Securely Connect to your Home Computer from Work and Use it to Browse the Internet (GSW Business SSH Tunnel)

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_boxTunnel 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:  Your company firewall blocks all internet browsing. You have received permission to access certain websites for work, but company policy will not allow the firewall to be opened up to the HTTP traffic.

Solution: The company firewall is open to SSH traffic. You can create a secure tunnel to an SSH server located at home (or anywhere else that you have access) and browse the internet. By setting up the Tunnel, the Channel, the router port forwarding configuration and the SSH Server configuration, you can be browsing the internet securely within minutes.

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Setting up the Tunnel –

  1. Set the address of the SSH Server Host. In this case, the router is forwarding to the SSH Server Host, so we use the router IP Address.
  2. Set the Authentication Requirements. In this case, Authentication consisted of a Logon name and a password.

Setting up the Channel –

  1. Select Dynamic Port Forwarding
  2. Set the loopback address (127.0.0.1) as the local address.
  3. Choose an available port for the local port. We selected 10080.

Setting up the Router – Your router will need to be configured to port forward to the SSH Server.

SSH Server Configuration –

  1. Make Sure your local port forwarding is enabled on the SSH Server. With the Georgia SoftWorks SSH Server, the setting is in the registry.

Setting up your Browser Configuration –

  1. Enable the Proxy Server
  2. Configure SOCKS Address and Port

You can now securely connect to your home computer from work and use it to browse the internet!

For more information, visit: http://www.georgiasoftworks.com/products/tunnel/tunnel.php

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.

Georgia SoftWorks Celebrates 25 Years Developing Telnet Server for Windows

Georgia SoftWorks is proud to announce its twenty fifth year as a leading global developer of Telnet and SSH for Windows.

Georgia SoftWorks, developer of the GSW Telnet Server and SSH Server for Windows, is celebrating their 25th anniversary of operations this year. Since opening in 1991, GSW has transformed from a small software development business into a globally recognized company with end users in every continent except Antarctica and over 400 resellers in over 37 countries.

25th“The GSW Telnet Server and SSH Server has been used in the most demanding and industrial environments for two and a half decades now, providing consistent operation, high-end features, performance and unmatched security,” said Diane Sexton of Georgia SoftWorks.

In 1991, Georgia SoftWorks began specializing in data communications and telecommunications applications. In the early 90’s, the GSW team had an in-house need for reliable telnet connectivity on Windows, so their engineering team developed a telnet server that proved to be reliable, robust, consistent, fast and extensible.

After successful in-house use, the GSW UTS (Telnet Sever and SSH Server) was turned into a commercial product. Soon, the GSW Telnet and SSH was being installed all around the world. Today, they are used in almost every industry, including automobile factories, airlines, soft drink manufacturers, schools, the Navy, pharmaceutical companies, and more.

“We have come a long way since the company started in 1991. We are thankful to all of our customers and resellers who make this anniversary possible, and are very excited about our future as the company continues to grow and evolve. We strive to continually improve our products and make it a priority to stay on the cutting edge, always offering the strongest authentication features available,” said Sexton.

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 an Internet Information Server (IIS) like certificate-to-user account mapping. This includes ‘One-to-one’ and ‘Many-to-one’ mapping methods and also supports certificate trust lists (CTL).

7 Questions about the GSW SSH Server for Windows

    1. What is an SSH Server?
      A Secure Shell (SSH) Server is a cryptographic network protocol for operating services securely over an unsecured network.
    2. ssh2Why the GSW SSH Server?
      The GSW SSH Server for Windows was designed and developed for the most demanding industrial and commercial applications. It will keep your information secure, simply. It is based on the robust and reliable Universal Terminal Server and provides secure remote access to your Windows host. With the GSW SSH Server you get complete End-to-End security. It provides the strongest authentication features available, the strongest SSH Encryption and is easy to install. It has been TIME TESTED and is proven to be reliable. It has been deployed in demanding applications, including automobile manufacturers, oil companies, airlines, pharmaeutical industries, medical practices, universities, research labs, department stores, food and beverage processing, grocery stores, aircraft carriers, the US Army, NASA and many more! If you have a mission critical application where you need an industrial quality SSH Server solution for Windows, then you want the GSW SSH Server.
    3. How strong is the SSH Encryption?
      The GSW Secure Shell Server provides secure “End-to-End” encryption. There is NO clear text! There is no clear text username and passwords transmitted, no clear text application data transmitted, all the data is encrypted using the strongest encryption available, and all data is encrypted before leaving the client or leaving the server.
    4. What features come with the GSW SSH Server? The GSW SSH Server offers Secure Remote Logon, Secure Data Exchange, Secure Network Services, and Secure access to your application over an insecure network. When using the GSW UTS, users benefit from the Performance Pack, Power Features Pack, Security Pack, Legacy Pack, Failure Detection/Recovery Pack, Compatibility Pack and Emulation Pack.
    5. Is it a complicated install process? No! While offering the strongest authentication features available, the GSW SSH Server minimizes complex installation issues. You will have the GSW SSH Server up and running faster than you ever thought possible, without sacrificing the quality or strength of encryption.
    6. What kind of devices and programs does the GSW SSH Server work with? You can use the GSW SSH Server with a variety of applications. RF Devices, Barcode Scanners, Application Server Programs (such as SAPconsole), Legacy Applications, System Administration and more! DEC and many other Emulations are supported. It also works with SSH comliant third party clients such as Juice, Putty, SmarTTY and more, and on applications like LXE, SYMBOL, INTERMEC, TEKLOGIX, TELXON.
    7. Can I get a free trial? Yes! Download it here:
      Or contact the GSW Support Team here

 

GSW Announces Mexico’s SCG as Telnet Server for Windows Reseller

Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) welcomes SCG Professional Consulting as an Authorized Reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows.

