To block risky applications and protect mobile users
from malware, you must set up the GlobalProtect infrastructure,
which includes the GlobalProtect portal, the GlobalProtect gateway,
and the GlobalProtect app. Additionally, for access to corporate resources,
you must set up an IPSec VPN connection between the VM-Series firewalls
on AWS and the firewall in the corporate headquarters using LSVPN
(a hub and spoke VPN deployment).
The GlobalProtect agent/app is installed on each end-user
system that is allowed to access corporate applications and resources.
The agent first connects to the portal to obtain information on
the gateways and then establishes a secure VPN connection to the
closest GlobalProtect gateway. The VPN connection between the end-user
system and the gateway ensures data privacy.
The GlobalProtect portal provides the management functions
for the GlobalProtect infrastructure. Every end-user system receives
configuration information from the portal, including information
about available gateways as well as any client certificates that
may be required to connect to the GlobalProtect gateway(s). In this
use case, the GlobalProtect portal is a hardware-based firewall
that is deployed in the corporate headquarters.
The GlobalProtect gateway delivers mobile threat prevention
and policy enforcement based on applications, users, content, device,
and device state. In this use case, the VM-Series firewalls on AWS
function as the GlobalProtect gateways. The GlobalProtect gateway
scans each user request for malware and other threats, and, if policy
allows, sends the request to the internet or to the corporate network
over the IPSec tunnel (to the LSVPN gateway).
For LSVPN, you must configure the GlobalProtect portal, GlobalProtect
gateway for LSVPN (hub), and the GlobalProtect Satellites (spokes).
this use case, the hardware-based firewall in the corporate office
is deployed as the GlobalProtect portal and the LSVPN gateway. The
VM-Series firewalls on AWS are configured to function as GlobalProtect
satellites. The GlobalProtect satellites and gateway are configured
to establish an IPSec tunnel that terminates on the gateway. When
a mobile user requests an application or resource that resides on
the corporate network, the VM-Series firewall routes the request over
the IPSec tunnel.