Calyptix Security Releases AccessEnforcer 5.0 Beta

Calyptix Security Corporation, maker of the AccessEnforcer UTM firewall, has announced the release of AccessEnforcer 5.0 Beta.

This update adds Gatekeeper and Geo Fence, new features for small businesses to secure remote access to potentially vulnerable systems and provide a work from home solution that is secure, easy, affordable and reliable.

Gatekeeper, a patent pending solution, provides two factor authenticated access control before remote users can access systems via Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or SSH. This tool ensures organizations don’t expose vulnerable systems to the public internet. It shields systems from unauthorized users, stolen Active Directory credentials, probes, scans, botnets, brute force, and targeted attacks. Plus, Gatekeeper provides security controls to safeguard against cyberthreats that increasingly threaten remote access as confirmed by the FBI, NSA, and DHS.

Gatekeeper implements two-factor network authentication for user access, while eliminating publicly exposed network ports for RDP or SSH access. It also leverages widely available RDP clients for Windows, iOS, Android, and other devices. The solution also avoids installation, maintenance, and overhead of VPN client software, while simplifying user management via Active Directory integration. In addition, Gatekeeper generates detailed access control logs for monitoring and compliance. Automatic updates are also provided with a Calyptix subscription service.

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Geo Fence, the second major enhancement, shields networks in only a few clicks from inbound malicious foreign actors engaged in hostile reconnaissance and attacks on network and information systems.  Geo Fence can be customized to fit any organization, and provides a highly intuitive, interactive heat map for optimizing configuration.  Geo Fence generates detailed alerts for monitoring, troubleshooting and tightening the configuration.

Visit CompTIA ChannelCon Online and join Calyptix at the Solutions Showcase to see a demo and learn more about Gatekeeper and Geo Fence.