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Sonicwall newb - Client VPN connections

Hi all,

I'm setting up my first Sonicwall firewall, it's a TZ270. I've typically deployed Meraki gear for customers and this is a whole different kettle of fish!

I want to enable client VPN connections to the network, and authenticate them against AD. Can someone point me at a KB article for that?

Also, what are the benefits of using the Netextender client software rather than the native Windows VPN connector?

Thanks for your time!

Category: Entry Level Firewalls


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    AjishlalAjishlal Community Legend ✭✭✭✭✭


    Follow the below KB's;

    Features and Benefits:

    Enhanced layered security is enabled when a SonicWall Network Security Appliance uses powerful deep packet inspection technology to scan VPN traffic for malicious threats such as viruses, worms, Trojans and spyware. The combined solution is known as SonicWall Clean VPN*.

    Easy VPN management SonicWall’s award-winning Global Management System (GMS) provides simplified management of SonicWall VPN Client connections.

    SSL VPN for Network Security:

    • NetExtender - Clientless connectivity removes the need for a pre-installed or “fat” VPN client, thus freeing administrators from the tedious and costly task of installing and updating a client on users’ Windows, Mac or Linux-based systems.
    • NetExtender technology provides enhanced capabilities such as network level access to additional resources, services and applications on the corporate network.
    • Mobile device support to access an entire intranet as well as Web-based applications provides greater flexibility for a remote workforce.

    Global VPN Client:

    • Easy-to-follow wizards help users install and configure a VPN connection quickly and easily. IPSec VPN users simply enter the domain name or IP address of the SonicWall VPN gateway and the Global VPN Client configuration policy is automatically downloaded.
    • Extended user reach and productivity by connecting from any single or dualprocessor computer running one of a broad range of Microsoft® Windows® platforms. Further extending secure remote access, the Global VPN Client enables encapsulated VPN traffic to traverse any IP network using Network Address Translation (NAT).
    • VPN session reliability provides simultaneous Global VPN Client connections that can be established to multiple SonicWall VPN gateways. The Global VPN Client supports redundant SonicWall VPN gateways to ensure mission-critical network access in the event the primary gateway fails.

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