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Easy “in-office” experience
from anywhere
Easy-to-deploy, -manage
and -control
SonicWALL Aventail
Unified Policy
Secure access to
any application
Split tunnel control
SonicWALL Aventail Connect Tunnel
Easy “In-Office” Experience
Today, more and more business is being done remotely by home office workers, traveling executives
with managed laptops and extranet partners. These mission-critical users need the same full access to
key business applications—including back-connect applications like VoIP soft phones and remote help
desk—as if they were in the office. The challenge for IT is to provide full access while ensuring strong
desktop security, split-tunneling control and personal firewall detection.
SonicWALL® Aventail® Connect Tunnel™ offers SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SSL VPN users an easy and
secure, “in-office” experience alternative. Connect Tunnel is a Web-deployable client that provides users
of authorized remote desktops and laptops with secure everywhere access to the entire corporate
network. Connect Tunnel delivers the easiest, most complete method of secure remote access available,
and is ideal for providing strong security for wireless Local Area Network (LAN) users and road warriors
who need full access away from the office.
Features and Benefits
Easy “in-office” experience from anywhere
provides remote users of IT-managed devices (such as
authorized desktops and laptops) with the same access
to network resources as they would have on the office
LAN—for a complete “in-office” experience. Connect
Tunnel delivers the highest level of transparency and
unmatched ease-of-use for the user, including single
sign-on, network auto-discovery and integration with
third-party dialers. Users don’t have to think about how
to gain full access to their resources. With a click of an
icon on the IT-managed remote device, the user can
automatically authenticate to the network over the
Internet. SonicWALL Aventail Smart Access™ technology
automatically determines and deploys the right remote
access method to the corporate resources that the user
needs, based on administrative policy.
Easy-to-deploy, -manage and -control, with
administrators easily installing Connect Tunnel on
managed devices, and automatically updating new
versions and making configuration changes without
further intervention. The lightweight Aventail Connect
Tunnel client can be preinstalled on an IT-managed
device, or deployed via a one-time download from a
Web portal, offering an ideal easy-to-deploy alternative
for “fat client” IPSec VPNs.
Secure access to any application—including VoIP
and remote help desk—using SonicWALL Aventail
Smart Tunneling™ technology, a unique architecture
that combines the application layer control of SSL
with the application reach of a Layer 3 tunnel. This
provides users unparalleled application breadth, including
support for UDP, TCP and IP protocols, as well as granular
bi-directional access control for any applications,
including back-connect applications like VoIP and
remote help desk. A VoIP device can be interrogated and
the user authenticated before connection, preventing
the threat of malware attacks.
Split tunnel control enables IT to control a user’s ability
to log onto multiple networks while on the VPN. NAT
traversal, proxy detection, traversal and dynamically
adaptive mitigation of address conflicts ensure universal
application access. Connect Tunnel is easily integrated
with Internet dialers and other desktop software
products. And since users get full access to the
applications they need, along with complete policy
control and security, Connect Tunnel also provides an
easy and effective alternative to cumbersome IPSec
SonicWALL Aventail Unifi ed Policy™ centralizes
control of all users, groups, resources and devices,
allowing administrators to quickly set policy with a
single rule across all objects. Using SonicWALL Aventail
End Point Control,™ you can identify and enforce security
policy for all Windows,® Macintosh® and Linux® devices,
by automatically detecting such criteria as
anti-virus software, personal firewalls, applications,
directories, file names and sizes, timestamps, or
Windows versions, domains, and registry entries.
How SonicWALL Aventail Connect Tunnel Works
Connect Tunnel
E-Class EX-750
The lightweight SonicWALL Aventail Connect Tunnel client can be preinstalled on an IT-managed
device, or downloaded from a Web portal. Once the Connect Tunnel client is installed, the user no
longer needs to access a Web site or portal to gain access to all their authorized network resources,
and have a complete “in-office” experience. With a click on the SonicWALL Aventail Connect icon on
the desktop, the user can automatically authenticate and get access from the IT-managed device to
the network over the Internet.
E-Class EX-1600
E-Class EX-2500
Windows Vista®
Windows XP Pro, SP2
Windows 2000 Pro, SP4
Windows XP Home, SP2
Windows administrator rights
required for installation
Windows Server Platform:
Windows 2003 Server
Windows 3000 Server, SP4
Windows administrator rights
required for installation
Macintosh OS X v 10.5
Administrator rights required for installation
Operating System
No support for End Point Control
Macintosh OSX v 10.5 has been tested
only on Intel computers
Linux kernel 2.4.20 or later
Mozilla Firefox 2.0
Administrator rights required for installation
(Mozilla Firefox 1.5)
Browser required only for proxy detection
No support for End Point Control
For more information about SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SSL VPN solutions, please visit
SonicWALL, Inc.
1143 Borregas Avenue
T +1 408.745.9600
Sunnyvale CA 94089-1306
F +1 408.745.9300
©2007 SonicWALL, Inc. is a registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Specifi cations and descriptions subject to change without notice. 12/07 SW 257
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