GlobalProtect for iOS connects to a GlobalProtect gateway on a Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall to allow mobile users to benefit from enterprise security protection. Enterprise administrator can configure the same app to connect in either Always-On VPN, Remote Access VPN or Per App VPN mode. The app automatically adapts to the end user’s location and connects the user to the best available gateway in order to deliver optimal performance for all users and their traffic, without requiring any effort from the user. This allows users to work safely and effectively at locations outside of the traditional office.
Before installing this app, please check with your IT department to ensure that your organization has enabled a GlobalProtect gateway subscription on the firewall.
Automatic VPN connection using iOS VPN On-Demand
Support for BYOD with Remote Access VPN and App Level VPN
Automatic discovery of best available gateway
Manual gateway selection capability
Connection over IPSec or SSL
Integration with MDM for easy provisioning
Support for changing an expired AD/RADIUS password when the user connects remotely
Support for 2 Factor One Time Password based Authentication using RADIUS, SAML
Support for other PAN-OS authentication methods, including LDAP, Client Certificates, and Local User Databases
Full benefits of the native iOS experience with integrated notifications
Capability for enterprises to enable users to use any app securely
Supported on Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls running PAN-OS 7.1, 8.0, 8.1 and above
Requires a GlobalProtect gateway subscription installed on the Palo Alto Networks firewall in order to enable support for GlobalProtect app for iOS.
Supported on iOS 10 and later releases
- Bug Fixes
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Decent vpn for work purposes
Somewhat decent VPN for work purposes but it has too many ongoing issues. Wish there was some more consistency with updates.
I would like to know though... why does the GlobalProtect app request access to my personal files and external hard drives??? Note to everyone, DON’T give this app access to any of your personal files. It’ll still work.
Worst VPN app used
I have used many VPN app over the years, but this one is by far the worst.
When you first download it it will connect successfully, but if the connection underneath changes to/away from wifi/cellular you end up in an endless loop of pop up notifications and then messages about not being able to connect to the gateway, as in that moment you have lost wifi or cellular connection. Even if you switch to another VPN profile it forces it back to GP and same spiel.
You can only fully uninstall it and then reinstall to get proper connection once again. Just don’t try to turn it off or switch connection type.
The Mac and Linux clients are just marginally better , though (just as with mobile) MFA integration (for example with Okta) is extremely painful at best. I love many of this company’s products, but GP ain’t one of them at the moment.
Developer Response ,
Hi Big Husky,
Thanks for your feedback and we regret any inconvenience caused. Please contact your IT admin to log a support ticket with Palo Alto Networks so that we determine the root cause and get this addressed asap.
If turned off, can’t connect to WiFi
If you disable this app, it won’t let your WiFi connection receive any data. The WiFi icon in the upper left of the screen disappears, even though in Phone’s Settings, it shows I’m connected. Confirmed on 3 different iPhones, on both iOS 13 and 12, that this app is the culprit. I’m forced to use this app by my employer, it I uninstall it the moment I don’t require connecting to a server behind our VPN and incur the pain of reinstalling when I do need it because otherwise, *my phone can’t connect to the internet at all*.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback. Looks like your admin has enabled always-on config due to a corporate network policy. If you are unhappy with the user experience, please bring it up with Admin since GlobalProtect supports both on-demand and always-on configs.
Thanks, GlobalProtect Team
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- 19 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.