2X Secure Client Gateway and Types

The 2X Secure Client Gateway tunnels all the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server data on a single port. It also provides secure connections and is the user connection point to the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server.

By default the 2X Secure Client Gateway is installed on the same server where the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server is installed. You can add additional 2X Secure Client Gateways in a site to support more users, load balance connections and provide redundancy.

Accessing List of Gateways in a Site

How a Gateway Works

The use of the 2X Secure Client Gateway in the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server site is explained below:

  1. Gateway receives a user connection request.
  2. Gateway forwards the request to all the Publishing Agents in the farm.
  3. Publishing Agent performs Load Balancing checks and Active Directory security lookup to obtain security permissions.
  4. If the user requesting a published resource is granted, the publishing agent returns the response to the gateway service including details about which terminal server the user can connect to.
  5. Depending on the connection mode, the client either connects through the gateway or disconnects from the gateway and connects directly to the RDS Server.

2X Secure Client Gateway Types

Normal Mode

A gateway in normal mode will receive user connection requests and checks with the Publishing Agent if the user making the request has access or not. Normal gateways can be used to support a larger number of requests and to improve redundancy.

Forward Mode

A gateway in forwarding mode will forward all the user connection requests to a pre-configured gateway. Gateways in forward mode are useful if cascading firewalls are in use, to separate WAN connections from LAN connections and make it possible to disconnect WAN segments in the event of issues without disrupting the LAN.

Note: Multiple Gateways are needed to configure a gateway in Forward mode.