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July 29, 2010

SuperLumin eDir SSO Replaces BorderManager ClientTrust

SuperLumin Networks, a subsidiary company of STRATACACHE and a provider of high-performance caching, content acceleration and application acceleration solutions, has announced eDir Single Sign On (SSO) authentication as the BorderManager ClientTrust replacement.

The announcement is believed to have come at the right time when BorderManager customers are transitioning into the SuperLumin Proxy Cache. Earlier in March, SuperLumin Networks announced its agreement with Novell (News - Alert) to offer BorderManager customers with a SUSE Linux-based replacement proxy.

“We are pleased to provide Novell customers with all the features and functionalities they previously were accustomed to with BorderManager. With the availability of SuperLumin eDir SSO, customers can seamlessly transition into the SuperLumin product while having the comfort of knowing their network is secure and properly authenticated,” Doug Merrill, senior Software Engineer at SuperLumin said.

SuperLumin is a content acceleration, and application acceleration software solution based on a Suse Linux platform, that can be managed via a Web administrator or SSH session or, for large cache networks, via a centralized CDN console. Running as an executable on a Windows client, SuperLumin eDir SSO is the latest development for the SuperLumin Proxy Server, when integrated into the Novell NetWare login client, it securely authenticates the user without prompting for credentials.

SuperLumin eDir SSO uses a secure SSL protocol to exchange information between the Windows client and the SuperLumin Proxy Server. Sessions are authenticated individually rather than being trusted, simply because they match an authenticated IP address.

Utilizing the BorderManager ClientTrust UPD Port, firewall adjustments are minimized by default. SuperLumin eDir SSO also automatically adjusts the Windows firewall to open the configured port for communication. Alternatively, the application can be configured to utilize a different port when specified.

As the official Novell sanctioned BorderManager replacement, SuperLumin iProxy is said to have all the key features and functionality users require for perimeter security and Internet caching. An all-in-one VPN, firewall and proxy, the SuperLumin iProxy product includes eDir SSO and optional on-box content filtering, among many other features.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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