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.

 

 

 

GSW Reseller Reaches 15 Years Selling GSW Telnet Server for Windows

Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) thanks United Kingdom’s HireSoft Ltd. for 15 Years of Partnership as an Authorized Reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server Windows.

2183d-ssh2Since 2002, HireSoft Ltd (formerly Aspxx Ltd) has been an authorized reseller of the Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. Located in London, HireSoft provides hardware and software configuration solutions that ensure total security for companies throughout their entire process of hiring and sales.

HireSoft Ltd specializes in the preparation of hire/sales contracts, servicing and testing records from initial creation to final invoicing and payments. They provide solutions for the entire process, from account management, fleet management, sales stock control, serial number tracking, manufacturing, bar code reading, and more. The systems they provide are specifically designed to accommodate customers with little or no
computer experience.

The Georgia SoftWorks Telnet, SSH Server for Windows and client applications are industrial quality software designed for superior operation in demanding mobile RF Terminal environments, such as warehousing, making it an excellent match for the solutions that HireSoft Ltd provides.

“Each reseller is very important to Georgia SoftWorks,” said Matt Kittrell of GSW. “We love seeing the variety of industries that use our Telnet Server and SSH Server.”

Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company located in Dawsonville, Georgia USA 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 in every continent (except Antarctica). Their software is used in a variety of industries, including government, automobile manufacturing, schools, oil companies, airlines, pharmaceutical, medical, food and beverage and more.

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).

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).

In Depth: Georgia SoftWorks’ 25th Anniversary

anniv_logo_dateGeorgiaSoftWorks, 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 resellers and end users in every continent except Antarctica.

Today, Georgia SoftWorks is a globally recognized company, known for their development of the Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Server and SSHServer for Windows. They have resellers and end users in every continent except Antarctica, and their products are used in almost every industry, including Airlines, the US Navy, automobile manufacturers, bottling plants, school systems, and more.

Let’s take a look at how it all began:

Georgia SoftWorks started off as a company 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. There was nothing on the market that fit their needs. They knew developing a Telnet Server that fit all of their criteria would require significant effort, and they got to work. Their engineer team developed a telnet server that proved to be reliable, robust, consistent, fast and extensible.

43606-telnetAfter successful in-house use, the GSW UTS (Telnet Sever and SSH Server) was turned into a commercial product. Excellent with mobile devices in RFID, RF Terminal, Bar code scanners and other data collection and wireless environments, the GSW UTS proved to be applicable in a variety of industries. Soon, the GSW Telnet and SSH was being installed all around the world. Currently they have over 400 resellers across 37 countries, with end-users and installs growing exponentially each year. With unmatched reliability and features, their UTS includes the Telnet Server, Session Administrator and a full suite of mobile clients.

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.

Georgia SoftWorks has since developed other products, most recently the GSW Business Tunnel, which is a versatile and secure connectivity tool that allows people secure access to required network services that are often risky due to non-secure locations or impossible due to firewall configurations. It offers the best security with elliptic curve cryptography, persistent connections that can be set and forgotten, and SSH v 2, the highly recognized security standard that provides secure authentication, secure access, data integrity and some of the best encryptions available.

“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 Diane Sexton of Georgia SoftWorks.

What others have to say:

“The GSW products have always been rock solid in terms of both performance as well as support. We deliver systems to customers all over the world. In order to do that effectively, we need to partner with global leaders in their respective spaces. For our connectivity requirements, there is only one choice and that is Georgia SoftWorks’ Universal Terminal Server (UTS). The main reason we have stayed with GSW Universal Terminal server (UTS) is the suite of tools that allows remote monitoring and control of users sessions. This allows trouble shooting and training without the need to be on site which is important when our users are worldwide.The ability to run either SSH or Telnet over a wireless network gives us tremendous deployment flexibility. In the past year, we have also deployed our products over a cellular WWAN tunneling into our GSW server via SSH. That ability has proven to be a great extension to our product offering. Customers can now run familiar software in remote locations. We have surrounded ourselves with excellent products and organizations that offer outstanding levels of service. When an end customer has an issue they rely on us for a quick, efficient and accurate response. We in turn also look for similar replies from our vendors. Over the past 10 years, IMS and GSW have stood together in true partnership keeping customers happy and systems running smoothly. I wish all of our vendor relationships ran this well.”

