GlobalProtect 6.2 New Features

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In today's digital landscape, where remote work and connectivity are the new norm, organizations require robust and secure solutions to enable seamless access to their networks, resources, and the internet. Check out how some of the latest features introduced in GlobalProtect 6.2 excel at accomplishing exactly that!

 

Conditional Connect Method for Global Protect

 
The Conditional Connect Method is a game-changing feature that dynamically adjusts the connection method based on the user's location. This means that users on the internal network can enjoy an "Always On" mode, ensuring continuous protection, while remote users are only required to connect when accessing private applications. Take a look at the Configure Conditional Connect Method Based on Network Type in the GlobalProtect Admin Guide for more details. 
 

Enhanced Split Tunnel Configuration

 

You can now host an XML file with all the split tunneling configuration you desire. This file is hosted on a web server that your GlobalProtect endpoints can access. This allows you to modify your split-tunnel settings without having to modify the configuration on the GlobalProtect gateway. 

 

Prisma Access Explicit Proxy Connectivity in GlobalProtect for Always-On Internet Security

 

By leveraging Prisma Access Proxy Mode, organizations can centralize and strengthen their internet security measures, ensuring that all user traffic is subjected to continuous internet-security inspection and seamless co-existence with third-party VPNs. You can configure a proxy-auto-configuration (PAC) file to send traffic through Prisma Access, the GlobalProtect Gateway, or utilize the split tunnel configuration. forwarding rules in a PAC file  Check out the two new modes GlobalProtect provides: Proxy Mode & Tunnel and Proxy Mode.

 

If you'd like to learn about all the features GlobalProtect 6.2 provides, the release notes are worth a read!

 

Additional information

 

 

We encourage you to check out the GlobalProtect resources on LIVEcommunity. Ideally, LIVEcommunity's product pages (find 'em in our nav bar) will be your first and last stop on your journey to learn more about the Palo Alto Networks products you're using. From discussions and blogs to videos and additional resources, LIVEcommunity can help you get the most from your cybersecurity toolbox.

 

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