Connectivity - how do we access PDM?
All customer VMs are protected behind a firewall. There are two main methods of connectivity, site-to-site and direct client access via a VPN
Site-to-site. A customer office firewall is connected directly to the firewall protecting the PDM server so that all internal, authenticated users are able to access PDM through the secure customer network.
Client VPN. Each client PC has the Cisco AnyConnect (provided by SSM) installed and configured to connect securely through the firewall. Users have a username and password combination to connect to the server and can then access the PDM server from anywhere in the world.