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SonicWALL Mobile Connect

Simple, policy-enforced access for smartphones, tablets and laptops.

The SonicWALL™ Mobile Connect™ application, in combination with Dell SonicWALL Secure Remote Access or Next-gen firewall appliances, provides your users with safe, easy access to the data and resources they need to be productive from a range of mobile platforms, including iOS, OS X, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8.1, all while ensuring that your network is protected from mobile security threats. Dell™ SonicWALL is the only vendor to provide solutions that deliver full malware scanning of the SSL-encrypted traffic, application control, and jailbreak and root detection for mobile devices.

  • Secure SSL VPN connection and granular, policy-enforced network access control to company resources
  • Easy download and install for iOS, Mac OSX, Android and Kindle users; pre-embedded in the Windows 8.1 OS
  • Context aware authentication ensures only authorized users and trusted mobile devices are granted access.

Ease of use

iOS, Mac OSX, Android and Kindle users can easily download and install the Mobile Connect app via the App Store, Google Play or the Amazon App Store. For Windows 8.1 mobile device users, Mobile Connect is embedded in the Windows 8.1 operating system, eliminating need to download and install another VPN client app.

Centralized policy management

IT can provision and manage mobile device access via Dell SonicWALL appliances, including control of all web resources, file shares, and client-server resources, through a single management interface. Unlike other VPN solutions, Dell SonicWALL SRA appliances allow you to quickly set role-based policy for mobile and laptop devices and users with a single rule across all objects.

Verification of both user and device

Users are granted access to the network only after they have been authenticated and their mobile device integrity has been verified. End Point Control can determine whether a device has been jailbroken or rooted, as well as whether a certificate is present or the OS version is current, and then reject or quarantine the connection as appropriate.

Easy access to appropriate resources

iOS, Mac OS X, Android, Kindle and Windows 8.1 mobile devices can connect to all allowed network resources, including web-based, client/server, virtual desktop and back-connect applications. Once a user and device are verified, Mobile Connect offers pre-configured bookmarks for one-click access to corporate applications and resources for which the user and device has privileges.

Auto-launch VPN

URL control allows apps that require a VPN connection to create a VPN profile and automatically initiate or disconnect Mobile Connect on launch.

On-Device Data Protection

Authenticated users can securely browse and view allowed intranet file shares and files from within the Mobile Connect app, while administrators can establish and enforce mobile application management policy for the Mobile Connect app to control whether files viewed can be opened in other apps (iOS7 only), copied to the clipboard, printed or cached securely within the Mobile Connect app. In addition, if the user’s credentials are revoked, content stored in the Mobile Connect app is locked and can no longer be accessed or viewed.

iOS OS X/ Mac Android Kindle Fire Windows 8.1
App distribution App Store Mac App Store Google Play Amazon Appstore In box
Layer-3 VPN connectivity (SSL VPN) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes5
Connect on demand Yes3 Yes3 - - Yes
Configurable trusted networks Yes1 Yes1 - - Yes
Network Awareness Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 -
Credential caching Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
URL control Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Basic authentication (Username\Password) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Two-Factor Authentication (Dell Defender\OTP\RADIUS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client certificate authentication Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes
Password change Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows domain SSO for VPN - - - - Yes
Split-tunnel\Tunnel-all routing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IPv6 support Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes4
SSLv3.0\TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3
Compression of data over VPN Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes1
ESP Mode (UDP transport) Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 -
Network conflict resolution Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1
End Point Control3 Jailbreak, Certificate, OS version, DeviceID Yes Root, Certificate, OS version, DeviceID, Anti-Virus software Root, Certificate, OS version, DeviceID, Anti-Virus software Limited
File Reader/ Bookmarks Yes2 - Yes2 Yes2 -
RDP bookmarks Dell Wyse Pocket Cloud Pro, 2X RDP - Dell Wyse Pocket Cloud Pro, 2X RDP, Remote RDP Lite/Enterprise 2X RDP -
Citrix receiver bookmarks Yes2 - Yes2 Yes2 -
VNC bookmarks Remoter VNC - Dell Wyse Pocket Cloud Pro, Android-vnc-viewer - -
Web bookmarks Safari, Chrome - Any browser-configured in Android system settings Silk Browser -
Android system settings Silk Browser -
Terminal bookmarks iSSH - ConnectBot - -
MDM management of VPN connection profiles Yes - - - Yes
  1. This feature is supported on the E-Class SRA appliances only. Please refer to the product release notes for the specific software version required to support this feature.
  2. This feature is supported on the SMB SRA appliances only.
  3. This feature is supported on the SMB SRA and E-Class SRA appliances only. Please refer to the product release notes for the specific software version required to support this feature.
  4. This feature is supported on the SMB SRA, E-Class SRA and next-generation firewall appliances. Please refer to the product release notes for the software-specific version required to support this feature.
  5. For the E-Class SRA appliances please refer to the product release notes for the specific software version required to support this feature.