DirectAccess leverages existing Windows platform technologies to provide seamless and transparent, always-on, bi-directional remote access for corporate-managed Windows devices. DirectAccess clients must be deployed using the Enterprise SKU (Windows 7 Ultimate is also supported) and must be domain-joined. DirectAccess allows remote clients to access on-premises resources in the same way they do inside the corporate network.
Always On VPN provides a DirectAccess-like experience using traditional remote access VPN protocols such as IKEv2, SSTP, and IPsec. However, it only supports Windows 10 client and it should be configured and managed by Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or Microsoft Intune, or if this is not available, by running power shell locally.
SecureAccess client extends DirectAccess experience for roaming users even for Windows Professional editions and Mac OSX computers.
To provide support for non-managed clients, the Celestix SecureAccess platform also includes traditional VPN access using protocols such as IKEv2, SSTP, L2TP/IPsec, and PPTP. Supported VPN clients are available natively in Windows and most other desktop and mobile operating systems.
Often it is desirable to simply provide remote access to an application individually as opposed to providing low-level network connectivity for remote users. The WAP functionality allows organizations to securely publish on-premises web-based applications such as Exchange Outlook Web App (OWA) and SharePoint quickly and easily.
Many organizations have chosen to implement a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution to address the diverse requirements for secure remote access to internal applications and services. Celestix SecureAccess enables secure remote access to on-premises VDI deployments using firewall-friendly transports and provides improved performance over earlier releases.
Organizations can deploy Celestix SecureAccess to enable cross-premises network connectivity to public cloud providers or to establish secure remote branch office connectivity.