Access Gateways

Access Gateways Overview

What are Access Gateways?

Access gateways allow IT, administrators, to provide remote or guest access to a network and its applications. Usually hardware appliances, access gateways supply bandwidth management as well as guest Internet usage monitoring and controls.


Access gateway security features are designed to allow administrators to restrict access to network assets based on policy and end-user identity. They are often used in hospitality or to support needs inherent to visitor-based networks (VBN). Also, they may support access to a network by a remote workforce.

Common Features of Access Gateways

Access gateways provide the following capabilities:

  • Secure remote access for on-premise apps

  • Support for authenticated user access

  • Custom branded access portal

  • Encrypted traffic management and monitoring

  • Load balancing

  • Granular access policy control

  • Access and behavior log

  • Suspicious behavior alerting

  • Hospitality features (i.e. for hotel guests)

  • Failover module

Pricing Information

Access gateways are appliances and available via perpetual licensing. However, some vendors may offer support via subscription, including technical support, firmware updates, and upgrades.

Access Gateways Products

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The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud

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Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built in the cloud. IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or whether the applications are in the cloud, on premises or on a mobile device, Okta…

Wayk Bastion

Wayk Bastion is a self-hosted remote access management server for machines running Wayk Agent. All remote desktop connections made by technicians using Wayk Client are authorized and monitored with corresponding session audit trails. Allowing remote access is one thing, but keep…

Citrix Gateway (formerly NetScaler Unified Gateway)

Citrix Gateway (formerly NetScaler Unified Gateway) is an access gateway with SSL VPN solution, providing single sign-on (SSO) and authentication for remote end users of network assets.

Symantec Encrypted Traffic Management, formerly from Blue Coat

The Symantec Encrypted Traffic Management solution (formerly from Blue Coat Security) delivers encrypted traffic management solutions providing comprehensive, policy-based visibility and control over encrypted traffic, maximizing its benefits and minimizing its risks. According to…

Cisco AS5800 Series (Discontinued)

The Cisco AS5800 Series of universal access gateways (and other UAG offerings) are presently End of Life and no longer officially supported.

Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services

Centrify aims to redefine Privileged Access Management by delivering cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure the modern enterprise. Centrify Zero Trust Privilege promises to help customers grant least privilege access based on verifying who is requesting access, the context of…

Nomadix Access Gateway

Nomadix Access Gateway provides bandwidth management and WAN load balancing for medium and large venues.

BlueCat DNS Integrity Gateway

The BlueCat DNS Integrity Gateway is supports access to BlueCat Address Manager providing a simplified and automated workflow with the goal of lowering network administration costs.

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

CenturyLink® Enterprise Voice SIP Services provide Dedicated LD and/or Toll-Free Service using a SIP connection. These services leverage our network footprint in the U.S., EMEA and LATAM to provide more than a point solution for customers solving for operational and efficiency challenges.…

SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA)

SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA) appliances are secure access gateways which provide SSL VPN and remote access to any application or system via enforced secure granular access controls, context aware authorization, and advanced authentication.

Raritan CommandCenter Secure Gateway (CC-SG)

Raritan’s CommandCenter Secure Gateway (CC-SG) provides IT and lab organizations with secure and consolidated access and control of all technology platforms at the application, operating system or BIOS level. CC-SG’s single pane of glass helps simplify remote management and expedite…

ManageEngine Access Manager Plus

ManageEngine Access Manager Plus is a web-based solution that enables secure, granular privileged access to critical systems, monitors and records all privileged sessions, and provides real-time control over every remote session. Key capabilities:Secure RDP, SSH, SQL, VNC remote…

MyWorkDrive

MyWorkDrive Secure Remote File AccessMyWorkDrive aims to make file share remote access easy, safe and fast. MyWorkDrive provides file share remote access by eliminating the need to support users with VPN. Install server software in just a few minutes. Configure file shares. Access…

OpenText Connectivity (formerly Hummingbird)

OpenText Connectivity, formerly Hummingbird, are products supporting remote access to Linux, UNIX, Windows and mainframe applications. The vendor states Connectivity products allow organizations to leverage a global workforce by centralizing resources and complex, graphically demanding…

Rublon

Rublon enables workforces to securely access an organization's networks, servers and applications. With it, users can protect data via multi-factor authentication, and comply with data protection regulations like GDPR. The vendor says Rublon can be deployed organization-wide, enabling…

Boundary, by HashiCorp

Boundary, by HashiCorp, is presented as a simple and secure remote identity-based access solution that enables users to access any system from anywhere based on user identity. It is designed to ensure access control regardless of user or operators’ infrastructure.