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VASCO aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Personal Bundle
Designed for the SMB market


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VASCO Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1296
Works only with aXsGUARD Gatekeeper. Contains aXsGUARD Gatekeeper AG1296, aXsGUARD Gatekeeper RAS Bundle and one year of Software Maintenance & Standard Exchange
Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1296 - up to 5 users
Our Price: $530.00
VASCO Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1497
Works only with aXsGUARD Gatekeeper. Contains aXsGUARD Gatekeeper AG1497, aXsGUARD Gatekeeper RAS Bundle and one year of Software Maintenance & Standard Exchange
Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1497 - up to 5 users
Our Price: $530.00

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Personal aXsGUARD establishes secure network connections for home workers and branch offices to companies' headquarters. With mobile workforces increasing, companies face a growing number of security concerns. Whenever an employee remotely connects to the company's network it has to be done in a secure way. At the same time, security concerns must be balanced with the end-user's needs ensuring a smooth and user friendly experience.

Secure and wireless connection to the corporate network

Personal aXsGUARD enables branch offices or home workers to connect in a straightforward and secure manner to the main aXsGUARD Gatekeeper appliance at the company's headquarters.

Built upon proven VASCO GATEKEEPER core technology, aXsGUARD Gatekeeper offers a comprehensive solution for secure network connectivity.

Personal aXsGUARD is centrally managed in aXsGUARD Gatekeeper and has a Wifi receiver, enabling the remote user to work wireless. The security of the wireless network is also centrally managed on the parent aXsGUARD Gatekeeper appliance.

Easy configuration and setup

The configuration of Personal aXsGUARD is kept to a strict minimum. Only three parameters need to be defined: how to connect to the internet, the main aXsGUARD Gatekeeper and the Certificate of the main appliance. The Certificate contains the encryption keys to securely connect to the main site through VPN. All other security parameters are configured in the main aXsGUARD Gatekeeper appliance and are automatically pushed to Personal aXsGUARD. End-users only need to plug the Internet cable in the Personal aXsGUARD appliance to connect to the corporate network.

Remote parameters such as DHCP, WIFI settings and firewall policies are managed on the parent aXsGUARD Gatekeeper. Administrators can hence determine who can access the main site through VPN and who has direct access to Internet. The configuration allows administrators to route and monitor all network traffic on one central location while at the same time ensuring the highest security for remote or home offices with a minimum of effort. To achieve maximum uptime, multiple parent aXsGUARD Gatekeeper appliances can be defined in the configuration of Personal aXsGUARD. If for some reason Personal aXsGUARD is unable to connect to one parent appliance, a connection with another aXsGUARD Gatekeeper will automatically be set up.

Software Modules:


  • Web-based GUI for appliance administration
  • Wizard based installation
  • Clickable status overview and health monitor
  • Automated configuration check
  • Automated license upgrade tool
  • Manual or automated upgrades, with pre-testing
  • Automated online updating system
  • Back-up options:
    • remote back-ups of configuration at VASCO Service Center
    • Back-up of configuration sent by e-mail
    • Back-up of configuration, logs and mail on local file servers
  • Group- and use- based configuration allowing easy and secure setup
  • LDAP Synchronization (users/groups) from:
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Novell e-Directory
  • Generic LDAP
  • Predefined rules and policies
  • allowingfast setup
  • Layered access levels for admin tool
Basic Standard Enterprise


  • Complete set of network protocols:
    • Routing tables
    • NAT with helper
    • Portforwarding & redirection
    • Masquerading
    • IPv4 and IPv6
  • Internet connectivity:
    • Static
    • DHCP Client
    • PPTP
    • PPPoE
  • DHCP server(s)
  • NTP client and server
  • DNS server
  • VLAN support
  • Bridging and bonding of network interfaces
  • Dynamic DNS support
  • Ping and trace route tool
  • Network Traffic Analyzer
    • Protocol
    • Source/Destination
    • Device
    • Application
  • Statistics
Basic Standard Enterprise

Monitoring and logging

  • Internal Logging Capacity
  • Built- in hard disk
  • Detailed Real Time monitoring
  • Historical Reporting
  • e-mail notification on viruses and attacks
  • Syslog server delivery (local, network, relay)
  • Local log files of all activities
  • Log files kept during 2 months
  • Graphics
    • load
    • Cpu usage
    • memory
    • all conifgured devices
Basic Standard Enterprise


