WinGate VPN Features

Easy to Configure

WinGate VPN was designed with ease of use in mind. With a simple step by step setup, and easy to configure connection process, Administrators can have their Virtual Private Network up and running within a matter of minutes when compared to more expensive VPN solutions. Whether as a stand alone install or with integrated with WinGate's proxy server, the Wingate VPN is flexible enough to suit your remote networking needs.

Simultaneous VPN Hosting

Depending on the type of licence in use, administrators can configure their WinGate VPN server to host more then one VPN at a time. This allows individual VPN's between remote offices in a company to communicate independently so that confidential data connections are made with remote users that they are intended for.

Routing Control

With support for RIP version 2, WinGate VPN provides a list of published routes in use by each end of the VPN so that administrator can isolate traffic and routing issues with a minium of fuss. WinGate VPN has also been designed to run seamlessly behind NAT translated firewalls that are commonly found on DSL and broadband routers.

Full Internet Connection Support

WinGate VPN will utilize almost all types of Internet connection methods. Connection types such as dialup modem, cable modem, ISDN, DSL (ADSL, XDSL), satellite, T1 and T3 are supported so that regardless of what Internet connection hardware solution you are using, you are still able to take advantage of all the benefits offered by WinGate VPN.

Live Activity Screen

WinGate VPN allows you to keep an eye on all VPN activity. With a point and click gui, Administrators can monitor and control nodes that have joined the VPN, examine the status of the tunnels, and can test connectivity between workstations from each remote LAN. The displaying of published routes and error reporting make connectivity and tunnel problems a breeze for administrators to diagnose and fix.

Fully-encrypted Data Tunnels

Using a VPN involves encrypting data prior to sending it through the Internet, and decrypting it at the receiving end. The WinGate VPN provides an additional layer of security, by encrypting not only the data being sent, but also the network addresses that are sending and receiving the data. This is achieved using the widely-respected 'Twofish' encryption algorithm, with 128-bit encryption keys.

Extra Support for Local Area Networking

WinGate VPN makes it easier to browse using network neighbourhood across your VPN without having to set up and configure expensive MS server platforms or WINS servers. Built in UDP relay broadcasting, and Netbios enumeration support, makes all your VPN connected networks look like they are on the same physical network segment, allowing users access to common networking features such as directory exploring and mapping drives.

Fully Functional Firewall

The WinGate VPN provides a solid implementation of firewall technologies - such as packet filtering, and port security. This affords you the most power and flexibility when configuring both VPN and network security. TCP/UDP packets are filtered before they come close to reaching your network.

Flexible Participation

Each WinGate VPN sever configuration can be set to either not to participate in a VPN, particpate, or allow workstations on the Local Network behind the WinGate VPN server to particpate. This allows administrators the flexability to maintain control over what resources connecting VPN nodes are able to access.

Industry Standard X509 Certificates

The WinGate VPN uses X509 certificates to identify the VPN server when connecting. This type of certificate is the most widely accepted format for public key certification. Directory authentication in X509 can be performed using either secret-key or public-key techniques; the latter is based on public-key certificates. The X509 standard is supported by a number of protocols, including PEM, PKCS, S-HTTP, and SSL.