applied.
  • Multi-factor authentication now works correctly. [BNNGF-72560]

Version 5.1.7

  • Barracuda VPN Client version 5.1.7 supports macOS 11.00 (Big Sur) and M1 (ARM architecture).

Barracuda VPN Client version 5.1.7 for macOS is available for download in the Apple App Store. The current version from the App Store will also be available on the Barracuda Download Portal under NAC / VPN Client.

Version 5.1.5

  • Multi-Factor Authentication using Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) has been added. [BNNGF-57691]

Version 5.1.4

  • Updates for better usability and stability.
  • Support for macOS Mojave has been improved.


  • Fix of a moderate security vulnerability (CVE-2019-6724) where under certain circumstances a local privilege escalation attack was possible. [BNNGF-57654]


  • The Barracuda Network Access Client for macOS now offers more granular logging.
  • The Barracuda Network Access Client for macOS now supports Fast Reconnect. [BNNGF-55415]
  • The VPN client no longer crashes on macOS Mojave. [BNNGF-55574]
  • The dark scheme of the VPN client now behaves correctly on macOS.
  • Support for macOS running on Intel x86 sixth generation CPUs was dropped.

Version 5.0

  • Barracuda Network Access Client version 5.0 is the direct successor to Barracuda Network Access Client version 4.3 and contains all improvements and features delivered with version 4.3.
  • Updating to Barracuda Network Access Client 5.0 is possible for any prior version.
System Requirements
  • Operating Systems – 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave), or above
  • Disk Space – 10 MB
  • RAM – 512 MB
What´s New with Barracuda VPN Client for macOS Version 5.0
  • Consolidate multiple hosts configuration has been implemented. [BNNGF-52516]
Improvements Included with Barracuda VPN Client for macOS Version 5.0
  • Keychain support has been implemented for exportable certificates/keys.  [BNNGF-48564 ]