HOBLink JWT – Java RDP Plug-in for Cisco ASA SSL VPN

The HOB Java RDP Plug-in for Cisco ASA SSL-VPN for secure, platform-independent communication with Windows Servers and computers via the RDP protocol

Overview

What is the HOBLink JWT Plug-in for Cisco ASA?

HOBLink JWT as a Java RDP plug-in for Cisco ASA SSL-VPN – the perfect solution for all users of the Cisco ASA provides a Java remote desktop client that enables communication with Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services. The Java RDP client can be platform-independently deployed.

Product Overview

Architecture and Key Components

Get universal access to applications centrally stored on Windows Remote Desktop Servers. With the RDP Java client from HOB you benefit from all the advantages of server-based computing for Windows applications. HOBLink JWT is the innovative solution for access to remote desktop servers with numerous additional advantages that improve the installation, administration, operability and security.

Custom-Tailored Security

A security design specially adapted to the HOBLink JWT applet provides noticeably better monitoring than is possible with an IPsec VPN solution. When using the applet, access is only possible via the RDP protocol and not to the whole network.

Dual Monitor Support

HOBLink JWT can be configured to support two monitors, enabling you to work on both at the same time.

Color Depth

HOBLink JWT supports 8-bit, 15-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit color depths.

Data Security

Thorough data security when communicating with Windows Servers – the Cisco ASA provides the security between the client computer and the Cisco ASA that is required for communications over the Internet. Secure encryption and authentication prevent unauthorized access and any eavesdropping on the transferred data.

Single Point of Administration

Through the use of HOBLink JWT the administrator can centrally manage all users and configuration data.

Local Drive Mapping

Access to local drives, such as CD-ROM or hard disks, is made possible with HOBLink JWT. For access from the company network to local drives on the client computer, you also get a finely configurable access control, which can regulate the access rights, for example, user or domain specifically.

Bidirectional Audio

Bidirectional audio enables you to use hardware locally available on the client to transmit audio to and from Windows Server applications.

Flexible Print Functions via Universal Printer Support

The flexible print functions – Universal Printer Support – in HOBLink JWT provide you with a multitude of possibilities to print on either local or network printers.

  • Local Print (print on local or network printers via drivers on the Windows Remote Desktop Server)
  • Easy Print (print on locally available printers via a local driver)
  • LPR/LPD print
  • IP print (print on an IP port of the network printer)

Application Serving

With this function a specific application on the Windows Server is automatically started, so that the entire Windows desktop is not available to the user.

Reconnection of Disconnected Sessions

Client sessions that were disconnected – for example, by the user or due to a power failure – can be restored easily. This is also possible for sessions with server farms. The user can continue with his work on the Java remote desktop exactly from where he was when the disconnection occurred.

Application Publishing

With this optional function, individual applications can be published, i.e., made available to all your users. Hereby, individual Windows Servers can all be configured differently.

Access to Other ConnectionTargets via RDP

With the help of other software solutions from HOB you can further complement the Java RDP Applet for the Cisco ASA. HOB MacGate enables connections to Macs and HOB X11Gate provides access to graphical Unix/Linux systems.

Strong Performance with RDP

RDP is the leading industry standard for the transmission of graphical user interfaces. RDP is very powerful and offers a multitude of useful functions.

In a large-scale benchmark test, none of the many other protocols being tested against the latest version of RDP were superior or even comparable in functionality or performance.

In realistic benchmark tests between RDP and VNC protocol (RFB – Remote Framebuffer Protocol), VNC exchanged seven times the amount of data. Also the comparison of RDP to the proven X protocol (X11, MIT) delivered results of a similar magnitude. The comparison of the exchanged data volume corresponds approximately to the ratio of the response times, i.e., the amount of time the user waits, e.g., for the image to be refreshed.

Further Information

Your Benefits

Neither installation nor administrator rights are needed on the client side
Windows applications can be used on any platform
Optimum use of the existing network infrastructure
Central administration and configuration
Trouble-free printing in almost any use-scenario
Can be used with multiple monitors

Technical Highlights

Automatic reconnection of disconnected sessions prevents data loss
Supports the protocols RDP 4 to RDP 7
Dual Monitor Support
Universal Printer Support for use with any printer
Client connection over LAN/WAN, Dial-Up, ISDN, xDSL, UMTS, VPN
Automatic version control (smart update)
Session shadowing enables the administrator to monitor running client sessions
Smartcard redirection – supports logging in to a Windows Server
Secure encryption with SSL or TLS
 

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