The GlobalProtect portal manages your GlobalProtect infrastructure, distributing
configuration information and controlling software distribution. It doesn't distribute the
app for mobile endpoints but controls gateway access for them. It can also provide secure
remote access to enterprise web applications.
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
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.