Aventail SSL VPN provides secure foundation for Metropolitan Housing Trust's remote access solution

Metropolitan Housing Trust (MHT) - one of the UK's leading charitable housing associations with over 13,000 homes in London and the East Midlands - has selected an Aventail SSL VPN to give all its contractors and employees secure remote access to the MHT housing management system.

The new Aventail SSL VPN provides access to information, applications, files and emails to respond quickly to requests for repairs or complaints. Staff and contractors are able to log on from a home PC or a dedicated company-managed laptop with remote access rights. Utilising reverse-proxy technology, Aventail enables single-point, policy-based management of authentication and access privileges and each remote machine is also scanned to ensure that it has all the latest security updates.

"With the Aventail system supplied through Clearview Systems, not only do we get highly secure remote access, we get far better access management and control than we had previously, along with more flexibility and scalability," says Gary Dodge, ISD Infrastructure Manager at MHT. "Employees and contractors alike can now log on and get all the information they need to do their jobs effectively, regardless of their location. We now plan to extend the remote access to allow access to our intranet sites and eventually to our Novell Netware file servers."

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