Secure Remote Access and VPN Consulting (Cisco, SonicWALL)
Companies of all sizes have changed the way they conduct business. As the workforce becomes increasingly geographically dispersed and mobile, it is critical to find to a secure, cost effective remote access solution to extend your network to branch offices, teleworkers, road warriors, and partners.
Branch offices need reliable, secure transport for mission critical voice and data. Integrated network features such as routing, Quality of Service (QoS), and multicast support enable reliable operation of latency sensitive applications such as voice/video and remote desktop services. IP Security (IPsec) site-to-site VPNs provide advanced encryption and are the premier solution for permanent VPN connections.
Remote Access VPNs (AnyConnect, Global VPN, SSL)
Remote access VPNs allow secure access to corporate resources by establishing an on demand encrypted data tunnel over the Internet. VPNs are the logical solution for remote access for these reasons:
Provide secure communications with individually tailored access rights.
Enhance productivity by extending the corporate network and services.
Reduce communication costs and increase flexibility.
The two primary methods of deploying remote access VPNs are IP Security (IPsec) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Each method offers unique advantages and both are supported by Cisco and SonicWALL security appliances.
Remote Application Access
Remote application access methods provide the ability to remotely control an application over a slower WAN connection. Traditionally, Microsoft Terminal Services (TS) or Citrix was used to host application sessions on a dedicated server and the main office. Recent product offerings from Microsoft and VMware now provide Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions that extend the traditional session virtualization to now provide application and full desktop publishing options.
Mobile Email Solutions
Your mobile workforce requires access to email communications wherever they are 24/7. Outlook Anywhere (formerly RPC over HTTPS) provides secure access to Microsoft Exchange from Outlook with full functionality. Outlook Web Access (OWA) provides a rich, browser based email client to Microsoft Exchange from any PC.
Full integration of mobile devices via Microsoft ActiveSync supports virtually any smart phone including iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile devices.