Smart Access Gateway

SmartAG provides an end-to-end cloud deployment solution for connecting hardware and software to Alibaba Cloud.

Smart Access Gateway (SmartAG) provides an end-to-end cloud deployment solution. This allows enterprises to connect to the nearest VPC through encrypted connections, and enables intelligent, reliable, and secure business system deployment on the cloud.

Benefits

Intelligence
An out-of-the-box service that supports automatic configurations and dynamically adjusts network settings to adapt to network topology changes.
Reliability
On-premises networks are connected to the nearest Alibaba Cloud infrastructure through the Internet. Device-based and link-based high availability ensure reliable connections between on-premises networks and Alibaba Cloud.
Security
Provides encrypted connections among private networks. Data transmitted over the Internet is encrypted and authenticated.
Centralized Management
Allows you to configure and manage Smart Access Gateway devices in the console.

Features

Security and Encryption

Data is encrypted during transmission to ensure data security.

Data Encryption

Encrypts data based on Internet Key Exchange (IKE) and Internet Protocol Security (IPsec).

Anti-replay

Authenticates data sources to prevent replay attacks.

Tamper-proofing

Provides multiple methods to authenticate data.

Flexible Connection Modes

Provides multiple connection modes to satisfy different network requirements.

Through Dedicated Connections

Supports using leased lines provided by ISPs to establish reliable, high-performance, and low-latency network connections with Alibaba Cloud.

Through Broadband Internet Connections

Supports using exiting broadband Internet services to connect to Alibaba Cloud.

Through 4G Network Connections

Supports using 4G networks to connect to Alibaba Cloud in areas that do not provide broadband or Wi-Fi services.

High Availability

Provides high availability to eliminate single points of failure (SPOFs).

Device-based High Availability

Supports active and standby devices to implement automatic failover when errors occur.

Link-based High Availability

Each gateway provides two encrypted links to implement automatic optimal link selection and real-time link failover when errors occur.

Access point-based High Availability

Each device is connected to two access points to implement access point failover when errors occur.

Scenarios

  • Connections between On-premises Networks and VPC Networks
Quick Connections Between On-premises Networks and Alibaba Cloud VPC

Quick Connections Between On-premises Networks and Alibaba Cloud VPC

Quick build of high-performance hybrid clouds

On-premises networks, such as data centers, organizations, and stores, connect to Alibaba Cloud VPC through Smart Access Gateway to elastically scale resources.

Issues Resolved

  • Simple Configurations

    Secure, high-performance, and reliable hybrid clouds are built after simple configurations of Smart Access Gateway devices.

  • Automatic Compatibility with Multiple Networks

    Supports centralized management, automatically identifies network topology changes, and synchronizes network settings between private networks and Alibaba Cloud.

  • Easy Access to Alibaba Cloud VPC

    Provides access from any location to Alibaba Cloud VPC networks deployed in any region.

Connections between On-premises Networks and VPC Networks

Connections between On-premises Networks and VPC Networks

On-premises networks are seamlessly connected to Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba Cloud services are deployed in multiple regions.

Services are deployed in multiple regions to enable users to access the nearest service. Backend systems are connected to Smart Access Gateway to establish secure and reliable network connections.

Issues Resolved

  • Accelerated Data Transmission

    Services are deployed in multiple regions to enable users to access the nearest service.

  • Data security

    Data is transmitted through secure private networks to eliminate the risk of data leakage.

  • Cross-region Disaster Recovery

    Services are deployed in multiple regions to implement disaster recovery.