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FullArmor GPAnywhere for VPN secures Transient Endpoints with Group Policy.

Enforces Settings on Devices over SSL VPN 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 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 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.

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, HIPAA, and GLBA. 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 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.

About FullArmor

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. 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.

FullArmor and the FullArmor logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of FullArmor Corporation. Other FullArmor product or service names are trademarks of FullArmor Corporation; all other products, services and company names noted above may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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