GlobalProtect Portal Overview

The GlobalProtect portal provides the management functions for your GlobalProtect infrastructure. Every endpoint that participates in the GlobalProtect network receives configuration information from the portal, including information about available gateways and any client certificates that may be required to connect to the gateways. In addition, the portal controls the behavior and distribution of the GlobalProtect app software to both macOS and Windows endpoints.
The portal does not distribute the GlobalProtect app for use on mobile endpoints. To get the GlobalProtect app for mobile endpoints, end users must download the app from the device store: App Store for iOS, Google Play for Android, Chrome Web Store for Chromebooks, or Microsoft Store for Windows 10 UWP. However, the agent configurations that are deployed to mobile app users control the gateway(s) to which the mobile endpoints have access. For more details on supported versions, see What OS Versions are Supported with GlobalProtect?
In addition to distributing GlobalProtect app software, you can configure the GlobalProtect portal to provide secure remote access to common enterprise web applications that use HTML, HTML5, and Javascript technologies. Users have the advantage of secure access from SSL-enabled web browsers without installing the GlobalProtect app software. This is useful when you need to enable partner or contractor access to applications, and to safely enable unmanaged assets, including personal endpoints. Refer to GlobalProtect Clientless VPN.

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