This new feature gives our customers an added layer of security
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 25, 2011
NephoScale, a leading cloud services provider, is making cloud computing more secure with a new out-of-band VNC (Virtual Network Computing) Console Access for its Windows and Linux Cloud Servers. NephoScale’s VNC Console Access is the first to use reverse SSH (Secure Shell) tunneling, which allows users to securely transport data over an encrypted channel and manage a server from a remote location.
“When emergencies strike and users are unable to access their cloud server over a public or private networking interface, our VNC Console Access gives them a highly secure alternative method to log in,“ said NephoScale CEO Bruce Templeton. “This new feature hits on a critical need and gives our cloud server customers an added layer of security and the assurance that they can access their cloud servers when they absolutely need to.”
The VNC Console makes secure access to cloud servers possible, even if the network interfaces are misconfigured or a user is locked out due to improperly configured firewall rules. The VNC Console Access feature operates within the browser, so a Java client download is not required. Through the VNC Console, users can gain secure, out-of-band access to a virtual keyboard, video and mouse for both Windows and Linux operating systems. Console sessions are shared to allow for online collaboration when troubleshooting.
Using the VNC Console Access’s reverse SSH tunneling capabilities, users can control their cloud server from a remote location, even if it sits behind a firewall or is subject to NAT (Network Address Translation). There are no access control lists once an SSH reverse tunnel has been established and authenticated, giving users full administrative privileges on the server.
VNC Console Access Details
VNC Console Access is now available as a standard feature with all NephoScale Cloud Servers. Learn more about NephoScale’s VNC Console Access at Cloud Server VNC Console Access or sign up for a cloud server at NephoScale Cloud Servers.
NephoScale is a technology leader in cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), delivering Cloud Servers, On-Demand Dedicated Servers, and Object-based Cloud Storage to customers worldwide. NephoScale’s advanced IaaS platform scales horizontally, vertically and geographically, and its unique service integration and management capability greatly reduces the programming required for cloud services. The company pioneered a unique programmatic interface called CloudScript that reduces provisioning times through the batch processing of API calls. Private-held NephoScale is headquartered in Silicon Valley and online at http://www.nephoscale.com.