  • RADIUS Server
  • Single Sign-on tool
  • Kerberos Authentication
  • Active Directory authentication with NTLM
  • Ident server
  • LDAP and LDAPS authentication
  • Dedicated authentication page with company logo
  • Built in strong user authentication for:
    • Admin tool
    • RADIUS clients
    • Firewall and Web access
    • VPN (PPtP, IPSec, OpenVPN)
    • SSL-VPN web portal (Enterprise Edition)
    • Application Firewall (Enterprise Edition)
    • Imap/Webmail (Content Scanning)
  • DIGIPASS clients supported (*)
    • DIGIPASS GO 6 and GO 7
    • DIGIPASS 260 and 270
    • DIGIPASS for Mobile (Iphone, Anroid, Windows Mobile, Blackberry)
  • Integrated PKI with Certificate Authority (CA)
Basic Standard Enterprise


  • Self-adaptive Firewall
  • Statefull Packet Inspection (Connection Tracking)
  • Denial-Of-Service attack blocking
  • Distributed Denial-Of-Service attack blocking
  • IP / Packet Filter
  • Bad Packet Management
  • Predefined rules and policies
  • Policies based on device, type of traffic, or IP addresses
  • Static/Dynamic/Advanced Policies
  • Unlimited rules and policies
  • Company Policies
  • Group Policies (overrule Company)
  • User Policies (overrule/append Group)
  • Host Policies
  • Separate RAS policies
  • Authenticated port forwarding
  • DMZ zone
  • SPICT Firewall Performance 150 Mbps - 2Gbps
  • Concurrent sessions 4000 - 600.000
  • New sessions/second 5.000 - 15.000
Basic Standard Enterprise


  • Active System Attack monitoring
  • Static analysis of all popular application protocols
  • Dynamic rule scanning with statistical, heuristical and behavioural analysis
  • Protocol Anomaly prevention & detection
  • Customizable detection signature list
  • DoS and DDoS Prevention
  • Fragmented Packet Reassembly
  • Malformed Packet Protection
  • Detect network-level packet based attacks
  • Detection of all types of port scans, including stealth types
  • Automatic reconfiguration of firewall
Basic Standard Enterprise

VPN server

  • Open VPN server (SSL-VPN) with free open VPN client
  • PPtP Server
  • Propose IP Address support for PPtP Server
  • NAT helper for PPtP
  • L2tP Support
  • IPSEC Client to Gateway
  • IPSEC NAT-Traversal
  • IPSEC VPN Keep Alive
  • IPSEC VPN Dead Peer Detection
  • IPSec PSK (pre shared secret)
  • IPSec RSA Key
  • IPSec X.509
  • Integrated PKI
  • Internal Certificate Authority
    • Certificate creation / revocation handling
  • Xauth support
  • Encryption (DES/3DES/AES/BF)
  • MD5 / DH2/ PFS/ SHA-1/CBC authentication
  • IPSec Gateway to Gateway
  • Fault tolerant VPN (e-tunnels)
  • Simplified routing using e-tunnels
  • Personal aXsGUARD support
  • Max. number VPN tunnels: unlimited
  • Max. number VPN users: unlimited
Basic Standard Enterprise

Web traffic filtering

  • Separate user/group/company web policies
  • Web proxy with adjustable cache
  • Single Sign on for Domain and Workgroup client PC
  • Additional authentication allowed for kiosk PCs
  • HTTP URL filter
  • HTTP extension filter
  • Time-based URL filtering
  • Policy-based URL filtering
  • User defined Black and Whitelisting
  • Predefined blacklists:
    • Over 3 million sites
    • Daily updates
    • Predefined sitelists
    • Customizable categories
  • Web based content scanning: (standard version)
    • Score based system
    • 30 predefined wordlists
    • multilingual
    • Customizable categories
  • Extension filtering
  • Multi-layered Defense system
  • Filter selection for statistics
  • Application based filtering (Layer 7)
    • Predefined Application list based in groups such as Social Media, Remote Desktop,P2P, File sharing, MultiMedia,…
    • Allows administrators to block access to applications that use standard web ports
  • Statistics:
    • Graphical overview
    • User based web traffic statistics
    • Computer (IP) based web traffic statistics
    • Application based traffic overview
    • Site based statistics
    • Time based statistics
    • Overview of visited webpages
    • Obfuscating users possible
Basic Standard Enterprise

