VASCO IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance
A virtualised authentication appliance that secures remote access to corporate networks and web-based applications
- IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance is designed as a convenience layer around VASCO's IDENTIKEY Authentication server, giving organizations the option of running their Authentication server separate from all other systems and applications. Some organizations prefer this setup for security reasons or for the sake of minimizing implementation resources. Other companies choose this option to avoid sharing resources among crucial applications, opting instead for several dedicated appliances.
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance is a plug-and-play solution that runs in an existing virtual environment and can be installed very quickly and easily. The performance is solely dependent on the virtual environment and the resources that are reserved for the appliance.
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance is completely scalable by license and, as such, is suited for enterprises of all sizes. It comes preloaded with the latest IDENTIKEY Authentication server, VASCO's back-end authentication software that powers DIGIPASS Two-factor authentication and supports the entire family of DIGIPASS client authentication devices and functionalities, including one-time passwords, e-Signatures, DIGIPASS for Mobile and software-only authentication.
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance offers standard RADIUS support. Additional application support, such as IIS Web Interface or Internet Applications via SOAP, can be added through license update. Detailed information on users, DIGIPASS and policies is stored in an embedded database inside the appliance that can be synced with LDAP Directory Servers.
- Convenience platform
- Complete Authentication server pre-installed
- Plug&Play solution
- Managed Authentication server
- Integrates latest IDENTIKEY Authentication server
- (semi-) automated upgrades
- Programmable backup functions
- Logging, Auditing, Reporting
- Virtual Appliance
- Available for VMWare virtual environments
- Hardened OS
- Built-in database & Webserver
- Separate administration interface (GUI)
- Additional SNMP functionality (hardware monitoring)
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance 1000 Series
- Recommended upto 100 users (**)
- Requires 1 CPU Core and 1 GB RAM
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance 2000 Series
- Recommended upto 5000 users (**)
- Requires 2 CPU Core and 2 GB RAM
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance 4000 Series
- Recommended upto 50.000 users (**)
- Requires 4 CPU Core and 4 GB RAM
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance 8000 Series
- Recommended upto 200.000 users (**)
- Requires 8 CPU Core and 8 GB RAM
(*) Models are decided by license, allowing flexible upgrades
(**) depending on usage and type of authentication. This recommendation is a guideline only.
One of the IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance's major benefits lies in its web-based user interface, which conveniently allows the centralized administration of users, DIGIPASS authenticators and authentication policies. Easy to setup in the virtual environment and simple to use, IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance delivers the robust data security protection that enterprises have come to expect from VASCO.
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance is a plug-and-play appliance preloaded with all necessary software features. This significantly simplifies the deployment of Two-factor authentication across an entire company. As it incorporates semi-automated backup and update functionality, it represents a complete managed server. This results in the lowest involvement of administrators and IT resources.
Easy to Deploy
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance can be deployed in less than 30 minutes, making Two-factor authentication rollout quick and easy—even in smaller offices with limited IT resources. As it is a purely software based solution, it simply needs to be setup in an existing virtual environment. After this, users and DIGIPASS are loaded, and connections to the internet facing devices as well as to the corporate LAN need to be configured.
Simple Web-Based User Interface
All administration functions are conveniently accessible through a web-based user interface, making remote or outsourced administration possible and presenting new opportunities for managed services providers. Initial installation requires a simple connection to the IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance through a web browser interface. Role-based administration and helpdesk functionality are provided.
Detailed Reporting and Auditing
The audit console monitors and records all incoming and outgoing RADIUS and web authentication requests on the IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance. Statistics collected and reported by the audit console give administrators the information necessary to manage their remote access environment. Standard or customized reports can be generated in XML format. Software and Hardware monitoring can be used by external monitoring software via SNMP traps.
A flexible licensing system allows for easy expansion of users and DIGIPASS. It also manages the different functional options and connections of the Authentication server. The same license allows to switch between several performance levels, depending on the available virtual environment. All changes are flexible and can be done on-the-fly, making IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance the preferred choice for starting, growing and expanding organizations.
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance supports the entire family of DIGIPASS Two-factor authentication devices and functionalities, including one-time passwords, e-Signatures, DIGIPASS for Mobile and software-only authentication. Basic functionality includes Remote Access to company resources, Access to Internet-based applications and Local Access on the corporate network.
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance can be configured to backup crucial information to an external location. This function can be scheduled for regular execution at times when business is least affected and without the involvement of administrators.
IDENTIKEY Appliance can be configured to automatically receive updates. These automated updates perform configuration backups, download necessary software patches and updates and activate new modules and performance categories.
Suggested IT Environments:
RADIUS Infrastructures, Web Environments, and Internet Applications
Whether to maintain security levels or to minimize implementation resources, many organizations prefer to use a dedicated authentication appliance that runs separate from all other systems and applications. IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance gives organizations this option.
Designed as a convenience layer around VASCO's IDENTIKEY Authentication server, IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance is easy to install, deploy, monitor and maintain.
Running completely as a software in a virtualized environment, with automated updates and schedulable backup functionality adds to its overall convenience as a managed server.
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance functions as a back-end to bring both DIGIPASS Two-factor authentication and e-signature validation to environments requiring secure remote access and financial transaction validation. Because it offers standard RADIUS support as well as integration through a SOAP API, IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance can be used in an unlimited number of applications across a variety of fields, including online applications, banking applications, enterprise security and remote access.