About Mobile VPN with IPSec

Mobile VPN with IPSec accepts connections from IPSec VPN client software installed on a remote computer or device. The client makes a secure connection from the remote computer to your protected network through an unsecured network, such as the Internet. The Mobile VPN client uses Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) to secure the connection.

Fireware XTM supports two IPSec VPN clients:

Shrew Soft VPN Client

You can download the Shrew Soft VPN Client for Windows directly from the WatchGuard Portal, or from Shrew Soft (http://www.shrew.net/download). The Shrew Soft VPN client is supported on WatchGuard XTM devices that use Fireware XTM v11.4.1 or higher, and on Firebox X e-Series devices that use Fireware XTM v11.3.4 or higher.

For more information, see About the Shrew Soft VPN Client.

WatchGuard XTM IPSec Mobile VPN Client

You can download the WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN client from the WatchGuard Portal. This VPN client, powered by NCP, is compatible with all versions of Fireware XTM, and supports all WatchGuard Mobile VPN with IPSec configuration settings. The IPSec Mobile VPN Client includes a free 30-day trial license. To use the client after the initial 30 day trial period, you must purchase a WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN Client license.

WatchGuard also supports the NCP client (http://www.ncp-e.com) for connections to WatchGuard devices.

For more information about theIPSec Mobile VPN client, see About the XTM IPSec Mobile VPN Client.

You can also make an IPSec VPN connection from some mobile devices. For more information, see:

See Also

Configure the XTM Device for Mobile VPN with IPSec

Options for Internet Access Through a Mobile VPN with IPSec Tunnel

Install the Shrew Soft VPN Client Software

Install the IPSec Mobile VPN Client Software

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