Configure the GSW Telnet Server and SSH Server Accessiblity Filters

The GSW Universal Terminal Server (Telnet Server and SSH Server for Windows) provides the flexibility to control who is allowed access to your server.

Only if a connection attempt meets your configured access criteria is it allowed. Georgia SoftWorks connection restriction configuration has thorough filtering capabilities straining out connection attempts that do not meet your specifications.

Configurable Filters and Restriction Options:

SSH2 Administrators can restrict users to SSH Clients (both 3rd party clients and GSW clients), or only allow connections from GSW SSH clients (both FIPS 140-2 compliant and non-FIPS 140-2 compliant).

FIPS 140-2 – This feature allows connections only from the Georgia SoftWorks FIPS 140-2 SSH Clients. This is a high level of security that the system administrator can configure. Many times the system administrator will insist that End-to-End FIPS 140-2 compliance is the only allowable option.

IP Address – Remote access may be limited only to specific IP addresses. The system administrator may optionally restrict connections via telnet based on the Host IP address.

User Name – Restriction based on the user ID is useful when there are a defined set of users that are allowed access to the Windows Server via SSH/Telnet.

3rd Party Client – This feature allows connections only from the Georgia SoftWorks SSH/Telnet Client. This is another level of security that the system administrator can configure. Many times the system administrator will not want users using any generic client to connect to his or her system.

Encryption – This feature allows connections only from the encrypted Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Client. This is another level of security that the the system administrator can configure. Many times the system administrator wants to ensure that ALL connections to the Georgia SoftWorks UTS are encrypted.

Time of the Day – This option can restrict access based on the time of the day.

Connection count – This feature specifies the number of connections allowed. Many times administrators want to limit the total number of connections to be a smaller value than thenumber of connections purchased.

Connection Count by : USERNAME – System administrators may want to limit the number of simultaneous logons for specific User Ids. This is especially useful for ASP environments where an entire company, department or group is assigned a single User Id that everyone shares. Reasons for limiting the number range from server resource allocation to purchased access.

Connection Count by : IP ADDRESS – The system administrator may want to limit the number of simultaneous logons from specific IP Addresses. This is especially useful for ASP environments where many users access the GSW UTS from locations that can be identified by a specific IP Address. The system administrator may want to limit the number of simultaneous connections for a variety of reasons that range from server resource allocation to purchased access.

 

 

 

Security Breaches – Keep your Data Safe with GSW SSH – SSH Server and Business Tunnel

Internet Security is a serious issue. It’s almost impossible to visit a news site without seeing a major security breach. Just this month, several large-scale corporations have suffered massive security breaches, with over 17 million user’s data compromised.

As internet threats and cyber-attacks increase, business vulnerability is at an all-time high. Internet security should be at the forefront of businesses mind, doing everything possible to keep their confidential information secure.

Georgia SoftWorks offers two products that will protect sensitive and valuable data. The GSW SSH Server and the GSW Business Tunnel.

2183d-ssh2The GSW SSH Server:

Georgia SoftWorks’ SSH Server and SSH Client provide a FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Compliant 140-2 option, which meets cryptographic module security standards to protect sensitive and valuable data.

Georgia SoftWorks, developer of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows, developed this End-to End SSH FIPS 140-2 compliant solution while under contract with the United States Military. Georgia SoftWorks is able to make this military-grade solution commercially available to other businesses who desire to comply with government grade security requirements.

The Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Server for Windows, SSH Server for Windows and other products are used in the most demanding and rigorous commercial environments in a variety of industries all over the world.

 

Tunnel_boxThe GSW Business Tunnel – Proving a Secure Path through an untrusted network

The GSW Business Tunnel is a versatile and secure connectivity tool that allows you and your coworkers secure access to required network services that are often risky due to non-secure locations or impossible due to firewall configurations.

With the GSW Business Tunnel, secure tunnels are built over a network between the Business Tunnel Software and an SSH Server. Each tunnel may contain one or more channels where encrypted traffic is encapsulated and is sent through an encrypted channel providing the security you need to confidently connect over a wifi network.

From branch offices, airports, hotels, home, or any remote location you can confidently and securely Browse your company’s intranet, surf the web, remote desktop, manage servers, send/receive email, maintain databases and more!

The GSW Business Tunnel harnesses the power of the strong SSH v2 – The highly recognized security standard used by millions for secure server administration and secure file transfer. SSH provides strong authentication, secure access, data integrity, and some of the best encryptions available.

 

Keep your sensitive business information secure, simply. Let Georgia SoftWorks help. Call for your free trial today!

