MILPITAS, Calif. -- Array Networks Inc., a leading provider of optimized and secure universal access solutions, today announced the first site-to-site SSL VPN solution, which offers a more secure and flexible alternative to IPSec VPNs. Array's new Site2Site(TM) solution provides companies with the unique ability to establish an encrypted bi-directional connection on demand between applications, hosts, or networks at any two or more locations without changes required to protect internal networks. This results in a site-to-site VPN solution that provides network administrators with the ability to select which information or applications are to be accessed, thus providing secure access control on a per user basis.
SSL VPN is the fastest growing VPN technology, and has been widely adopted by enterprises and SMBs as a replacement to traditional IPSec VPNs for remote access. Until now, an IPSec VPN was the only choice for a site-to-site IP VPN. This approach has the serious drawback of allowing site-to-site connected users access to entire network resources.
Compared to IPSec, Array's Site2Site solution combines the secure tunneling capability of a site-to-site VPN with the increased security, fine grain access control, hidden internal networks, and reduced administrative burden of SSL VPN. It also includes the unique capability of resource provisioning, whereby specific resources (i.e. applications, networks, printers, etc.) can be "published" to provide access only to specific users and/or user groups.
"Array's new site-to-site SSL VPN solution is yet another assault on the standard use of IPSec VPNs. SSL VPNs have become the solution of choice for remote access because of its policy-based granular access control and data protection capabilities," said Michael Suby, Program Director of Research at Stratecast (a division of Frost & Sullivan). "This new solution brings these same capabilities to site-to-site VPNs. This enables enterprises to proactively manage access on an individual user basis and reduce the risk of data leakage in both remote access and site-to-site connectivity. Consequently, enterprises can now expand their consideration of Array for both remote access AND site-to-site VPNs."