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Celestix VE3400 Virtual Cloud Edge Security
Secure and Seamless Access Across Virtual Machine


Celestix VE3400 Virtual Cloud Edge Security

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Celestix Edge VE3400 Series
Celestix VE3400 Virtual Cloud Edge Security Appliance
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Overview:

The VE Series Virtual Security Appliance extends the Microsoft Cloud OS into the hosted cloud. The Cloud OS is optimized for Azure, we extend this to sUnieamlessly connect third party clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Supports multi-cloud redundant architectures and ensures secure end to end connectivity between your private cloud and your public cloud virtual networks.

Celestix Edge E and VE Series bring the power of the Microsoft Cloud OS into your datacenter and tightly integrate with the Microsoft and Amazon cloud platforms. Our dedicated hardware and management software extends the best of Microsoft’s battle-tested Cloud OS software, based on Windows Server 2012 R2, into a rapidly deployed, secure platform.

Celestix Edge Series manages the Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Access platform from a proprietary simplified web interface – Comet. Comet delivers functionality like centralized configuration, enhanced reporting, and remote monitoring to simplify Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Access deployments.

Comet Management InterfaceComet Management Interface

  • One click to install a major service (ADFS/Device Registration Service, NPS, DirectAccess/ VPN, Web Application Proxy, Remote Desktop Gateway, Remote Desktop Web, Work Folders)
  • Quick access to service status and client usage information
  • Enhanced reporting for monitoring and compliance requirements
  • Efficient troubleshooting for DirectAccess client connections
  • Streamlined connection to Remote Access advanced management

Now Get the Enhanced Unified Remote Access and DirectAccess Features on your Virtual Infrastructure

The Celestix Edge solution offers unrivaled expertise and experience to simplify the implementation and ongoing management of Microsoft remote access solutions. The VE Series of Celestix Edge extends flexibility and ease of deployment in virtualized environments, where deploying our secure remote access solution as an appliance form factor is not feasible or cost-effective. The Celestix Edge VE Series supports the exact same features as available on Celestix Edge E Series appliances.

Have DirectAccess already installed on your virtual infrastructure?

Overlay our virtual solution on top of your deployment to take advantage of our feature-rich web-based user interface that provides enhanced reporting, alerting, and remote monitoring capabilities.

Want to enable cross-premises network connectivity to public, private and hybrid cloud providers?

The Celestix Edge virtual edition simplifies deployment in the cloud.

Features:

Flexible Deployment

Readily download and install the Celestix Edge VE series onto your virtual or physical servers using an turnkey installer. The software solution offers unmatched capabilities to rapidly provision unified remote access solution across your on-premise or datacenter locations.

IT Cost Reduction

Compress your datacenter footprint by deploying the VE Series. No additional rack space or power resources required for the installation. Makes it simple for IT to cut costs, optimize resources, reduce power consumption and improve operational efficiencies. Frees you from managing hardware and lets you focus on managing your network.

Easy Installation and Automatic Updates

Install a major remote access service – ADFS/Device Registration Service, NPS, DirectAccess/VPN, Web Application Proxy, Remote Desktop Gateway, Remote Desktop Web, Work Folders in one click. Enable automated updates to receive software updates and security patches automatically.

Geo-Redundancy /Prevent downtime/Increase uptime

Setup for high availability, enable network uptime and geo-redundancy with the virtual instances strategically placed in multiple locations.

Security Hardened

Locked down virtual environment based on industry security best practices.

Enhanced Reporting and Remote Monitoring

Get interactive drill-down reporting using Celestix Comet dashboard. Graphical tools offer easy reference and statistical data summaries of Direct Access & VPN usage. Obtain quick access to service status and client usage information. DirectAccess session termination and automated DirectAccess client troubleshooting; features not available in the standard Windows Server 2012 R2 DirectAccess.

Support Organization

Take advantage of our support organization – Celestix Networks offers professional services to assist you with the planning, design, configuration, and implementation of a DirectAccess solution. Our dedicated knowledge support team helps you resolve and troubleshoot your virtual environments. Security Hardened Locked down virtual environment based on industry security best practices.

Deployments:

The Celestix Edge appliance simplifies the process to set up and manage access to IT resources. The diagram below provides a reference for features that are available on the appliance.

E Series Connectivity Features
E Series Connectivity Features

Example Deployment Topologies

The diagrams that follow are intended to provide reference for IT administrators or architects. The examples provide a few scenarios for common aspects of Celestix Edge appliance deployment, while the potential options are certainly numerous.

DirectAccess Deployment with Manage-Out

Access for external users with strong authentication that allows system administrators to support and manage remote clients.

Requirements:

  • Secure remote access for managed Windows 7 and Windows 8 clients.
  • Anytime, anywhere access to applications and data on the organization network.
  • Compliance mandate for One-Time Password (OTP) authentication.
  • System administrators inside the organization network need connectivity to initiate remote desktop sessions and push software updates to remote clients.

DirectAccess Role
DirectAccess Role

VPN

Access for external users that includes a wide range of systems, like PCs, Macs, tablets, and smart phones.

Requirements:

  • Secure remote access for nonmanaged clients that include commonly used operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, and iOS).
  • Remote access to applications and data on the organization network.
  • Web-based applications need users to be pre-authenticated at the edge.
  • Applications individually provisioned based on user roles.

VPN Role With Web Application Proxy
VPN Role With Web Application Proxy

Gateway

Cross-premises network connectivity for internally hosted and cloud resources.

Requirement: Seamless connectivity between on-premises data center and virtual machines hosted in the public cloud.

VDI Role
VDI Role

Specifications:


E Series Model VE3400 VE6400 VE8400
CPU 2.4 GHz or greater with 4 Cores 2.8 GHz or greater with 4 Cores 2.8 GHz or greater with 8 Cores
Number of Processors 4 Cores 4 Cores 12 Cores (hyperthreading)
Memory 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
Available Disk Space 50 GB or greater 50 GB or greater 50 GB or greater
Network Card 1-2 virtual adapters (Depending on the design of DA)

Specs and Requirements

Hypervisor: Any SVVP certified hypervisor (VMware (ESX and ESXi), Microsoft Hypervisor, KVM, or CITRIX XenServer virtual platforms.)

SVVP reference: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/957006

Server Recommendations

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2012 R2
  • CPU (Processor): 2.8 GHz or greater with 4 core
  • RAM (Memory): 8 GB or greater

Browser Requirements

  • Google Chrome 40.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 7.0 or higher
  • Safari 5.0 or higher

Video:

Demo Video: Celestix Edge VE Series Introduction


Documentation:

Download the Celestix Edge E and VE Series Datasheet (.PDF)

 

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Celestix VE3400 Virtual Cloud Edge Security Appliance
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