Multiple Internet Gateways

  • Redundant Internet Connections
  • Automatic failover
  • Failover decision to dedicated Internet connection
  • Option to drop traffic on failure of Internet connection
  • Policy based routing
  • Policies on protocol (TCP, UDP, ICMP, GRE, ESP, AH)
  • Policies on source address and port
  • Policies on destination address and port
  • Load balancing
Basic Standard Enterprise

Bandwidth management

  • Quality of Service
  • Internal Bandwidth management
  • Full Policy based traffic shaping
  • Static and Dynamic bandwidth shaping
  • Time based policies
  • Policies on protocol (TCP, UDP, ICMP, GRE, ESP, AH)
  • Policies on source address and port
  • Policies on destination address and port
  • Bandwidth management inside VPN tunnels
  • Statistics
Basic Standard Enterprise

Public DNS

  • Publish public domain names and subdomain names on the Internet
  • Primary and secondary zones
  • Forward and Reverse DNS
  • Allow multiple DNS servers
  • Create and Manage SRV records
  • Publish SOA, NS, PTR, A, CNAME, MX and SPF records
  • Set Refresh, Retry, Expiry and Minimum time
  • Set Time To Live (TTL)
  • Set Priorities
  • Automatic failover allows to reroute your web servers and VPN tunnels instantly
Basic Standard Enterprise

Application Firewall

  • Protects web servers in your LAN and DMZ
  • Malicious URL filter
  • URL Sanitizer
  • FTP server protection
  • https to http gateway
  • Active Sync Compatible
  • Multiple Webservers
  • Routing based on hostname
  • Routing based on port number
  • Routing based on IP address
  • Strong user authentication
  • Predefined rules with Single Sign On for:
    • CITRIX Xenapp
    • Microsoft ® OWA and Outlook Anywhere
    • Microsoft ® Dynamics
    • Zimbra
Basic Standard Enterprise

SSL-VPN webportal

  • Allows connection to all your applications through a java compatible web browser
  • No additional client software needed
  • Personalized web portals
  • Single Sign-on with DIGIPASS
  • Predefined applications:
  • Terminal Server / Remote Desktop / VNC
  • Citrix (ICA)
  • Fileserver (Webbased/Webdav)
  • Port forwarding, allowing fat clients
  • Web forwards (Reverse proxy, Replacement proxy, Tunneled Web forward)
Basic Standard Enterprise

High Availability (Enterprise Backup)

  • Active/Passive
  • Active/Active
  • Automatic Configuration Synchronization
  • Automatic Data Replication (e-mail, logs, website, ...)
  • Session Synchronization for Firewall
  • Device failure detection
  • Internet Link monitoring
  • Link failover
Basic Standard Enterprise

Content Scanning: Web traffic

  • ClamAV virus and malware scanning with automated engine updates
  • Trend Micro virus and malware scanning with automated engine updates (standard version)

Content Scanning: Mail traffic

  • Separate user/group/company web access policies
  • E-mail attachment filter
  • E-mail spam detection/quarantine delete
  • Black and white list (e-mail, IP, text, dns)
  • Pattern matching with points
  • Customizable score threshold for object reject
  • MIME header check
  • File analysis (extension checker match)
  • Files embedded in other files recognition and decoding (ZIP,RAR,TAR,LHA,...)
  • File content control in attachment filter
  • Recursive algorithm for embeddings (1000 levels)
  • Blocks Java Applet, Cookies, Active X Y
  • E-mail white & black list filters
  • IP ranges white & black list filters
  • Text white & black list filters
  • Multiple blacklist servers
  • SPF support
  • Quarantine blocked files and blocked due to black list
  • Greylisting
  • Pattern matching with regular expressions
  • Pattern match results in points score
  • Sender or site blocking
  • sender <--> recipient relations
  • allow/block mail sending/receiving
  • allow/block attachments
  • spam checking/e-mail security checks
  • Embedded HTML or XML parser
  • Preconfigured backlist
  • Embedded Virus Scanner ClamAV
  • Embedded Virus Scanner Trend Micro (Standard)
  • Automatic Signature update
  • Automatic Engine update
  • Update check: every 15 minutes
  • Auto unpack of attachments
  • Statistics:
    • Sent e-mails
    • Received e-mails
    • Overview rejected mails

