Image: iTwin Inc.
ITwin Inc., a network privacy company with offices in Boston and Singapore, has released iTwin Connect, a USB-enabled device that allows users to set up home and corporate virtual private networks and use the computer resources at home while at work, and at work while at home.
The Connect device looks like a flash drive with two identical halves, much like its predecessors iTwin Remote File Access and iTwin SecureBox. The device is installed by plugging it into the USB port of a local PC and detaching one half of the device to plug into a remote PC, creating a secure VPN tunnel. Data is relayed between the two devices through Amazon EC2-based servers using HTTPS protocol and can easily pass through a company firewall or router.
Using iTwin Connect's "Teleport Me" feature, users can access blocked or geo-restricted websites when working remotely by accessing them on their home or office computers or by using iTwin's dedicated Amazon Web Services servers. When plugged into both remote and local computers, the devices enable users to create a bidirectional VPN to access network storage and enterprise applications on office computers. Other features:
Single-click access to the Windows Remote Desktop application.
Two-factor authentication with 256-AES encryption of data.
Use a unique disable code to remotely disable the connection if one of the two halves of the device is lost.
Michael Roach is LTN's associate editor. Send email.