AXS GUARD Gatekeeper

Organizations worldwide understand the need to secure their business-critical data and network from unauthorized access. At the same time they are also aware that anytime, anywhere access becomes overall important for a dispersed workforce and remote offices. Companies are looking for a one-stop shop to provide an overall security solution that can secure network, mail and web traffic; ensure secure access to the central network from remote sites and guarantees high availability to ensure productivity. 

VASCO’s AXS GUARD is an all-in-one security concept that offers secure remote access to your business-critical data through VPN tunnels. Depending on your needs, AXS GUARD offers out-of-the-box different site to site connections, as well as highly secured, personalized remote access solutions. Productivity is enhanced as downtime is eliminated with offered features such as high availability and Internet redundancy.

AXS GUARD is a security appliance dedicated to the needs of the SME market. The solution is designed for administrators who want an all-inone solution for Internet connectivity and security. 25 functional features are bundled together into 4 software packages with additional content scanning licenses. Each software bundle can run on one of the five available hardware models allowing organizations of any size to choose the most suitable combination of performance and features. AXS GUARD works transparently with any other solution allowing organizations to activate only those features they really need. Additionally, AXS GUARD fits perfectly into any network environment, whether it’s a Microsoft, Linux, Mac or mixed environment.

Remote access solution

With the advent of mobile computing technology, employees want to access their mail, documents, corporate network, files, applications and websites effortlessly, anywhere at any time. As businesses adapt to a mobile workforce, they face a number of growing security concerns. When opening up a company's network through remote access technology, security is one of the most important considerations. IT administrators need to make sure that employees access corporate resources in a secure way, whether the employee is in-house, working from home or on the road. At the same time, security concerns must be balanced with the needs of the user ensuring a smooth and simple user experience. Access should be provided through a secure, encrypted connection in order to protect the corporate netwrok from hackers and malware. To ensure that the user is in fact who he claims to be, strong user authentication must be in place. Monitoring, auditing and reporting features provide IT administratirs with the necessary tools to check all network activity. aXsGUARD Gatekeeper, VASCO's remote access solution, addresses the security issues IT administrators face.

Benefits

  • All-in-one security solution 

  • Business continuity is guaranteed thanks to high availability and Internet redundancy (multiple Internet lines) 

  • Powerful VPN e-tunnels and central management to easily manage all your sites 

  • Secure network access protected with integrated two-factor authentication out-of-the-box. 

  • Reduced complexity (one central appliance) 

  • Two-factor authentication integrated out-of-the-box

  • Flexible solution that grows with your needs and which can be integrated into any environment (Windows, Mac, Linux) 

  • Easy to manage with first class support

  • Focus on your core business, while AXS GUARD takes care of your security

1 hardware platform - 3 software bundles

The three Remote Access Solution software bundles can operate on each available physical or virtual AXS GUARD platform. Should you require additional features, you simply can upgrade to another software bundle, even without switching the hardware appliance. An automated updating and licensing system will remotely push the new features to AXS GUARD avoiding lengthy upgrade or installation procedures as your current configuration will continue to run as before.

Software bundles:

AXS GUARD has three different software bundles to choose from allowing you to select the most suitable solution to address your remote access challenges. Each bundle adds additional functionalities on top of the previous bundle, turning AXS GUARD in a future proof solution that grows with your business Depending on your needs with regards to network connectivity, you can select the appropriate bundle.

  1. AXS GUARD Basic RAS
    The Basic Remote Access Solution bundle allows your users to connect in a secure way to the local network. The bundle was designed for the SME market, offering small and medium companies a simple solution to connect remote users while providing full protection by AXS GUARD.

  2. AXS GUARD STANDARD RAS
    The Standard Remote Access bundle offers web traffic control and additional network connectivity tools, on top of the Basic bundle.

  3. AXS GUARD ENTERPRISE RAS
    The Enterprise Remote Access bundle offers secure web-based access to your network on top of the STANDARD Bundle.

