The Leostream Connection Broker simplifies managing end-user resources with quick installation and setup, centralized management of desktops and applications, and open integration.
The Leostream Connection Broker can be easily imported as a virtual appliance into a VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft®, or Red Hat® virtualization layer, as well as quickly duplicated, moved, and backed-up using standard tools for virtual machines. For a proof-of-concept environment, the Connection Broker includes an internal database, eliminating the need to install and configure a Microsoft SQL Server® database.
The Leostream Connection Broker appliance and license can be easily updated from within the Connection Broker Web interface. The Connection Broker also provides options to push Leostream Agent updates to managed desktops and Leostream Connect updates to clients.
The Connection Broker Web provides secure access to administrators and end users using SSL encryption. The Connection Broker Web interface can generate a self-signed certificate or request a third-party certificate, supporting full integration with leading certificate authorities. In addition, clusters of Connection Brokers can share certificates.
The Leostream Connection Broker can be easily configured in the context of your current environment. The Connection Broker integrates with third-party firewalls, load balancers, DNS servers, authentication servers, and more. In all cases, the Connection Broker works with external systems without requiring modifications or additions.
The Connection Broker Web interface enables access from any Web browser, including Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Google Chrome™, and Mozilla® Firefox® . By providing “anywhere” access, administrators are ensured that they can reach the Connection Broker administrator interface whenever they need it.
Administrators can define roles that provide different levels of access to functionality in the Connection Broker Web interface. Systems designers or virtualization architects - who design and set up the system - may need a power user role, while task-based help desk users - who manage day-to-day desktop administration, but cannot modify or change the Connection Broker setup - may be assigned a more locked-down role.
With Leostream Connection Broker, administrators can monitor and control user activity and desktop use as required, including restricting USB devices or logging out idle users. The Leostream Connection Broker provides tools for monitoring a user’s session from the moment the user signs in. Manual over-ride tools allow administrators to disconnect or log off individual users from their desktops. In addition, the Connection Broker automatically logs off rogue users (i.e., users who are connected to a desktop without logging in through the Connection Broker), restricting desktop usage to Leostream users.