Pulse Connect Secure

Zero Trust Secure Access from Any Device to Apps & Services in the Cloud and Data Center

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Secure Access to Cloud Platforms like Office 365, Salesforce, and Dropbox

Enterprises need to secure access for mobile workforces while boosting productivity and compliance. Simple, seamless, and friction-free connectivity is crucial for business continuity, productivity, and expansion. Cloud Secure’s Single Sign-On (SSO) eliminates workers’ needs for multiple passwords and provides automatic access to applications and services.

Friction-free User Experience
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Security should not be a barrier – workers don’t care where their apps are coming from.  Access should be seamless and transparent.

Simplified, Secure Hybrid IT Access
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Blending secure access across applications deployed in data centers, and public and private clouds should be simple, not a complex exercise in administration and interoperation.

Increased Compliance
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As applications become increasingly dispersed, ensuring that the devices accessing data are compliant is critical in preventing data breaches and malware spread, especially as more of us work remotely.

Mobile Ready
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For an increasingly BYOD mobile workforce and integration with leading EMM/MDM solutions for security and compliance enforcement.

Cloud Secure Advantages

With industry-standard SAML 2.0-based SSO, a seamless user experience, integration with leading IdP providers, Pulse Cloud Secure offers next-generation secure access.  Other solutions do not offer a friction-free user experience for simplified, secure hybrid IT access, nor the peace of mind with stateful endpoint host checking for broader compliance.

Single Unified Client

Pulse Secure Client, a multiservice network client, offers intelligent secure remote access to multi-cloud or on-premises resources via any laptop, smartphone, or tablet, unlike other vendors that use multiple clients. Users don’t have to install other clients or learn new workflows to access the applications they need.

Comprehensive Single Sign-on (SSO)

Supports SAML 2.0 SSO, Kerberos Constrained Delegation, form-based NT LAN Manager to seamlessly connect legacy applications. Other solutions tend to concentrate on web applications.

Device Compliance

Stateful endpoint security and compliance assessments ensure only authorized users with trusted devices have cloud and data center access. This is a key advantage we offer to reduce the chance of malware penetrating your network while keeping workers productive.

Extensible Identity Management

Pulse Connect Secure can serve as a SAML Identity Provider (IdP) and as a SAML Service Provider (SP) and offers easy integration with 3rd party management providers. This helps avoid single-vendor solutions and lock-in.

Policy-controlled Connectivity

Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) split-tunneling enables simplified provisioning of cloud access by domain instead of individual IP addresses. Other solutions often require entering many IP addresses, increasing the possibility of misconfiguration.

VDI Support

Enables organizations who have deployed desktop virtualization for partners, vendors, and contractors, seamless access to their virtual desktops. Many other solutions simply don’t support VDI.

Always-on Access

Like Pulse Secure’s other “next-generation” secure access features such as On-demand and Per-app VPN, Always-on ensures that remote users are completely secured throughout a connection. Alternatives don’t offer the depth and breadth of secure access features that Pulse does.

Feature Highlights

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Single Unified Client

Reduce management complexity with only one client for remote and onsite access.
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Easy Integration

Directory Services, Identity Services, EMM/MDM, SIEM, NGFWs.
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Dynamic, Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication

Biometric authentication, TOTP, SAML 2.0, PKI, IAM, and digital certificates.
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Stateful Endpoint Compliance

Ensure that all devices comply with security requirements before connecting.
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Single Sign-On

Simple, secure, and streamlined access to on premise and cloud-based resources.
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Zero Trust Connections

Protect data-in-motion with On-demand, Per-application, and Always-on VPN options.
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Data Center and Multi-Cloud

Access that is easy, compliant and multi-cloud ready.
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Centralized Management and Visibility

Centrally manage policy and track users, devices, security state and access activity.
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Clientless Access

Access web base apps and virtual desktop products with nothing to install.
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Data access and protection requisites for industry and regulatory compliance.

Uncompromising Secure Access

Enterprise access has been redefined by BYOD, mobility, and cloud services.  Today’s workers demand secure connectivity regardless of location – their desk can be in a car, a hotel room, at home, or at a café.

Pulse Connect Secure provides secure, authenticated access for remote and mobile users from any web-enabled device to corporate resources—anytime, anywhere. It is the most widely deployed SSL VPN for organizations of any size, across every major industry.

