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I'm excited to announce that Sophos Connect 2.0 for Windows is now available in early access!
Sophos Connect 2.0 for Windows EAP Download
The main focus of this release is adding support for SSL VPN, while making it possible to bulk-deploy SSL VPN as easily as you can Sophos Connect v1.
Works great, no issues found so far.
The provisioning process of ssl vpn configurations is straight forward.
Also updating configurations works without any troubles.
SSLVPN works in conjunction with IPSEC VPN. If you label them accordingly, users can choose between SSL and IPSEC
you can even add 3rd party .ovpn files for example from UTM firewalls, which is pretty handy for partners, since you have to deinstall/deactivate the legacy SSLVPN client during the installation of sophos connect 2.0.
I'm very happy with this solution. this is the right direction, it's even more convenient than GPO Rollout.
Thanks Samuel, I should add that UTM9 ovpn files are expected to work, but not yet fully tested and supported. Third party ovpn files might work, but it will be much more likely that they won't work.
Are there any plans in the near future to release a MacOS Version with the SSL VPN Features or just the Version 2.0 ?
Actually I'm waiting for an enduser friendly vpn client, which could be easily used under windows and MacOS systems.
A MacOS Client with the new enhancements and at least IPSec would be really helpful.
I guess that Bulk Deployment of SSL VPN in SG9 dont work. o yes? Thank you.
I can't install it on an Windows 7 x64 .
The OpenVPN service doesn't starts.
Jonnie yes a mac version is planned, but I don't have a timeline for it yet.
Jlcmux It won't work with UTM9 today. we are considering it, but not with this release
sistemes_oac please start a thread in the eap forum where this can be discussed in more depth. event log errors would be a good starting point to investigate.
Seems the new Captcha is interfering with the SSL VPN configuration, hopefully there will be a way to disable the Captcha so we can use this new client.
I can confirm. SSL VPN provisioning does not work after captchas were enforced.
What a bummer. please fix ASAP or provide solution to disabled captchas.
I'm sorry for any issues this has caused. the captcha change was an unfortunate necessity, that was not something that could wait for Sophos Connect to update, and account for, prior to release. We are working on a fix though, so please stay tuned.
Any update on this? Eta timeline ?
when will there be a possibility to disable the captcha in order to user the Connect 2.0 Client with SSL VPN again? Any Update?
The following bugs still exist:
Case #9783398 - Sophos Connect client creates a network connection without "Register this connection in DNS" option selected
Case #9783103 - Authentication fails if username or password contains german Umlauts (ä, ö, ü)
Case #9783355 - IKE SA lifetime does not match the setting in UTM9
Any chance that the issues will be fixed?
AlanT : Any news on Connect 2.0? The auto provisioning was nice and now this is all moot with the captcha. Any ETA on an updated build that supports captcha? Updated build to run on Mac? I know Sophos has a large Mac presence internally..how is Sophos deploying SSL-VPN connection to their Mac endpoints?
This is still not working due to CAPTCHA.