The TCG-1000 facilitates connections between remotely-located,
serial-enabled devices attached to a Connectivity Server to users
running the Connectivity Client as part of the Traversix Virtual
Connectivity Network. The Traversix Virtual Connectivity Network provides an end-to-end
solution for world-wide connectivity to previously inaccessible serial
devices - even for devices behind firewalls, without any changes to the
firewall or application.
The Connectivity Gateway is the key to communication between
Connectivity Clients and Connectivity Servers. When a Server is
powered on, it connects to the Gateway and continually maintains that
connection. After a Client is authenticated, the Gateway provides
a list of Servers/Ports that the Client has authorization to use.
When the Client requests a specific Server/Port, the Gateway establishes
a secure, encrypted stream between them. The Gateway multiplexes
connections enabling a Client to connect to multiple Servers and
User/Device Authentication Separation
The Connectivity Gateway authenticates users and devices separately, greatly
simplifying and enhancing system administration. User access and
privileges can be modified independently of devices; significantly
enhancing security and reducing the administration issues associated
with a distributed authentication architecture.
The Connectivity Gateway allows corporate administrators to manage access
and configuration of both Connectivity Servers and Connectivity Clients
through a web-browser. Account administrators can
activate/deactivate devices, select which users can access which devices
(and which device ports), and add/delete/modify user accounts.
They can also see usage statistics and rename devices/ports with
Strong and Silent
Although the user typically only sees are the Connectivity Client and the
Connectivity Server, the Connectivity Gateway operates 24/7, processing
thousands of transactions per second. Reliability and robustness
are integral to its design and deployment.
Subscription or License
The TCG-1000 Connectivity Gateway is
available on a subscription or software license basis. As a
subscription service, subscribers pay a flat, unlimited access monthly
fee per Traversix Connectivity Server. The Traversix Gateway is
housed in a secure data center with the redundant computing, power, and
communications expected in a high availability system, providing the
robust connectivity users require.
For customer that prefer to host their own
Connectivity Gateway, a TCG-1000 software license is available for
enterprise customers. An enterprise-hosted Connectivity Gateway
has all the capabilities of the Traversix-hosted Connectivity Gateway.
The Gateway is available on a highly redundant, robust platform or a
basic computing platform, depending on the customer's
availability/reliability requirements. To simplify installation,
the Traversix-hosted Gateway acts as a clearinghouse for Connectivity
Servers, redirecting them to their assigned enterprise Gateway.