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Best 3rd party VPN Client?

L3 Networker

Ive got some power users demanding a different VPN client than GlobalProtect.

Has anyone setup a 3rd party VPN client (preferrably Windows built-in or something GPL'ed)? Did it 'just work' or did you have to tweek it a bit?

I tried windows 7 built in with no luck.

Im running PA 4020 on 4.1.7

thanks!

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Haven't found one yet, but my users would definitely be interested as well.

L4 Transporter

Apparently (I haven't tried it) the Cisco VPN client works - which means the ShrewSoft VPN client should also.

There may be some config tweaks on the firewall required to make the Cisco client work.

You *can* make it work on Linux using VPNC - see the following for informatinon on how to do it

http://http://blog.davidvassallo.me/2012/11/22/connecting-to-a-palo-alto-network-globalprotect-gatew...

I have to admit, I now have the urge to try ShrewSoft and see if it does work. That was always way better than the Cisco VPN client when I was in the dark ages and using ASA's.

I have made it work for our linux users with vpnc, using the xauth and users do report the frequent disconnects. I was hoping that there was something else for our mac & windows users who have issues with the global protect client. They tend to be a little less hands on and forgiving of disconnects than our linux users. I'll take a look at the ShrewSoft VPN client and see if that would work for us.

Thanks for the pointer there.

L1 Bithead

Hi,

one of the best vpn clients I worked with is the  NCP Secure Client.

The software is FIPS 140-2 certified, uses IPsec standard, has rich dialer functionality and available for all platforms.(WIN/MAC/Android/WinMobile).

It's not GPL'ed but you can use a 30 days test licences.

IPsec VPN Client for Windows 32/64 bit, Android, OS X, Windows Mobile- NCP

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