New: OpenText Socks Client supports BlueCoat Appliances
OpenText has just released a new version of its OpenText SOCKS Client 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.
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SOCKS is an industry-standard security protocol developed to allow computers on one network to connect to hosts on another network through a proxy. Open Text SOCKS Client dynamically "socksifies" any network application, and helps users maintain the integrity of the network infrastructure.
SOCKS for Enterprises
For over 15 years, Open Text has helped enterprises control the flow of network traffic to hosts outside of the corporate firewalls or proxy servers by redirecting those connections to SOCKS servers. Without requiring changes to any enterprise applications, Open Text SOCKS Client can help organizations enforce security policy and allow those applications to reach legitimate external hosts through simple, yet centrally-controlled rule-based settings.
Whether you want Open Text SOCKS Client to be a part of your single sign-on strategy that is based on Microsoft Active Directory, or you need to securely authenticate SOCKS connections against Blue Coat ProxySG or other proxy appliances, Open Text SOCKS Client is designed to work seamlessly in any modern enterprise IT environments.
Combined with the support for the latest Microsoft Windows operating system, armed with the "Compatible for Windows 7" logo, and backed by a dependable, commercial-grade customer support organization that is second to none, Open Text SOCKS Client can be a critical component of your enterprise security strategy.
SOCKS for Consumers
Are you having problems accessing emails? Do remote desktop connections fail to connect? Or do you have issues with other Internet services due to firewall restrictions? Open Text SOCKS Client can help.
Based on SOCKS v4/v5 protocols, and governed by easily configured rules, Open Text SOCKS Client controls access by application, destination host name or IP address, or port range. It also functions as a SOCKS-based personal firewall on modern Windows 32- and 64-bit platforms, including Microsoft Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
SOCKS for OEM
Because Open Text SOCKS Client is designed to "socksify" any network application, it is the perfect solution for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that want to include SOCKS technology in their applications without changing code or workflows.
For well over a decade, ISVs have trusted and relied on Open Text SOCKS Client to provide millions of users from around the globe with a secure means to access hosts and resources across firewalls. So can you.