Remote Access Solutions
The following list provides dedicated VPN solutions. For firewalls with built in SSL and IPSec capabilities, see Firewall section of the site.
Some of the features you may want to consider when investing in a remote access solutions are as detailed below:
- The ability to set up strong authentication, as in most cases a VPN solution is accessible to employees from anywhere in the world and you would want to be sure it's your employees logging in to the network
- Granular user based control and policies so that users are assigned different rights when accessing the network, such as using different VPN portals for different groups of users dependent on what they are allowed access to
- Ability to audit what has been accessed through the VPN solution
- SSL acceleration, WAN optimisation & bandwidth throttling
- Compression & caching feature,
- Intrusion prevention & DOS protection capabilities,
- Ability to create virtual desktop sessions on the remote host enabling complete isolation from the physical host itself, providing even further protection
AEP Networks design solutions mainly for remote connectivity. Its secure application access product comes in both hardware and virtualised platforms and targets both small and large networks. AEP also provides secure application and network access over the cloud through its CloudProtect hosted managed service.
AppGate provides a set of remote access products owned by Crytpzone that uses SSH and SSL together as its remote access protocol. AppGate also offers a free edition for up to 10 users.
Array Networks is a remote connectivity vendor providing high class SSL VPN solutions for all sized networks. Its products can be split off into virtual products that is ideal for managed service providers or shared businesses.
Avaya delivers enterprise communication systems. The SSL VPN products by Avaya are both hardware and virtual appliances and support all size networks.
Barracuda SSL VPN gateway comes in both hardware and virtual platforms and is an excellent solution for small and medium sized businesses.
Barron McCann is a security vendor and provides a VPN gateway solution known as X-Kryptor Gateway.
Billion is a networking vendor with a subset of security solutions including a range of Biguard SSL and IPSec VPN gateways.
Check Point Software Technologies known for their networking firewalls, provides SSL and IPSec VPN capabilities for clients and mobile devices. Check Point’s Connectra gateway appliances integrate both IPSec and SSL into one appliance.
Citrix Systems is one of the oldest remote access solution vendors in the world and are a reputable vendor, well known for their desktop virtualisation and hosted services. Citrix remote access gateways can be provided in both hardware and virtual platforms.
Cyberoam known for their UTM appliances offer SSL VPN appliances in hardware and virtual platforms.
Draytek has an SSL VPN product for small businesses.
F5 Networks provides VPN capabilities through their FirePass Secure Access Gateway product that comes in both hardware and virtual platforms.
HOB GmbH is a vendor that specialises in secure connectivity and has a range of SSL VPN solutions.
Huawei Symantec Technologies specialises in network security and storage solutions and delivers an IPSec and SSL VPN appliance known as Secospace SVN3000.
Juniper Networks is world class vendor with a wide range of security and networking solutions. Juniper’s SSL VPN is provided for small and large enterprise networks and comes in both hardware and virtual platform.
Microsoft’s Forefront Unified Access Gateway provides secure remote access SSL VPN capabilities.
NeoAccel provides SSL VPN solutions. NeoAccel’s secure VPN solution gateways can be virtualised in to multiple virtual products in a single appliance providing an ideal solution for service providers and shared businesses. The remote access solution can sit on both hardware and virtual platforms.
Netgear provides SSL VPN solutions for small and medium size networks.
O2 Security provides security solutions such as firewalls and e-mail security. O2 Security’s SSL VPN solutions are known as Succendo SSL VPN's and are offered in six different models.
PORTSYS UK provides a secure remote access solution.
PortWise is a trusted identity and access management specialist. PortWise provides SSL VPN solutions with one time password functionality within their products.
Sangfor Technologies is a company, headquartered in China, providing WAN optimisation, application delivery, SSL VPN and internet access management solutions.
SonicWALL SSL VPN offerings are for both small and large networks. Sonicawall's SRA range of remote access solutions are targeted to small and medium sized networks. SonicWALL’s Aventail series of products are targeted for the larger networks. SonicWALL is a popular security vendor primarily for their network firewall appliances.
Stonesoft provides firewall, IPS and VPN solutions. Stonesoft’s StoneGate secure remote access gateway comes in virtual VMware and hardware platforms.
Watchguard is a popular network firewall company and provides SSL VPN capabilities as well.
Barron McCann is a provider of payment solutions, secure data services and network security. Barron McCann delivers a product known as X-Kryptor which is a VPN gateway solution.