HAWTHORNE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HOB, the market leader in pure software-based remote access solutions, announces the availability of HOBLink VPN 2.1 Gateway, a highly-secure and flexible IPsec VPN gateway used to optimize the connection between branch offices and the central corporate network. This solution is available for Linux and FreeBSD, and can connect with almost any other IPsec client or gateway. HOBLink VPN 2.1 Gateway outperforms traditional hardware appliances in terms of connectivity, security and scalability.
HOBLink VPN 2.1 Gateway is a pure software-solution that enhances connectivity between branch offices and the central corporate network. It offers flexible connections to almost any IPsec client or gateway and allows for an easy local or browser-based configuration.
Supported by standard IPsec protocols and comprehensive support of certificates and digital signatures with the integrated certificate manager, HOBLink VPN 2.1 Gateway guarantees the highest security standards with strong encryption and authentication methods to protect data communications.
There are several disadvantages associated with traditional IPsec gateway solutions. Previously, manufacturers have required customers to use proprietary client software to access a specific gateway. Of course, the client software then had to be installed on the individual devices of every user, which often turned out to be a time-consuming and error-prone process. Also, IT managers have had to face the risk of hardware malfunction and incur high implementation costs. Moreover, hardware appliances naturally come with a capacity limit, which can only be increased by acquiring yet another appliance. Conversely, HOBLink VPN 2.1 Gateway does not limit the amount of VPN tunnels or users, runs on numerous operating systems and supports almost any IPsec client or gateway. This highly scalable pure software solution also allows the simultaneous connection of multiple clients. Additionally, HOBLink VPN 2.1 Gateway can be combined with HOBLink VPN Anywhere Client, an IPsec client from HOB that doesn‘t require installation or admin rights on the client device.
“By removing the limitations of traditional hardware appliances, companies using HOBLink VPN 2.1 Gateway have a comprehensive IPsec VPN solution that optimizes the data communications between branch offices and central headquarters,” said Klaus Brandstaetter, CEO of HOB. “Customers using this pure software solution will benefit from a maximum of flexibility, security and scalability.”
About HOB, Inc.
HOB, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of HOB GmbH & Co. KG. It was founded in New Jersey in April 2000 and is currently headquartered in Hawthorne, NY. HOB GmbH & Co. KG is a German medium-sized company, developing innovative and multiply rewarded software solutions that are marketed worldwide. The core competencies of the successful company HOB, founded in 1964, comprise server-based computing, secure remote access, VoIP and virtualization. HOB products are deployed in small, mid-sized and large enterprises. Further, some HOB products are certified according to Common Criteria EAL 4+ by the German Federal Office for Information Security. HOB remote access solutions received the quality mark from TeleTrust “IT Security Made in Germany”.