The MikroLink 1009+ Central site VPN gateway is an enterprise-level VPN concentrator providing security and cost savings benefits for business through flexible, reliable, and high-performance LAN-to-LAN and remote-access solutions. MikroLink 1009+ not only offers hundreds of VPN tunnels compatible with multiple VPN protocols, such as PPTP/L2TP/IPsec/L2TP over IPSec to satisfy LAN-to-LAN and remote secure communication needs, but also provide SSL VPN* connectivity to better facilitate remote users to access corporate database. With Gigabit Ethernet LAN/WAN and active fiber interfaces, MikroLink 1009+ offers unprecedented data transmission speed for mission-critical applications and do load-balancing for WAN and VPN failover to enhance performance, redundancy and reliability of business operation.
Enterprise-level central site VPN gateway
By using VPNs to establish secure, end-to-end private network connections over a public networking infrastructure, business can reduce considerable communications/travels expenses and still remain seamless connectivity between central and remote sites including mobile workers, telecommuters, and extranet users by accessing corporate database any time in anywhere.
MikroLink 1009+ with a dedicated VPN co-processor, the hardware encryption of AES/DES/3DES and hardware key hash of SHA-1/MD5 are seamlessly handled, thus maintaining maximum router performance. For remote sites and inter-office links, the MikroLink 1009+ supports up to 500 simultaneous VPN tunnels (such as IPsec/PPTP/L2TP protocols). The site-to-site VPN throughput can reach up-to 800Mbps (IPsec).
In short, MikroLink 1009+ gives a highly secure but flexible network for the multi-site business operation and retain corporate HQ’s ultimate control of the system.
High performance gigabit and fiber interfaces
MikroLink 1009+ with Dual Gigabit Ethernet-ports and one SFP active fiber port as WAN interfaces allows corporation to subscribe internet connection service from up-to two different ISPs each running at 300MBPS. These two WAN interfaces can do load-balancing to facilitate bandwidth usage in the connection uptime and failover backup during downtime to prevent temporary service outage from subscribed ISP(s). In addition, MikroLink 1009+ with 2 Gigabit Ethernet-ports and two SFP active fiber port one of which is 10G+ as LAN interfaces facilitates large data and business applications exchange to reach corporate intranet client ends.
MikroLink 1009+ is also the future proof security appliance for your central site or major regional branches. From infrastructure viewpoint, MikroLink 1009+ is not only working with current IPv4 network as well as IPv6 migration. From service viewpoint, corporation begins to turn to virtualization and cloud computing services when the speed of WAN connection is rising to reduce overhead of IT and enhance productivity.
Stable inline reliability
MikroLink 1009+ offers High Availability by Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) to prevent single point of failure. The network administrator can configure another MikroLink 1009+ as the passive standby backup device in case of failure of main MikroLink 1009+. Moreover, administrator can enable reciprocal backup functionality for multiple active MikroLink 1009+ that includes load balancing configuration and user definable backup priorities.
The advance Load Balance and Failover features of MikroLink 1009+ can balance traffic from your LAN to multiple internet connections (WANs). Traffics from the LAN are shared out on a round robin basis across the available WANs. MikroLink 1009+ can monitor each WAN connection, using an IP address you provide, and if MikroLink 1009+ monitors fails, a failover configuration will take place and typically just feeds all traffic down the other connection(s). Especially, the pooling configuration concept allows administrator to select desire WAN ports as load-balancing pools with weight setting capability / failover pools and modify policy if necessary and then configure each WAN port with detail network information that helps administrator build a substantial network to facilitate daily operation with versatility, scalability and reliability.
Highly secure and efficient corporate application management
The DoS/DDoS prevention and URL/Web content filter strengthen the security outside and inside the network. They can block the HTTPS web access well with the integration of the object-based firewall setting. The optional enterprise-level CSM (Content Security Management) enables users to control and manage IM (Instant Messenger) and P2P (Peer-to-Peer) applications more efficiently. The CSM hence prevents inappropriate content from distracting employees and impeding productivity. Furthermore, the CSM can keep office networks threat-free and available. The MikroLink 1009+ supports authentication by the PPPoE server with wire-speed Internet Access capability to LAN users (e.g. employees). This feature saves a lot of time compared with IP-bind-MAC method to benefits the network administrators.
Quality of Service (QoS) function of MikroLink 1009+ implemented Ingress and Egress Filter Rules monitoring LAN/WAN incoming and outgoing data packets. These rules can prevent unwanted data packets from outside to access corporate network as well as distribute corporate data to non-recognizable destinations. The subscribed bandwidth wouldn’t be wasted on useless data packet exchange activities and may reduce the risk of damage corporate network or confidential information leakage.