Solutions

Use Case

Enabling mobility for executives to business critical applications.

Remote Access Solution

Allow your users to connect to the office simply using any device. A truly clientless remote access solution – nothing to install on the local device!

 

Companies looking at enabling access to their internal IT environment need a simple solution, allowing users to work immediately, without the necessity to change the way things work, without having to re-train users, and without impacting users that do not need to access the office remotely. More importantly, this solution needs to be simple and very secure, in order to ensure company data is not at risk.

NetConnect offers a very simple and elegant way to enable users to work remotely – from home, from their customer meetings, from international locations while on a business trip, from anywhere in the world. Additionally, NetConnect makes this possible by enabling staff to use their device of choice without giving up security.

Finally, by making the company data available securely to all users, NetConnect removes the biggest risk of today’s IT – users carrying data outside the office in unprotected ways, whether on a USB stick in their pocket, or by using consumer-grade, cloud-based file services, both of which puts the data outside the control of the company.

NetConnect logo on iPhone

Deep-Dive

Let’s look a little deeper as to how NetConnect can enable Remote Access for any business.

The power of NetConnect resides in a small server installed within the local network. This server can be either a physical hardware part, or a virtual machine. Upon installation the NetConnect server is integrated within the local network, server and desktop based applications and is even integrated with the existing Active Directory policies without any need to change the network itself.

After a simple configuration that takes less than an hour, NetConnect transforms the local network into a mobile & secure environment, automatically handling the technical configuration involved, immediately providing secure remote connections through a web browser that requires no add-ons or 3rd Party Plugins.

From that point, users will be able to use any Internet browser from any device and connect to the office. The interface they have is a direct replica from the one they have when sitting at their desk, so there is no change in the way the applications work: the files are still stored exactly in the same folders, the applications are exactly the same etc…

Standard Remote Access

Users become instantly mobile and can work outside the office. When connecting from a mobile device, they can use one of our mobile apps, or the mobile browser of choice. Connecting via a desktop PC or Mac only requires a web browser. Upon connecting with the same password they use in the office, users are presented with a mobile Workspace, giving them access to all their internal resources – applications, files and even their PC. When connecting, the user-interface is exactly the same as what users have when sitting at their desk, so there is no need to re-learn anything and users can be efficient immediately.

For users who do not need to connect from outside the office, absolutely nothing changes. 

Installing NetConnect in a live environment is very simple. When installed by a trained engineer in a small business, the installation usually takes no more than an hour for simple environments. 

Once installed, the NetConnect environment requires very minimal maintenance -the environment runs on a stable Linux platform which does not require regular updates or reboots. The NetConnect environment is a true “Set & Forget” application.

NetConnect has been designed as a security gateway from the inception. By nature, NetConnect ensures your data remains safely in the office, and only a visual representation of your applications, files & desktops are presented to the user. As a result, no data ever leaves the office, and your IT policies remain fully in place. Additionally, remote devices only ever connect via the NetConnect gateway, which acts as a safeguard for your entire network. This ensures that only communication between the authorized remote device and the network is allowed. What this means is that even if the remote device is attacked by a virus, the network is safe behind the NetConnect gateway.

All communications between your remote device and NetConnect is fully encrypted, ensuring no one can spy on your remote users when they are working outside the office.

NetConnect works very differently to a VPN.

A VPN is designed to bridge a device to the network and virtually connect this device to the network. Unless the device has been properly configured to communicate with the network, it will not allow users to actually work without opening this connection. After connecting to a VPN, without detailed limitations users have full access to copy, move & export data even then, users often still need to open specific connections to access multiple applications.

With NetConnect, NO DATA is ever stored on the remote device and data copying is disabled.

NetConnect is a Remote Access Gateway, installed and running on a Linux environment. Unlike a basic VPN, NetConnect provides multiple levels of integration and security to ensure a smooth integration and better security;

  • By integrating with Active Directory, NetConnect ensures users only have one main password to remember, and allows IT to control access from a single point
  • NetConnect is fully HTML5 enabled, and no VPN connection is required – just a simple web browser! This means users can change devices when they want, without having to re-configure a VPN connection on each new device.
  • NetConnect is compatible with multiple protocols: Microsoft remote desktop, VNC, SSH, Telnet & SMB are only some of the most important ones.
  • NetConnect brings all these protocols to the mobile and remote devices by removing all the end-user complexity.
  • NetConnect integrates with most two-factor authentication solutions, allowing additional levels of security as required.

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