Deploy the GlobalProtect Client Software

In order to connect to GlobalProtect™, an end host must be running GlobalProtect client software. The software deployment method depends on the type of client as follows:
  • Mac OS and Microsoft Windowsendpoints—Require the GlobalProtect agent software, which is distributed by the GlobalProtect portal. To enable the software for distribution, you must download the version you want the hosts in your network to use to the firewall hosting your GlobalProtect portal and then activate the software for download. For instructions on how to download and activate the agent software on the firewall, see Deploy the GlobalProtect Agent Software .
  • Windows 10phone and Windows 10 UWP endpoints—Require the GlobalProtect app. As with other mobile device apps, the end user must download the GlobalProtect app from the Microsoft Store . For instructions on how to download and test the GlobalProtect app installation, see Download and Install the GlobalProtect Mobile App .
  • iOS and Androidendpoints—Require the GlobalProtect app. As with other mobile device apps, the end user must download the GlobalProtect app either from the Apple AppStore (iOS devices) or from Google Play (Android devices). For instructions on how to download and test the GlobalProtect app installation, see Download and Install the GlobalProtect Mobile App .
  • Chromebooks—Require the GlobalProtect app for Chrome OS. Similar to the download process for mobile device apps, the end user can download the GlobalProtect app from the Chrome Web Store. You can also deploy the app to a managed Chromebook using the Chromebook Management Console. For instructions on how to download and test the GlobalProtect app installation, Download and Install the GlobalProtect App for Chrome OS .
As an alternative to deploying GlobalProtect client software, you can configure the GlobalProtect portal to provide secure remote access to common enterprise web applications that use HTML, HTML5, and Javascript technologies. Users have the advantage of secure access from SSL-enabled web browsers without installing GlobalProtect client software. Refer to GlobalProtect Clientless VPN .

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