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TheMacDaddy1

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Anyone using 3rd party VPN software on the M1 Mac's? We use PaloAlto Networks Global Protect and I am getting a Mini for home use. Currently my home Mac has the Intel version of this software on it and I was wondering it that will work?

Or anything like Cisco or whatever.
 
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Gnattu

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OpenVPN and Wireguard are both preferable over IKEv2 from what I read online.
Not necessarily. OpenVPN and Wireguard are technically slower than IKEv2 on macOS.

OpenVPN's design is more CPU-intensive than IKEv2 and the connection establishment is slower than IKEv2.

Wireguard is the true next-generation VPN which offers excellent performance and it should be faster than IKEv2 when implemented properly. The problem nowadays is that Wireguard is too cutting-edge and the OS popularity is low. On non-Linux base OS you have only user-space implementation and it made it slower than the kernerl-space implementation on Linux. This made it slower than IKEv2 on macOS as for today. But Yes, it will be a preferable option in the future.

And more importantly for the situation we have now, only IKEv2 has a built-in implementation in Big Sur, both OpenVPN and Wireguard need extra clients which may or may not run.
 

Six0Four

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If you are a Pro subscriber, you can use the online config generator on their site to generate an IKEv2 config, which can be used by macOS's built-in VPN implementation.

Thanks. I'm on a $2/month "Build a plan" option with 1 Pro location. not sure if that is a Pro account..
 

sfwalter

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My company uses Check Point and I've had issues. I was able to get installed but when I attempt to connect at the end of the process I get a "enforce firewall policy failed". I have it working on my Intel Mac even though they don't officially support Big Sur yet.

I guess I'll wait a little bit and hope they support the M1 soon.
 

sfwalter

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My company uses Check Point and I've had issues. I was able to get installed but when I attempt to connect at the end of the process I get a "enforce firewall policy failed". I have it working on my Intel Mac even though they don't officially support Big Sur yet.

I guess I'll wait a little bit and hope they support the M1 soon.
I should have Googled before posting. They just released a new version which works on the M1 via Rosetta 2: https://supportcenter.checkpoint.co..._doGoviewsolutiondetails=&solutionid=sk170513
 
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snakes-

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The windscribe thing works, but the vpn not start with start up i always must turn it on manually. Have3 someone a solution? The guide in web are outdated because its a silicon mac and under big sur.
 

Stefdar

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Anyone using 3rd party VPN software on the M1 Mac's? We use PaloAlto Networks Global Protect and I am getting a Mini for home use. Currently my home Mac has the Intel version of this software on it and I was wondering it that will work?

Or anything like Cisco or whatever.
Believe it or not, I downloaded Global Protect from the iOS Appstore and it works flawlessly!
 

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