FullArmor GPAnywhere for VPN secures Transient Endpoints with Group Policy.Enforces Settings on Devices over SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) The leading security protocol on the Internet. Developed by Netscape, SSL is widely used to do two things: to validate the identity of a Web site and to create an encrypted connection for sending credit card and other personal data. VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. Connections to Ensure Compliance with Corporate and Regulatory Standards
BOSTON -- FullArmor, a leader in enterprise policy management, today announced GPAnywhere for VPN which provides greater security and enforces corporate/regulatory compliance requirements Compliance requirements are a series of directives established by United States Federal government agencies that summarize hundreds of Federal laws and regulations applicable to Federal assistance (also known as Federal aid or Federal funds). in SSL VPN environments by automatically applying Group Policy to endpoint devices.
Group Policy Blind Spot: SSL VPNs
Group Policy is a Microsoft technology used by IT administrators to help secure and configure Windows-based servers, desktops and laptops. Windows Vista The current version of Windows for the desktop. It was released in late 2006 for businesses and early 2007 for consumers.
Vista adds numerous features, including improved security and advanced multimedia capabilities. and Windows Server See Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Home Server, Windows 2000 and Windows NT. 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.
GPAnywhere Bridges Group Policy and VPNs
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 (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). , HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191) Also known as the "Kennedy-Kassebaum Act," this U.S. law protects employees' health insurance coverage when they change or lose their jobs (Title I) and provides standards for patient health, , and GLBA GLBA Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (Financial Modernization Act of 1999)
GLBA Gay and Lesbian Business Association
GLBA Great Lakes Booksellers Association
GLBA Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve . Organizations can also create custom Group Policy templates to meet specific requirements using the GPAnywhere for VPN Console.
"With mobile device usage within organizations expanding at a rapid pace, more users require remote access to corporate resources via VPN connections, which creates security risks," says Danny Kim, CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey. for FullArmor Corp. "Until now, IT departments have been unable to apply Group Policy settings to devices over SSL VPN connections, since they are disconnected from Active Directory. GPAnywhere for VPN eliminates this roadblock and ensures all transient devices that connect to the network meet corporate security standards."
Pricing and Availability
The GPAnywhere for VPN Console is available immediately from FullArmor and its business partners worldwide. Pricing starts at $750 US for up to 250 managed endpoints.
FullArmor enables organizations to centrally define, manage, and enforce endpoint security policies across the extended enterprise by enhancing investments in Group Policy, Active Directory, and Windows PowerShell Windows PowerShell, previously Microsoft Shell or MSH (codenamed Monad) is an extensible command line interface (CLI) shell and scripting language product developed by Microsoft. The product is based on object-oriented programming and version 2. . The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More than 5 million users and 1,500 organizations worldwide rely on technology developed by FullArmor. For more information visit us on the web at www.fullarmor.com or call 800.653.1783.
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