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 Inc.
Price: 0 free
Current version: 5.0.0, last update: 1 month ago
First release : 29 May 2014
App size: 7.03 Mb
4.0 ( 1390 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 54.45k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 22.28k
Estimation App Cost


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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.
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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: 5.0.0

• macOS High Sierra Compatibility – Mobile Connect is fully optimized for the latest release of macOS High Sierra.
• Network Extension Support – Mobile Connect now leverages Apple’s current VPN framework, called Network Extension, to allow for more reliable VPN connectivity on macOS devices. After upgrading to the 5.0 version, Mobile Connect may need to be re-provisioned, including updating VPN connection configurations and certificates (if applicable).
• Touch Bar Support – On supported MacBook Pros, the Touch Bar at the top of the Mac keyboard adapts to what youre doing and gives you intuitive shortcuts and app controls when you need them. Mobile Connect now supports Touch Bar for all supported Mac devices.
• Touch ID Support – Touch ID may be used as a seamless alternative to username and password authentication if allowed by the VPN server. Requires compatible server with configured Touch ID policy, as well as a Mac with a configured Touch ID sensor.
• Global HA Support – Mobile Connect contains updates for the global high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for VPN connections to SMA 1000 Series servers running 12.1 or newer firmware.

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

Apps Changes History:
  • 1 month ago: New App Version 4.0.16 ☛ 5.0.0
  • 8 months ago: New App Version 4.0.12 ☛ 4.0.16
  • 11 months ago: New App Version 4.0.8 ☛ 4.0.12
  • 11 months ago: New App Version 4.0.12 ☛ 4.0.8
  • 11 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
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.

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.

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.

Schlechte Performance

Gegenüber dem früher verwendeten NetExtender von Sonicwall an einer SRA4600 ist diese App auch im Vergleich zu ihrem iOS-Pendant ziemlich lahm. Obwohl der NetExtender auf Mac OS X Yosemite ein paar Bugs hat, werde ich wieder darauf umschwenken. Damit kann ich dann wieder performant im Home-Office arbeiten.

Adds a default route on El Capitan

Haven’t had this before - 3.1.6 adds a default route (alongside my normal default route) !! Normal VPN connections in OSX have the option to “send all traffic through connection” but this one doesn’t. Please fix this!

Works fine except for DNS resolution

This app really does look nice and much better than the NetExtender, however the DNS resolution does not work. I’m using the same system, settings, credentials as in NetExtender but the DNS does not work. In NetExtender it’s fine. Setting up a connection, connecting and the system itegration with Mavericks works great. Going to the support site and looking for any help on this software just loops around in cycles. Please test it for yourself to see… :(

Such an improvement!

So happy to see a Sonicwall VPN client that integrates with Network Preferences, doesn’t require specific Java versions, doesn’t have to mess with permissions on every upgrade, and doesn’t require us to find updated versions on Sonicwall’s downloads site and distribute to employees ourselves. Unlike Paulicks review , I didn’t run into any issues with DNS resolution, but our company VPN config is set to put all DNS lookups across the VPN when connected. Everything just appears to work. The only thing I’m not sure of is logging — it was easy to get users to send logs from the old client and it’s not that clear how we’ll do that now — but I’m sure we’ll figure something out if needed.

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