– Bob Brennan, President of Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Inc, Reseller since 2003, New Hampshire

 

“We picked to use the GSW software because in the beginning, it was highly recommended by one of our customers. Then, after an exhaustive comparison versus others, it was the ‘must have’ option.” “We chose the GSW software because of its stability and robustness. Also, the people at GSW. What you say is what you deliver. The prices, discounts; its 100% transparent. It is great to do business with a company like yours.”

-Israel Esquivel, Mayoristas de Tecnologia (Mexico City, Reseller since 2005)

Telnet Server for Windows and other GSW Software Validated on Handheld’s Nautiz X4

Georgia SoftWorks tested and certified their Telnet Server for Windows and Mobile Clients on Handheld Group’s Nautiz X4 rugged mobile computer with scanner.

nautizx4Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) successfully tested their Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows on Handheld’s Nautiz X4; a rugged mobile computer with scanner that offers reliable solutions for harsh worksites.

“Our certification testing consisted of installing the GSW client software, setting up a telnet collection to the UTS server and running a test application over a period of time to establish confidence that connections remained stable. We then set up an SSH2 connection to the UTS, stress testing that as well. We disconnected and reconnected multiple times to ensure consistency, then tested the GSW Client features,” explained Steve Lindsey of Georgia SoftWorks. “The Nautiz X4 performed reliably throughout all of our testing, without as much as a hiccup. It is a fully capable device that runs well in a Georgia SoftWorks environment.”

Handheld’s Nautiz X4 is a rugged barcode scanner and rugged handheld combination with an integrated scanner, designed to thrive in tough conditions. Weighing only 11.6 ounces, the Nautiz X4 has a 1GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 1GB of Flash memory. The Nautiz X4 is IP-65-rated and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G test standards. The Nautiz X4 is unfazed by environmental factors such as extreme temperatures, dust, water and proved by stringent industry and military-standard durability tests.

43606-telnetHandheld is a privately-held manufacturer of rugged computers including rugged tablets, notebooks and handhelds. Headquartered in Sweden, they have offices in Finland, the Netherlands, United States, Italy, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland. They are one of the fastest growing companies in their sector. They form partnerships around the globe that offer products and solutions that are able to withstand the toughest conditions to get the job done.

Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company based in Georgia, USA that has received global recognition for the GSW UTS, their Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. The GSW UTS is the most robust and reliable UTS on the market, used in the most rigorous and demanding industrial environments. The GSW Telnet Server for Windows is excellent with mobile devices in RFID, RF Terminal, barcode scanners and other data collection and wireless environments, making it a great software to be used on Handheld’s devices and the industries they serve.

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.

Georgia SoftWorks SSH Server and Clients Offer Extreme Security with FIPS 140-2 Compliance

Georgia SoftWorks’ SSH Server and SSH Client provides a FIPS 140-2 compliant option for those entities with requirements to meet cryptographic module security standards to protect sensitive and valuable data.

What is FIPS 140-2?  

FIPS 140-2 stands for Federal Information Processing Standards under Publication 140-2. It is the U.S government computer security standard used to approve cryptographic modules. FIPS certification standards are either mandated or recommended for use in federal government information technology systems. Their requirements not only cover the cryptographic modules themselves, but also their documentation and some aspects of the source code.

Does the GSW SSH Server meet the FIPS 140-2 Standards?

Yes! Under contract with the United States Military, GSW developed an End-to-End SSH FIPS 140-2 compliant solution (Client and Server) to meet their requirements. Now, Georgia SoftWorks is able to make this FIPS 140-2 compliant solution available commercially for other Federal and State agencies, as well as other private enterprises and institutions that need or desire government grade security requirements.

If I get the GSW FIPS 140-2 compliant SSH Server, how much does it cost to include the FIPS 140-2 compliant clients? I want to make sure it’s secure from start to finish.

The Georgia SoftWorks FIPS 140-2Compliant SSH Server includes the FIPS 140-2 compliant clients at NO EXTRA COST. Georgia SoftWorks will provide you true end-to-end security that you can count on. The GSW SSH Server with FIPS 140-2 compliance option provides both TRUE client and server compliance for organizations that must meet these high standards. If it’s not end-to-end, it’s NOT SECURE.fips140

Where can I learn more about these security options?                                

You can view more information on the GSW SSH Server for Windows and its security measures here: http://www.georgiasoftworks.com/security/fips.php

You can also try the GSW FIPS 140-2 Compliant SSH Server for Windows free for 30 days!