The Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) offers Maryland state agencies a secure, centralized VPN remote access platform.
A customer can use a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or state assigned mobile device that is capable of supporting client software. The client software is able to establish a VPN connection from the mobile computing device back to the agency network, thereby making the mobile device an extension of the network or use the HTML5 web portal to gain access to customer network resources.
Features and Benefits
DoIT Certificate Management: Customers that leverage the managed SSL certificate repository will benefit from DoIT monitoring certificate expiration.
Centralized Remote Access VPN Support Team: One of the key benefits of enterprise remote access is a dedicated unit (including people, processes and technologies) that is structured as a centralized point of service and is focused on the administration and maintenance for delivery of core VPN functions. These functions are supported by DoIT Cloud Enterprise Shared Services Team. This offers customers a way to offload the complexities associated with managing a VPN solutions, especially as it relates to new hardware purchases.
Costs Savings: Customers have a driving need to lower capital and operational costs. By purchasing a managed solution, economies of scale are created , lowering overall total cost of ownership through volume pricing.
Security: Another big driver is lower risk, especially for small to mid-sized customers, mobile users or remote offices. Gain peace of mind knowing that all VPN traffic is secured and all VPN connections are encrypted endpoint to endpoint. All transmissions are encrypted in transit through an SSL protected link. Encryption is FIPS-140-2 compliant.
Ronald L. Mundy
DoIT Service Desk