The Leostream Connection Broker makes managing end-user resources easier through 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® or Microsoft® 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.
Easy Updates and Maintenance
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.
Through the Connection Broker Web interface using SSL encryption, end-users can be provided with secure access. 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.
Plug-and-Play with Existing Infrastructure
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.
“Anywhere” Access to Administrator Interface
The Connection Broker Web interface enables access from any Microsoft Internet Explorer® or Mozilla® Firefox® Web browser. By providing “anywhere” access, administrators are ensured that they can reach the Connection Broker administrator interface whenever they need it.
Administrators can define levels of access to different parts of the Connection Broker Web interface. Roles allow different levels of administrator access to be created: power users – systems designers or virtualization architects - who design and set up the system; or task-based administrators, such as help desk users, who manage day-to-day desktop administration, but cannot modify or change the Connection Broker setup.
Session and User Management
With Leostream Connection Broker, administrators can monitor and control user activity and desktop use as required, including restricting USB devices as needed. 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), enabling organizations to securely manage desktop resources.