INS selects the Aventail ex-1500 SSL VPN appliance to secure anywhere access for 500 network consultants.
Aventail Corporation (www.aventail.com), a provider of clientless 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. appliances and services, recently announced that INS INS
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Noun 1. INS has selected the Aventail EX-1500 SSL VPN appliance to secure anywhere remote access for 500 consultants. INS is part of a growing list of industry leaders, including Aetna, Cerner Corporation, DuPont, IBM Global Services IBM Global Services is the world's largest business and technology services provider. It is the fastest growing part of IBM, with over 190,000 professionals serving customers in more than 160 countries. , and Praxair that rely on Aventail's award winning SSL VPN technology.
INS, a provider of network consulting services and solutions, has consultants in 33 offices throughout the US and Europe who need to efficiently leverage the Internet for remote access while at customer sites. Previous to Aventail, they were using a traditional IPSec VPN, but the VPN model with specialized software proved too complex to easily integrate with a wide variety of equipment. In addition, INS consultants working at customer sites were often unable to access their company's VPN from behind the customer's firewall, limiting productivity. Since Aventail's SSL VPN can handle NAT (Network Address Translation) An IETF standard that allows an organization to present itself to the Internet with far fewer IP addresses than there are nodes on its internal network. issues, proxy-based firewalls and stateful inspection firewalls, INS was able to replace its IPSec VPN for mobile access. For the first time, INS can now truly deliver anywhere access, regardless of the network usage policies that are set in place at customer sites.
"As a long-time IPSec VPN user we've run into some inherent limitations of the technology for remote access, including complexity and high support costs," said Bob Johnson, director of information systems at INS. "We selected Aventail because they offered the best clientless access through a Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. and the broadest set of access options, delivering true VPN access based on SSL. While IPSec continues to be our choice for site-to-site VPNs, the Aventail EX-1500 provides the ideal remote access VPN solution for our needs."
INS did the due diligence and evaluated many SSL VPN products to ensure that Aventail's technology delivered a superior value proposition over competitive offerings. Backed by the award-winning Aventail ASAP (chat) asap - As soon as possible. Platform, the EX-1500 proved to be the only SSL VPN solution that could combine the desktop security and application support of a traditional IPSec VPN with the clientless convenience of an SSL VPN. In addition to Web browser access for internal Web applications and file servers, INS consultants get full VPN application access with additional network and desktop protection by using Aventail Connect, a Web-delivered Windows agent. This includes split tunneling control, support for UDP UDP (uridine diphosphate): see uracil.
(User Datagram Protocol) A protocol within the TCP/IP protocol suite that is used in place of TCP when a reliable delivery is not required. applications, personal firewall and anti-virus detection, network password change notification and native access to file servers and their contents. Additionally, with OnDemand, a small downloadable Java agent for access to Web and client/server applications, INS users enjoy the benefits of simple, secure access to a broad set of applications without requiring a persistent client.
Now, whether in a hotel, at a customer site, or sitting in a cafe, INS consultants can securely access critical network resources to achieve the level of collaboration and understanding needed to develop optimal client solutions.
"As network security experts, INS saw the value of the EX-1500 SSL VPN appliance, which provides the functionality remote users need without the complexity and cost commonly associated with IPSec VPNs," said Evan Kaplan, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Aventail. "By enabling INS to offer remote access from any browser without security or management worries, INS is realizing an immediate ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). with increased business efficiencies. We are proud to continue our market-leading work with INS."