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"Secure your organization’s systems, users and data with a deep level of protection that won’t compromise network performance. SonicWALL wired and wireless security solutions are deployed in 200 countries by over 250,000 customers, ranging from small and mid-sized businesses, to large enterprise environments, government, retail point-of-sale, healthcare and service providers."

SecureAuth IdP & Dell SonicWall

SonicWall protects businesses from attacks with a comprehensive range of integrated security solutions, including comprehensive network security, secure mobility, and email security. SonicWALL hardware, software and services provide security for systems, users, and data within an organization. To add extra layers of security to a system, SonicWALL Secure Remote Access SSL VPN can be integrated with SecureAuth IdP to provide remote end-users access to protected resources on the network.

SecureAuth IdP integrates with third-party products to enable a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection between a network and computer for end-users physically located outside of an organization. An SSL (Secure Socket Layer) VPN protocol used with SecureAuth IdP creates a secure HTTPS session from a PC web browser to the application server being accessed. Additional software is not required since the web browser is used as the client application.

The end-user submits credentials via a VPN client which contacts the VPN server to authenticate and connect the remote user to the internal network. The VPN connection employs strong encryption for the end-user's access to restricted, private data, thereby keeping this data secure from the other users of the underlying network, which might be a public network such as the Internet.

The SonicWall product is an SSL VPN that establishes a secure remote access tunnel into the network and corporate resources, creating a protected access path to sensitive data. By integrating SecureAuth IdP with SonicWall VPNs, customers can be sure that the users able to enter the Virtual Private Network actually are who they say they are, especially if logging in under questionable circumstances.

As a Variable Authentication Solution (VAS), SecureAuth IdP can create an X.509 client certificate for a specific end-user to use with a specific device. This certificate can be used to enable 2-Factor Authentication access to SonicWALL Secure Remote Access SSL VPN, which the end-user can use to access the remote network.

For certificate-based authentication scenarios, SecureAuth IdP enables easy certificate enrollment that does not require any manual or tedious labor for the customer. The user can securely enroll for a certificate before attempting access to SonicWall, or SonicWall can redirect users to SecureAuth IdP if a valid certificate is not present at login. Once the certificate is acquired, users can access SonicWall and its protected resources based on its established trust with SecureAuth IdP (through certificates).