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Install Sophos SSL VPN Client (Windows) - UTM

In this tutorial, we’re showing you how to download and install the SSL VPN Client from the user portal of your Sophos firewall.

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

Install 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 UTM 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 Remote Access in the navigation. Click on the first Download link under SSL VPN and download the software.

 SSL VPN Client download button

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.