Highly Secure Remote Maintenance Solution genubox Supports Microsoft Hyper-V
genubox Now Available for All Virtualization Platforms
Kirchheim, 23 November 2021 – With the introduction of genubox 8.0, the latest version of the highly secure remote maintenance solution from the German IT security manufacturer genua now supports virtualization with Microsoft Hyper-V. Used in combination with the existing genubox for Linux KVM, VMWare ESXi and VMWare vSphere, this provides purely software-based remote maintenance solutions for all key virtualizations available on the market. This provides the customer with a freely scalable remote access and remote maintenance solution for operation on the customer's own on‑premise systems or in public clouds.
In industry, the trend is toward virtualized solutions. This purely software-based approach enables remote maintenance solutions to be deployed extremely quickly and flexibly without the need for complex hardware integration. Cross-platform mixed operation in particular illustrates the strength of the overall solution from genua – the proven, specially hardened genubox appliance solutions can continue to be used. These solutions are also available as variants suitable for conditions that exist in industrial environments. This means that the maintenance solutions from genua can be scaled freely without insecure network connection and adapted at low cost to the respective situation on site.
The remote maintenance solution is operated and managed via the easy-to-use central management station genucenter. Maintenance sessions can be released and monitored individually via a rendezvous server and also documented as a video in a tamper-proof manner using genuview.
genubox Supports Implementation in Accordance with Zero Trust Networking Access
genubox is particularly well suited to the implementation of zero trust concepts. Finely grained access for the remote maintenance provider (least privilege access) with sophisticated client, role and privilege concepts only permits access to the functions required for the respective task and only at the required point in time. All external communication with the outside world is encrypted and monitored beforehand within the network. As an option, users can be authenticated using the two-factor authentication method and interfaces to identity providers such as Microsoft Active Directory. The software-defined perimeter with rendezvous architecture in combination with an integrated firewall ensures service coupling instead of a more insecure, complete network coupling.
Moreover, multiple genubox instances enable the implementation of microsegmentation up to the target system and therefore access to existing legacy systems ("Brownfield"). This makes it possible to realize retrofit projects, for example.
With security "Made in Germany", the genubox solution also meets all recommendations from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) regarding secure remote maintenance and can be used for the highest requirements up to German classification level "Restricted".
genua GmbH is an enabler of digital transformation. We secure sensitive IT networks in the public and enterprise sectors, for critical infrastructure organizations and in industries with an obligation to maintain secrecy with highly secure and scalable cyber security solutions. In doing so, genua GmbH focuses on the comprehensive protection of networks, communication and internal network security for IT and OT. The range of solutions spans from firewalls and gateways, VPNs, remote maintenance systems, internal network security and cloud security to remote access solutions for mobile employees and home offices.
genua GmbH is a subsidiary of the Bundesdruckerei Group. With more than 300 employees, it develops and produces IT security solutions exclusively in Germany. Since the founding of the company in 1992, regular certifications and approvals from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) provide proof of the high security and quality standards of the products. Customers include, among others, Arvato Systems, BMW, the German Armed Services, THW as well as the Würth Group.