Allied Telesis Virtual Private Network (VPN) Firewalls are the ideal secure gateway for modern businesses. Powerful VPN functionality is combined with comprehensive routing and switching, providing an innovative high performance solution that is easy to use and very secure. As businesses adapt to faster paced operations, with increasing amounts of data, and the need to access company resources from outside the office, the demand for high performance VPN connectivity becomes more urgent. The AR2050V features comprehensive security and advanced networking capabilities, meeting the demands of distributed businesses that require multi-site VPNs. High performance Harnessing the power of multi-core processors and hardware acceleration engines guarantees high performance, by dramatically increasing throughput and enabling sustained low latency traffic inspection. Powerful firewall The firewall on the AR2050V inspects every packet passing through it, so different traffic types can be managed in line with business security policies. Allied Telesis VPN Firewalls are the ideal solution for enterprise and branch offices requiring secure online connectivity. Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS/IPS) IDS/IPS is an intrusion detection and prevention system that protects your network from malicious traffic. IDS/IPS monitors inbound and outbound traffic, and identifies threats which may not be detected by the firewall alone. Secure Remote VPNs The Allied Telesis VPN Firewall supports IPSec site-to-site VPN connectivity to connect one or more branch offices to a central office, providing employees company-wide with consistent access to the corporate network. Remote workers can utilize an SSL VPN connection to encrypt their business data over the Internet, allowing them to utilize all their business resources when working from home, travelling, or otherwise away from the company premises. Comprehensive routing support The security features of the VPN Firewall are complemented by advanced routing and switching capability. Full IPv6 routing and protocol implementation ensures today's networks are fully connectable, both internally and externally with other leading edge equipment. Powerful multicasting features support streaming video and voice traffic in modern converged networks. High availability When online connectivity is critical, the VPN Firewall has a bypass port to allow a link to another device as a passive backup. Automated failover immediately transmits Internet-bound traffic to the backup device, to maximize the availability of external connectivity, and ensure no loss of business productivity. Easy to manage The AR2050V runs the advanced AlliedWare Plus™ fully featured operating system, with an industry standard CLI. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides a dashboard for monitoring, showing traffic throughput, security status, and application use at a glance. Configuration of security zones, networks and hosts, and rules to limit and manage traffic, provides a consistent approach to policy management. Full support for Allied Telesis Management Framework (AMF) allows the Allied Telesis VPN Firewall to integrate with Allied Telesis switching products, forming a network that can be managed as a single virtual entity. A full suite of automated tools ensures that the firewall is fully backed up and recoverable without user intervention, maximizing the availability of online services.