Secure transient endpoints with Group Policy

FullArmor announced GPAnywhere for VPN which enforces corporate/regulatory compliance requirements in SSL VPN environments by automatically applying Group Policy to endpoint devices.

Group Policy is a Microsoft technology used by IT administrators to help secure and configure Windows-based servers, desktops and laptops. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 contain more than 2,400 Group Policy settings, but they were not designed to work over SSL VPNs. FullArmor GPAnywhere for VPN “virtualizes” Group Policy so that these settings can be dynamically applied to devices when they connect to the SSL VPN. GPAnywhere for VPN can enforce Group Policy to remote devices not part of an Active Directory domain, including roaming laptop users, tele-workers, branch office machines, and kiosks.

The GPAnywhere for VPN client technology integrates with SSL VPN solutions to provide the necessary endpoint Group Policy enforcement. Since it is embedded as part of SSL VPN client operations, GPAnywhere for VPN enables administrators to deploy Group Policy directly along with their other SSL VPN security checks. A leading SSL VPN vendor has already incorporated GPAnywhere for VPN technology in their platform.

To automatically enforce corporate and regulation mandated security standards, GPAnywhere for VPN applies Group Policy templates to endpoints while they are connected to the VPN. These executable Group Policy templates are applied for the duration of the VPN session and are rolled back upon disconnection, returning the machine to its pre-connection state. Mandate specific templates are included for PCI, HIPAA, and GLBA. Organizations can also create custom Group Policy templates to meet specific requirements using the GPAnywhere for VPN Console.

The GPAnywhere for VPN Console is available immediately and pricing starts at $750 US for up to 250 managed endpoints.

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