This guide describes step by step the configuration of a remote access to the UTM by using the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). PPTP allows single Internet-based hosts to access internal network services through an encrypted tunnel. The structure is described in the following chart. PPTP is easy to set-up, and requires on Microsoft Windows systems no special client software.

First, the system administrator configures the Sophos UTM to allow remote access. Additionally he enables the User Portal of the Sophos UTM for the remote access users.

The User Portal offers a configuration guide to the remote access user. Login data for the User Portal should be provided by the system administrator.

In order to use PPTP with UTM, the client computer must support the MS-CHAPv2 authentication protocol, which is automatically available for Windows XP, Vista, and 7.

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