Always On VPN
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Always On VPN

What is Always On VPN?

Always On VPN is a security feature that ensures a VPN connection is used to access the internet. If the VPN connection drops, the device is automatically restricted from internet access until a VPN connection is restored.

Always On VPN is a must for securing remote workers and those employees that travel frequently and connect to unsecured Wi-Fi networks. The feature prevents any potential leaks and makes sure company ⁠— and personal ⁠— resources are kept safe and secure.

Who can enable Always On VPN?

Both organization admins and members can enable Always On VPN.

Here is how Organization Admins can deploy Always On VPN:

  1. Go to Control PanelSettingsSecurity configurations.
  2. Switch the toggle next to Always On VPN.

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Important note:
  • Upon enabling Always On VPN - the Auto-Connect feature will be automatically activated.
  • If the owner enables Always On VPN in the Control Panel – users will not be able to toggle this feature off through the application settings.
  • Always On VPN is currently supported only on Windows and macOS (downloaded directly from our website) application.

To configure Windows client for Always On VPN:

  1. Go to the NordLayer app → SettingsGeneral.
  2. Tick the box next to Always On VPN.

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To configure macOS client for Always On VPN:

  1. Go to the NordLayer app → PreferencesGeneral.
  2. Tick the box next to Always On VPN.

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How to get temporary internet access?

Members might need temporary internet access to log in to the NordLayer app, handle captive portals when connecting to Wi-Fi in places like hotels and airports, and troubleshoot.

To get temporary internet access – click on the “Get internet access” button when logging in to the NordLayer application.

If you are already logged in to the application – “Get internet access” access button can be found at the bottom of the gateways section.

Note: In case you have any questions or are experiencing any issues, please feel free to contact our 24/7 customer support team.

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