Install Sophos SSL VPN Client (Windows) – SFOS
In this guide, we will show you how to download and install the SSL VPN client from the user portal of your Sophos Firewall.
Info: This guide was created for a Sophos Firewall with the SFOS operating system. For those who use a firewall with the UTM operating system, here is the SSL VPN guide for a UTM firewall guide. There are also instructions for setting up the VPN for macOS or iOS.
Install SSL VPN Client
1. log in to Sophos
Use your browser to go to the URL of the user portal of your Sophos. Then log in to the User Portal with your username and password.
Note: If a message appears in your browser that the connection is not trusted, it is because no SSL certificate has been issued for the firewall. Therefore, look for the option to access the page anyway (varies depending on the browser).
2. download Sophos SSL VPN Client
Change in the navigation to
Then click on
Download-Link and download the software and then the SSL VPN config.
3. install Sophos SSL VPN client
Run the setup and follow the steps of the wizard.
Note: If you are asked to install a network adapter during the installation, you can simply confirm this.
4. Set up Sophos Connect – SSL VPN client
After installing the client, the Sophos Connect icon appears at the bottom right of the taskbar. Click on it to open the Sophos Connect client. You can then import the SSL VPN that you have also downloaded.
5. Check VPN connection
Click on the blue Connect button.
Then enter your username and password and confirm with