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  • Key Features

  • Key Use Cases

  • Benefits

Secure, streamlined access to data center & cloud – anywhere, anytime

  • Adaptive Authentication – Intelligent, dynamic, multi-factor authentication based on numerous user attributes.
  • Biometric Authentication Support – Certificate trust model of Microsoft Windows Hello for Business.
  • Clientless Access – Access web applications and virtual desktops with nothing to install.
  • Group Policy – Integrated with directory services like Active Directory and LDAP.
  • Strong Authentication – Support for MFA, SAML 2.0, PKI, IAM, and digital certificates.
  • Endpoint Compliance – Stateful host checking for security compliance before making a connection.
  • Single Client – Unified client supports multiple OS’s for smooth roaming and delightful user experience.
  • Comprehensive VDI Support – Access published desktops and applications using HTML5 including Microsoft RDWeb, WMware, and Citrix.
  • Conditional Access – Validate and verify devices and users with automated policies to protect networks and data.
  • EMM/MDM Integration – Support for 3rd party solutions to enable enhanced policy enforcement.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) – Simplify and streamlined access to data center and cloud.
  • Centralized Management – Pulse One enables centralized management of policy, compliance, and authorization for cloud and data center access.
  • Optional 3rd Party Integrations – Airwatch, MobileIron, and Microsoft Intune as well as many IDPs.


Secure remote access for every organization

  • Employee Remote Access – Access any corporate resource, in the cloud or data center, from any location (home, airport, hotel, café) using any web-enabled device. With SSL VPN, all data is encrypted and authenticated so data transfer is secure.
  • Browser-based Access – For some applications, clientless access is possible: no client software needs to be installed or managed. Organizations can limit users’ access to specific applications and ensure corporate security policies are met. Additionally, this prevents infected devices from harming the network.
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Access – Provides remote users seamless access to virtual desktops with dynamic delivery of Citrix ICA or VMware View clients to simplify users’ experience. Multiple RDP connectivity options along with interoperability with VMware View Manager, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft RD Web enables IT administrators to configure centralized remote access policies that blend VDI with other applications.
  • Integrated Remote and Mobile Access – Pulse Connect Secure provides for rapid, common onboarding of laptops, smartphones and tablets. Support for ActiveSync and on-demand VPN connectivity enables maximum device performance with proven scale.

Pulse Connect Secure enable secure remote and mobile access to services and applications from any device.

  • Delivers fast, secure, and optimized access to data center applications and cloud services, while ensuring a consistent native-user experience across desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Consolidates and streamlines access for quick, always-on secure connectivity to resources with SSO, MFA, and endpoint compliance checks to keep data secure
  • Simplifies network access administration with centralized web-based console, end-user self-provisioning, and integration with EMM policy management platforms.
  • Stateful compliance checking ensures that endpoint devices meet corporate security policy requirements before being granted network access. Remediates devices and quarantines users, when necessary.
  • Always-on VPN enables organizations to enforce security compliance and visibility on all traffic from endpoints even when they are not on-premises.
  • Mobile Device Management integration offers comprehensive endpoint visibility to keep enterprise data secure for increasingly mobile workforces.
  • Integration with strong authentication and Identity and Access Management (IAM) platforms ensures that existing corporate authentication methods can be leveraged easily.
  • Single Sign-On support enables rapid and seamless access to applications, streamlining users’ experiences and increasing productivity and security.
  • Zero Touch Provisioning enables automated configuration without manual intervention, reducing administrative effort.



“The two most important things are that we have increased our security posture… and there has been zero impact on our end users.”

 - Dave Cullen, Manager of Information Systems, Entegrus


“The number one thing we have loved about Pulse Secure products is that they have worked with virtually constant uptime. We’re in IT, and we know that not everything works all the time, but Pulse Secure’s products have to and they do. Their simplicity to use and deploy puts them way beyond competitors.”

 - Matt Brennan, Vice President of Sales, VirtualArmor

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Richard Buell Sutton Lawyers

“RBS has been using Pulse Secure for secure remote access to corporate resources for many years. When the Covid-19 pandemic caused our office to close, in March 2020, the ease of use that the Secure Web Portal provides our remote users was a lifesaver. The system is scalable and licensing flexible enough to ramp up the firm needs.”

- Ken Young, IT Team Lead, Richard Buell Sutton Lawyers

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Indiana University

"When Indiana University moved to online learning this spring due to COVID, use of our Pulse Secure VPN skyrocketed overnight. The Pulse Secure support team was quick to assist us to ensure the reliability and scalability of our VPN environment for the immediate situation as well as help us plan for the long-term remote access needs for our faculty, staff and students."

 - Mark Spencer, Manager, Campus Network Engineering, Indiana University

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Brethren Mutual Insurance Company

"Brethren Mutual has been using Pulse Secure for remote access for several years. When the Pandemic hit and caused us to close the office in April, we were able to quickly implement our “ICE” license. This gave us the time to switch our licensing to be able to cover the large change in remote workers without make any changes to our current setup. The flexible licensing and the ability of the appliance to handle our total number shows how well the solution works for our environment and for many others."

 - Tom Harley, Director of Information Security Systems, Brethren Mutual Insurance Company