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Teradici PCoIP Connection Manager and Security Gateway

The PCoIP Connection Manager and the PCoIP Security Gateway are components of Teradici Cloud Access Software, and are deployed together as a set. Multiple instances of the Connection Manager and Security Gateway can be deployed to handle mixed LAN and WAN access points or for scaling large systems.

Components in this release

The PCoIP Connection Manager and Security Gateway 22.09 is a combined release containing:

  • PCoIP Connection Manager 22.09
  • PCoIP Security Gateway 22.01

About the PCoIP Connection Manager

The PCoIP Connection Manager enables connections between PCoIP clients and PCoIP agents installed on remote desktops. It uses a required third-party connection broker to authenticate users, query available desktops and applications, and then establish a PCoIP connection between the client and the selected desktop.

About the PCoIP Security Gateway

The PCoIP Security Gateway enables WAN users to securely access their remote desktops via the Internet without a VPN connection.

Note

The PCoIP Security Gateway is not required for LAN access.

Establishing a PCoIP Connection With the Connection Manager and Security Gateway

The diagram shown next illustrates a brokered connection to the PCoIP host machine using the PCoIP Connection Manager and the PCoIP Security Gateway.

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Caution: A dedicated server is strongly recommended

Since the PCoIP Connection Manager is a component that handles authentication data for users connecting to virtual desktops, Teradici strongly recommends installing the PCoIP Connection Manager and PCoIP Security Gateway on a dedicated server that is accessible only by authorized system administrators according to your organization's security policy.

Deployment Scenarios

Depending on your deployment scenario, you can install the PCoIP Connection Manager with the PCoIP Security Gateway disabled.

  • All your desktops are on a LAN (internal access only): you may only need to install one PCoIP Connection Manager. Since the PCoIP Security Gateway isn't required for LAN connections, you can optionally disable it.

  • All your desktops are on a WAN: Install one PCoIP Connection Manager, leaving the Security Gateway enabled. The Connection Manager will handle PCoIP Connection establishment and the Security Gateway will secure the PCoIP session across the public internet.

  • Your desktops are on both a LAN and WAN: Teradici recommends installing at least two groups of connection managers; one for internal access with the PCoIP Security Gateway disabled, and one for external access with the PCoIP Security Gateway enabled. You can set up the DNS so that internal and external users are routed to the appropriate connection manager.

  • If you are exceeding the system specifications or have high availability requirements: If you serve a large number of desktops, or require high availability, install additional connection managers and implement load balancing.