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New OpenVPN Licensing in AWS Marketplace Simplifies Managing Remote Access and Cloud Security
OpenVPN Technologies Inc, ( a leading provider of open source Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, launched a new product licensing model available in Amazon Web Services Marketplace (AWS Marketplace), giving any size company worldwide access to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution. This provides employees safe and secure remote access to their private networks. 

Security and Privacy on the Cloud

Technology has created a plethora of connection choices and with this IT, pain points can arise for business owners, or anyone else trying to manage company-owned and private devices connecting in the office or at home. Employees working remotely need flexibility and typically use their own devices, including laptops, desktops, tablets and cell phones, for work tasks. They are connecting over home broadband or Wi-Fi hotspots, each presenting potential security challenges.

OpenVPN provides the ability to create a secure platform for all device connections across public or private networks and addresses the end point security risk. By encrypting and tunneling traffic with OpenVPN, customers limit the size of the user access area and the overall security footprint decreases. This makes monitoring and securing company resources more manageable.

"Expanding into new distribution channels like AWS Marketplace increases the OpenVPN geographic footprint, helping us to better serve our clients around the world as they migrate to the AWS Cloud. This change really fits with our blueprint for enterprise-grade cloud VPN services, targeting small to large enterprises," says said Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN Technologies Inc.

"Customers today want not only the cost-savings and scaling benefits of shifting their network infrastructure to the cloud, but also secure management of their data," said Barry Russell, General Manager, Global Business Development, AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services. "OpenVPN's new licensing model via AWS Marketplace combines rapid procurement and deployment with an easy-to-use, cost-effective method to migrate and scale business on the AWS Cloud, while leveraging the security that AWS and OpenVPN offer via the shared responsibility model."

OPENVPN TIERED Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)

Available in AWS Marketplace

The new AMIs provide fully compliant OpenVPN Access Server software licenses bundled with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances.

Product Features: Through AWS Marketplace, businesses can pay as they go for OpenVPN products with no upfront costs or long-term investments. Additional benefits include bundled billing options from AWS, automatic license activation, ability to scale resources and modify instances without affecting license validity. We also support OpenVPN Client software on Windows, MAC, Linux, Android, and iOS platforms. OpenVPN ticket support is included to ensure businesses receive top-notch support from our customer service team.

"Making the solution available in AWS Marketplace means that OpenVPN users can embrace the full potential of mobile devices and the BYOD approach without compromising security, compliance, or manageability. We take our mission very seriously and are committed to working with leading cloud providers like AWS to help businesses of all sizes leverage the cloud to address their business needs," says Gary McCloud, head of Business Development at OpenVPN.

"Our new licensing model is appropriate to cloud environments such as AWS. Now we've enhanced our capabilities as a VPN management platform for clients to confidently source and procure capacity from AWS and other cloud ecosystems, as well as providing the critical connections required to seamlessly transition work to the cloud," says Dinha.

Published Friday, August 19, 2016 8:22 AM by David Marshall
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