Tech Guides: Using the WatchGuard Authentication Client Download

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In this week’s tech guide, we’ll take you through a couple of different methods for installing the WatchGuard Authentication Client download. This SSO client allows users to skip the additional steps of authenticating to the Firebox by logging them in directly when they sign onto their devices. This grants authorized users access to your business’ internet, as well as network resources.

  1. Download the SSO Client Software
    1. Go to the WatchGuard Software Downloads Center.
    2. Find the software downloads page for your Firebox model.
    3. Download the WatchGuard Single Sign-On Client software installer file for your computer:
      1. Windows — WG-Authentication-Client.msi
      2. Mac OS X — WG-SSOCLIENT-MAC.dmg
    4. Save the file to a convenient location, such as your desktop.
  2. Install the SSO Client Software
    1. To install the SSO Client:
      1. Double-click the SSO Client installer file you downloaded.
      2. Run the file as an administrator
      3. To install the software, follow the instructions on each page of the wizard and complete the wizard.
      4. Click Close to exit the wizard.

Once installation is complete, the WatchGuard Authentication Client will automatically run and allow users to conveniently login to the FireBox without additional steps.

Your WatchGuard Firebox offers unbeatable network security for your business. There are several different models to fit the unique needs of your company, all of which offer a robust, total security package. The Firebox offers:

  1. Enterprise grade security because WatchGuard believes that every company, big or small, should have access to the most sophisticated and effective technology available.
  2. Simplicity that allows for more successful adoptions of the technology, minus the frustration. WatchGuard makes every step, from initial deployment to ongoing management, intuitive.
  3. Performance that can’t be beat. While other security companies can offer security at the cost of performance, we can provide both.
  4. Visibility that puts security threats right at your fingertips, so they can be fixed before they become a problem.
  5. Future proofing, which ensures that you’ll always have access to the latest in both hardware and software to keep your business safe.
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