Connecting to the VPN
In Sophos IPsec Client, click the Connection button.
If the connection establishes successfully, you will see a green bar and the information Connection established, as displayed in the figure. Additionally, the Tray icon of Sophos IPsec Client switches from red to green.
If you chose X.509 as authentication method, a PIN dialog will open when connecting to the VPN. In this case, enter the password you used for downloading the PKCS#12 container from the User Portal.
The Sophos IPsec Client has a caching mechanism. So during normal operation (connect/disconnect) it is only necessary to enter the PIN once. It is only after a restart of your computer that you need to enter the PIN again.
Alternatively, you can connect from the Sophos IPsec Client Tray icon menu. Right-click the icon , and select the Connect entry from the context menu.
Disconnecting from the VPN
To disconnect from the VPN, click the Disconnect button.
Alternatively, you can disconnect from the Sophos IPsec Client Tray icon menu. Right-click the icon , and select the Disconnect entry from the context menu.
Note: The client has a timeout mechanism included. By default, Sophos IPsec Client does not close the VPN connection in case of an inactivity (default value set to 0). In order to increase this value, edit your profile in Configuration > Profile Settings, and go to the section Line Management. You can specify a higher value in Inactivity Timeout, which means that the connection will be terminated if no data is transmitted for the time specified.