Connect separate sites together with an encrypted link.

Linking remote sites with a main office lets users send and receive information via a secure connection. Employees can use file servers and printers which are not physically in the same office. With Astaro, users can link hundreds of sites together via VPN connection without any experience setting up VPN networks or knowledge about how they work.

 

Descriptions & Screenshots Branch Office VPN

Astaro’s Branch Office VPN provides visual views for tunnel status and a clear overview of what sites are connected.

Use Astaro for trouble free, stable connectivity. Remote locations benefit from a direct link to the company HQ and with each other. Tunnels can fall-back and re-establish across a different available Internet connection during outages. Choices are available whether to fully share the computers in both networks or make rules which limit what can travel over the tunnel(s). Our product supports host names for tunnels and with a built-in Dynamic DNS (DynDNS) client. Users can connect everything with public or private IP addresses using multiple Internet connections. The Astaro Command Center product can be used to build VPN tunnels across dozens or hundreds of devices from a central GUI.


 

Available Platforms

Astaro Security Gateway Hardware Appliances

Astaro Security Gateway Hardware Appliances

Our hardware appliances are purpose built, high-performance security devices. They integrate Astaro’s security applications with a hardened Operating System on optimized Intel-compatible server systems that cater to every business size. This section details the series of Astaro Security Gateway hardware models available.

Astaro Security Gateway Software Appliance

Astaro Security Gateway Software Appliance

Our software appliances include the operating system and all security applications bundled within a single software image. While offering the same capabilities as the hardware platform, they can be easily installed on your hardware of choice – maximizing deployment flexibility. The Astaro Security Gateway software appliances are much easier and faster to set-up than software applications that require the installation of an operating system in advance.This section details the security applications available, technical information and deployment scenarios.p

Astaro Security Gateway Virtual Appliance for VMware

Astaro Security Gateway Virtual Appliance for VMware

Our virtual appliances include a software appliance which has already been pre-installed and pre-configured for VMware environments. Being the first unified threat management product that has been certified as “VMware Ready”, it allows for the secure and easy deployment of an "all-in-one" security solution within a virtual environment. This section details the security applications available, technical information and deployment scenarios.

 


 

Technical Information

Astaro’s Branch Office VPN application includes a broad range of standardized tunneling protocols and technologies allowing for securely connecting multiple offices via the Internet:

  • Supports IPsec and SSL Protocols
    • IPSec offers high interoperability with other devices
    • SSL allows for easy setup between two Astaro Security Gateway devices
    • Star, hub-and-spoke and fully meshed configurations
    • Nat-Traversal for establishing tunnels between NAT devices
  • Supports all Major Encryption and Many Authentication Methods
    • DES, 3DES, AES, Serpent, Blowfish, Twofish
    • MD5, SHA-1
    • XAUTH allows for integration of One-Time-Password systems
  • Full Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Support
    • Via Internal or external certificate authority

This feature is included within the optional Network Security subscription.