I am posting this thread to give an update of Jetico's issue with VPN connections. "I've isolated the VPN problem to Jetico, however I'm not sure how it is stopping it. I have tried allowing all traffic, disabling all instances of the firewall, disabling automatic startup of the firewall, booting in safe mode with network, using configuraton wizard to allow my VPN.... What is strange is that the Windows VPN connection doesn't even try to attempt the connection after Jetico is installed. No outbound or inbound traffic or packets whatsoever it seems." I have been able to resolve this issue by disabling the system service BCFTDI via the hardware device manager and then restarting. Upon restarting Jetico prompts me that there has been a change in the network configuration and it requires a restart. I simply choose cancel. This action disables the Jetico Firewall from loading and allows my VPN connection to function again. The service can then be re-enabled and a reboot (prompted by Jetico when started) is required. Any other ideas anyone? It is rather annoying to have to do this, that is disable/enable and go without a firewall when using VPN.