SonicWall SSL/VPN Secure Remote Access
The SonicWall appliance presents users with a Secure Virtual Office Portal. Through the Web-based portal, users can access authorized intranet (HTTP, HTTPS), file (FTP, CIFS), desktop (Citrix Remote Desktop RDP, VNC) and terminal (Telnet, SSH) resources. Bookmarks allow browser-based clientless access to applications like Microsoft SharePoint, OWA 2007 and OWA 2010. And network level access can be extended to applications such as Microsoft Outlook, proprietary applications and servers, with SonicWall NetExtender technology.
With the increased use of mobile devices your users can enjoy remote device support for multiple platforms including Windows Mobile, Google Android, Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and Symbian for easy access to email, web, file shares and bookmarks. Extensive ActiveSync support allows easy access to calendar, email and contacts. SonicWall Mobile Connect, a single unified client app for Apple iOS and Google Android, provides smartphone and tablet users superior network-level access to corporate and academic resources over encrypted SSL VPN connections.
Remote Desktop Gateway
Remote Desktop Gateway provides an easy and secure way for users to connect to their resources and data on your internal network, from any internet connected device that can run the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) Client.
RD Gateway uses the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) over HTTPs to establish a secure encrypted connection between remote users on the internet and the internal network resources on which their applications run.
RD Gateway provides many benefits, including:
- RD Gateway enables remote users to connect to internal network resources over the Internet, by using an encrypted connection, without needing to configure virtual private network (VPN) connections.
- RD Gateway provides a comprehensive security configuration model that enables you to control access to specific internal network resources. RD Gateway provides a point-to-point RDP connection, rather than allowing remote users access to all internal network resources.
- RD Gateway enables most remote users to connect to internal network resources that are hosted behind firewalls in private networks and across network address translators (NATs). With RD Gateway, you do not need to perform additional configuration for the RD Gateway server or clients for this scenario.
- The Remote Desktop Gateway Manager enables you to configure authorization policies to define conditions that must be met for remote users to connect to internal network resources. For example, you can specify:
- Who can connect to internal network resources (in other words, the user groups who can connect).
- What network resources (computer groups) users can connect to.
- Whether client computers must be members of Active Directory security groups.
- Whether device redirection is allowed.