Virtual appliances for secure remote access

SonicWALL announced the SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA) Virtual Appliance and SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SRA Virtual Appliance.

The two appliances represent a new platform for installing and maintaining SSL VPNs for companies of all sizes. Through the use of endpoint control, the SonicWALL Aventail solution provides the ability to identify the user and interrogate the endpoint.

Based on the information collected, the SSL VPN solution provides the proper level of access to network resources and confidential data based on the policies defined by the security administrator. Once purchased, the solutions are easily customizable and require no dedicated hardware.

To complement the existing SSL VPN hardware lineup, the new SRA Virtual Appliances contain many of the same core benefits, including:

  • Lower TCO – help reduce IT costs by enabling network managers to easily deploy and manage a single secure access gateway that extends remote access via SSL VPN for both internal and external users to all network resources. This includes Web-based, client/server, host-based and back-connect applications such as VoIP
  • Granular access and control – grant the administrator the insight needed to provide employees, partners, and clients with secure remote access to specific and defined resources, according to the needs of each remote user
  • Increased productivity – provide secure access from more places, including IT issued laptops, home PCs, kiosks, smartphones and tablet devices