DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2016) - Thinspace Technology Inc. (OTC PINK: THNS) ("Thinspace or the "Company"), a global provider of reliable, scalable and affordable application delivery, virtualization, and cloud client technology to public and private sector companies and organizations of all sizes, today announced it has fully integrated Microsoft RD Gateway to enable customers secure, controlled access to their internal resources and systems.
In its new release of VSuite TSConsole Version 3.1.0, Thinspace continues its efforts to increase control, flexibility and ease of management by enabling administrators to configure, monitor and manage, Microsoft Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) service directly from TSConsole, leveraging the full power and benefit of fully integrated RD Gateway.
The TSConsole allows administrators to configure authorization policies to define conditions for remote users to connect to internal network resources. For example, admins can specify:
Who can connect to internal network resources (i.e., the user groups who can connect).
- What network resources (computer groups) users can connect to.
- Whether client computers must be members of Active Directory security groups.
- Whether device redirection is allowed.
- Whether clients need to use smart card authentication, password authentication, or both methods.
RD Gateway provides many benefits, including:
- RD Gateway enables remote users to connect to internal network resources over the Internet, by using an encrypted connection, without needing to configure virtual private network (VPN) connections.
- RD Gateway provides a comprehensive security configuration model that enables admins to control access to specific internal network resources. RD Gateway provides a point-to-point RDP connection, rather than allowing remote users access to entire internal network resources.
- RD Gateway enables most remote users to connect to internal network resources that are hosted behind firewalls in private networks and across network address translators (NATs). With RD Gateway, additional configuration is not needed for the RD Gateway server or clients for this scenario.
Prior to this release of Windows Server, security measures prevented remote users from connecting to internal network resources across firewalls and NATs. This is because the port used for RDP connections (port 3389), is typically blocked for network security purposes. RD Gateway transmits RDP traffic to port 443 instead, by using an HTTP Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) tunnel. Because most corporations open port 443 to enable Internet connectivity, RD Gateway takes advantage of this network design to provide remote access connectivity across multiple firewalls.
"As enterprise mobility is today's work requirement, customers need secure, controlled access to internal server-side resources in an easy manner from anywhere -- office, home, mobile," stated Thinspace CEO Chris Bautista. "The integration of Microsoft RD Gateway not only achieves this, but also does this with one of the most trusted and proven technology providers."
About Thinspace Technology Inc.
Thinspace Technology Inc. is a leading, global provider of reliable, scalable and affordable desk top virtualization and cloud computing solutions to public and private sector enterprises and organizations of all sizes. Operating on the belief that solutions should be flexible, dynamic and above all, simple to use, Thinspace understands and is passionate about solving customer problems affordably in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
About Microsoft Corp.
Microsoft (@microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
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