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Microsoft Cloud Edge Gateway

Windows Server powered Unified Remote Access and Cloud Connectivity Solution

Microsoft Cloud Edge Gateway (MCE) Series Appliance

  • Turnkey, Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess, WAP, UAG, RDP gateway technologies
  • Secures Access for remote and mobile users, customers and partners
  • Seamless user experience and BYOD application support
  • Secure Connectivity for branches, private and public clouds
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Microsoft Cloud Edge (MCE) Gateway Appliance Series

MCE Appliance Gateway Datasheet

Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 Direct Access Gateway Pack

Turnkey, Modular Platform
MCE Gateway SW Technology Packs

DirectAccess Foundation Pack
  • DirectAccess Remote Access, powered by Windows Server 2012 R2

Select One MCE Add-On Pack

DirectAccess Cloud Secondary Add-On Pack
  • Microsoft Site to Site VPN, Remote Desktop Gateway and Azure Cloud Gateway, powered by Windows Server 2012 R2
Unified WAP/Cloud Access Add-On Pack
  • Microsoft Web Application Proxy (WAP), Site to Site VPN, Remote Desktop Gateway and Azure Cloud Gateway, powered by Windows Server 2012 R2
Unified UAG SSL/VPN Access Add-On Pack
  • Microsoft Unified Access Gateway (UAG), powered by Microsoft Forefront UAG Server 2010

Additional, MCE Option Packs

TMG Security Option Pack
  • Microsoft Threat Management Gateway (TMG), powered by Microsoft Forefront TMG Server 2010
WAN Acceleration & QoS Option Pack
  • Microsoft Thread Management Gateway (TMG), powered by Microsoft Forefront TMG Server 2010
Amazon Web Services Option Pack
  • Supports private cloud to Amazon AWS public cloud secure end-to-end network connectivity
IRON Dual Server Cluster-in-a-Box HW Appliance

As a role service of the Remote Access server role, DirectAccess is a feature that allows connectivity to organization network resources without the need for traditional Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections. With DirectAccess, client computers are always connected to your organization – there is no need for remote users to start and stop connections, as is required with VPN connections. In addition, your IT administrators can manage DirectAccess client computers whenever they are running and Internet connected.

DirectAccess provides support only for domain-joined clients that include operating system support for DirectAccess.

The following server operating systems support DirectAccess.

  • You can deploy all versions of Windows Server® 2012 R2 as a DirectAccess client or a DirectAccess server.
  • You can deploy all versions of Windows Server® 2012 as a DirectAccess client or a DirectAccess server.
  • You can deploy all versions of Windows Server® 2008 R2 as a DirectAccess client or a DirectAccess server.

The following client operating systems support DirectAccess.

Deploying both DirectAccess and RRAS

In Windows Server® 2012 R2 and Windows Server® 2012, you can deploy both DirectAccess and Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) on the same server, allowing you to provide DirectAccess connectivity to supported clients as well as providing VPN access to remote clients that do not support DirectAccess.

 

Windows To Go

Microsoft Windows To Go is a feature of Windows 8.1 Enterprise which allows an entire Windows managed client to be installed on a bootable USB drive. This provides a very lightweight mobile client option, where the user can carry a fully managed and secure desktop operating system in his pocket, and can plug into any foreign computer and boot into his own isolated desktop.

The addition of DirectAccess and the MCE Gateway, the customer can instantly boot from a USB drive and have full and secure access to corporate resources and work anywhere without the hassle and risk of carrying a computer of end computing device.

Product Models
Max Users (Per Unit)
Form Factor
Hot Swap HDD & PSU
Additional Details
1,000
1U-Half Depth
- Small & Medium size businesses.
-Small office VPN Replacement
2600D
5,000
1U-Full Depth
-Enterprise Ready
-Cost effective scaling
3600D
10,000
1U-Full Depth
-Large Enterprise
-Maximum Scalability
5600D
       

 

Windows Direct Access Servers 2012 R2 Features

DA Solution

Windows Server 2008 R2 DA

Forefront UAG 2010 SP1 DA

Windows Server 2012 DA

Feature

Simplified DirectAccess management for small and medium organisations

No

No

Yes

Automated DirectAccess server configuration

No

Yes

Yes

Mandatory PKI deployment as a DirectAccess prerequisite

Yes

Yes

No

Built-in NAT64 and DNS64 support for accessing IPv4-only resources

No

Yes

Yes

Support for a DirectAccess server with a single network card

No

No

Yes

Support for a DirectAccess server behind a NAT device

No

No

Yes

Requires at least one Windows Server 2008/R2 Domain Controller

Yes

No

No

Requires at least one Windows Server 2008/R2 DNS Server

Yes

No

No

Load balancing support

No

Yes

Yes

Server fault tolerance

Limited

Yes

Yes

Support for multiple AD domains

No

Yes

Yes

NAP integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Support for OTP (token based authentication)

No

Yes

Yes

IP-HTTPS interoperability and performance improvements

No

No

Yes

Manage-out only support

No

Yes

Yes

Multi-site support

Limited

Limited

Yes

Support for Server Core

No

No

Yes

Support for Windows 7 clients

Yes

Yes

Yes

Support for Windows 8 clients

Unknown

Limited

Yes

Windows PowerShell support

No

Limited

Yes

User and server health monitoring

No

Yes

Yes

Diagnostics

No

No

Yes

Accounting and reporting

No

Limited

Yes

 

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