VPN Integration

Open Mobile can be integrated with many popular VPN applications, providing the user with a smooth, safe connection experience. VPN integration is configured in the Open Mobile Portal. VPN integration allows Open Mobile to initiate, monitor, and end VPN connections. VPN integration is not required for Open Mobile; users can still launch VPN solutions independently.

The Graceful Disconnect feature automatically initiates a VPN disconnection prior to completing an Internet disconnection, which gracefully logs the user off the VPN gateway. This is especially important in situations where the gateway does not allow simultaneous connections. Some VPN products do not recognize an unintentional disconnect for several minutes, which would prevent a subsequent re-connection until that time expired.

Integration Options

The following options are available to configure your VPN integration.

Option If Configured…
Auto Launch Launches the VPN automatically after a successful Internet connection. Note: VPN gateway selection is not enabled for auto-launch integration.
Auto-Connect Launches the VPN automatically after a successful Internet connection, and then connects the VPN. Normally used with Credential Pass-Through.
Credential Pass-Through Passes the username and password to the VPN client upon launch. If the user credentials that are being used for Internet authentication are the same as for the VPN client, the user only needs to enter this information once instead of twice. If the Open Mobile and VPN credentials differ, Open Mobile can be configured to cache the user’s VPN username. It can also cache the password for a configurable period that will prevent the user from having to re-enter the VPN password if moving in and out of range of a network and losing the VPN connection.
Auto-Teardown Automatically disconnects an Internet session when a VPN connection is lost. Useful if you want users to have a VPN connection whenever connected to the Internet.
On-Demand Displays a VPN connect function in the user interface, which can be used to connect or disconnect the VPN from within Open Mobile. A VPN button will be shown in the Open Mobile toolbar. In addition, a Launch VPN menu item will be included in the right-click System Tray menu. VPN On-Demand can be used with or without the VPN Auto Launch feature.
Run Hidden Hides the VPN GUI of some VPN products from the user. Not supported for Auto-launched VPNs.
Auto-Reconnect The number of reconnect attempts can be specified, for cases when the VPN authentication fails.
Timeout Select the number of seconds that Open Mobile waits for the VPN to connect.

Supported VPNs

Open Mobile supports the following VPN products:

Manufacturer Notes
Check Point Check Point SecuRemote/SecureClient 5.x, 6.x, and 7.x.
Cisco IPSEC VPN Client: 32-bit support for versions 4.x through version, 64-bit support for version or later.
AnyConnect: Version 2.4 or later.
Juniper Version 6.x, must use Network Connect (and must be set to automatically initiate a Network Connect session after login).
NCP 9.20 Build 33 and later.
Nortel Nortel 6.x through 10.04. (API support is only available with 10.X.)
Junos Pulse Junos Pulse version 3.0.
User Selected Users can select and configure a VPN in the client. See User Selected VPN for more details.
Other Open Mobile can support other VPN products using the Custom VPN function. For more details, see Configure VPN. Customers are responsible for testing and support of custom integrated VPNs.

For more information on VPN integration, see Configure VPN.

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