This guide helps you configure step by step remote access to the UTM 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 no additional software on Microsoft Windows systems.

To configure and establish PPTP remote access connections, do as follows:

  1. Create a user or user group to use remote access.
  2. Configure the IPsecL2TPPPTPSSL remote access connection in Sophos UTM.
  3. Provide users with the Sophos Connect client and configuration files.

    There are two methods:

    • Turn on the Sophos UTM User Portal for the remote access users to download the installer and configuration files.

    • Send the installer and configuration file to users.

Users must do as follows:

  1. Install the Sophos Connect client on their endpoint devices.

  2. Import the configuration files into the client and establish the connection.

The User Portal offers a configuration guide to the remote access user. You must provide users with their login credentials for the User Portal.

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