OpenText has just released a new version of its OpenText SOCKS Client (free trial request) that supports native authentication to Blue Coat web proxy, making it the ideal solution for organizations looking to satisfy the needs previously fulfilled by the Permeo Premium Plus legacy client.
With over 15 years expertise in SOCKS technologies, the OpenText SOCKS Client is an ideal solution for Blue Coat customers that need a robust, commercially supported, enterprise-grade SOCKS client that makes it easier to allow their critical applications to traverse SOCKS proxies and firewalls:
- Wide variety of authentication schema supported including Blue Coat Web Proxy Server, MS Active Directory or Kerberos
- Ability to dynamically secure traffic from any TCP or UDP application without changing applications code
- Support for Microsoft Windows operating systems including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 64-bit platforms
- Built-in load-balancing and fail-over mechanisms
- Rules-based configuration engine
- Support for MSI-based deployment systems
"We understand the need for organizations to use Enterprise-grade, commercially supported software that is fully compatible with Windows 7" says Eugene Cherny, General Manager of the OpenText Connectivity Solutions Group, "we look forward to working with Blue Coat customers and help them complement their infrastructure with our OpenText SOCKS Client."
Customers who are interested in the OpenText SOCKS Client can request a free trial online.
What is SOCKS?
Protecting confidential and mission critical application content has become a strategic priority for many organizations these days. Unfortunately, many homegrown or vendor applications have not been built to operate with network firewalls and proxies forcing administrators to leave gaping holes in their security infrastructures.
SOCKS is an industry standard security protocol that facilitates the routing of network traffic through firewalls and proxy servers. The OpenText SOCKS Client can dynamically "socks-enable" enterprise applications without requiring changes to their code. A rules-based engine allows administrators to decide which application traffic should be secured, instantly enabling it to traverse SOCKS proxies and firewalls.