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I was working for Deloitte, as a senior consultant, when I was asked to security test a new remote connectivity product. While testing, I realized that the inventors had done something exceptional ... they had done it right.
Most of the remote connectivity products out there today are based on some sort of a VPN technology. What that means is that companies have to spend fortunes securing the remote PC, then connection, the infrastructure, etc, etc, etc. And the products used are from different vendors, sometimes creating all sorts of problems getting these to work together. And even with all this in place, we're still a step behind the bad guys always trying to protect ourselves against the unknown.
Well, what Giritech had come up with is a whole new way of looking at remote connectivity. G/On, as the product is called, employs true two-factor authentication, and only allows the remote user access to applications, never the network. In other words, the client PC never becomes part of the corporate network, and no client software will be able to connect to an application server unless it is launched by the G/On client. Very, very cool stuff.
So I gave Giritech a call and now I am the technical expert on G/On. My main task is figuring out how to integrate G/On with existing networks and how to enable applications. I mostly work with Sales as a pre-sales function, helping Sales explain to company's security and IT experts how G/On works and how it can fit into their environment. I also get to do technical training for our partners, and once-in-a-while, I get to go out with our partners and install G/On at customer sites.
Since the summer of 2007, I've been spending most of my time in the Washington, D.C. area, trying to build interest for G/On in various government and military agencies.
Check out G/On ... Maybe it's just what the doctor ordered!