The SonicWALL Global VPN Client creates a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection between your computer and the corporate network to maintain the confidentiality of private data. The Global VPN Client provides secure, encrypted access through the Internet or corporate dial-up facilities for remote users such as mobile employees or telecommuters. The Global VPN Client also provides secure wireless (WiFiSec) networking for SonicWALL SOHO TZW clients.
The SonicWALL Global VPN Client combined with GroupVPN on SonicWALL Internet Security Appliances streamlines VPN deployment and management. Using SonicWALL’s Client Policy Provisioning technology, the SonicWALL administrator establishes the VPN connection policies for the SonicWALL Global VPN Clients, removing the burden of provisioning VPN connections from the VPN client user. The VPN configuration data is transparently downloaded from the SonicWALL VPN Gateway (SonicWALL Internet Security Appliance) to Global VPN Clients or exported as a file for importing by Global VPN Clients.
SonicWALL Global VPN Client Features
The SonicWALL Global VPN Client delivers a robust IPSec VPN solution designed for quick and easy deployment with these features:
Ease of Use - Provides an easy-to-follow Installation Wizard to quickly install the product and an easy-to-follow Configuration Wizard to easily configure a VPN connection.
Easy User Interface - Offers a point-and-click activation of VPN and streamlined manage- ment tools to minimize support requirements.
Simple Client Policy Provisioning - Using only the IP address or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the SonicWALL VPN gateway, the VPN connection gets established after automatically downloading the VPN configuration data from the SonicWALL VPN gateway via a secure IPSec tunnel. This removes the burden from the remote user of provisioning VPN connections.
XAUTH Authentication with RADIUS - Provides added security with user authentication after the client has been authenticated via a RADIUS server.
Redundant Gateway Support - Allows automatic redirect in case of SonicWALL VPN gateway failure. If the SonicWALL VPN gateway A is down, then the Global VPN Client can go through SonicWALL VPN gateway B.
Multiple Subnet Support - Allows Global VPN Client connections to more than one subnet in the configuration to increase networking flexibility.
Third-Party Certificate Support - Supports VeriSign, Entrust, Microsoft, and Netscape Certificate Authorities (CAs) for enhanced user authentication.
Tunnel All Support - Provides enhanced security by blocking all traffic not directed to the VPN tunnel to prevent Internet attacks from entering the corporate network through a VPN connection.
NAT Traversal - Global VPN Client connections can be initiated from behind any device performing NAT (Network Address Translation). The SonicWALL Global VPN Client encap- sulates IPSec VPN traffic to pass through NAT devices, which are widely deployed to allow local networks to use one external IP address for an entire network.
DHCP Relay Support - Allows IP address provisioning across a VPN tunnel for the corpo- rate network while allowing WAN DHCP for Internet Access from the ISP.
Secure VPN Configuration - Critical Global VPN Client configuration information is locked from the user to prevent tampering.
3DES Encryption - Uses a 168-bit key for dramatically increased security than DES.
GMS Management - Global VPN Client connections can be managed by SonicWALL’s award-winning Global Management System (GMS).
Multi-Platform Client Support - Supports Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 (service pack 3 or later), Windows 2000 Professional (service pack 3 or later), Windows XP Professional, and Windows XP Home Edition.