Menlo Logic Offers Dual Factor Authentication and Customizable SSL VPN Portal

AccessPoint SSL VPN Toolkit 1.2 enhances manageability and security

Palo Alto, CA (September 20, 2004) -- Menlo Logic today announced the release of the AccessPoint SSL VPN Toolkit version 1.2, which includes new authentication, security and Windows remote desktop supports. AccessPoint SSL VPN Toolkit version 1.2, with a comprehensive and mature feature set, provides a turnkey remote access solution for network equipment manufacturers.

Dual Factor Authentication via Client Side SSL Certificates

The AccessPoint SSL VPN Toolkit supports identity-based authentication, allowing network administrators to permit or deny access depending on whether a valid SSL certificate is present. Client certificates may be combined with AccessPoint’s RADIUS, LDAP, Active Directory or NT Domain authentication methods to provide dual factor authentication support. Identity-based authentication is a requirement for most security products sold to government agencies and is a prerequisite for FIPS 140-2 certification.

In addition, AccessPoint enables network administrators to create multiple authentication domains with different security requirements. So a user that logs into the SSL VPN portal from his home PC with a client-side certificate may be granted full network access. But if the user logs in from a public machine without a certificate, then the user may be restricted from accessing more sensitive content.

Customizable End-User Portal

Now, network administrators can define the SSL VPN portal pages and icons to display on the SSL VPN portal. So if an organization wants to avoid questions and requests from users that are blocked from accessing certain applications, the organization can simply not display these applications in the portal web user interface. The customization includes an optional login banner message, web cache control settings, portal theme, navigation, and portal pages and individual applications to display. In addition, the network administrator can upload the company logo and set a user inactivity timeout at the user, group or global level.

Terminal Services 5.0 Support

The AccessPoint SSL VPN Toolkit adds support for Terminal Services version 5.0. Microsoft Terminal Services enables clients to access remote Windows 2000 server, 2003 server and XP Professional desktops and applications. The new AccessPoint Terminal Services client combines the Microsoft TsWeb ActiveX control with AccessPoint’s SSL encryption and authentication software, enabling remote users to securely access Terminal Servers from the SSL VPN portal. The Terminal Services 5.0 client adds sound and print services and local disk file sharing. Remote users with operating systems other than Windows may continue to use the Terminal Services 4.0 Java client.

About the AccessPoint SSL VPN Toolkit

The AccessPoint Toolkit is a comprehensive software solution that allows network equipment vendors to bring to market enterprise class SSL VPN products. The AccessPoint Toolkit can be incorporated into products ranging from embedded networking devices, access routers, firewalls, IPSec VPN devices or may be developed as a standalone, SSL VPN appliance.

The AccessPoint SSL VPN Toolkit supports Linux, Solaris, and BSD operating systems and standard SSL acceleration hardware. Because of it portability, many equipment vendors can add the AccessPoint SSL VPN software into their existing firewall or routing devices with minimal development or integration.

About Menlo Logic

Menlo Logic provides advanced SSL VPN solutions for security and network equipment vendors. For more information about Menlo Logic and Menlo Logic products, visit