Global Protect VPN - Windows


The GlobalProtect VPN client allows users to connect to secure resources that are not available from the internet or Wi-Fi on campus.

Download and Install

GlobalProtect is pre-installed on UNW laptops.

Personal computer

  1. Open a web browser and go to 

  2. Login with your UNW account if needed.

  3. Click the Windows 64 bit download link.

  4. Open with Installer, click Next

  5. Click Next to accept the default install location.

  6. Click Next

  7. When the installation completes, click Close.

UNW computer

  1. Search for UNW Software Center in the Windows Start menu to open the self-service portal.

  2. Search for GlobalProtect and click Install in the action column.

Finding the icon

You will find the GlobalProtect VPN client “globe” icon in your system tray (right side of the task bar). You may also search for GlobalProtect using the Windows start menu.

Often it is hidden in the expanded icon area. Click the carrot icon to show more in this case. You can drag the icon down, next to the other icons in the system tray for easier access.

Connecting to the VPN

  1. Click the icon to show the connection window.

  2. Enter in the Portal Address window if it is not already populated.

  3. Click Connect.

  4. Login with your UNW account and complete multifactor authentication.

  5. You will now be connected to the VPN. The taskbar icon will show the globe icon in color when connected. gp6_tray_icon.png

Disconnecting from the VPN

  1. To disconnect from the VPN, click the tray icon and click Disconnect.