What We Provide
Altinet’s Next Generation Managed Firewall incorporates advanced client-to-site VPN capabilities, using SSL, IPsec, and TINA protocols to ensure remote users can easily and securely access network resources without time-consuming client configuration and management. The communication protocols used with our clients are optimised to be fully roaming-capable by quickly reconnecting upon loss of communication. Smart pathfinder technology determines the nearest point of entry to the corporate network. By using different ports encapsulated in either TCP or UDP, the advanced NAT traversal technology can easily pass through web proxies.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
The influx of private computing devices, from |smartphones to laptops and tablets, into the workplace may help increase productivity, flexibility, and convenience. However, BYOD adds new security challenges and risks, such as enabling and controlling access, as well as preventing data loss.
Altinet Managed NG Firewall provides strong capabilities to give users the full advantage of their devices while reducing possible risks to the business. Unwanted applications can be blocked, LAN segmentation can protect sensitive data, and network access control can check the health state of each device connecting to the corporate network.
Secure Remote Access
The Altinet NG Managed Firewall incorporates advanced site-to-site and client-to-site VPN capabilities, using both SSL and IPsec protocols to ensure remote users can easily and securely access network resources without complex configuration and management. Every NG Firewall licence supports an unlimited number of VPN and SSL VPN clients at no extra cost.
The VPN client also provides the ability to enforce Windows Security Centre settings on client machines running Windows. This allows administrators to centrally enforce the usage of Windows Security settings on PCs. The enforced policies can include enabling the Microsoft Network Firewall, Windows Updates, Windows Virus Protection, Windows Spyware Protection, and Internet Security Settings.
The VPN Clients are available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and various Linux systems.
Network Access Control
The Advanced Remote Access subscription for Altinet Managed Next Generation Firewall adds a customisable and easy-to-use portal-based SSL VPN as well as sophisticated Network Access Control (NAC) functionality.
The background Network Access Client, when used with the Managed NG Firewall, provides centrally managed Network Access Control (NAC) and an advanced personal firewall. This allows enforcement of minimum Windows client security prerequisites before being allowed access to the network or access to a quarantine network. Security posture can be specified according to available Windows patch level, availability of antivirus and/or anti-spyware, and user ID. Access restrictions are enforced locally on the client by the centrally managed personal Windows firewall as well as at the gateway.
Gain easy access to your organisation’s applications via SSL VPN connections. The Mobile Portal enables you to set up shortcuts on the home screen of devices such as smartphones or tablets. When accessing the portal via the web browser on a mobile device, users can browse apps, network folders and files as if they were connected to the office network.
Application Remote Access
This is an application for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android devices that provides mobile workers secure remote access through the Managed NG Firewall to their organisation’s private cloud applications and other sensitive information. The application provides several benefits over traditional browser-based SSL VPN remote access. As an app, it provides a familiar app store setup and install experience for end users.
Unlike browser-based remote access, the application remote access provides a more responsive look and feel that is unified across mobile platforms and avoids the idiosyncrasies of mobile browsers. Once an end user starts the app, a swipeable Launchpad provides quick and easy access to internal applications, favourites, and TINA VPN connections (which securely connect the device to your corporate network). This richer VPN connection supports mobile apps that connect back to the corporate network (like remote desktop apps).