REDspace is a full-service digital studio that specializes in web, mobile, gaming, and video solutions for clients across the globe. They handle their clients’ technology needs, using innovation and solid execution to deliver content. They create digital solutions for web, mobile, gaming, streaming platforms, video delivery — and anything else their clients need.
REDspace works with several high-profile clients. As a result, the company handles a lot of secure information. 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. The company needed a different solution, and they identified three key features that the new solution needed:
The company decided to use Access Server — a flexible business VPN solution that is customizable, integratable, and provides oversight capabilities. REDspace was able to configure OpenVPN Access Server using LDAP to integrate with their Active Directory for authentication. With the new solution, they can:
After configuring, they were able to apply specific settings to their users which gave the company’s team the ability to view and manage its connected users to the level that they desired. They are able to enforce least privilege: the practice of limiting access rights for users to the bare minimum they need to perform their work. Now the employees can use the VPN to access internal services — but the company is still able to control who has access to internal resources. With fewer people accessing the different resources, the company margin of error has become much smaller as well.
OpenVPN Access Server: Customizable, Active Directory Integration, Oversight Capabilities
“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.