May 16, 2016 3:03pm
We have just had a PSA-3000 installed a couple of weeks ago and was supposed to deploy it production last week, but we're having performance problems with the Pulse Desktop client on Windows. We simply don't get the throughput that we expect.
We have tested from a remote network that has a 300/60 connection. If we connect in SSL mode, then we only get around 35-40 Mbit/s throughput. If we enable ESP then it rises to around 60 Mbit/s. This is much lower than with our current solution that can deliver at least 120 Mbit/s. That is a SSTP VPN with the the built-in Windows VPN client and the server is a software based solution called SoftEther, but the performance is the same with a Windows RRAS VPN server.
When using Pulse Desktop client on a Mac, on the same network, we get around 100-120 Mbit/s, so that is acceptable, but why is the performance much lower on Windows? We have only done tests on Windows 10 for now, but both on our domain joined PC's and on a private computer that is not domain joined, to rule out any Group Policy restrictions.
I have briefly tested Network Connect and the result was comparable to Pulse Desktop Client.
Any ideas are very welcome!