Administration Guide

Pulse Secure Desktop Client (Pulse Client) is an extensible multi-service network client that supports integrated connectivity and secure location-aware network access. Pulse Client simplifies the user experience by letting the network administrator configure, deploy, and control the Pulse Client software and the Pulse Client connection configurations that reside on the endpoint.

The Pulse Secure suite comprises client and server software. The client enables secure authenticated network connections to protected resources and services over local and wide area networks. The Pulse Client software can connect with Pulse Connect Secure to provide remote access to enterprise and service provider networks. Pulse Client also delivers secure, identity-enabled network access control (NAC) for LAN-based network and application access when it is deployed with Pulse Policy Secure. Pulse Client also integrates with Pulse Collaboration Suite for online meeting services.

Users of mobile devices (smart phones and tablets) can install the Pulse Secure Client for Mobile Devices (Pulse Mobile Client) app from the respective app stores for secure connectivity to Pulse Connect Secure. Windows 8.1 (Pro and RT) introduced a Pulse Secure VPN client as part of the operating system.