Your Internet Access Control Solution
With 4.2 billion active internet users globally, the Internet has become our lifeline for all things finance, health, education, government, social and business. Businesses can no longer operate without the Internet and increasingly encourage the use of BYOD and the IoT in all areas of the organization. Business models are constructed, production is optimized, assets are tracked and managed and products are created and sold – but what happens when the wonders of the Internet become a distraction to employees or a security risk to organizations?
As a leading vendor of Network Management solutions, Sangfor’s IAM Secure Web Gateway has been listed in the SWG Gartner Magic Quadrant for 7 consecutive years. Sangfor IAM is a superior Internet behaviour management solution consisting of professional internet bandwidth management, application control, URL filters, traffic control, information control, illegal hotspot/proxy control, behaviour analysis, wireless network management and many more features. This solution can truly help you achieve effective Web Filtering and unified internet behaviour management of all clients in the entire network.
1. Minimizes access to non-business related sites and distractions.
2. Provides an intelligent billing solution.
3. Maximizes bandwidth usage and availability.
4. Minimizes leakage and regulatory risks and protects intranet data security.
5. Provides visual management and comprehensive control of wireless APs.
6. Enables unified internet behaviour management for wired and wireless networks.
7. Simplifies legal compliance with simplified cross-regional controls.
The Sangfor IAM Advanced Reporting Center supplies customized and graphical reports based on traffic statistics, queries, ranking, time and behavior of users & user groups, helping enterprises analyse and understand root causes of all network issues. Reports, curves and statistics about network usage provide IT managers with vital information required to effectively manage Internet access activity, bandwidth consumption and viewed content. Reports are automatically self-generated by the device and regularly sent to a designated e-mail address to effectively assist with network design, security and optimization of bandwidth usage.
Sangfor IAM improves bandwidth utilization by more than 30% using three unique major traffic management solutions. Dynamic Traffic Control automatically adjusts traffic control policies and intelligently allocates idle bandwidth resources. Intelligent Flow Control precisely manages both up-link and down-link P2P traffic and can customize traffic "packages" for different users, allocating specific traffic quotas and limiting bandwidth for heavier users.
Sangfor IAM technology leads the industry in Information Management by identifying outgoing information in the network and supporting outgoing behavior control on forums, email, instant messengers, network drives and SSL encrypted emails, preventing leakage of core information and providing log tractability for network sensitive incidents. Its high-performance external data center stores massive logs giving customers limitless access to vital network information.
Sangfor IAM manages and controls network applications more comprehensively, accurately and conveniently with the largest application signature database in Asia, which can identify 2,900 network applications, over 900 mobile applications and is updated every 2 weeks. In addition, it precisely controls applications according to their specific functions, such as distinguishing upload, download and other actions in the network. Finally, bulk management mode for large enterprises greatly improves management efficiency.
Sangfor IAM provides Unified Management and effectively controls both Wired and Wireless networks for the entire network. With intuitive and flexible authentication methods, it fully guarantees the security of access control, supporting a variety of traditional authentication methods such as username/password, IP/MAC binding and a wide array of value-added marketing authentication methods (QR code, SMS, WeChat, App, Alipay, etc.). Permissions are controlled based on user, application, location and client types while the built-in wireless controller function manages Sangfor APs directly, building a faster and more cost-effective wireless network.
Authentication via SMS, Portal, Social Media and QR Code
In addition to authentication of guests via SMS, Portal and Social Media, QR codes tailored to specific visitor groups can be created to allow guests to connect to Wi-Fi by simply opening and scanning with any QR code software, eliminating the need to regularly change your Wi-Fi password.
Sangfor Billing System for Internet Usage Sangfor Billing System can be installed on any commodity server and is seamlessly integrated with Sangfor IAM, which records the internet usage and time spent on the network, ensuring an accurate calculation of the cost to charge per user. This function can generate a new source of revenue which can be used to operate, maintain and secure the network and bandwidth.
Without Sangfor IAM the office environment is comparable to an internet cafe where users and staff can freely access video, social media and endless entertainment. IT administrators are hard-pressed to identify exactly what users are consuming excess bandwidth, preventing effective control over user browsing behavior.
Sangfor IAM can identify and control non-work related applications in the network, allocating all available bandwidth for key business needs and improving business efficiency and productivity. Numerous professional traffic management features allow IAM to rationally allocate bandwidth resources and maximize bandwidth usage. For organizations with multiple branches, IAM provides a unified management platform and supports 3G link backup, making network management more efficient and reliable.
Because customers have vastly different authentication procedures, each internal network requires user authentication integration with AD, Radius to achieve SSO. IAM guest authentication provides convenient access through Facebook, WeChat, SMS and offers a unified authentication solution, which manages both the wired and wireless connected users within a single IAM platform. Sangfor IAM also offers a switch based user access control capability to help control LAN user access. Finally, Sangfor IAM can be integrated with WLAN vendors like Cisco, Aruba and Ruckus to allow the Unified Authentication Center to drastically simplify the process of network integration and management.
Growing businesses and networks produce increasing amounts of data, leaving customers wondering, “how can we turn big data into big value?” The Sangfor Business Intelligence platform provides this value. The Education vertical can use modelling analytics to identify internet addicted students or malicious downloading of e-academic materials. Corporations and businesses use this platform to identify inter-office internet abuse including low-performing employees using bandwidth for personal and entertainment purposes or even to help identify employees at risk of resigning.
As illegal use of networks becomes more common, many countries and regions are developing and enforcing laws governing user internet access behavior. The IAM internal application database comprehensively logs user behavior including file uploads, BBS posting, email, browsing history and applications accessed. This audit solution assists in customer compliance with local legal regulations and serves as a valuable investigative resource in the event of illegal network usage incidents.