Work with users and groups from an existing server.

Directory Authentication interfaces with external databases in order to make use of their users and groups in your security configuration. This allows users to surf, view their mail quarantine and connect to their VPN – all with their existing network name and password. Administrators are able to additionally generate detailed reports based on the user name.

 

Descriptions & Screenshots Directory Authentication

Directory authentication servers contain user and group information along with login names and passwords. By linking existing directory authentication resources with your Astaro, you are able to re-use this existing user and group information when building a security policy. Astaro can join with many types of authentication servers, with special integration for Active Directory and eDirectory. Features that support authentication can be configured to provide benefits to both the administrator and the user.

Users can take advantage of many areas of Astaro simply by using their existing name and password they are already familiar with; no need to learn a new set of credentials. Administrators can build Web Security access profiles and then assign them to users or groups which already exist in their configuration, and gain extra detail level in many reports that replaces IP addresses with user names for better visual overviews.


 

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 Directory integration is unique in the industry by providing a broad set of alternative methods allowing for easy integration of Astaro’s products into existing environments.

Comprehensive Authentication Methods:

  • Active Directory
  • eDirectory
  • Radius
  • Tacacs+
  • LDAP Local

Single Sign-On (SSO) Support for Transparent Authentication:

  • Active Directory
  • eDirectory

Other Highlights:

  • Point & Click User Definitions via Graphical eDirectory and Active Directory Browsers
  • Automatic User Creation and Synchronization
  • User Pre-fetch at Configurable Intervals
  • Easy Server Connection Testing via “TEST” Button
  • Supports Windows Server 2008 Native Mode

This feature is included within the optional Network Security subscription.