With latest Firefox versions start to be a confusion make hostchecker works, because they already start the path to remove Java Plugin.
I think we all need Pulse Secure to have a clear view/answer what will do, to deliver de bullet point of Pulse Connect Secure marketing:
- Users can easily launch SSL VPN via their Web browser, or directly from their desktop.
- Endpoint devices can be checked prior to and during a remote access session to verify an acceptable device security posture requiring installed/running endpoint security applications
- Ability for common enterprise platforms â€“ Windows (including Windows 8), Mac OS (including OS X 10.9/Mavericks and Safari 7), Linux, and various mobile operating systems such as iOS, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Android
- Clientless core Web access
In the document "8.1R8.0 PCS Supported Platforms Guide", (Table 7: Windows Desktop Platform Requirements for Cross-Platform Features), Pulse Secure continues to say Host Checker is available in Google Chrome... which is not true since September 2015.
The death of Java plugin in browsers is not new. Since 2013 we have news (at least you can call it warnings) about that:
Even Oracle already in the begin of the year have done a post to move way from plugins
Why PSAL (Pulse Secure Application Launcher) is only available to Chrome? Why my Firefox 42+ users can not use it? Why my Edge users can not use it?
How we can make our users have a pleasurant experience with PCS and also keep out companies safe?