Waltham, MA (PRWEB) February 25, 2016
Cryptzone, a provider of dynamic, context-aware network, application and content security solutions, today announced version 2.0 of AppGate XDP, Cryptzone’s dynamic, secure access control platform that dramatically reduces the attack surface for all users across applications and data hosted both on-premises and in the cloud.
Traditional security tools like VPNs, firewalls, and NACs are labor-intensive to manage, and provide all-or-nothing access, giving authenticated users overly broad network access and allowing wide-reaching breaches. AppGate XDP provides a simpler way – establishing secure, encrypted tunnels between users and authorized network resources. Everything else on the network is invisible and unreachable, regardless of where it is hosted, closing the door on attackers. Because AppGate XDP automatically adjusts access decisions based on policy and user context, the business obtains the agility it needs without overloading IT and Security teams.
Leading industry analyst firm Gartner recognizes the need for this Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) based approach: “SDP technology enables organizations to provide people-centric, manageable, ubiquitous, secure and agile access to networked systems, services and applications. It does this by solving a core design flaw in the unsecure manner in which TCP/IP was developed (in other words, without authentication and encryption prior to packet processing).”
AppGate XDP 2.0 delivers linear scalability for network access, with a patent-pending approach that combines scalability with high-availability. Now, enterprises can achieve the dynamic, user-centric network security they want, while obtaining the reliability and performance they need.
“Enterprises have many challenges around managing user access to the network,” said Kurt Glazemakers, Cryptzone CTO. “In the first release of AppGate XDP, we solved the problem of fine-grained, user-centric network access by enabling organizations to take a ‘Segment of One’ approach to their networks, supporting both on-premises environments and public cloud providers. With AppGate XDP 2.0, we’re increasing scalability, reliability, and high availability, allowing enterprises to achieve the best of both worlds – fine-grained access control per user, and incredible performance and reliability.”
Enterprises are recognizing the tremendous value AppGate XDP provides as well. “We have been very pleased with the visibility and control we have seen from AppGate XDP. Its transparent yet secure connectivity is simply amazing,” said Andrew Franklin, Consultant at Tessella, a UK-based international analytics and data science consulting services company.
This new version provides linear scalability -- as their user population or scope grows, enterprises can easily scale out by deploying additional AppGate XDP gateways. User devices will automatically load-balance across the collection of Gateways, and in the event of a failure, automatically reconnect without losing state.
In addition, AppGate XDP 2.0 adds new capabilities for supporting fine-grained, adaptive access control to Amazon EC2 resources. By automatically detecting new server instances, and intelligently combining EC2 tags and security groups with user context, AppGate XDP will automatically adjust user access to these new instances. This frees up IT from having to manually grant or revoke access for each change, and avoids the security risk of granting complete network access to all users, which is often the default.
The following additional new features are also available in AppGate XDP 2.0:
- IPv6 Support, enabling AppGate XDP to work on newer IPv6-based networks
- Datagram support, ensuring network latency is kept at a minimum, and provides support for tunneling UDP applications (such as VOIP) through AppGate
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) support, so the health of the AppGate XDP system can be easily integrated into an enterprise’s management infrastructure
- Streamlined administration and configuration user interface, for easier management
For more details, see today’s blog post at http://insight.cryptzone.com/secure-access/appgate-xdp-2-0/, or the AppGate XDP web page (https://www.cryptzone.com/products/secure-access/appgate-xdp). Join Cryptzone for a webcast (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3667404914437942274) on March 8th at 11:00AM ET, where we explain how to simply and effectively solve IaaS access challenges. And visit Cryptzone at RSA Conference 2016, booth S339.
 Gartner: Predicts 2016: Security Solutions, December 2015, G00272748
Cryptzone secures the enterprise with dynamic, context-aware security solutions that protect critical services, applications and content from internal and external threats. For over a decade, enterprises have turned to Cryptzone to galvanize their Cloud and network security with responsive protection and access intelligence. More than 450 public sector and enterprise customers, including some of the leading names in technology, manufacturing and consumer products, trust Cryptzone to keep their data and applications secure. For more information, go to http://www.cryptzone.com or follow us @Cryptzone.
Jessica Ann Morris
ZAG Communications for Cryptzone