Georgia SoftWorks, developer of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows, announces their new partnership with SCG Professional Consulting as an Authorized Reseller of the GSW software.

43606-telnetLocated in Mexico, SCG Professional Consulting is a consultation company that helps businesses with their mobile connectivity needs, focusing on the most robust applications on the market. They have the experience to offer businesses the ideal products, from the study of feasibility of their current systems to the implementation, while servicing all of their products. They offer full and complete integration to SAP.

“We have found that GSW is the perfect tool for applications running on the Telnet platform,” said Alejandro Astudillo of SCG. “It is the perfect harmony between client applications server, SAP and Telnet. It is ideal for mobile applications, where it requires a thin client to run in optimal conditions.”

SCG Professional Consulting will be using the GSW Telnet Server and SSH Server for Windows in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, warehouse management and healthcare industries. Their typical installation is connecting mobile devices through SAP console and Telnet sessions to the applications required.

“SCG will be a great addition to our reseller network,” said Diane Sexton of GSW. “They work closely with mobile devices running SAP, which is a perfect match for the GSW software. The GSW UTS works great out of the box with SAP and has been tested and proven in mission critical SAP environments worldwide. We are excited about this partnership with SCG.”

Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company located in Dawsonville, Georgia that has received global recognition for their development of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. They have end users and resellers all over the world. The Georgia SoftWorks UTS (Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows) has been used in demanding SAP environments since the 1990’s, providing consistent operation, high end features, performance and unmatched security, which is essential in the industries that SCG serves.

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 an Internet Information Server (IIS) like certificate-to-user account mapping. This includes ‘One-to-one’ and ‘Many-to-one’ mapping methods and also supports certificate trust lists (CTL).

Q & A with SCG Professional Consulting

SCG Professional Consulting is an consultation company located in Mexico. They help businesses with their mobile connectivity needs, focusing on the most robust applications on the market. They have the experience to offer businesses the ideal products, from the study of feasibility of their current systems to the implementation, while servicing all of their products.

SCG is now an authorized reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows.

GSW: In what industries are you using the Georgia SoftWorks software?

SCG: Manufacturing, transportation and logistics, warehouse management and healthcare.

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

SCG: It is the perfect harmony between client application servers, SAP and any Telnet service. Ideal for mobile applications, where it requires a thin client to run in optimal conditions.

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

SCG: We have found that GSW is the perfect tool for applications running on the Telnet platform.

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

SCG: The easy compatibility with SAP, and proved applications currently running.

GSW: What is the typical installation of the GSW software?

SCG: Typically connecting mobile devices of any brand, through SAP console and Telnet sessions to the applications required.

“At SCG, we have created a new company with the technology to customers with connectivity needs to mobile platforms, which offers full and complete integration to SAP. Our experience in Georgia SoftWorks connectivity with SAP consoles has been helping our clients to implement their mobile solutions without setbacks, allowing the use of applications based on our Telnet Server, with connectivity RF from and to SAP.”

– SCG Professional Consulting.

 

f7ead-atlas_logoAbout 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 a Internet Information Server (IIS) like certificate-to-user account mapping. This includes ‘One-to-one’ and ‘Many-to-one’ mapping methods and also supports certificate trust lists (CTL).

GSW Announces the Retirement of Doug Hitchcock

Georgia SoftWorks, developer of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows, announces the retirement of Doug Hitchcock.

Since 2001, Doug Hitchcock has been Head of Sales and Technical Support at Georgia SoftWorks. He retired from GSW on May 31, 2016. He has led technical support and sales for the GSW Telnet Server for Windows, SSH Server for Windows, and other GSW products for almost 20 years.

“The time is right for me to pursue other interests before I get too old to enjoy them,” Hitchcock said in his retirement note to their customers. “Our business relationships have been a real pleasure for me. I appreciate the trust that everyone has put in me and Georgia SoftWorks the past 20 years.”

Doug Hitchock and his wife Barbara are retiring into the North Georgia Mountains, where they enjoy spending time outside, doing activities with their church and enjoying their family. He retired from working in the insurance industry and has been with Georgia SoftWorks ever since.

“Having been with Georgia SoftWorks for so long and having been involved in all aspects from sales to technical support, Doug is truly a ‘Master of all trades’,” said Diane Sexton of Georgia SoftWorks. “Whenever I would get an unusual issue, I would always go to him and ask ‘What would Doug do?’. His wealth of knowledge and experience will be greatly missed.”

Matt Kittrell will be the new contact for Georgia SoftWorks sales, while Johnny Douglas will be the new contact for Tech Support. 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.