The Benefits of Deploying an AWS VPN Directly from the Access Server Portal
- Provides direct access to the Access Server’s administration portal without needing to SSH and initialize the Access Server
- Automatically activates your selected subscription on the launched Access Server
- Manage all aspects of Access Server setup directly inside our subscription portal
- Easy installation of Access Server on AWS by use of AWS CloudFormation making it convenient to launch your Access Server immediately after acquiring a subscription
- Horizontally scale your installation and share VPN connections by launching multiple Access Servers using the same subscription key
Why Choose Access Server on AWS
- Create safe connections with multiple virtual private clouds (VPCs) that are secured with secure OpenVPN protocol encryption
- Create connections between Amazon AWS VPC networks and Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks
- Extend your AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to remote users and other sites
- Create hub-spoke, mesh, or other network topology to interconnect all your sites together with AWS
- Use SSL/TLS site to site VPN as a backup route for your IPSec and Direct Connect connectivity
- Safely connect your devices over the public Internet to your own private secure VPC network on Amazon AWS
- Securely connect your on-premises office network to the AWS VPC network
- Define access rules that let certain devices access only portions of your VPC network, or all of it at once
- Redirect all or specific Internet traffic from your devices through the Access Server, or only access your VPC network
For Remote Access
Provide secure remote access to AWS Virtual Private Cloud resources and apps from any device
Co-locate VPN Server with your geographically distributed Cloud resources for faster worldwide remote access
For Private Networking
Use our easy to setup SSL/TLS VPN to create site to site tunnels instead of using complex IPsec
Avoid being charged for each VPN connection hour for use of AWS Virtual Private Gateway
Network your resources together in other regions, clouds, or on premise data centers
AWS: Good to Know
A customer gateway is a resource that you create in AWS that represents the customer gateway device in your on-premises network. When you create a customer gateway, you provide information about your device to AWS.
A Site-to-Site VPN connection offers two VPN tunnels between a virtual private gateway or a transit gateway on the AWS side, and a customer gateway (which represents a VPN device) on the remote (on-premises) side.
You can configure VPC peering connections so that your route tables have access to the entire CIDR block of the peer VPC. For more information about configuring and working with VPC peering connections in the Amazon VPC console, see Work with VPC peering connections.
Steps for setting up smart routing for VPN clients connecting to a cluster of Access Server nodes through Amazon's Route 53 DNS routing are available here.
If you already have an OpenVPN Access Server setup on premises and want to extend connectivity of your OpenVPN connection to Amazon cloud, you can do so easily without purchasing additional hardware. Prerequisites (public IP address, subnets) and setup instructions are available here.