VMware Access Point: The One-Stop Shop for Secure Access to VMware Horizon 7, VMware Identity Manager, and VMware AirWatch
Access Point 2.7.2 is one of the components updated as part of the recent VMware Horizon 7.0.2, VMware Horizon Client 4.2, and VMware Identity Manager 2.7.1 releases. You can read more about all the great new features and capabilities of the Horizon 7 and Horizon Client releases in VMware Horizon 7.0.2 and Horizon Client 4.2 Are Now GA!.
What Is Access Point?
Access Point functions as a secure gateway for users who want to access application and desktop resources from outside the corporate firewall. An Access Point appliance typically resides within a network demilitarized zone (DMZ) and acts as a proxy host for connections inside your organization’s trusted network. This design provides an additional layer of security by shielding VMware Identity Manager, virtual desktops, application hosts, and servers from the public-facing Internet.
Access Point directs authentication requests to the appropriate server and discards any un-authenticated requests. The only VMware Identity Manager, virtual desktop, and hosted application traffic that can enter the organization’s data center is traffic on behalf of a strongly authenticated user. Users can access only the resources that they are authorized to access.
Access Point provides very similar functionality to View security server for Horizon 7 sessions but is also capable of proxying sessions to other VMware products and providing more advanced options. If you are running View security servers, take the time to look at replacing them with Access Point appliances.
via the fine folks at VMware!