Virtualization is the process of establishing a software abstraction layer that creates a virtual computing device, network or resource on physical infrastructure.
Virtualization is made possible by the software abstraction layer, which segregates the physical from the virtual. This segmentation layer handles the relationships, processes and communications between the physical and virtual. In the last 10 years, the virtualization of servers has proliferated due to its ease of deployment, reliability and low cost implementation. The virtualization of networks (or Software Defined Networking) is now starting to emerge in cloud infrastructure environments and data centers because of the same benefits.
While the server and network has been virtualized, Network services (Email, File, Remote Access, Web, etc.) have not. For the last 30 years, Firewalls and VPNs have been used as the de facto architecture to separate networks and the services within. During this time, the number of users, applications and devices adopting this architecture has exploded.
Network security challenges
System security challenges
To solve these critical problems, iWebgate reimagined a world where Firewalls and VPNs are not used as the primary security and connectivity products to separate networks and link computer devices.
iWebGate LaunchPad is a collection of software tools that enables the proper segmentation of networks, connectivity and devices.
The Virtual Segmentation Platform (VSP) segregates an existing network from all other internal and external networks with a broad range of virtual network services. This takes DMZ security to new heights for on-premise and cloud networks.
The VSP includes a wide range of multi-tenant aware proxies, gateways and emulated network services that are securely integrated into a single software platform. Additionally, the VSP is an administration tool for Device LinkUp, Network LinkUp and the Workspace Suite.
Network LinkUp establishes a secure connection between the VSP and a remote network. Our partners are using LaunchPad to establish “security zones” in cloud environments and seamlessly connecting them to on-premise and/or other cloud networks using Network LinkUp.learn more
The network perimeter has changed. Firewall and VPN segmentation techniques are insufficient for numerous attack vectors. Proper segmentation means any device connecting to a network, regardless of its location, must do so through DMZ architecture using virtual network services.
Device LinkUp is the container for an array of computer and mobile devices. Once installed, the container ensures a device securely connects to any given network via Network LinkUp and/or VPN LP. Additional security features include encryption at rest and in transit, multi factor authentication and remote retrieving of application data.
Integrating security and business applications into iWebGate’s LaunchPad transforms them from “enterprise friendly” products into “enterprise ready” solutions. The result is improved security, deployment processes and distribution capabilities. iWebGate’s Workspace Suite (WSS) includes three services that can be deployed individually or together, and supports a user’s device of choice, using any network and cloud. The result is improved security, deployment processes and distribution capabilities:
> Kill Chain Security
> Significant Efficiencies
> Disrupted Supply Chains
VPN LP establishes an encrypted Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) over a multi peer-to-peer (P2P) connection framework. VPN LP’s strength is the ability to easily create layered tunnels (VLANs) between computer devices and networks using software only. This new form of VPN secure connectivity obfuscates the true identity and location of the virtual network across private and public networks like the Internet.learn more
There are many ways to provision remote desktop connection capabilities. However, most product offerings inherit a degree of cost, complexity, poor performance, deployment issues and/or security vulnerabilities.
Desktop LP facilitates remote desktop services (RDP, SSH and VNC) across a wide range of computers and mobile devices. Additionally, Desktop LP supports concurrent connections via gateway services to ensure network isolation for on-premise and remote location usage.
Proxy LP includes a number of proxy services integrated with multi factor authentication and certificate management tools. It ensures web services are never directly exposed to internal and external networks. Cost and complexity is significantly reduced when activating multifactor authentication and single server certificates to protect entire network servers.learn more