Propalms SPAN (Secure Private Application Network) technology enables a completely secure access method over any kind of network and devices. With SPAN technology, Propalms VPN can make applications available without bridging client device's network with the corporate network. Other VPN solutions require a network adaptor with virtual IP Address for full functioning of client-server applications. SPAN technology has the following salient features:
- Secure remote access without creating unsecured holes in the network's perimeter security.
- Makes application access possible without a virtual adaptor or routing changes on endpoint machine.
- Hide complete network information obfuscation. User can never find the actual IP address of hostname of the internal servers.
- Administrator can control each application available over VPN rather than opening up the whole network/subnets.
Propalms VPN uses standards-based SSL/TLS Security. Users can be authenticated by methods such as Active Directory, LDAP, and RADIUS or local database. Fully integrated client-certificate based two factor authentication with automatic certificate provisioning is in built in to the VPN. Configurable Authentication and Authorization servers mean that users can login using multiple methods and still have resources assigned by group or role.
ACCESS YOUR APPLICATIONS
Access all of your Applications, including all TCP and UDP applications such as HTTP/S and FTP based apps, RDP, Email, Windows File sharing and Propalms TSE and VDI. Even custom or proprietary applications and protocols are supported by Propalms VPN. In-built application templates help administrator create standard applications as well as define additional parameters.
Users login to a customized Web Portal which displays the applications available to them along with admin messages, VPN client status, endpoint security result and change password options. Administrators can now customize the VPN portal directly from the VPN management console. It is possible to upload a custom logo and company name and set login and welcome messages to be displayed on VPN portal.
Web based Management Interface with real-time dashboard updates and in-line help make administration simple. Delegated administration and secure, certificate based login for Administrators ensures that the VPN is protected against unauthorized admin access.
VPN APPLICATION LAUNCHER
The VPN Application launcher is a simple user interface for users to launch their applications when logging in through the VPN desktop client. After login, the Application Launcher is shown to the user with the list of applications the user has access to. The following applications can be displayed:
- Propalms TSE Applications
- Virtual Desktops from Propalms VDI.
- Web Applications.
- Remote Desktop Connections (MyDesktop).
- Remote Meeting.
VPN PORTAL - KIOSK MODE
Kiosk mode allows users to access certain applications without requiring any client software. Propalms VPN web portal delivers a set of Java applications enabling access to:
- Remote Desktop Connnections.
- FTP Applications.
- VNC Applications.
- File Share.
- SSH/TELNET Applications.
- Propalms VDI/TSE.
- Citrix Web/ICA.
- Remote Meeting.
Enforces access restrictions based on customizable policies such as Anti-virus, Anti-spyware and firewall status ensuring devices are ‘safe’ for connection to the network. IP and Mac address restrictions can also be enforced.
HARDENEND PROPALMS OS
The VPN application runs on Propalms OS 3 which is a security hardened, enterprise class Linux Distribution derived from CentOS. Propalms OS hosts the required services for running Propalms VPN and is maintained by Propalms Support Team.
32-BIT & 64-BIT VERSIONS
The VPN ISO based on CentOS is available for both 32bit as well as 64bit hardware platforms. The ISO for 32bit hardware can be installed on 64bit hardware. With support for 64bit platform a large amount of RAM and CPU power can be made available to VPN gateway for scalable deployments.
Propalms VPN Web Portal delivers a set of Java applications enabling access to Remote Desktop, File Transfer, Secure Shell, VNC and File Share applications without requiring client software.
MyDesktop feature provides direct access to your office PC via Propalms VPN. Administrator can create a „MyDesktop. application type and upload a list of usernames along with their desktop hostnames/IP addresses. When users login into VPN an application with the name „MyDesktop. is displayed on the VPN Portal. User can access her desktop using hostname “MyDesktop” or the IP address of her desktop.
PROPALMS TSE INTEGRATION
Propalms VPN works in conjunction with Propalms TSE solution to deliver a highly efficient application delivery solution to enterprises. Propalms TSE provides presentation virtualization and VPN provides secure remote access. Propalms VPN enables single sign-on, Web Portal & Desktop integration features for Propalms TSE enabled applications.
PROPALMS VDI INTEGRATION
Propalms VPN integrates with Propalms VDI to deliver a seamless access mode to VDI managed virtual desktops. VPN administrator can publish the Propalms VDI setup for roaming users by simply creating an application with a target as the Propalms VDI connection broker. Propalms VPN talks to the Propalms VDI connection broker and publishes user.s allocated virtual desktop on Propalms VPN portal.
The remote meetings feature offers authorized VPN users the ability to perform remote web meetings for the purpose or sharing presentations, text chat, file transfer or just use as a Helpdesk facility. Remote meeting feature is available in both VPN Portal and VPN Client. A user can select “give support” to connect to another VPN user. User can select “get support” to request support from another VPN user.
GRANULAR ACCESS CONTROL
Administrators can create policy based access controls for restricting users to specific applications and resources and preventing unauthorized access. Access controls are based on device identity and profile, user authentication method and role with time-based restriction policies for further lockdown capabilities.
SITE TO SITE ACCESS
Propalms VPN provides a unique Site-to-Site access feature where it is possible to chain the Propalms VPN gateway and access applications across sites. Other VPNs either provide IPsec based site to site or their SSL based Site-to-Site is layer 2 tunnel which suffer from poor performance because of too much packet loss. (Read „TCP-over-TCP meltdown.).
ONLINE LICENSE SERVICE
Online licensing portal allowing customers to login and manage their licenses and activate them. Activation can also be performed directly from the VPN management console further simplifying the whole process.
Install in minutes using a simple, integrated installer or save even more time by downloading the Propalms VPN Virtual Appliance and import it directly into your VMware infrastructure or your other chosen virtualization platforms.
HIGH AVAILABILITY & PERFORMANCE
Scalable to thousands of users with built-in Load Balancing, Propalms VPN can automatically distribute application network traffic among multiple VPN Servers with integrated failover to available servers.
Propalms VPN supports Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms. Users can access the VPN either through a Web Portal (Java), On-demand VPN Agent (ActiveX) or locally installed Desktop Client.
iPAD & ANDROID SUPPORT
Propalms VPN provides access to business applications and desktops from iPad and Android based tablet devices. The Propalms Universal Client available from the Apple App Store and Android Market allows access to both TSE and VDI applications via the VPN.