GlobalProtect for iOS connects to a GlobalProtect gateway on a Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall to allow mobile users to benefit from enterprise security protection. Enterprise administrator can configure the same app to connect in either Always-On VPN, Remote Access VPN or Per App VPN mode. The app automatically adapts to the end user’s location and connects the user to the best available gateway in order to deliver optimal performance for all users and their traffic, without requiring any effort from the user. This allows users to work safely and effectively at locations outside of the traditional office.

Before installing this app, please check with your IT department to ensure that your organization has enabled a GlobalProtect gateway subscription on the firewall.


Automatic VPN connection using iOS VPN On-Demand
Support for BYOD with Remote Access VPN and App Level VPN
Automatic discovery of best available gateway
Manual gateway selection capability
Connection over IPSec or SSL
Integration with MDM for easy provisioning
Support for changing an expired AD/RADIUS password when the user connects remotely
Support for 2 Factor One Time Password based Authentication using RADIUS, SAML
Support for other PAN-OS authentication methods, including LDAP, Client Certificates, and Local User Databases
Full benefits of the native iOS experience with integrated notifications
Capability for enterprises to enable users to use any app securely


Supported on Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls running PAN-OS 7.1, 8.0, 8.1 and above
Requires a GlobalProtect gateway subscription installed on the Palo Alto Networks firewall in order to enable support for GlobalProtect app for iOS.
Supported on iOS 10 and later releases

What’s New

Version 5.0.3

Support for Landscape Mode

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
49 Ratings
49 Ratings
Brianwinningjr ,

A Step Backwards

UI is to clean where it actually inhibits UI usage. Simplify!!! Come on portal selection, normal login prompt why is that so hard?

Also DNS suffix information seems to be broke I.e. I have to type the full domain name of anything to access it. I have not yet looked into this, but this was not an issue on the “legacy client”

Randall King ,


This app is a disaster. After installing, I had no cellular or Wi-Fi connection at all. The app kept prompting for me to sign in. I signed in and it wouldn’t connect. It works on my Mac, so I know it’s not my account or access.

It kept switching on the option to connect on demand. While on, it was connecting to VPN even though I wasn’t accessing any services that require VPN.

Repairman12 ,

Ipad - portrait mode only?

Agree with others - a step back from the previous version (but glad to have something).

Bug: stuck in portrait mode - not optimal for Ipad with keyboard. Hoping a fix comes soon (thx)


Palo Alto Networks
10.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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