Airlock is underpinned by sound architecture and a flexible structure. These features ensure that you benefit from several key advantages. The authentication logic is separate from the business logic, so applications can quickly be brought to market. You'll find that implementing policy changes is always straightforward, with no impact on the underlying security architecture. And Airlock WAF is available as a software appliance with a hardened operating system – so scaling is flexible and virtualization is simple.

Another benefit: Airlock can be integrated perfectly into existing environments with the help of individual enhancements and customized adaptations. A wide range of add-on modules is available for Airlock WAF: examples include an SSL VPN module, an application portal and special filters for SOAP/XML and AMF. Airlock WAF also comes up trumps as regards external connection options – which include malware scanners, co-browsing environments and digital account solutions. User-defined filters can be implemented with the help of SDK. And that's still not all: applications can independently control user authentication and authorizsation decisions via Airlock WAF's control API.

The third advantage: integrating legacy systems poses an enormous challenge, especially where IAM issues are involved. In these situations, Airlock IAM offers a wide range of convincing options for linkage to databases and user directories. Our software features modular architecture as well as APIs and hooks to integrate customized solutions. Interaction with Airlock IAM is possible in several different ways – for example via a user-facing login web application, a RADIUS interface or a web service interface.