SonicWall Mobile Connect™ provides users full network-level access to corporate and academic resources over encrypted SSL VPN connections. The client provides anytime, anywhere access to critical applications such as email, virtual desktop sessions and other macOS applications.
SonicWall Mobile Connect is a free app, but requires a concurrent user license on one of the following SonicWall solutions in order to function properly:
• SonicWall Next-Generation Firewall appliances including the TZ, NSA, and SuperMassive running SonicOS 220.127.116.11 or higher.
• Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 Series appliances, formerly called SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA), running 9.0 or higher.
• Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 1000 Series appliances, formerly called E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA), running 12.1 or higher.
For more information on SonicWall Secure Mobile Access and Next-Generation Firewall solutions, please visit www.sonicwall.com.
• Upgrade OpenSSL
See the release notes on the SonicWall web site for more information.
Ratings and Reviews
Connection drops on battery power in Monterey
I've used this app for years, it's been... adequate.
But now, on Monterey, whenever I unplug my MacBook from the charger, the VPN connection drops. WITHOUT leaving my home wifi, or closing the clamshell.
The workarounds I've found all involve checking the option "Prevent your Mac from automatically sleeping when the display is off" in power/battery settings, but in Monterey (12.6) this option is NOT AVAILABLE in the Battery panel.
(If I leave the Mac plugged in, the same connection can stay up for days.)
Another annoyance is saving passwords for connections. It's available in the UI, but it usually ignores the saved password and prompts me to enter. OK fine, but then once a week or so it DOES use my saved password. Like, just to tease me with how much easier life could be!
Update your SonicWall's firmware
If you're having trouble using this app to connect, talk to IT and get the firmware on your SonicWall updated. I suffered with this app's inconsistent ability to connect to my company VPN through our SonicWall for a couple of years, angry that working from home always meant spending half an hour getting connected and then carefully keeping my laptop open to maintain the connection.
A few weeks ago IT was reviewing this issue and found that we were several releases behind on firmware updates. They ran the updates one night (be careful, these aren't just bug fixes but additional features that will need to be reviewed - our system was down for a while due to new and more intense DPI), and suddenly I connect within seconds every time. If I forget to disconnect it before I close my laptop, the VPN now reconnects within seconds.
This app has completely dropped off my radar as a tech hassle since upgrading our firmware.
Sonicwall needs to support this like it supports Windows VPN
3 Stars because when it works it works well and lets me do what I need to do remotely and at a good speed. I hear if I upgraded to Catalina this app would implode. Not good. Onto the bad...
We have to pay for additional SSL VPN licenses so any excuses about "free" are not allowed. Even before Sierra this app was incredibly prone to randomly disconnecting from my employer's rocksteady nodes.
Then it does the disconnect dance where it says "disconnecting" until you disconnect it by force quitting because the disconnect button does not work when the connection has hung. Sometimes then when you restart the app it is still in that mode so you have to give it a few before you reconnect to your perfectly stable VPN node back in HQ. I do this dance several times a week. It depends on the mood of the App or the Sonicwall. Not sure which as we keep our Sonicwall devices very up to date and in good shape.
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- SonicWall Inc.
- 22.2 MB
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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