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Netskope Client Overview

Netskope Client (henceforth referred to as Client in this doc) can be deployed as:

  • An Installable App: On devices running Windows, macOS, and Android operating system the Client is installed as a lightweight non-intrusive application that steers traffic from the user's device to the Netskope cloud. You can download the Client from the Download Netskope Client and Scripts page.

  • Via Configuration Profile: On devices running the iOS operating system, the client is deployed as an On-Demand or a Per-App VPN configuration profile.

How it Works
Steering Configuration

A Steering Configuration is responsible for directing traffic from end-users to the Netskope Cloud. A Netskope tenant steers thousands of apps by default, but to ensure the correct traffic (cloud apps or all web traffic) is steered, modify the default steering configuration, or create a steering configuration; these configurations can be assigned to groups or Organizational Units (OUs) to allow granular steering within an organization.

Click here to read more about Steering Configuration.

Supported OS and Platforms


Supported Versions


Windows Operating System


  • Windows 7, 8.1, 10, Windows 11


  • Windows Server 2016, 2019, 2022

  • Netskope Private Access (NPA) is not supported for devices running Windows 10 on Snapdragon based PC.

  • Windows 7 and 8.1 - Netskope will only provide bug fixes for identified security vulnerabilities. New features (Cloud Firewall and Self Protection) will only be available on Windows 10 and later .

Apple macOS / iOS


  • 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave) , 10.15 (Catalina), 11 (Big Sur), 12 (Monterey)


  • 12, 13, 14, 15.1



  • 9 (Pie), 10 (Quince Tart), 11 (Red Velvet Cake)


  • ChromeOS with Chrome Browser 84

Multi-user Platforms

Windows Terminal Server

  • 2012 R2, 2016, 2019


  • Citrix Xen Desktop, XenApp 7.13

Web Browsers


  • Chrome

  • IE 9+

  • MS Edge

  • Firefox


  • Safari

  • Chrome

  • Firefox


  • Safari

  • Chrome


  • Chrome


Client Golden Release - Golden releases are available every 3-months and support backward compatibility up to two previous versions. To know more about Golden release and download installers, see this Netskope Client Downloads article.