Hart BR is a technology-based company that specializes in highly technical products and services which include electronics hardware and software; mechanical products; and industrial manufacturing products to support the energy and telecommunication sectors. They conduct innovative research in order to develop the most cutting edge products for critical industries of modern infrastructure. Securing their data is vital for such classified projects.
Hart BR’s Communication Server is a lifeline to its clients. The server provides vital and proprietary information to both employees and customers. The company originally used a dedicated IP network solution with its provider in Brazil. However, the solution was expensive and complicated to use, and it was not very well suited for the company’s needs.
The company needed a better way to securely share access to its Communication Server with its clients — that was easier to set up, use, and configure, while delivering the must-have privacy and security for their confidential work.
Hart BR used the free trial of OpenVPN Access Server to test and see if this solution was the right fit for the company. During testing, the company easily set-up and configured the software — and found that the solution was intuitive enough that anyone could use it without hassle. OpenVPN Access Server provided secure, seamless access to the Hart BR Communications Server that perfectly suited their needs.
OpenVPN Access Server runs on the OpenVPN protocol — which is the de-facto standard in the open source networking space. It provides top notch encryption for Hart BR’s most sensitive data and greatest assets. The flexibility and ease provided by OpenVPN Access Server gives Hart BR the confidence of knowing it can expand its Communication Server securely with OpenVPN Access Server.
OpenVPN Access Server provided secure, seamless access to the Hart BR Communications Server that perfectly suited their needs.
“We used to use a modem connection, but it was very slow and had a lot of security and connectivity problems. We needed a better and stronger connection to allow the company to grow.”
The company previously used VPNs associated with their clients firewalls, but found that those solutions were often difficult to configure, and challenging to integrate with other directory services that they wanted to use with their clients.
The company needed to provide secure access over the Public Internet to important internal resources — but the number of employees needing remote access had grown substantially, and their existing process of whitelisting IP addresses was no longer sustainable.
For several years, the company invested in a Windows-based VPN server solution. The solution was not customizable, and it could not be integrated with their Active Directory — which meant there was no easy way to manage the individual users on their team of 200 employees.