SonicWall Mobile Connect at Mac App Store analyse

App power index: 2475 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
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Developer: SonicWALL
Price: 0 free
Current version: 4.0.16, last update: 4 months ago
First release : 29 May 2014
App size: 4.96 Mb
4.1 ( 6401 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 54.45k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 22.28k
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SonicWall Mobile Connect™ provides users full network-level access to corporate and academic resources over encrypted SSL VPN connections. The client provides anytime, anywhere access to critical applications such as email, virtual desktop sessions and other macOS applications.

REQUIREMENTS:
SonicWall Mobile Connect is a free app, but requires a concurrent user license on one of the following SonicWall solutions in order to function properly:

• SonicWall Next-Generation Firewall appliances including the TZ, NSA, and SuperMassive running SonicOS 5.8.1.0 or higher.

• Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 Series appliances, formerly called SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA), running 7.5 or higher.

• Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 1000 Series appliances, formerly called E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA), running 10.7 or higher.

For more information on SonicWall Secure Mobile Access and Next-Generation Firewall solutions, please visit www.sonicwall.com.

Note: Mobile Connect must first be run as an Admin user to enable VPN functionality in macOS. Non-admin users are not able to add, modify or delete VPN connections using the app.
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Available in countries
Country Price
Canada free
China free
France free
Germany free
Italy free
Netherlands free
Portugal free
Spain free
Poland free
UK free
India free
Japan free
Poland free
Russia free
Turkey free
USA free
Korea, Republic Of free
Ukraine free
Available for devices
MacDesktop,

Latest version SonicWall Mobile Connect: 4.0.16

• Updated SonicWall branding
• Security updates
• Additional bug fixes

See the release notes on the SonicWall web site for more information.

Apps Changes History:
  • 4 months ago: New App Version 4.0.12 ☛ 4.0.16
  • 7 months ago: New App Version 4.0.8 ☛ 4.0.12
  • 7 months ago: New App Version 4.0.12 ☛ 4.0.8
  • 8 months ago: New App Version 4.0.8 ☛ 4.0.12
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 4.0.3 ☛ 4.0.8
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 3.1.6 ☛ 4.0.3
Does the job, but not internationally

Connecting within the US it seems to do its job well. But it fails to establish a proper connection from extremely remote destinations.

Closing the window confuses novice users

Annoying bug: if you close the connection window, and later want to bring it back up but haven’t fully quit the app, you need to go to the Window menu and click Bring All to Front. If the main window is closed, and someone clicks on the Dock icon to bring it back up, it should automatically re-open the window. Confusing 10+ novice users in a small office, I’m getting phone calls daily because of this.

Can’t add a connection

Running version 4.0.3 on OS X 10.10.5 I can’t add a connection. Useless as is.

Broken

It used to work with secondary authentication, that no longer works. It states that it doesn’t work with iOS so it is clearly confused. We are probably going to start scrapping all out client SonicWALLs anyway since their support has gone down-hill in the past couple of years.

Does not work on OS X El Capitan

It worked great on OS X yosemite but after I upgraded to El Capitan, it stopped working. I am not able to connect to my VPN for work. It connects and immediately disconnects.

Terribly Slow

Introduces hundreds of miliseconds of latency vs alternative VPN connection product, making it almost useless. In this case when used on Mac OS 10.11.3 . With SonicWall Mobile Connect: 64 bytes from X.Y.Z.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=1115.139 ms 64 bytes from X.Y.Z.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=714.865 ms 64 bytes from X.Y.Z.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=1039.439 ms 64 bytes from X.Y.Z.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=1273.709 ms With competing VPN client product: 64 bytes from X.Y.Z.1:: icmp_seq=37 ttl=64 time=305.875 ms 64 bytes from X.Y.Z.1:: icmp_seq=38 ttl=64 time=305.697 ms 64 bytes from X.Y.Z.1:: icmp_seq=39 ttl=64 time=307.430 ms 64 bytes from X.Y.Z.1:: icmp_seq=40 ttl=64 time=307.513 ms It’s fascinating how bad SonicWall client software stays year after year for the Mac environment.

Reboot madness

If you forget to shut this guy off below heading in the office beware! It jsut spools and spools until it has eaten all your RAM and starts in on your hard drive. Not only do you have to force quit the app but also the service NEAGENT. I was left with a machine that believed it only had 1 gb of space left when it really had 100. It amazes me that a bug like this can make it into the wild and for so long! It has been this way for almost a year now. Outside of that it works pretty well away from the office. I would say it connects but isn’t really connected about 25% of the time on the first attempt but disconnecting and reconnecting clears it up and from there the connection rarely drops even of the worst of hotel wifi. If not for that crazy bug I could easily give it 4/5.

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