New Astaro Secure Client released

Astaro Secure Client for VPN Networks. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows organizations to use the Internet for communication with mobile employees and remote offices at a low cost while maintaining excellent security.

The Astaro Secure Client ensures the highest levels of security for VPN. It provides strong user authentication and end-to-end encryption so that mobile workers, home workers, and remote offices can communicate securely over the Internet with a central VPN gateway. The Astaro Secure Client also includes an integrated dialer and a personal packet inspection firewall to simplify operations and improve the security of the remote systems.

Advanced Features
The Astaro Secure Client offers an impressive feature set, including:

  • IPSec, Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Main Mode
  • NAT-Traversal for passing Network Address Translation (NAT) devices
  • Virtual IP address support
  • Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS)
  • An API for controlling the client with internally-developed applications
  • Compatibility with Astaro Security Linux and other IPSec-compliant VPN gateways

Strong Authentication
The Astaro Secure Client works with a number of strong authentication methods to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to the corporate network:

  • Pre-Shared Key (PSK)
  • X.509 certificates
  • PKCS#11
  • PKCS#12
  • Smart Cards
  • USB Tokens
  • Biometric devices

Network Topologies
By supporting a wide variety of communications technologies, the client can be used in any networking environment:

  • LAN/Ethernet
  • Wireless LAN (WLAN)
  • ISDN (channel bundling)
  • Modem

Personal Firewall
A stateful personal firewall prevents hackers from taking control of the remote system and causing damage or creating a “backdoor” into the organization's central network (denial of split tunneling).

Integrated Dialer
By providing an integrated dialer and line management, the client makes it easy to connect to central offices and manage the connections. Features include:

  • International dial-in
  • Dialer Protection – preventing Trojan dialers and spyware from dialing out to unknown telephone numbers
  • Multiple remote subnets for the same connection definition
  • Specification of connection-specific DNS and WINS servers
  • Failover to an alternative gateway
  • Prevention of misconfiguration by users

Easy to Use
Astaro Secure Client offers a user-friendly access to the VPN:

  • Easy installation
  • Configuration wizard
  • Automatic or manual VPN dialing mode

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