The Layer 7 CloudConnect Gateway is an API Gateway with enhanced cloud adapters for simplified integration and orchestration with the cloud. The CloudConnect API Gateway allows organizations to securely consume SaaS and cloud-based services by providing not only secure Single Sign-On (SSO) but also secure data and application integration.
The CloudConnect API Gateway acts as an on-premise control point for managing how internal users and application assets are connected to outside SaaS services. By defining integration and security policies in the CloudConnect Gateway, enterprises can:
As a result, enterprises can govern how they consume SaaS applications while making those resources feel and operate like extended parts of the internal enterprise.
The CloudConnect Gateway simplifies cloud access by providing:
Create Single Sign On for SaaS applications – utilizes existing enterprise directory and LDAP resources to log users and machines into SaaS applications, thereby creating a single point of maintenance for all users/machine ids across the extended enterprise, while eliminating potential security breaches that arise when employees leaving a company are removed from the enterprise IAM system but retain their SaaS login due to oversight.
Secure SaaS application integration – securely integrate enterprise applications and SaaS applications using Web services in order to ensure that internal/SaaS systems are always up to date.
Track SaaS Usage – knowing who in your organization is using SaaS applications how often can help you ensure compliance with industry and government regulations, as well as help optimize SaaS licensing.
|Chassis||1RU standard rack mount: 1.71 x 16.75 x 27.0 in. (43.43 x 425.5 x 658.8 mm)|
|Processor||Dual Intel Xeon processor 5500 series (quad core = 8 logical cores)|
|Hardware Acceleration||Offload SSL and XML processing operations to optional acceleration card|
|Ports||4 x Gigabit Network Cards|
|Memory||8GB RAM (maximum memory of 72GB)|
|Storage||Mirrored, hot-swappable drives|
|Power||Dual redundant, hot-swappable; 760 watts (W)|
|Performance||Able to handle more than 10,000 requests/sec|
|Desktop||VMware (VMware Ready certified)|
|Server||ESX (VMware Ready certified)|
|Cloud||Amazon EC2 AMI|