How to Browse the Internet Securely by Tunneling through an SSH Server on the Cloud

The GSW Business Tunnel is a versatile and secure connectivity tool that allows you and your coworkers secure access to required network services that are often risky due to non-secure Tunnel_boxlocations or impossible due to firewall configurations.

With the GSW Business Tunnel, secure tunnels are built over a network between the Business Tunnel Software and an SSH Server. Each tunnel may contain one or more channels where encrypted traffic is encapsulated and is sent through an encrypted channel providing the security you need to confidently connect over a wifi network.

Scenario: Matt is on vacation, but his company needs him to run payroll today. He does not want to risk accessing payroll via non-secure internet access.

Solution: Matt can create a secure tunnel for his laptop to access his companies payroll website.Case: Matt is on vacation. But his company needs him to run payroll today. He does not want to risk accessing payroll via non-secure internet access. Matt can create a secure tunnel for his laptop to access his companies payroll website. He can securely browse the internet using the GSW Business Tunnel by using a generic SSH Server on the Amazon Cloud. By setting up the Tunnel, the Channel within the Tunnel and the browser configuration on your computer, Matt can be set up to browse securely within minutes.

Setting up the Tunnel –tunnelsettings

  1. Set the address of the SSH Server Host. This is provided when you set up your Amazon Cloud.
  2. Set the Authentication Requirements. This is the logon ID and the private key provided when you set up the Amazon Cloud.

Setting up the Channel –

  1. Select Dynamic Port Forwardingchannelsettings
  2. Use the loopback address
  3. Choose an available port for the local port.

Setting up your Browser Configuration –

  1. Enable the Proxy Server
  2. Click on Advanced (this opens the proxy settings)
  3. Configure the Proxy Address and Port Number. The channel configuration for the local address and local ort is used in the browser configuration. These must match.
  4. Click OK, OK, and Apply!proxysettings

Matt can now use the GSW Business Tunnel to securely browse the internet connecting an SSH Sever to the Amazon Cloud.

GSW Reseller Le Consult Reaches 15 Years Selling Telnet Server for Windows

Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) thanks Germany’s Le Consult for 15 years of partnership as an authorized reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows.

Since 2002, Le Consult has been an authorized reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. Located in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, Le Consult provides businesses with reliable and flexible security options.

“Georgia SoftWorks is a perfect partner for doing professional business even across the Atlantic. Stable solutions with forward-looking development that fill the needs of small, medium and large enterprises in Europe. Thanks to the whole team of Georgia SoftWorks for the cooperation in the last fifteen years,” said Stephan Lemkens of LE Consult.

LE Consult customers primarily utilize the GSW telnet server in order to connect their handhelds to SAP. SAP users enjoy the GSW Universal Terminal Server (UTS) ease of operation as well as specialized features that include mobile printing and Session Monitoring to maximize the return on investment. The Georgia SoftWorks UTS is the industrial quality software foundation supporting the suite of GSW server products including the GSW Telnet Server, the GSW SSH Server for Windows, the Session Administrator and numerous remote access utilities. The UTS offers many features that will benefit SAP users. For example, in most instances the user will want SAPConsole to automatically launch when the SSH/Telnet session is connected. This is easily done via the GSW Logon Scripts.

f7ead-atlas_logo“We are proud to celebrate this 15 year milestone with Le Consult,” said Matt Kittrell of GSW. “Our reseller relationships are very important to us at GSW, and these long-term partnerships are a huge testament to both companies and the solutions that are being provided.”

Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company located in Dawsonville, GA, who has gained worldwide recognition for their development of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. They have end users and resellers on every continent, except Antarctica.

“The Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Server for Windows has been designed and developed to meet the needs of commercial and industrial applications,” Le Consult states on their website. “For many years, the GSW Telnet Server has been the most stable and fastest solution for Windows and is therefore recommended by and for SAP.”

About Georgia SoftWorks:
Established in 1991, Georgia SoftWorks is a privately held software development company recognized for creating high performance data communications, system and telecommunications applications. Georgia SoftWorks has obtained a worldwide presence with its industrial SSH/Telnet Server for Microsoft Windows. GSW’s long-term commitment to SSH/Telnet has led to the pioneering of major features such as Session Shadowing, Session Monitoring, Graceful Termination, Automatic Logon, Logon Scripting and more recently Team Services technology which allows mobile device users to transfer, swap, share and recover mobile device sessions. GSW has also provided the very first SSH Server to provide Digital Certificate Authentication with Internet Information Server (IIS) like certificate to user account mapping. This includes ‘One-to-one’ and ‘Many-to-one’ mapping methods and also support certificate trust lists (CTL).

GSW Announces Precision Data Products as New Telnet Server for Windows Reseller

Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) Announces Precision Data Products as an Authorized Reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows.

