Junos Pulse is now Pulse Secure

By Ross Madden
Published on December 1, 2015 4:08 pm MT
Updated on May 2, 2018 4:34 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Security News, Windows

UPDATE: DUO 2 Factor Authentication now in place – read here for how this affects the behavior of the Pulse Secure client: https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/pulse-secure-secondary-password-with-2-factor-authentication

As if it couldn’t get more confusing, Junos Pulse is now called Pulse Secure.  This upgrade should be applied automatically for existing Junos Pulse users. However, here are the manual installation directions for those that need it!

You can download the new Pulse Secure application from ACNS at the link below.  You will find download links specific to your operating system at the very bottom of this page:


After you download and install your Pulse Secure client, you will need to set up a connection profile.  The only specific piece of information you need for this is the server you are connecting to.  This should be entered as the following:


As Junos Pulse did, Pulse Secure installs itself as a program in your Program List (Windows) or your Applications folder (Mac OS X).  So, no need to bother using a web browser to launch the connect app (and encountering all of the weird java security features that commonly trip us up).


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