Sophos Connect client

Users can establish remote access IPsec or SSL VPN connections to your network using the Sophos Connect client.

The Sophos Connect client is VPN software that runs on Microsoft Windows 7 SP2 and later, and Mac OS 10.12 and later. It establishes secure, encrypted VPN tunnels for off-site employees.

Restriction The Sophos Connect client 2.0 and later versions are available for SSL VPN connections on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 devices. macOS, Windows 7 SP2, and Windows 8 users can continue to use the legacy SSL VPN client.

Update the client version: You can update to the latest version of Sophos Connect client on Backup & Firmware > Pattern updates.

Download the client: You can download the Sophos Connect client from the web admin console by clicking Download client on the IPsec (remote access) page. The download contains the following files:

  • Sophos Connect client software for macOS devices (Sophos Connect_1.4_(IPsec).pkg): It supports only IPsec remote access VPN. You can share the client software with users. Alternatively, users can download the Sophos Connect client from the user portal.
  • Sophos Connect client software for Windows devices (SophosConnect_2.0_(IPsec_and_SSLVPN).msi): It supports both IPsec and SSL VPN. It also supports the provisioning file, which you configure separately. You can share the client software with users. Alternatively, users can download the Sophos Connect client from the user portal.
  • Sophos Connect Admin (scadmin(legacy).msi): For versions 18.0 MR3 and earlier, you can use this application to edit the .scx and .tgb IPsec remote access configuration files. For versions 18.0 MR4 and later, you can make the changes on the IPsec remote access page and export the connection. You can't use this application to edit the .ovpn file.

Configuration files: For remote access IPsec VPN, you can share the .scx configuration file with users. For remote access SSL VPN, users can sign in to the user portal and download the configuration file. Users can then click Import connection on the client and import the configuration file.

Provisioning file: Alternatively, you can share the .pro provisioning file with users. They can automatically import the IPsec and SSL VPN configuration files into the Sophos Connect client by double-clicking the provisioning file. To know how to create the file and distribute it to users, see Sophos Connect provisioning file.