Eliminate VPN Risk
VPN technology is outdated, costly and hard to manage
VPN technology is outdated, costly and hard to manage. Worse yet, it poses significant threats to your corporate network. Remote programmatic attacks on open network firewall ports are common, hard to patch—and it’s even harder to propagate the fix across equipment updates. Also, once a user’s computer is connected by VPN to the corporate network, any malware that may be on the user’s system has a direct path for propagation.
However, you still need to provide third parties and remote employees with access to internal corporate networks. But how?
A Different Approach – Secure Outbound Tunneling
Tehama resolves these issues by reversing the networking discussion. Close the firewall ports at the corporate network edge and initiate the network connectivity directly from within the secured corporate boundaries outward. Create a secured site-to-site or point-to-point encrypted connection directly to the remote infrastructure.
The connection from the corporate network to the remote infrastructure is initiated and managed by the Tehama Gateway, a software appliance installed in the corporate network on the same subnet as the assets to which third parties and remote employees need access. This connection allows traffic to flow only to and from the corporate network in a closed, directly-connected manner.
The connection is encrypted with a 256-bit stream cipher and has no possibility of third-party attacks because the connection is made outbound from the corporate network and is secured with a packet-level network firewall. There are no firewall ports open to inbound external access because the firewall is contained in the Tehama Room. The compute infrastructure has no default access to the external internet, no direct access to remote users’ computers, and therefore no possibility of propagating malware to the corporate network.
This approach removes the possibility of external network threats while eliminating the configuration and maintenance complexities of VPN hardware appliances—plus the costs.