Enable your remote workers with a VPN
GFI KerioControl is one of the industry’s simplest, cost-effective and yet robust firewall, threat management and VPN choices available for SMBs.
Organizations that require VPNs have at least a basic level of network complexity, and typically, some experience in managing networks and network technologies.
VPN with GFI KerioControl
GFI KerioControl does not create a VPN by itself. It is a firewall gateway that enables and manages connections between remote workers and your secure network. GFI KerioControl is available as an all-in-one hardware appliance with the software built-in, or as software that must be installed on a physical or virtual machine connected to your network.
This is the version currently offered for 30-days, free.
Installing GFI KerioControl free for 30 days
You have three main options to install and run the 30 day free version of GFI KerioControl
1. Install and run on a VMWare virtual appliance
Installations available in Open Virtualization Format (OVF) for VMware ESX/ESXi
VMWare trial installation guide
2. Install and run on a Microsoft Hyper-V virtual appliance
Available as a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) for Microsoft Hyper-V
3. Install and run on an “empty” computer or server
Downloadable ISO file Imaged onto installation media (e.g. USB drive, CD media) Installed onto standard hardware.
Software trial for empty physical machine installation guide
4. There is a fourth option;
If you have another vendor’s virtual appliance application (for example, Oracle), you can use that application to create an empty virtual machine, and then download the software version and install it as if it were a physical machine.
For situations outside of those described above, or for less do-it-yourself, you can engage a partner to install KerioControl and/or choose to purchase a KerioControl physical appliance.
These appliances come pre-loaded with the software, plug into your network and the internet, and are easily configurable.
How to install and manage
Setting up the VPN server
In this video, we will show you how to configure the GFI KerioControl VPN server to help your users connect to your company’s internal network and enable them to access all of the resources they had previously.
Setting up the VPN client
In this video, we will show you how to set up the GFI KerioControl VPN client to help your users connect to your company's internal network and enable them to access all of the resources they had previously.
Managing VPN users
In this video, we will show how you can manage VPN users in GFI KerioControl.