Features Introduced in GlobalProtect App 6.1


Features Introduced in GlobalProtect App 6.1

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Features Introduced in GlobalProtect App 6.1

Learn about the exciting new features introduced in the GlobalProtect™ App 6.1 release.
The following table describes the new features introduced in GlobalProtect app 6.1. For additional information on how to use the new features in this release, refer to the GlobalProtect App 6.1 New Features Guide.
New GlobalProtect Feature
Advanced Internal Host Detection
You can now configure advanced internal host detection through the portal to add an extra security layer during internal host detection by the GlobalProtect app. Enabling advanced internal host detection stops malicious actors from spoofing the reverse DNS server response during the internal host detection and thereby prevents malicious actors from accessing the enterprise network.
Proxy Auto Configuration (PAC) Deployment from GlobalProtect
You can now configure and push the URL for your proxy auto-configuration (PAC) files to your endpoints through the GlobalProtect portal. This feature enables you to manage the proxy settings for your endpoints using the GlobalProtect app.
End-user Notification about GlobalProtect Session Logout
You can now enable and customize end-user notifications about expiry of GlobalProtect app sessions on the gateway. These notifications inform the end users on Windows, macOS and
endpoints in advance when their app sessions are about to expire due to inactivity or expiry of the login lifetime and lets them know how much time is left before the app gets disconnected, preventing unexpected and abrupt app logout.
Simplified and Seamless macOS GlobalProtect App Deployment Using Jamf MDM Integration
You can now use Jamf Pro, one of the most widely used Apple device management platforms, to deploy the GlobalProtect app to macOS endpoints to support large-scale GlobalProtect app deployments in on-premises and Prisma Access environments. Administrators can also provide a seamless user experience for macOS end users by deploying Jamf configuration profiles that can automatically load system and network extensions, thus preventing the user from having to respond to notifications on the GlobalProtect app.
New Linux OS Support for Ubuntu
GlobalProtect is now supported on endpoints running the following Linux OS versions for Ubuntu:
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (CLI-based and GUI-based GlobalProtect app)
  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (CLI-based and GUI-based GlobalProtect app)
New Linux OS Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
GlobalProtect app 6.1.1 and later releases
) GlobalProtect is now supported on endpoints running the following Linux OS versions for RHEL.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.7 (CLI-based and GUI-based GlobalProtect app)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.1 (CLI-based and GUI-based GlobalProtect app)
Split DNS and Split Domain (Linux OS)
GlobalProtect now extends Split DNS and Split Tunnel Domain support to Linux platforms in addition to Windows and macOS.
With Split DNS, you can configure which domains are resolved by the VPN assigned DNS servers and which domains are resolved by the local DNS servers.
With Split Tunnel Domain, you can configure traffic for which domains are included over or excluded from the tunnel.
Both Split DNS and Split-tunnel Domain features for Linux are configurable using existing portal and gateway configuration options

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