When will a new GlobalProtectClient GUI/UI be written?

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L2 Linker

When will a new GlobalProtectClient GUI/UI be written?

We've been holding off replacing our Cisco Anyconnect clients as the interface of GlobalProtect is a big downgrade for us.

 

Any idea when/if there will be improvements made to the GP UI?

 

At the moment it looks like it was developed by engineers with no UI team. Why do you have to go into a menu to connect to the VPN? It's the sole/single purpose of the application, it shouldn't be hidden away. It looks like an early '00's Windows Form app which makes it hard to sell to our execs. They want simple and visually pleasing. GlobalProtect is a backwards step for them and I don't blame them, they don't care about the options on the back end. 

 

I think it's about time PA reskinned the VPN client

 

Check out the difference

GlobalProtect:

GPforWin7.png

 

Cisco Anyconnect:

anyconnectwin_reconnect2.png

 

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Cyber Elite

Re: When will a new GlobalProtectClient GUI/UI be written?

The other feature I would like to add to GP would be to allow the user to add both sets of credentials to the first credentials page if using differnt auth methods for portal and gateway. The GP does have its advantages over the AnyConnect client, but the AnyConnect client is much thinner and has less features.

 

It would be nice if thre was a nice writeup that allowed AnyConnect clients to connect to the PAN ;).

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L3 Networker

Re: When will a new GlobalProtectClient GUI/UI be written?

what advantage does GP have over anyconnect? GP is still playing catchup to AnyConnect.

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L2 Linker

Re: When will a new GlobalProtectClient GUI/UI be written?

None really but we're migrating away from our ASA's and would like to replace all ASA functions with our Palo Altos. 

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L3 Networker

Re: When will a new GlobalProtectClient GUI/UI be written?

thats my point. But yes, I agree with moving off the ASA. Thats what our idea was with PAN as well. Collpase things down, dont have to refresh ASA, smartnet, etc.

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