Mobile Connect: Windows 8.1 Mobile connect Plugin and its feature highlights
03/26/2020 13 13903
DESCRIPTION: Mobile Connect: Windows 8.1 Mobile connect Plugin and its feature highlights
SonicWall Mobile Connect for Windows 8.1 is a VPN plug-in that is distributed by Microsoft as part of Windows 8.1. The SonicWall Mobile Connect VPN plug-in enables secure, mobile connections to private networks protected by SonicWall security appliances for devices running Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT
Feature Highlights and Functionality Details:
The Mobile Connect plugin cannot be uninstalled/reinstalled. The plugin is distributed by Microsoft as part of Windows 8.1 (locates in C:Windowsvpnplugins). Updates are delivered through Windows Update.
By Default, Mobile Connect plugin uses HTTPS 443 Port. For custom port based SSLVPN Connections, we need to use the Advanced XML based customizations.
End Point Control check (Basic and Advanced) is currently not supported with Windows 8.1 Mobile Connect. We are working on this with our upcoming releases.
MDM solutions that support Windows 8.1, .e.g, Microsoft Intune can also manage VPN connections on Windows 8.1 devices.
Debug Logging not enabled by default. Using Advanced xml settings, it can be enabled. Debug Log path: C:Users\AppDataLocalPackagesSonicWall.MobileConnect_cw5n1h2txyewyLocalStateLogsMobileConnect.log
Other Advanced Customization options include Custom SSLVPN Port, Packet Capture, Windows Native Authentication, Parse Domain Field, Windows Single Sign-On, ESP Support (EX Series Only), etc.