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    Pulse Secure Desktop Client 5.1r1

    Release Notes 5.1.1 Build 51831

    Product Release 5.1

    Document Revision 1.0 Published: 2014-12-15

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................ 4

    Interoperability and Supported Platforms ..................................................................................................... 4

    Pulse Secure Rebranding ................................................................................................................................ 4

    New Features ...................................................................................................................................................... 4

    Enhanced Location Awareness ............................................................................................................. 4

    Captive Portal Detection ....................................................................................................................... 5

    Smart Connections ................................................................................................................................ 5

    Disable client-side proxy settings Option .......................................................................................... 6

    Pulse Secure for Windows Phone 8.1 ................................................................................................... 6

    General Pulse 5.1 Caveats ............................................................................................................................... 7

    User-Agent String change ..................................................................................................................... 7

    MD5 hashes deprecated for TLS 1.2 Certs ............................................................................................ 8

    Connecting to Servers with Old Versions of Pulse ................................................................................ 8

    Access Control Lists ............................................................................................................................... 8

    Upgrading OSX with Pulse Already Installed ......................................................................................... 8

    End of Support of Certain Features ...................................................................................................... 8

    Captive Portal ........................................................................................................................................ 8

    HostChecker Wild-Carding .................................................................................................................... 9

    802.1X Auth Incompatibility with Kaspersky AV ................................................................................... 9

    Deprecated Features ............................................................................................................................. 9

    Policies for Deprecated Features .......................................................................................................... 9

    Removal of Application Acceleration (WX) ......................................................................................... 10

    Fixed Issues...................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Open Issues ...................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Documentation ................................................................................................................................................. 14

    Technical Support ........................................................................................................................................... 14

    Revision History .............................................................................................................................................. 15

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    Introduction

    This release notes contain information about new features in the Pulse Secure desktop client, software

    issues that have been resolved and new issues that affect Pulse behavior. If the information in the

    release notes differs from the information found in the documentation set, follow the release notes.

    NOTE: For Pulse Secure 5.1, the names of the Pulse Secure gateways (formerly collectively referred to as the

    IVE, or Instant Virtual Extranet) have changed. The SSL-VPN headend (formerly called the Secure Access

    or SA device) is now called Pulse Connect Secure. The access-control headend (formerly called the Unified

    Access Control or UAC device, and also sometimes called the Infranet Controller or IC) is now called Pulse

    Policy Secure.

    Interoperability and Supported Platforms

    Refer to the Pulse Secure Desktop Client 5.1 Supported Platforms Guide for supported versions of

    browsers and operating systems in this release.

    Pulse Secure Rebranding

    The Pulse Secure line of products (including the Pulse Secure desktop client) has been rebranded to

    reflect its new affiliation with Pulse Secure, LLC. Cosmetic entities like icons, fonts, product and

    company names, trademarks, copyright statements and UI colors have been changed. Product behavior

    was not changed as the result of this rebranding.

    New Features

    Enhanced Location Awareness

    The enhanced-location-awareness feature enables you to define Pulse connections that are activated

    automatically based on the location of the endpoint. Pulse determines the location of the endpoint by

    evaluating rules that are based on the clients IP address and active network interface. For example, you

    can define rules to enable Pulse to automatically establish a secure tunnel to the corporate network

    through Pulse Connect Secure when the user is at home, and to establish a Pulse Policy Secure

    connection when the user is in the office and connected to the corporate network over the LAN. The

    location awareness feature has been enhanced to ensure that Pulse does not re-establish a VPN tunnel

    when the endpoint re-enters the trusted/corporate network.

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    Captive Portal Detection

    Public WiFi locations often deploy a captive portal that requires the user to enter authentication

    information or to accept terms of service before network access is granted. Pulse detects the presence

    of captive portals and does not initiate a connection to a Pulse Connect Secure or Policy Secure server

    until Internet access is granted. Pulse displays appropriate status information to enable the user to

    establish the portal and network connections. This feature requires no configuration.

    Captive portal detection notes:

    Captive portal detection is supported on Pulse for Windows and Pulse for Mac. Captive portal detection is not supported on the Windows In-Box Pulse VPN client or the Pulse Secure mobile client.

    If Pulse connects through a proxy, the detection algorithm is disabled, and Pulse indicates a failed connection attempt to the user.

    SRX connections do not support captive portal detection.

    Smart Connections

    A connection entry displayed in the Pulse client UI can now be associated with multiple connection URLs

    (to Pulse Policy Secure and Pulse Connect Secure gateways). The Pulse client attempts to connect to

    each of the URLs until it succeeds. You can choose different modes to control the behavior of a Pulse

    connection that is starting from a disconnected state:

    start at the top of the list

    start with the most recently connected URL

    choose randomly

    The random option helps distribute the con