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Install Sophos SSL VPN Client (Windows) - SFOS

We’re showing you how to download and install the SSL VPN Client on a Sophos XGS or XG firewall with SFOS.

Info: This tutorial has been made for a Sophos firewall with SFOS operating system. If you’re using a firewall with the UTM operating system, you will find the SSL VPN instructions for a UTM firewall here. There are also instructions on setting up the VPN for macOS or iOS.

Istall SSL VPN Client

1. Login to Sophos

Open the Sophos User Portal in your Browser. Login with your username and password.

User Portal login of a XGS-Firewall or XG-Firewall

Note: If your browsers notifies you that this connection isn’t trustworthy, that’s because there’s no SSL certificate for your firewall. Look for the option to still open the page (different depending on the browser).

2. Download Sophos SSL VPN Client

Switch to SSL VPN in the navigation. Click on the first Download link and download the software.

 SSL VPN Client download link

3. Install Sophos SSL VPN Client

Start the setup and follow the steps of the wizard.

Installation wizard to install Sophos SSL VPN Client

Note: In case you’re being asked to install a software called TAP-Windows Provider V9 network adapter in the installation process, click Install.

4. Set up Sophos SSL VPN Client

After installing the client, a small traffic light icon will show in the bottom right of the task bar. Right-click on it and select Connect. Enter your username and password and confirm by clicking ok.

Login to Sophos SSL VPN Client on Windows

5. Check VPN connection

With correct login data, the little traffic light should switch to green. This shows, that the VPN connection has been established successfully. You can now access the remote desktop server or a company file server.