VPN: Add Win7/Vista SSTP support for SSL VPN
Windows Vista and Windows 7 have built in SSTP VPN. If Astaro would support that feature, you could use VPN without installing an additional vpn client
In http://www.sophos.com/en-us/medialibrary/PDFs/other/tmg-administrators-guide-to-sophos-utm.pdf you are telling us: "Due to the proprietary nature of SSTP (Microsoft owns the source code and has been reluctant
to license or share the technology with third parties), Sophos UTM cannot offer support of this protocol."
Interestingly, with Microtik there exists at least one Linux based firewall with SSTP server support: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Interface/SSTP
Why not our loved UTM?
Alexander Bergdolt commented
Since we have deployed SSTP with TMG, our workers can use VPN nearly everywhere - especially in hotels and foreign offices. No need for any NAT Traversal/UDP ports, just https 443... great!
Unfortunately UTM has no SSTP/VPN support yet. This is one of the two show stoppers for our migration (the other is nissing windows auth in WAF).
Of course this is true for win8/8.1 as well...
With SSTP support, we don't need rollout an additional Client :)
When customer looking to replace a TMG, they also asking about SSTP - as a native for Windows.
When is this going to happen?
Eric R. commented
Isn't this not in because of the Microsoft patents and licensing?
I would love this to be in, but it may increase the UTM price if it is so.
christian kueppers commented
That would be a good idea
Since Win 7 is deployed widely and provides the majority of clients/workstation using an UTM it would be worth lowering the oddities for client-side deployment!
add support for SSTP VPN in astaro. Thank you
So many votes, isn't it time to put this one under investigation?
RIchard Dawson commented
Surely this is a must ???
Yeah, please! This would resolve the issues on Vista/Windows 7 with User Account Control activated, too, since there is no need for any (currently) unsigned application to install and tweak on file system permissions.
William Warren commented
oh yeah openvpn already supports ssl vpn but sstp is ssl 3.0 and this would be a great idea.