Content Scanning: Mail Server

  • SMTP Relay Server
  • E-mail server
  • POP3, IMAP4 mail server
  • Secure POP3 and IMAP over TLS dependent on receiving mail server
  • Unlimited number of mailboxes
  • Distribution lists
  • Outgoing e-mail disclaimer (ascii / html)
  • Central address book
  • Out of Office
  • Mail forwarding
  • Remote mailbox retrieval
  • Group mailbox retrieving and dispatching
  • Webmail server

aXsGUARD Gatekeeper:

aXsGUARD Gatekeeper is a security appliance dedicated to the needs of the SME market. The solution is designed for administrators who want an all-in-one solution for Internet connectivity and security. 25 functional features are bundled together into 4 software packages with additional content scanning licenses. Each software bundle can run on one of the five available hardware models allowing organizations of any size to choose the most suitable combination of performance and features. aXsGUARD Gatekeeper works transparently with any other solution allowing organizations to activate only those features they really need. Additionally, aXsGUARD fits perfectly into any network environment, whether it's a Microsoft, Linux, Mac or mixed environment.


1 hardware platform - 3 software bundles

The three Remote Access Solution software bundles can operate on each available physical or virtual aXsGUARD Gatekeeper platform. Should you require additional features, you simply can upgrade to another software bundle, even without switching the hardware appliance. An automated updating and licensing system will remotely push the new features to aXsGUARD Gatekeeper avoiding lengthy upgrade or installation procedures as your current configuration will continue to run as before.

1 software solution performance based appliances

Each aXsGUARD Gatekeeper software bundle is available on any physical or virtual hardware platform.

The hardware platform is also available as a virtual appliance which works with every major virtualization software. The appliances only differ in performance and in the number of network connections available. Each appliance has the same functional features and user interface which makes administration of multiple devices a lot easier. The web-based GUI ensures intuitive administrator use for all aXsGUARD appliances, from large installations on multiple sites to a single appliance on a remote location.

ADDITIONAL user licenses

To offer complete protection for your network, aXsGUARD Gatekeeper comes with separate content scanning and authentication licenses. Content scanning exists in a basic and a standard version with yearly renewable licenses.

The authentication feature can complement the Gatekeeper appliance by simply adding the VACMAN plugin license and DIGIPASS authenticators.

Recommended Users

Each combination of hardware and software has a recommended number of users. The number of users is an indication of best performance and hardware maintenance for the appliance and surmises that all available features – including the content scanning option – have been activated. There is no user limit, however, when the number of users exceeds recommendations, system performance may be influenced. As expected, the number of users can be increased when fewer options have been selected.

aXsGUARD overview

Product Pictures


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aXsGUARD Gatekeeper: an outstanding all-in-one security solution

Organizations worldwide understand the need to secure their business-critical data and network from unauthorized access. At the same time they are also aware that anytime, anywhere access becomes overall important for a dispersed workforce and remote offices. Companies are looking for a one-stop shop to provide an overall security solution that can secure network, mail and web traffic; ensure secure access to the central network from remote sites and guarantees high availability to ensure productivity. 

VASCO's aXsGUARD Gatekeeper is an all-in-one security concept that offers secure remote access to your business-critical data through VPN tunnels. Depending on your needs, aXsGUARD offers out-of-the-box different site to site connections, as well as highly secured, personalized remote access solutions. 

Productivity is enhanced as downtime is eliminated with offered features such as high availability and Internet redundancy.


  • All-in-one security solution
  • Business continuity is guaranteed thanks to high availability and Internet redundancy (multiple Internet lines)
  • Powerful VPN e-tunnels and central management to easily manage all your sites
  • Secure network access protected with integrated two-factor authentication out-of-the-box.
  • Reduced complexity (one central appliance)
  • Two-factor authentication integrated out-of-the-box
  • Flexible solution that grows with your needs and which can be integrated into any environment (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • Easy to manage with first class support
  • Focus on your core business, while aXsGUARD takes care of your security

aXsGUARD enables services for Value Added Resellers

aXsGUARD Gatekeeper RAS software is the same software suite which is deployed on each hardware or virtual platform. You only need to acquaint yourself with one solution to service all your customers, regardless of the size of their organization. 

An easy upgrade path allows you to expand the aXsGUARD Gatekeeper as the needs of your customer grow. Since the software remains the same only the hardware needs to be replaced. Every aXsGUARD connects to VASCO' service center every 4 hours to back-up its configuration. In case of unexpected hardware failure, or when upgrading towards a stronger hardware system, the configuration can easily be restored from the service center back-up system. 

