The SSH Tectia client/server solution can be used to replace unsecured TCP-based terminal connections (for example Telnet) to business-critical enterprise applications. Through strong encryption and data integrity, the SSH Tectia client/server solution protects sensitive data and passwords against unauthorized access, facilitating compliance with regulations and best practices. Strong authentication of users is supported through broad integration with third-party authentication systems, including RSA SecurID and public-key infrastructure (PKI).
With the transparent TCP tunneling feature activated on the client-side (on SSH Tectia Client or ConnectSecure), TCP-based applications can be tunneled transparently without changing the end-user experience or requiring any modifications on the applications, thus reducing the total cost of ownership.
SSH Tectia Client and ConnectSecure can also be used for application protection using the static tunneling feature. As opposed to transparent TCP tunneling, static tunnels are configured so that an application connects to a local port running SSH Tectia Client, and the Client tunnels the application to a specified remote host.
For more information, see Secure Application Connections.