[NA] VPN Client for iPad

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  1. AggieMike88

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    Any Suggestions on a good VPN Client for iPad?

    Looking for something that provides simplified access back to my office workstation while I am travelling. And not needing to do major heavy work while away. More accessing my yard software to take a peak at what's happening and what the teams are doing.
     
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    Do you already have the VPN endpoint? if so, the best client is (usually) the one that is supplied by the manufacturer to work with it. For example, Sonicwall firewall/endpoints work best with the Sonicwall NetExtender (SSL) or Sonicwall IPSec clients. Likewise Cisco. And OpenVPN.

    As I recall, the iPad has a somewhat less secure client already built in that works with PPTP and maybe another protocol.

    There are a few multi-VPN clients (like GreenBow), but not all of them work on iPads/Macs, and not all of them work with all endpoints.
     
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    I do have Remote Desktop going and working on laptop to desktop when I needed it in Spring Summer while on Win7Pro.

    I haven't had a need to check to see if that remained active since migrating to Win10, so I'll need to double check that.

    And I should mention that the cost needs to be reasonably low and one time (no subscription), since this is not a frequent need.
     
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    iOS has a built-in VPN client. L2TP, PPTP, and IPSec protocols are supported(as of iOS9). Maybe others as well in newer version.
     
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    What is the app I need?
     
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    Parallels gives me iPhone and iPad access to my Windows and Macbook machines. iCloud Drive works for my Macbook.