Every customer's infrastructure runs on the same version thank to automated updates There is no need for patch management at the customer's site as everything is automated and centrally managed. With VASCO's central management portal, resellers get an overview of all the customers' systems simplifying support tasks and increasing upsell possibilities. Every aXsGUARD Gatekeeper reports his status back to this central platform, so you immediately get an overview of the managed systems. Furthermore, you can access every customer's appliance remotely through a secure connection from the Central Management portal. 

Because of the completeness of the solution and the availability of servers for the complete SME market, there's no need to invest in training, support and spare parts of multiple different vendors. aXsGUARD Gatekeeper can easily be preconfigured in the setup you desire, and can be copied to every new system. 

The standard exchange warranty system allows you to give lifetime warranty on your customer's environment, and allows upgrades at almost the price difference, guaranteeing the best ROI and TCO. All these unique points severely reduce the chance of mistakes and oversights meaning that your customers get a faster and better service. The SEAL training program allows your support staff to become certified engineers allowing you to better service your customers. aXsGUARD Gatekeeper and VASCO allow you to focus on new business while providing you with a time-saving, high-quality solution.


  • Easy and complete solution
  • 1 solution to secure all your customers
  • Central management providing a complete status overview of your customers
  • Upgrade path
  • Remote assistance from reseller to customer
  • Assistance from the vendor for certified engineers
  • End-customer gets offering high quality service

Business automation for secure remote assistance

Remote assistance and support is a valuable asset for customer retention. Management and support at a customer's site however, is not as evident as it seems. Organizations are confronted with different procedures and workflows, specific network implementations and rules, administration issues, the deployment of machinery, logistic hassles…

VASCO has developed a specific aXsGUARD Gatekeeper concept for business automation enabling remote assistance and management across the entire business ensuring service continuity and eliminating costly manual processes. . A solution ideally suited to meet the provisioning and configuration needs of large, heterogeneous, geographically distributed environments. aXsGUARD Gatekeeper is deployed at the main site and VASCO's Personal aXsGUARD is deployed at the customer's site or built-in into your remote products and machinery, but managed on the central aXsGUARD Gatekeeper.

The secure link between the main and remote site enables remote assistance and support, automatic software updates etc.


  • Secure remote access to remote sites and equipment
  • Enhanced supportability - aXsGUARD Gatekeeper can help companies to create an easily supported and consistent environment
  • Helps companies to implement a fixed method of work flow
  • Server and network automation
  • Central administration
  • Time-saving (instant remote access, no need to deploy people on remote site)
  • Cost-efficient
  • Overcomes network issues and policies at remote sites
  • Flexibility - Administrators can define different sets of policies and rules for different user types and a different number of environments

Secure government infrastructure with limited resources

Information and network access security are of vital importance for local governments in order to prevent confidential information from falling into the wrong hands.

VASCO has years of experience and a proven track record of successfully mitigating security vulnerabilities. With aXsGUARD Gatekeeper VASCO helps local municipalities and governmental organizations to implement complete IT security solutions to protect valuable information and assets. Access is provided through a secure, encrypted connection in order to protect the network from hackers. Users can authenticate themselves by generating an OTP using for instance their electronic identity card, By adding additional content scanning licenses, users are protected from malware and malicious sites can be blacklisted.

The all-in-one concept allows the municipality's IT department to organize and control its own security, without having to acquaint itself with different multiple systems and the complexity of making different appliances work together.

If necessary, aXsGUARD Gatekeeper can be remotely managed by the IT partner helping local governments to stay ahead of the onslaught of IT threats at a fixed price.

aXsGUARD Gatekeeper provides several possibilities for secure remote access, making it easy to connect different sites of municipalities through aXsGUARD Gatekeeper's e-tunnels with automatic failover. Smaller sites with only a couple of workplaces can be connected and centrally managed with a Personal aXsGUARD. Confidential documents are securely shared through the SSL web portal, protected with a DIGIPASS device.


  • Complete solution, covering all aspects of network security
  • Ideal for undermanned IT staff
  • Full scale of remote access possibilities. Choose the best fit for each location and application
  • Cost savings through centralization
  • Enhanced confidentiality
  • High-availability of services
  • Increased transparency
  • Guarantees privacy of employees surfing behavior, but allows control

Internet redundancy

Guaranteed business continuity for SMEs

Internet has become indispensable in today's business world. As business applications are moving to the cloud, a reliable internet connection is crucial for SMEs to ensure business continuity. To ensure the continuity and availability of your company and employees at all times, VASCO launches a tailor-made solution for SMEs.

The aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Standard bundle is a solution where a second internet line is deployed in addition to the line of your existing provider. By installing internet lines using different technologies (cable - xDSL), connectivity is guaranteed and you can continue working without any problems even when the internet connection should fail. aXsGUARD Gatekeeper will immediately detect failures and automatically switch to another available line.

This bundle also includes a VPN client and server allowing for an automated and stable VPN connection towards datacenters hosting the infrastructure.. To secure a connection towards the hosted private cloud of the SME, you can easily setup a virtual aXsGUARD Gatekeeper in your datacenter. This aXsGUARD ensures a stable connection towards remote offices and at the same time provides strong authentication towards your mobile employees. No additional security measures need to be installed to safeguard viable information in the cloud. The bundle also includes the web content scanning feature.


  • Business continuity guaranteed for all incoming/outgoing traffic (e-mail, internal and external websites, VPN, ...)
  • Flexibility
  • Connect multiple internet connections to your network and choose which type of internet traffic passes through which line (surfing, mailing, downloading files, ...)
  • Reliability
    • Ample experience (>3500 installations)
    • Robust hardware with the possibility of a lifetime warranty
  • Speed
  • Divide your internet traffic over your available Internet lines. This gives you the best speed according to your needs
  • Easy maintenance with automatic software updates and remote configuration back-up
  • Future proof solution:
  • Ready for strong authentication via DIGIPASS-technology
  • Easy to extend (software bundles, content scanning, DIGIPASS)
  • Upgrade to more performing hardware against the price difference

Available in the aXsGUARD RAS Standard and aXsGUARD RAS ENTERPRISE editions

Content Scanning:

Content Scanning: Mail

The content scanner supports the most common mail protocols. E-mails can be stored on aXsGUARD Gatekeeper's mail server or can be delivered to an external mail server after scanning for spam and malware.

To stop all unsolicited mails, the content scanner has a multi-layered way of scanning e-mails. A first scan will take the custom configured rules of blacklisting and whitelisting into consideration. Secondly, all known malevolent mails will be blocked based on default blocking mechanisms such as header checks or a list of banned IP addresses.

Optionally, greylisting can be activated. With this feature, aXsGUARD will bounce received mails a first time. An actual mail server will resend the mail which will be accepted by the aXsGUARD appliance which will then list the sender's mail address as 'safe' after a couple of successful mail deliveries. The reasoning behind this is that most spammers will not resend mails.

In the standard version, DCC (Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse) will check with the central VASCO database to determine whether mail is spam. Mail virus scanning is also included: the Basic version uses Clamav; the Standard version additionally uses the Trend Micro engine.

Each mail is scanned and scored based on its' content. The administrator can then decide for each user or group if the mail should be blocked, delivered or marked as spam. The administrator can also decide what needs to be done with mail attachments, based on the mime type.

Because spam can sometimes be very local and personalized, users can resend detected spam (or non-spam) mails back to aXsGUARD Gatekeeper, which will learn from these mails and as a result will adjust the spam scores.

Content Scanning: WEB

To avoid that users import all kinds of malware and to increase productivity, all web traffic should pass the proxy on aXsGUARD Gatekeeper. After authentication (web-based or SSO by using static passwords or 2-factor authentication), specific rules can be applied to each user or group of users. It doesn't matter which PC the user logs on to, he will always receive his specific web browsing rules.

In order to create those rules aXsGUARD Gatekeeper first needs lists: A site list can exist out of a list of defined URLs or parts of URLs in wording. It can contain words and URLs that you want to block, or words and URLs that should pass. (E.g. the administrator might want to block URLs with the word sex, but would want to allow URLs with the word msexchange

Predefined blacklists are available on aXsGUARD Gatekeeper, categorizing 3.5 million sites into 90 different categories such as, malicious web pages (spyware, Phishing, virus infected,…); adult related content (adult, porn, art nudes,…); social networking (chat, blog, im, mail, …); gaming (gambling, online gaming,…); whitelist (!) 100% suitable for kids;…

Since site lists never can provide a complete list of all malicious sites on the Internet (due to localizations and new sites popping up every day), the standard version of Content Scanning also includes web content scanning: every web page will be scanned and analyzed, based on the content of a page.