Content scanning

AXS GUARD can be extended with Content Scanning licenses providing secure mail and web traffic. Content scanning is available in combination with all AXS GUARD software versions. It exists in two versions: 

  1. BASIC with default content scanning features

  2. STANDARD with additional features such as an Anti-Virus engine from Trend Micro© and web-based content scanning

Content scanning for email
Each mail is scanned and scored based on its’ content. The administrator can then decide for each user or group if the mail should be blocked, delivered or marked as spam. The administrator can also decide what needs to be done with mail attachments, based on the mime type.
Content scanning for web
Predefined blacklists are available on AXS GUARD, categorizing 3.5 million sites into 90 different categories such as, malicious web pages, adult related content, social networking sites, gaming… Since site lists never can provide a complete list of all malicious sites on the Internet, the standard version of Content Scanning also includes web content scanning: every web page will be scanned and analyzed, based on the content of a page. 
Using content analysis, the content scanner tags particular words and phrases with a score and a category. After content scanning, the total web page receives a certain score. These site lists and wordlists are then combined into categories, to create a complete list of rules.

Authentication

To provide secure remote access, VACMAN Controller is integrated in AXS GUARD. This allows users to authenticate themselves with a DIGIPASS on their network. The administrator can decide which level of authentication is needed for a certain application. Strong user authentication can be added to access the tool, authenticate on the proxy, VPN access and connecting to webservers through the reverse proxy or SSL Web portal.

Hardware and virtualized platforms

Hardware platforms:

AXS GUARD comprises one software solution which can run on different hardware platforms. The hardware platforms only differ in performance and in the number of available network connections. AXS GUARD hardware is meant to last. VASCO chooses industry hardware to run its AXS GUARD software on. This ensures that AXS GUARD appliances have a longer lifetime than other comparable systems on the market.

Virtualized platforms:

AXS GUARD can also run as a virtual appliance on a virtualization server, to accommodate environments where virtualization is common. The virtual appliance supports the following virtualization platforms:

  • VMware ESX: Using paravirtualized disks 

  • Citrix (Xen): Commercial (6.1) and OpenSource version

  • Hyper-V (Windows Server Virtualization)

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SPECIFICATIONS

AG2504

AG3443r2

AG3604r2

AG5506

AG5536

AG7500

Operating System

Gatekeeper Core OS

Gatekeeper Core OS

Gatekeeper Core OS

Gatekeeper Core OS

Gatekeeper Core OS

Gatekeeper Core OS

Chassis Form Factor

Desktop model

1U Rack Mount

1U Rack Mount

1U Rack Mount

1U Rack Mount

2U Rack Mount

Processor Type

Intel® Atom™ N450 processor

Intel® Atom™ D510 processor

Intel® Atom™ D525

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 3GHz 1333MHz 6MB LGA775

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 3GHz 1333MHz 6MB LGA775

Intel® Xeon Proc. 5620/2.26GHz/5.86GTs 12MB

Memory

1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SO-DIMM

2GB 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM

4GB 800MHz DDR3 SO-DIM

4GB 800MHz DDR2 ECC CL5 DIMM

4GB 800MHz DDR2 ECC CL5 DIMM

12GB 1066Mhz DDR3 ECC CL7

Disk n/size

1 x HDD/160 GB SATA 2.5” 5400rpm 8MB

1 x HDD/WD RE4/250GB SATA 7200rpm 64MB

1 x HDD/WD RE4/500GB SATA 7200rpm 64MB

1 x HDD/WD RE4/500GB SATA 7200rpm 64MB

2 x HDD/WD RE4/500GB SATA 7200rpm 64MB

2 x HDD/WD RE4/500GB SATA 7200rpm 64MB

Hot Swappable

No

No

No

No

No

YES

Raid formatted

No

No

No

No

No

RAID1

Power Supply

60W, 15V power adapter

AC 100~240V, 50/60 Hz, 4-2 Amp Max
200W max
80 PLUS Certified

AC 100~240V, 50/60 Hz, 4-2 Amp Max
200W max
80 PLUS Certified

AC 100~240V, 50/60 Hz, 4-2 Amp Max
200W max
80 PLUS Certified

AC 100~240V, 50/60 Hz, 4-2 Amp Max
200W max
80 PLUS Certified

AC 100~240V, 50/60 Hz, 10-4 Amp Max
700W max
80 PLUS Certified

Power Redundancy

No

No

No

No

No

Hot swappable

Network Ports

4 GbE NIC

3 GbE NIC

4 GbE NIC

6 GbE NIC

6 GbE NIC

10 GbE NIC

Management

Web GUI
SSH
Consoleport

Web GUI
SSH
Consoleport

Web GUI
SSH
Consoleport

Web GUI
SSH
Consoleport

Web GUI
SSH
Consoleport

Web GUI
SSH
Consoleport

Dimensions (W/H/D)

