Deploy the GlobalProtect Mobile App Using AirWatch
The GlobalProtect app provides a simple way
to extend the enterprise security policies out to mobile endpoints.
As with other remote hosts running the GlobalProtect agent, the
mobile app provides secure access to your corporate network over
an IPSec or SSL VPN tunnel. The app connects to the gateway that
is closest to the end user’s current location. In addition, traffic
to and from the mobile endpoint is automatically subject to the
same security policy enforcement as other hosts on your corporate
network. Like the GlobalProtect agent, the app collects information about
the host configuration and can use this information for enhanced
HIP-based security policy enforcement.
There are two primary
methods for installing the GlobalProtect app: You can you can install
the app directly from the app store for your endpoint (see Download
and Install the GlobalProtect Mobile App); or, deploy the app from a
third-party mobile endpoint management system (such as AirWatch)
and transparently push the app to your managed endpoints.
AirWatch, you can deploy the GlobalProtect app to managed endpoints
that have enrolled with AirWatch. Endpoints running iOS or Android
must download the AirWatch agent to enroll with the AirWatch EDM. Windows
10 endpoints do not require the AirWatch agent but require you to
configure enrollment on the endpoint. After you deploy the app,
configure and deploy a VPN profile to set up the GlobalProtect app
for the end user automatically.
Before you begin, ensure that the endpoints to
which you want to deploy the GlobalProtect app are enrolled with
Android and iOS
—Download the AirWatch agent
and following the prompts to enroll.
Windows Phone and Windows 10 UWP
—Configure the Windows
10 UWP endpoint to enroll with AirWatch (from the endpoint, select
From AirWatch, select
Select the organization group by which this app will
Select the Platform, either Apple iOS, Android, or Windows
Search for the app in the app store for the endpoint
or enter the URL of the GlobalProtect app page: