@mgilan wrote: Well, IT might have a reason to configure the VPN to connect after login or when outside of LAN. As much as this could be frustrating for end-users, I don't want them to have an option to disable pre-installed and pre-configured VPN client—in general, not only Pulse. I wouldn't compare VPN client to Skype, Dropbox, etc. This isn't being enforced by IT policy, though. It's a defect in Pulse—opening on startup in a non-standard way that cannot be disabled by anyone, including IT—that affects Mac users and not Windows users. Indeed, the non-standard, unconfigurable behaviour makes Pulse actively problematic for companies with a BYOD policy or separate policies for contractors/OSPs to use their own hardware. This isn't hypothetical: my company uses Pulse, but employees for a digital consultancy we work with are prohibited from installing it on their MacBooks because their IT department considers it unacceptable for an application to behave in this way on their corporate laptops.
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