Celestix Now Offers Virtual Editions of Its Unified Remote Access and SSO Platforms to Enable Easy Deployment in Virtualized Environments

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Celestix expands its offerings by delivering CelestixEdge E Series and CelestixFederated A Series as virtual platforms based on the company’s popular dedicated, purpose-built appliances

Celestix Networks, the leading provider of secure remote access connectivity solutions, today announced the CelestixEdge VE and CelestixFederated VA Series virtual appliances.

These virtual platforms expand the existing physical appliances under the CelestixEdge E and CelestixFederated A Series portfolio of products, which have proven to simplify the on-premises deployment of unified remote access and single sign-on (SSO). The VE and VA Series address the increasing shift towards virtualization in deployment models where a physical appliance may not be feasible or cost-effective. The new virtual solutions extend flexibility and ease of deployment of core Microsoft Server and Celestix technologies including DirectAccess, Web Application Proxy (WAP), and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).

The VE and VA Series are available as a software installer and offer features available on the traditional E and A Series physical appliances. These new virtual editions are aligned with Celestix’s vision to deliver flexible deployment options for data center and corporate environments that require rapid installation times, simple configuration options, and enhanced features not available on Microsoft Server platforms. In addition, the VE and VA Series will support IT goals of cutting data center costs, optimizing resources, and improving operational efficiencies. The virtual and physical appliances can be deployed interchangeably and set up for high availability, thus delivering business continuity and geo-redundancy.

“Celestix purpose-built appliances are simple and cost-effective platforms that are deployed with many of our customers looking to integrate a hardened Microsoft Windows platform without the setup complexities and ongoing management headaches. However, in recent years, data centers and IT departments have undergone a dramatic shift toward virtualized environments,” said Jerome Becquart, VP of Operations, Axiad IDS, Inc. “Celestix’s move to offer virtual editions for their product line is very well aligned with IT trends and market demand and we are excited to add these new products to our offering.”

“We are excited to expand our platforms to a wider audience looking to capitalize on virtual infrastructure. With the joint Microsoft and Celestix technologies in the VE and VA Series, customers will now be able to leverage the benefits of virtualization along with the enhanced reporting, alerting, and remote monitoring capabilities found only on the Celestix platforms.” said Gabriele Sartori, Chief Technology Officer at Celestix Networks. “With our latest virtual edition release, customers can take advantage of our feature-rich web-based user interface by integrating our solution with already deployed technologies. The virtual edition customers can also leverage the expertise of Celestix's support organization for DirectAccess, AD FS and WAP.”

The software installs on an existing virtual machine with the operating system preinstalled. Celestix requires Windows Server 2012 R2 for its virtual edition. The VE and VA Series can run on all hypervisors supported in the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP), Hyper-V, VMware, KVM, and Citrix Xen.

Pricing & Availability
The CelestixEdge VE Series and CelestixFederated VA Series will be available on July 7th, 2015 through authorised Celestix resellers. Contact us for a live demo, trial license, pricing or help in locating a reseller.

UK: +44 (0)118 959 6198 | Email: info(at)celestix(dot)com | Website: http://www.celestix.com

About CelestixEdge E & VE Series
The CelestixEdge E and VE Series is a comprehensive remote access solution designed to simplify the deployment of Windows-based remote access technologies. It supports both managed clients with DirectAccess and non-managed clients utilizing traditional client-based VPNs. It provides application publishing with the Web Application Proxy feature. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) can be made available remotely using Remote Desktop Gateway.
The E and VE Series greatly simplify the deployment and ongoing management for corporate remote access. They also include advanced features that ease the configuration and monitoring for remote access with a proprietary web-based management console, interactive drill-down reporting, streamlined client troubleshooting, and proactive session management.

About CelestixFederated A & VA Series
The CelestixFederated A and VA Series is a plug-and-play, on-premises solution that enables single sign-on (SSO) and access management for cloud applications. It enables seamless integration of Active Directory® (AD) with Office 365 by simplifying the deployment of Microsoft® Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and the DirSync tool. The CelestixFederated A and VA Series integrate federated identity management with on-premises AD, which allows storing credentials internally for increased security and access control.

About Celestix
Celestix Networks is the market-leading provider of network security solutions that enable the simple deployment of secure remote access connectivity across the cloud and distributed offices. Founded in 1999, Celestix has delivered numerous security appliances worldwide, and provides support to thousands of customers annually. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California, and maintains regional offices in London, Singapore and Tokyo.

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