Using content analysis, the content scanner tags particular words and phrases with a score and a category (e.g. the word breast would lead to give a negative score, but when the word cancer is found in the same page, it would give a better score). 30 different predefined wordlists (positive and negative) in multiple languages are provisioned in aXsGUARD Gatekeeper. Administrators can create their own additional wordlists to give an even better result. After content scanning, the total web page receives a certain score.

These site lists and wordlists are then combined into categories, to create a complete list of rules. It avoids repetitive work and adds granularity to the access rights you want to give to different users.

A category can be defined as an allowed list, a forbidden list and an exception list. The exception list is used to block URLs inside a webpage, without blocking the whole page.

These categories are then added to access control lists (ACL). An ACL exist of categories of sites and the time when this ACL applies (e.g. during or outside working hours). It also adds virus scanning and blocking of specific extensions. In the ACL you also set the score for the web based content scanning, to decide which pages are shown or blocked.

There is one general ACL, for all web traffic in the company, which can be overruled by ACLs which are applied for a specific IP address (e.g. printers, servers…), a group of people or a specific user.

Reporting & statistics

Every action through the proxy is logged on aXsGUARD Gatekeeper. Administrators can view and search through these reports during 2 months, or export them and use other analytic tools. A statistics tool is available as well which gives a complete overview of web and mail behavior. Statistics can be viewed per client, per website and per hour.

Technical specifications:

Hardware specifications
  AG2504 AG3443r2 AG3604r2 AG5506 AG5536 AG7500
Operating System Gatekeeper Core OS Gatekeeper Core OS Gatekeeper Core OS Gatekeeper Core OS Gatekeeper Core OS Gatekeeper Core OS
Chassis Form Factor Desktop model 1U Rack Mount 1U Rack Mount 1U Rack Mount 1U Rack Mount 2U Rack Mount
Processor Type Intel® Atom™ N450 processor Intel® Atom™ D510 processor Intel® Atom™ D525 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 3GHz 1333MHz 6MB LGA775 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 3GHz 1333MHz 6MB LGA775 Intel® Xeon Proc. 5620/2.26GHz/5.86GTs 12MB
Memory 1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SO-DIMM 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM 4GB 800MHz DDR3 SO-DIM 4GB 800MHz DDR2 ECC CL5 DIMM 4GB 800MHz DDR2 ECC CL5 DIMM 12GB 1066Mhz DDR3 ECC CL7
Disk n/size 1 x HDD/160 GB SATA 2.5" 5400rpm 8MB 1 x HDD/WD RE4/250GB SATA 7200rpm 64MB 1 x HDD/WD RE4/500GB SATA 7200rpm 64MB 1 x HDD/WD RE4/500GB SATA 7200rpm 64MB 2 x HDD/WD RE4/500GB SATA 7200rpm 64MB 2 x HDD/WD RE4/500GB SATA 7200rpm 64MB
Hot Swappable No No No No No YES
Raid formatted No No No No No RAID1
Power Supply 60W, 15V power adapter AC 100~240V, 50/60 Hz, 4-2 Amp Max
200W max
80 PLUS Certified
AC 100~240V, 50/60 Hz, 4-2 Amp Max
200W max
80 PLUS Certified
AC 100~240V, 50/60 Hz, 4-2 Amp Max
200W max
80 PLUS Certified
AC 100~240V, 50/60 Hz, 4-2 Amp Max
200W max
80 PLUS Certified
AC 100~240V, 50/60 Hz, 10-4 Amp Max
700W max
80 PLUS Certified
Power Redundancy No No No No No Hot swappable
Network Ports 4 GbE NIC 3 GbE NIC 4 GbE NIC 6 GbE NIC 6 GbE NIC 10 GbE NIC
Management Web GUI
Dimensions (W/H/D) 182 x 150 x 40mm
7.1" x 5.9" x 1.65" 
437mm x 43mm x 249mm
17.2" x 1.7" x 9.8"
437mm x 43mm x 249mm
17.2" x 1.7" x 9.8"
426mm x 43mm x 365mm
16.8" x 1.7" x 14"
426mm x 43mm x 365mm
16.8" x 1.7" x 14"
437mm x 89mm x 450mm
17.2" x 3.5" x 17.7"
Weight 0,8 kg (< 1.8 lbs) excl adapter
1,1 kg (< 2.4 lbs) incl adapter
6,7 kg (<15lbs) 6,7 kg (<15lbs) 7.7 kg (<17 lbs) kg (< lbs) 17.6 kg (<38.8 lbs)
Compliance to standards Safety UL, CE, ECC-EMC, LVD Safety UL, C-UL, CE EMC FCC, CE Environment RoHS Safety UL, C-UL, CE EMC FCC, CE Environment RoHS Safety UL, C-UL, CE EMC FCC, CE Environment RoHS Safety UL, C-UL, CE EMC FCC, CE Environment RoHS Safety UL, C-UL, CE EMC FCC, CE Environment RoHS
Mounting Position Desktop model Horizontal orientation,
19" Rack, 1 U
Horizontal orientation,
19" Rack, 1 U
Horizontal orientation,
19" Rack, 1 U
Horizontal orientation,
19" Rack, 1 U
Horizontal orientation,
19" Rack, 2 U
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C, 40°F to 90°F. Fanless 10 to 35 °C, 50 to 90 °F 10 to 35 °C, 50 to 90 °F 10 to 35 °C, 50 to 90 °F 10 to 35 °C, 50 to 90 °F 10 to 35 °C, 50 to 90 °F
Operating Humidity 20 to 90% (non-condensing) 8 to 90% (non-condensing) 8 to 90% (non-condensing) 8 to 90% (non-condensing) 8 to 90% (non-condensing) 8 to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature 0°C to 70°C, 32°F to 158°F -40 to +70 °C, -40 to 158 °F -40 to +70 °C, -40 to 158 °F -40 to +70 °C, -40 to 158 °F -40 to +70 °C, -40 to 158 °F -40 to +70 °C, -40 to 158 °F
Storage Humidity 5 to 95%
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
5 to 95%