Georgia SoftWorks welcomes Michigan’s Precision Data Products as an Authorized Reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. Precision Data Products works with customers for their IT needs, specializing in IT hardware, software licensing and consumer electronics.

43606-telnetThe Georgia SoftWorks’ Telnet Server for Windows, SSH Server for Windows and Client applications are industrial quality software designed for superior operation in demanding mobile RF environments, making it an excellent match for the solutions that Precision Data Products provides.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Precision Data Products has been helping businesses save money on their data processing requirements since 1979. They assist customers with computer supplies, peripherals, hardware and software. By providing businesses a dedicated account manager, Precision Data Products is able to work with businesses from start to finish, providing the best solutions for each business focusing on individual goals, priorities and budgets.

“Precision Data Products has a long track record of providing reliable software to their customers,” said Johnny Douglas of Georgia SoftWorks. “We look forward to many years of partnership together.”

Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company located in Dawsonville, GA, USA that has received worldwide recognition for their development of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. They have resellers and end users all over the world and are used in a variety of industries, including airlines, governments, warehousing, automobile factories, food and beverage manufacturing and more. They have most recently launched the GSW Business Tunnel, which is an SSH Tunnel that provides a secure path through an untrusted network, allowing secure access to required networks that are risky due to insecure locations or firewall configurations.

GSW Reseller Reaches 10 Years Selling Telnet Server for Windows

Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) thanks Scanet Solutions for 10 Years as an Authorized Reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows.

43606-telnetSince 2006, Scanet Solutions has been an authorized reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. Located in Mexico, Scanet Solutions has over 20 years’ experience implementing logistical solutions, guaranteeing an effective knowledge transfer process.

Scanet Solutions is a pioneer in the software integration field, dedicated to supply chain. They have successful implementations in companies of all functions and of all sizes. They focus on the operating model design, leveling inventory, storage optimization, assortment lines, zoning work areas and reverse logistics. They work in a variety of industries, making them a great match for the solutions that GSW provides. They offer GSW Telnet Server, Secure Shell Server, MDMS, GSW Browse, DTIO, FormMaker, Super SSL and IOBlaster to their customers.

“The GSW software provides performance, reliability, consistency and powerful features. They support the suite of server products, manage remotely and full support for DOS applications. Windows is transformed into a true multi-user environment with the products from Georgia Softworks,” Scanet says on their website.

Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company located in Dawsonville, GA (USA) and has received global recognition for its development of the industrial grade GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. The GSW software is used in thousands of data collection environments around the world and has end users and resellers on every continent except Antarctica. GSW software is used in almost every industry, including automobile factories, airlines, soft drink manufactures, pharmaceutical companies and more.

“We are proud to celebrate this reseller milestone with Scanet Solutions,” said Diane Sexton of Georgia SoftWorks. “They know their market well and have been a well-respected company for over 20 years. We look forward to many years of working together in the future.”

Q & A w/ 10 Year GSW Resller, Britehouse Mobility

In 2006, Georgia SoftWorks welcomed Africa’s Britehouse as an Authorized Reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. This year, they have reached their 10 Year Anniversary as a Georgia SoftWorks Reseller.

Britehouse Mobility partners with technologies (such as SAP), complements them with their own software and mobile solutions and provides their customized technology packages. They offer a social business approach to big data, knowledge sharing, collaboration and customer experience.

Here is a Q&A with GSW and Britehouse:

GSW: In what industries are you using GSW software?

Britehouse:   Britehouse is using GSW software in the following industries, Automotive, Gas and Chemicals such as Afrox, the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry and manufacturing and retail, such as Pick n Pay.

GSW: How does GSW fit into the solutions you provide?

Britehouse: GSW software seamlessly integrates into the SAP world. GSW software assists with the implementation of reliable mobile interfacing to and from SAP.

GSW: Why did you pick GSW to use in your solutions?

Britehouse: The interface is easy to use for non-PC literate users. The robust platform allows for an easy setup on a number of client terminals, making the deployment of mobile solutions fast and reliable.

GSW: Is there any particular feature of GSW software that stands out?

Britehouse: GSW software is the leading provider of SAP mobile solutions. One feature that stands out is the uncomplicated configuration tools.

GSW: What is the typical topology of an installation. For example, are you using mobile devices? If so what kind? Is the server that houses GSW software on site, different location, cloud?

Britehouse:  Britehouse use GSW software purely for mobile devices that require access to standard SAP transactions. This consists of either a local, or off-site server that is linked to the devices via Wi-Fi. The most common devices used are Motorola and Intermec devices.

GSW:  Is there anything you would like to highlight or say about GSW software or services?

Britehouse: GSW software is fast, efficient and reliable. GSW is the pioneering software component for mobilising solutions in the SAP world