Pulse Secure introduce Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) version 9.0R1

by Secure Gulf Network Security Provider, SSL VPN, and mobile dev

Pulse Secure introduce Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) version 9.0R1. This will delivering core enhancements to our comprehensive Secure Access platform. Simplifying the protected connectivity in cloud and hybrid IT environments.

Key highlights of the new release are

AWS Deployments

IaaS cloud. is now integration into the AWS. This will provide secure remote access to your applications and workloads in AWS. DR and hybrid deployments is use the AWS cloud.

This will migrated your enterprise applications and workloads to AWS.

As with Azure, deployment in AWS is supported with BYOL (Bring Your Own Licensing) model.

FQDN-based L3 split tunneling to SaaS and other resources

To avoid backhauling data center and overloading the network pipes and PCS gateways. Pulse secure have made split tunneling to SaaS apps super simple. This will improve the ability to send traffic destined to sanctioned cloud applications outside the tunnel.

Enhancements to PSA-V virtual appliances (PCS/PPS)

This release continues the evolution of PSA-V virtual appliances.

This release adds clustering support for PSA-V appliances across all the supported hypervisors – Hyper-V, KVM (new on PSA-V), as well as Azure and AWS. At this time, the supported configuration is 2-node A/A clusters.


Enhanced Rewriter (Clientless Access)

clientless access technology is the best features that introduce by PCS, it providing a best-of-breed solution to securely access all things like web, RDP, VDI ssh, telnet, HTML5 access etc.

The rewriting technology, rewriting any URLs generated from either the server or clients rather than point to an internal resource they point back to the VPN gateway.

Now pulse secure considering latest developments in JavaScript, supporting the latest JavaScript frameworks and new constructs that have been introduced to JavaScript itself with new version ECMA6, etc.

SMB v2/v3 with File Browsing

MB v1 is one of those resilient prehistoric Internet protocols til date. Microsoft SMB v1 had worked it’s way deep inside of legacy storage devices, printers and other applications. and many years ago Microsoft has removing it completely from Windows Servers.

SMBv1 was implicated in large ransomware attacks. We has been urging the community to upgrade to the new versions of the protocol, SMB v2 and v3 protocols in 9.0R1.

Embedded Browser for Pulse Desktop Clients (Windows and Mac)

Pulse Desktop Clients on Windows and Mac now support an embedded browser that is used for SAML flows to provide a native, streamlined user experience.

Before 9.0R1, if you tried SAML federation with the Pulse Desktop Clients earlier, you probably noticed that the clients could not handle the HTTP/S-based SAML flows natively and had to fall back to spinning up the external system browser.


Clustering over high latency networks

Configuration-sync over high-latency networks has been added to the clustering framework. It support up to 100ms latencies. At this time, session sync and connection profile using global static IP pools are not supported over high-latency networks.

High Availability for License Servers (A/P)

This release adds support for 2-node active/passive clustering of the License Server. Cloud platforms – AWS and Azure are not supported for A/P clustering of license servers.

Pulse Connect Secure server-side enhancements have been made in this release to support iOS clients to use 6-in-6 IPv6 in ESP mode. (Source)

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