Virtual Gatekeeper Specs
VG1000 VG2000 VG4000 VG8000
Supported Virtual Machines






Number of processors 1 2 4 8
Amount of RAM 1 2 4 8
Eth Port 4 4 6 10
Recommended users


25 50 250 1500


10 25 100 1000


10 25 100 1000

Specifications Personal aXsGUARD
Model AG1497
Dimensions (W X D X H) 9.6x6.4x1.3 in.(243x160.6x32.5mm)
Standards IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Internet port One 10/100/1000 RJ-45 Port
Ethernet Four 10/100/1000 RJ-45 Switched Ports, WIFI
Wireless Frequency 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Wireless Signal Rate 2.4GHz: Up to 300Mbps 5GHz: Up to 450Mbps
Antenna 3 external detachable dual band antennas (RP-SMA)
LEDs Power, System, wifi 2.4G, wifi 5G, LAN (1 - 4), WAN, WPS
Cabling Type CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6
RF Power (EIRP) in dBm <20dBm
Security Features Statefull Packet Inspection Firewall, Internet Policy, Central management on corporate aXsGUARD Gatekeeper, PKI Certificates (can be generated by the CA of the central aXsGUARD), Custom NAT rules, routing, DHCP Server, UPnP, NATPMP, SNAT
Internet Connections DHCP client, PPPoE with external xDSL modem, Static/Dynamic PPtP client, Static IP address
Remote access
  • Towards central aXsGUARD Gatekeeper through SSL VPN
  • Automatic recovery of VPN connections
  • Failover towards other aXsGUARD Gatekeeper appliances possible


Vasco Products
VASCO Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1296
Works only with aXsGUARD Gatekeeper. Contains aXsGUARD Gatekeeper AG1296, aXsGUARD Gatekeeper RAS Bundle and one year of Software Maintenance & Standard Exchange
Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1296 - up to 5 users
Our Price: $530.00
VASCO Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1497
Works only with aXsGUARD Gatekeeper. Contains aXsGUARD Gatekeeper AG1497, aXsGUARD Gatekeeper RAS Bundle and one year of Software Maintenance & Standard Exchange
Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1497 - up to 5 users
Our Price: $530.00
VASCO Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1296
Works only with aXsGUARD Gatekeeper. Contains aXsGUARD Gatekeeper AG1296, aXsGUARD Gatekeeper RAS Bundle and one year of Software Maintenance & Standard Exchange
Maintenance on Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1296
Our Price: $155.00
VASCO Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1497
Works only with aXsGUARD Gatekeeper. Contains aXsGUARD Gatekeeper AG1497, aXsGUARD Gatekeeper RAS Bundle and one year of Software Maintenance & Standard Exchange
Maintenance on Personal aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Remote office AG1497
Our Price: $155.00