What is the Goverlan Reach Server?
The Goverlan Reach Server (GRS) is a central authority for all Goverlan services. Once implemented and advertised within your network, the GRS is used as the authoritative source for policies, auditing and other server services as described below.
The Goverlan Reach Server is not required for the Goverlan solution to work. However, it is highly recommended if you wish to centrally and securely control the behavior of the Goverlan services, centralize auditing or provide support services outside of your private network.
Goverlan Reach Server Services
Global Policy distribution
The Global Policy feature allows you to granularly control the behavior and settings of the Goverlan services across your network. For example, a policy such as a User Acceptance prompt that displays before a remote control session starts or a policy to disable remote control services on a particular set of servers. Both can be pushed using the Global Policy feature.
Policy distribution via the GRS is highly secure and cannot be tampered with (unlike policy distribution via a Group Policy Object).
Goverlan Reach Gateway Services
Goverlan Reach Gateway Services provide uninterrupted management of computers regardless of their network location. Reach equipped computer nodes are remotely accessible and manageable using Goverlan services. These remote nodes can be connected to your private network or anywhere else over the internet, without requiring a VPN bridge. Goverlan Reach also supports on-demand assistance sessions allowing easy access to anyone’s computer over the internet.
Goverlan Auditing Services
The GRS is also used to centrally store audit events generated by the Goverlan services. Currently, only Goverlan Remote Control session audits and Windows login/logout events audits are registered with the GRS.
Goverlan Licensing Services
The Goverlan Reach Server can be used to distribute and manage Goverlan licenses on premise.
This can be used:
- If internet access from the Operators’ machine is unavailable.
- To enable silent license distribution.
Goverlan Client Agents Installation
The Goverlan Reach Server includes the Goverlan Agent Manager tool that allows the remote management of Goverlan Client Agents on the machines within your network.