SonicWall GLOBAL VPN CLIENT
Businesses large and small need to address the growing demands of an increasingly mobile workforce in order to compete in today's global marketplace. This distributed workforce, consisting of employees, partners, providers, suppliers and customers, needs to have access to mission-critical resources on the corporate network from outside the perimeter. Remote access has become a business imperative. The challenge for IT is to ensure that it's secure, reliable and cost-effective.
The SonicWall Global VPN Client offers an easy-to-use, easy-to-manage Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution that provides users at distributed locations with secure, reliable remote access via broadband, wireless and dial-up connections. Leveraging the integrated IPSec VPN gateway functionality of the SonicWall TZ, PRO and E-Class Network Security Appliances, the Global VPN Client is ideal for mobile workers using corporate issued laptops, increasing remote workforce productivity while also providing a greater return on investment. The Global VPN Client configuration policy is downloaded automatically, streamlining VPN deployment and lowering total cost of ownership. Offering the security of industry-standard IPSec encryption, the Global VPN Client also supports leading digital certificate providers to enhance user authentication.
This perpetual licence increases the number of concurrent IPSEC VPN connections on the firewall i.e. it adds to the existing count (please check the maximum allowed on your specific appliance before applying).
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Enhanced Productivity. By providing secure communications over broadband, wireless and dial-up connections, the SonicWALL Global VPN Client enables mobile users to increase their connect time to corporate network resources, enhancing their productivity.
Ease-of-Use. The Global VPN Client features easy-to-follow wizards to help users quickly and easily install the product and configure a VPN client connection, streamlining VPN deployment and management.
Easy User Interface. With its simple user interface, the Global VPN Client offers point-and click VPN activation and streamlined management tools to minimize support requirements.
Client Policy Provisioning. SonicWALL’s innovative technology enables the Global VPN Client to establish a connection after automatically downloading the VPN configuration data from the SonicWALL VPN gateway using only the IP address or domain name of the SonicWALL VPN gateway. This removes the burden from the remote user of setting up often complex VPN connections.
Group Policy Management. The Global VPN Client access can be configured and restricted to specific networks and sub-networks, using internal database or RADIUS groups (requires SonicOS Enhanced for the SonicWALL VPN gateway).
NT Domain Logon Script Support. The Global VPN Client automatically launches Login Script after the VPN tunnel is established as part of the authentication process. This allows users to have access to mapped network drives.
Dial-Up VPN Connectivity. Global VPN Client connections can be established using Microsoft Dial-Up Networking or third-party dial-up applications.
GMS Management. SonicWALL’s award winning Global Management System (GMS) provides simplified management of Global VPN Client connections.
VPN Session Reliability. The Global VPN Client supports multiple redundant SonicWALL VPN gateways to ensure mission-critical network access in the event the primary gateway fails.
Tunneling to Multiple Gateways. With the Global VPN Client, simultaneous VPN Client connections can be established to multiple SonicWALL VPN gateways.
Hub-and-Spoke VPN Access. The Global VPN Client allows configuration of a different subnet for all remote users than the subnet of the LAN, simplifying the hub-and-spoke VPN access. When a remote user successfully authenticates with the central site, the client system receives a virtual IP address, granting the remote user access to other trusted VPN sites.
NAT-Traversal Support. Many networks use Network Address Translation (NAT) to connect multiple computers to a broadband Internet connection using a single IP address. The SonicWALL Global VPN Client extends secure network access by allowing encapsulated IPSec VPN traffic to pass through (traverse) any IP network using NAT.
Secure VPN Configuration. To prevent tampering, the Global VPN Client locks critical configuration information from the user.
Default VPN Connections File. The Global VPN Client allows the administrator to configure and distribute the corporate VPN connections file with the Global VPN Client software, streamlining VPN client deployment.
Multi-Platform Client Support. Providing maximum deployment flexibility, the Global VPN Client allows secure, reliable, client-initiated VPN connections from any single or dual-processor computer running Microsoft Windows 98 SE,Windows Me,Windows NT 4.0,Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Windows XPE or Windows XP Home Edition.
License Sharing. The Global VPN Client Enterprise allows Global VPN Client licenses to be shared between SonicWALL appliances using the SonicWALL License Sharing feature.