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[SSL VPN/MAG] The secure gateway denied the connection request from this client. (

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Knowledge Base ID: KB8893
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2012
Version: 5.0

This article describes the issue of the The secure gateway denied the connection request from this client. ( error message being generated.

Problem or Goal:
  • All users, except one, are unable to connect via Network Connect.

  • The dsncservice.exe Juniper process can be blocked by personal firewall software, such as Symantec, McAfee, and Trend Micro.

  • This error means that Network Connect is unable to establish a connection with the secure gateway.

  • A variety of causes can contribute to this error, such as the Cisco VPN software, firewall, anti-virus software, and so on.

  • The key to determining where to look is to check if the error is affecting all Network Connect users or a few Network Connect users.

  • All users being affected would be a configuration setting that is required in the IVE; whereas, if only a few users are affected, it could be software.

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To prevent this error message from being generated, set the software firewall to allow dsncservice.exe. In certain cases, the interfering software has to be uninstalled.


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