DMZ Gateway® is a multi-platform solution that works in conjunction with the Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT) platform and/or Mail Express to create a multi-layered security solution for data storage and retrieval, authentication, and firewall traversal. Using a two-way connection originating inside EFT and/or Mail Express, the DMZ Gateway acts as a communication proxy that replaces inherently insecure inbound connections from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to your network.
How is DMZ Gateway® different?
Unlike store-and-forward technologies, our DMZ Gateway does not store or process data. It acts as a liaison between external connections and your internal network, ensuring that your data remains safe behind the firewall for EFT™ or Mail Express® to store and process. Your data remains secure because it’s never stored in the DMZ. With DMZ Gateway, you no longer have to choose between security and efficiency.
- Facilitates compliance with mandates such as PCI DSS requirement §1.3.7 that forbid storage of sensitive data in the demilitarized zone (DMZ).
- Eliminates the need for file encryption, store-and-forward systems, or polling for changes to secure data in the DMZ.
- Eliminates the need for a file transfer system in the DMZ or for exposing any part of your network to the DMZ, such as AD services for user authentication or SQL services for auditing.
- A single outbound connection greatly reduces overhead compared to traditional proxy and firewall configuration.
- Saves time and reduce points of failure over traditional store-and-forward or polling for changes. Data is made available to back-end systems in real time.
- DMZ Gateway can map and route connections to all other EFT sites on the network and Mail Express, reducing your total cost of ownership and simplifying network maintenance.
How does DMZ Gateway® work?
EFT and Mail Express initiate a persistent session with the DMZ Gateway. DMZ Gateway will notify EFT and/or Mail Express over this pre-established session of client connections. EFT and/or Mail Express will then initiate another outbound session to the DMZ Gateway, and the DMZ Gateway then connects this new session and the client’s session. From that point forward, all client and server communications are streamed through DMZ Gateway to EFT and/or Mail Express.
Why DMZ Gateway®?
- No data is ever stored in the DMZ–data streams to the back-end EFT and/or Mail Express
- Virtual authentication—DMZ Gateway acts as a proxy for authentication
- Supports all protocols allowed by EFT (FTP/S, SFTP, HTTP/S and AS2) and Mail Express (HTTPS)
- Transparent to your partners–EFT’s and Mail Express's services are virtualized in the DMZ
- No storage, synchronization, or replication of user database needed in the DMZ
- Support for Linux, Solaris, and Windows operating systems