Microsoft DirectAccess vs Celestix SecureAccess; how do they compare?

Overview Organizations may wonder whether an appliance provides worthwhile advantages over deploying Microsoft DirectAccess running on a generic Windows Server 201x white box. While Server 201x offers a host of connectivity features including Microsoft DirectAccess; most companies don’t have specialized or in-depth knowledge regarding best configuration practices for the features that are now included. To… Continue reading Microsoft DirectAccess vs Celestix SecureAccess; how do they compare?

Microsoft DirectAccess – The New Choice of Enterprises over Traditional Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Microsoft DirectAccess is a unique solution designed specifically for managed Windows clients. It is aimed squarely at organizations that need to provide a highly secure remote access alternative to client-based VPN, while simultaneously reducing management and support costs for their field-based assets. You might think “Why not just use VPN exclusively for my remote access… Continue reading Microsoft DirectAccess – The New Choice of Enterprises over Traditional Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Top 5 DirectAccess Implementation Fails

At Celestix Networks, we’ve been deploying DirectAccess since the technology was introduced more than 5 years ago. During these years, we’ve learned a lot about deploying DirectAccess in the most secure, effective, and reliable way. We’ve been engaged countless times by customers, to salvage a DirectAccess implementation project that had gone wrong. Although there are… Continue reading Top 5 DirectAccess Implementation Fails

Migrating Forefront UAG DirectAccess to Celestix E Series

DirectAccess has been around for many years. It was first introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2, but was never widely deployed because it required organizations to deploy IPv6 internally. An IPv6 deployment is not trivial, and this technical hurdle prevented the wide adoption of this new remote access technology. Eventually Microsoft released Forefront Unified Access… Continue reading Migrating Forefront UAG DirectAccess to Celestix E Series