SonicWall Mobile Connect

Developer: SonicWall Inc.

Current Version: 4.0.16

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 5.2 MB - Download


SonicWall Mobile Connect™ provides users full network-level access to corporate and academic resources over encrypted SSL VPN connections. The client provides anytime, anywhere access to critical applications such as email, virtual desktop sessions and other macOS applications.

SonicWall Mobile Connect is a free app, but requires a concurrent user license on one of the following SonicWall solutions in order to function properly:

• SonicWall Next-Generation Firewall appliances including the TZ, NSA, and SuperMassive running SonicOS or higher.

• Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 Series appliances, formerly called SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA), running 7.5 or higher.

• Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 1000 Series appliances, formerly called E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA), running 10.7 or higher.

For more information on SonicWall Secure Mobile Access and Next-Generation Firewall solutions, please visit

Note: Mobile Connect must first be run as an Admin user to enable VPN functionality in macOS. Non-admin users are not able to add, modify or delete VPN connections using the app.


Release Notes:

• Updated SonicWall branding
• Security updates
• Additional bug fixes

See the release notes on the SonicWall web site for more information.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.1.6
Review by TahoeJoe

Works Just Fine - Don’t let the bad ratings scare you! - This client works great, but you do have to set things up porperly. I had to go through a little learning curve, but got it to work fine. First of all, your SonicWall needs to have the latest formware, or at very least something within the last year or so. This is key. You can't expect a current version of a sensitive application like a VPN client to run with old firmware on the firewall? It goes against safe VPN concepts. * I had the issue with the client not disconnecting and had to reboot my older Mac, but once I updated formware on the firewall and configured the firewall porperly, the permanent disconnting error went a way. The other thing to know is that it uses “Search Domains” for DNS on the firewall side. Without proper configuration on the firewal side, nothing will resolve correctly over the VPN tunnel. This is by design. It works perfectly once you set up proper searches. The “How To” docs are ok, but not that easy to find unless you really know what to hunt for. I admit, I lamost gave up. But once I found what I was looking for, I got it configured pretty quickly and am now convinced it’s fairly decent VPN client!

Found helpful by 4 out of 8 people
Version 3.1.6
Review by Joe Joe Dogface a boo boo

If you want a VPN client doesn’t support DNS, this is for you. - Since upgrading to version 3.1.6, DNS does not work. I’ve tried to work with SonicWall support, but their suggestion was to use the netextender client. Prior to this version, the client worked great.

Found helpful by 14 out of 15 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.0.16
Review by Cruiser deluxe

Does not work with OS Sierra - Like so many others, it just will not work. The computer I am sending this from is a Macbook Air running OS El Capitan. The SonicWall Mobile Connect software works perfectly. When I upgraded my 2016 MacBook from El Capitan to Sierra, this same version of SonicWall stopped working and still won’t work.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 4.0.16
Review by jpc 255

VPN speed issue - Running macOS Sierra 10.12.4, VPN throughput speed is terrible! Throughput maxes out at 4kB/sec, taking 90 sec to download a 350kB file. When open, the rest of the OS runs slow also.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 4.0.16
Review by Towamencin

not functioning right - Most of the time this app won’t connect to the server

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 4.0.16
Review by Mac Ho

Not working since update - Prior to update, worked fine. Since update, ZERO functionality.

Found helpful by 10 out of 11 people
Version 4.0.16
Review by jmaeser82

Works fine for me - Not sure why the others are reporting issues. I’ve had no issues connecting to any of the endpoints I provide IT support for. Regularly connect to 60+ networks and this latest version has given me no issues on any of them. Currently running MacOS 10.12.4 and am running mobile connect 4.0.16 (416). Perhaps users with issues should check their firewalls and ensure they are on latest firmware. Also ensure they are using a current generation SonicWALL and not an unsupported EoL model. Only reason I have not marked 5 stars is that this version is a little slower to make the connection. Works fine once connected and also connects everytime so just a minor detail.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people