Remote Access

This chapter describes how to configure remote access settings of Sophos UTM. Remote access using Sophos UTM is realized by means of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), which are a cost effective and secure way to provide remote users such as telecommuting employees access to the corporate network. VPNs use cryptographic tunneling protocols such as IPsecClosed Internet Protocol Security and PPTPClosed Point to Point Tunneling Protocol to provide confidentiality and privacy of the data transmitted over them.

Sophos UTM automatically generates necessary installation and configuration files for the respective remote access connection type. Those files can be downloaded directly from the User Portal. However, only those files are available to users that correspond to the connection types enabled for them. Example: Users who have been enabled for SSL remote access will find SSL installation files only.

Note – You can download remote access configuration files of all or selected users on the Definitions & Users > Users & Groups > Users tab.

The Remote Access Status page shows an overview of all online users.

The following topics are included in this chapter: