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Mobile Connect 4.0 Windows 10 User Guide

About Mobile Connect

SonicWall™ Mobile Connect for Windows 10 is an app that is available in the Windows Store. The app includes a VPN plug-in that enables secure mobile connections to private networks protected by SonicWall security appliances for devices running Windows 10.

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How Mobile Connect Works

Modern business practices increasingly require that users be able to access any network resource (files, internal websites, etc.), anytime, anywhere. At the same time, ensuring the security of these resources is a constant struggle. While most users are aware that they must take care to protect computers from network security risks, this security awareness does not always extend to mobile devices. And yet, mobile devices are increasingly subject to security attacks. Furthermore, mobile devices often use insecure, untrusted, public Wi-Fi hotspots to connect to the Internet. It is therefore a challenge to provide secure, mobile access while still guarding against the inherent security risks of using mobile devices.

The SonicWall Mobile Connect for Windows 10 plug-in provides secure mobile access to sensitive network resources. Mobile Connect establishes a Secure Socket Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) connection to private networks that are protected by SonicWall security appliances. All traffic to and from the private network is securely transmitted over the SSL VPN tunnel.

To get started with Mobile Connect for Windows 10:
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Ensure that the SonicWall SMA or firewall appliance to be used by Mobile Connect is connected to the network.
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Configure the VPN connections within the Network & Internet > VPN section of the Windows 10 Settings app with the required information (connection name and server name).

Mobile Connect establishes a SSL VPN tunnel to the SonicWall security appliance.

You can now access resources on the private network. All traffic to and from the private network is securely transmitted over the SSL VPN tunnel.

Supported Platforms

The following sections describe supported platforms and network requirements for SonicWall Mobile Connect:

Windows 10 Product Support

SonicWall Mobile Connect for Windows 10 is supported on devices running the Windows 10 operating system from Microsoft. Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. See the following URL for more information:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq

Download SonicWall Mobile Connect for Windows 10 using the following URL:
http://microsoft.com/store/productid/9WZDNCRDSFKZ

Upgrading from Windows 8.1

VPN connections configured for the Mobile Connect inbox plug-in in Windows 8.1 will not work after upgrading to Windows 10 until the Mobile Connect app has been downloaded and installed from the Windows Store. The VPN connection will still appear in the Settings app, however, clicking Connect will show the error “Application Not Found.”

In this case, the Store app will be automatically launched and the Mobile Connect app page will be displayed. Once Mobile Connect has been successfully installed, clicking Connect on the VPN connection will now work as expected.

SonicWall Appliance Support

SonicWall Mobile Connect is a free app available for download from the Windows Store, but requires a concurrent user license on one of the following SonicWall solutions to function properly:

SonicWall firewall appliances including the TZ, NSA, E-Class NSA, and SuperMassive™ 9000 Series running SonicOS 5.8.1.0 or higher
SonicWall Secure Mobile Access 100 Series / SRA appliances running 7.5 or higher
SonicWall Secure Mobile Access 1000 Series / E-Class SRA appliances running 10.7 or higher

Required Network Information

To use Mobile Connect, you will need the following information from your network administrator or IT Support:

Server name or address—This is either the IP address or URL of the SSL VPN server that you will connect to.
Username and password—Typically, you will be required to enter your username and password, although some connections may not require this.
Domain or Login Group name—The domain or login group name of the SSL VPN server. Mobile Connect may be able to automatically determine this when it first contacts the server, or there may be multiple domains that can be selected.

DNS Domain Settings on SonicWall Appliances

Before Mobile Connect users will be able to access the private network, the network administrator must configure the DNS Domain on the SonicWall appliance. When the Mobile Connect user accesses a URL on the private network, the configured DNS domain is used to resolve the hostname lookup. For public domains that do not match the configured DNS domain, the DNS server for the Wi-Fi or 3G/4G network is used.

 
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NOTE: The Mobile Connect user does not need to perform any configuration tasks related to DNS.

The following information is for SonicWall network administrators:

The DNS Domain configuration process varies, depending on the type of SonicWall appliance being used:

SonicWall firewall appliances —On the SSL VPN > Client Settings page, enter the DNS domain name in the DNS Domain field.
SonicWall SMA 100 Series / SRA appliances —The DNS domain can be configured either globally, at the group level, or at the individual user level:
Global level: On the Network > DNS page, enter the DNS domain name in the DNS Domain field.
Group level: On the Users > Local Groups page, click the edit icon for the group. Click on the NetExtender/Mobile Connect tab and enter the DNS domain the DNS Domain field.
User level: On the Users > Local Users page, click the edit icon for the user. Click on the NetExtender/Mobile Connect tab and enter the DNS domain the DNS Domain field.
SonicWall SMA 1000 Series / E-Class SRA appliances—The DNS domain can be configured either globally or for specific IP address pools:
Global level: From the main navigation menu in the Appliance Management Console (AMC), click Network Settings. In the Name resolution area, click Edit. The Configure Name Resolution page appears. Enter the DNS domain name in the Search domains field.
IP address pool level: From the main navigation menu in AMC, click Services. Under Access services, in the Network tunnel service area, click Configure. The Configure Network Tunnel Service page appears. Click the name of the IP address pool you want to edit. The Configure IP Address Pool page appears. To the right of the Advanced heading, click the arrow icon. Select the Customize default settings check box and enter the DNS domain name in the Search domains field.