9/15/2016: Securely connect cloud data and hosted applications with firegate VPN

ARTEC IT Solutions presents new security solution based on trusted computing technology

Karben 15.09.2016 - ARTEC IT Solutions, specialist for "BIG DATA", eDiscovery, digital information management and legally compliant long-term archiving, presents firegate VPN, a new IT security solution with trusted computing technology. firegate VPN is designed for the secure, encrypted connection of individual sites and systems in cloud projects. Companies and organizations are thus able to ensure highly secure access to hosted data and applications.

Controlled access in hosting scenarios

For example, firegate VPN enables controlled, protected access to the customer's own servers by ARTEC archiving and information management appliances such as EMA® and VSTOR®, which are operated externally in a data center. Conversely, the firegate VPN solution installed directly at the customer's site provides secure access to hosted ARTEC solutions.

More than just a VPN

Technically, firegate VPN provides an encrypted, secure tunnel between a customer's network and the cloud data center. However, the appliance-based solution differs significantly from conventional VPN systems. firegate VPN offers a significantly higher security standard compared to common IPSEC-based VPN products. High-grade data compression makes the solution particularly efficient and high-performance at the same time.

The added security is achieved primarily through the use of trusted computing technology. firegate VPN offers maximum protection against manipulation via the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) - even if the actual appliance falls directly into the hands of unauthorized third parties, for example due to a break-in.

firegate VPN offers maximum protection against manipulation via the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) - even if the actual appliance falls directly into the hands of unauthorized third parties, for example due to a break-in. Especially by implementing a self-contained system based on trusted computing standards, users here benefit from a unique level of security and a truly unique selling point."

Plug & Play

firegate VPN is delivered pre-configured and is based on the specially hardened ARTEC operating system AOS. The 1U rack appliance can be easily integrated into the network via Plug & Play without any further administration effort and is immediately ready for operation. A web-based configuration interface provides convenient access to non-critical functions such as changing the IP address or SNMP monitoring. firegate VPN does not require any firewall configurations and can be operated on any standard router or DSL connection. The solution is also optionally available on a rental basis.

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