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VMworld2015: VMware Access Point

VMworld2015: VMware Access Point

VMware Access point

At VMworld 2015 we’ve seen the birth of VMware Access point, a component that will provide external access to multiple VMware solutions. During a group discussion about App volumes we had time to discuss the Access point so I thought a quick blog might be interesting.

Looking back

When we look back we see that VMware had security server as their external access solution. Security server would pair with a externally faced connection server to grant users access. To authenticate the user a tunnel with that connection server was set up through which the process would take place. Authentication was handled at the Connection server. With two-factor authentication (2FA) it was the same story, the connection server would setup a connection with a 2FA authority and requests came from the security server. A less then ideal situation whereas the risk of having a breach in the tunnel leaves your whole internal network open.
We had several financial institutions that…

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via Rob Beekmans at vThoughts of IT

RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans Rob Beekmans is a 26 year IT vetaran that worked in many fields in IT before he joined PQR 7 year ago. Rob is a senior consultant with a strong focus on Application and desktop delivery, User Environment Management, Mobility and monitoring. Rob is a VMware vExpert and is a member of the VMware EUC-Champions group. Rob shares his vision and insights on his personal blog, on webinars or on stage.

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