AppGate Revamps it's Security Server and Launches Version 9.0 Based on Open Solaris

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Version 9 of AppGate's Secure Access Solution introduces enhanced file access with files visible through an AppGate Client file browser window. With Open Solaris a free edition of the AppGate Security Server is offered (AFE) and also support for virtual environments is offered.

With version 9.0 we have simplified file access and it is possible for a user to access his or her files from any platform in an extremely simple way. In many other products, file access requires pre-installed software and administrative rights on the platform

Version 9 of AppGate's Secure Access Solution introduces enhanced file access with files visible through an AppGate Client file browser window. With Open Solaris a free edition of the AppGate Security Server is offered (AFE) and also support for virtual environments is offered.

With this new version of the Security Server, AppGate enables all users to access files regardless of platform and without installing any client software. Users only have to point their web browser to the AppGate Security Server and log in to the system in order to access remote files. The AppGate Security Server performs authentication and authorization, and depending on the user's role, authentication method, client configuration, etc., the server can make different files available to its users.

Version 9 is based on Open Solaris which makes it easy to have the AppGate server run in virtual server environments. The AppGate Server can run in a virtual server, be remotely managed and can in turn control access to other physical and virtual servers. This enables completely new architectures to be built in a secure way.

Open Solaris also makes it possible to release a free version of the AppGate server. AppGates unique concept of Unified Access Solutions bring together all the functions necessary for secure access control, doing the job of a multitude of point products all in one box. The solution from AppGate Network Security combines an application layer firewall, end-point security, VPN with built-in roaming for mobile and fixed network usage with policy based access control.

"With version 9.0 we have simplified file access and it is possible for a user to access his or her files from any platform in an extremely simple way. In many other products, file access requires pre-installed software and administrative rights on the platform", says Tomas Olovsson, CTO of AppGate Network Security. He continues with "The new free edition of AppGate Security Server enables potential customers to start using an AppGate system in smaller scale and gradually grow with the system if they like what they see. We believe this is a very interesting business model."

Designed to protect corporate assets and services, AppGate's system provides precise control and full monitoring of user access. Yet performance hasn't been compromised. The concept behind the technology actually means that data and applications are more secure with AppGate, and their products are used by a number of Government and defence organisations around the world.

As always AppGate security servers build on existing proven functionality such as:

  •     Application Layer Firewall
  •     Mobile & Fixed VPN
  •     Granular & Role based Access Control
  •     End-point Security with device check

About Jericho Forum
Jericho Forum is an international IT security thought-leadership group dedicated to defining ways to deliver effective IT security solutions that will match the increasing business demands for secure IT operations in our open, Internet-driven, globally networked world. Members include multinational corporate user organizations, major security vendors, solutions providers, and academics, working together to:

  • Drive and influence development of new architectures, inter-workable technology solutions, and implementation approaches for securing our de-perimeterizing world
  • Support development of open standards that will underpin these technology solutions.

About AppGate Network Security AB
In a world with fewer borders, the demand for network security changes from security at the perimeter, to security at the source. AppGate is the leader in this space, with a solution that protects applications, protects communication and secures end point devices. The AppGate solution supports all types of transmission, fixed, wireless and mobile and is easily integrated into any customer environment. AppGate has customers in 23 countries, many from market segments like defense, government and Fortune 500 companies.

AppGate, AppGate Network Security, the AppGate logo, MindTerm, Single point of power, all trademarks and logos that contain AppGate or MindTerm, and certain other trademarks and logos appearing on this website, are trademarks or registered trademarks of AppGate Network security in the United States and other countries.

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