182 x 150 x 40mm
7.1” x 5.9” x 1.65” 

437mm x 43mm x 249mm
17.2” x 1.7” x 9.8”

437mm x 43mm x 249mm
17.2” x 1.7” x 9.8”

426mm x 43mm x 365mm
16.8” x 1.7” x 14”

426mm x 43mm x 365mm
16.8” x 1.7” x 14”

437mm x 89mm x 450mm
17.2” x 3.5” x 17.7”

Weight

0,8 kg (< 1.8 lbs) excl adapter
1,1 kg (< 2.4 lbs) incl adapter

6,7 kg (<15lbs)

6,7 kg (<15lbs)

7.7 kg (<17 lbs)

kg (< lbs)

17.6 kg (<38.8 lbs)

Compliance to standards

Safety UL, CE, ECC-EMC, LVD

Safety UL, C-UL, CE EMC FCC, CE Environment RoHS

Safety UL, C-UL, CE EMC FCC, CE Environment RoHS

Safety UL, C-UL, CE EMC FCC, CE Environment RoHS

Safety UL, C-UL, CE EMC FCC, CE Environment RoHS

Safety UL, C-UL, CE EMC FCC, CE Environment RoHS

Mounting Position

Desktop model

Horizontal orientation,
19” Rack, 1 U

Horizontal orientation,
19” Rack, 1 U

Horizontal orientation,
19” Rack, 1 U

Horizontal orientation,
19” Rack, 1 U

Horizontal orientation,
19” Rack, 2 U

Operating Temperature

5°C to 35°C, 40°F to 90°F. Fanless

10 to 35 °C, 50 to 90 °F

10 to 35 °C, 50 to 90 °F

10 to 35 °C, 50 to 90 °F

10 to 35 °C, 50 to 90 °F

10 to 35 °C, 50 to 90 °F

Operating Humidity

20 to 90% (non-condensing)

8 to 90% (non-condensing)

8 to 90% (non-condensing)

8 to 90% (non-condensing)

8 to 90% (non-condensing)

8 to 90% (non-condensing)

Storage Temperature

0°C to 70°C, 32°F to 158°F

-40 to +70 °C, -40 to 158 °F

-40 to +70 °C, -40 to 158 °F

-40 to +70 °C, -40 to 158 °F

-40 to +70 °C, -40 to 158 °F

-40 to +70 °C, -40 to 158 °F

Storage Humidity

5 to 95%
(non-condensing)

5 to 95%
(non-condensing)

5 to 95%
(non-condensing)

5 to 95%
(non-condensing)

5 to 95%
(non-condensing)

5 to 95%
(non-condensing)

Downloads

Product Brief

AXS GUARD Product Brief

AXS GUARD is part of VASCO’s remote access product line and offers a complete solution for secure network connectivity.
Case Study

Client Story: BEST, world leader in sorting technology, secures LAN with DIGIPASS

BEST secures its LAN with DIGIPASS and aXsGUARD technology and its sorting machines with Personal aXsGUARD
Manual

AXS Guard ISO vSphere Manual

This manual is intended for system administrators. It explains how to install the aXsGUARD Gatekeeper virtual appliance using a vSphere Client.
Manual

AXS GUARD ISO Citrix Xen Manual

This manual is intended for system administrators. It explains how to install the aXsGUARD Gatekeeper virtual appliance using a Citrix XenCenter Client.

Manual

AXS Guard ISO Hyper-V Manual

This manual is intended for system administrators. It explains how to install the aXsGUARD Gatekeeper virtual appliance using the Hyper-V Manager.

Case Study

SABCA Case Study

Ten years ago, SABCA, the specialist in aerospace design, bought the first version of the aXsGUARD and still works and surfs in a secure way. A chronicle of a decennial of trust.
Case Study

Galapagos Case Study

Galapagos chooses aXsGUARD Gatekeeper to secure its business assets, network and VPN.

Case Study

Prayon Case Study

Prayon implements aXsGUARD Gatekeeper to secure its network, VPN and e-mail traffic
Case Study

Stageco Case Study

Stageco builds redundant network for its branch offices with aXsGUARD Gatekeeper

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