Posted On: Jan 20, 2022

AWS Client VPN now provides the ability for all customers to display a customizable banner on the AWS Client VPN Desktop application when a VPN session is established. The banner text can contain privacy and security notices that will be displayed to end-users before granting VPN access. Customers will now be able to configure the banner text using the AWS Console or API, and be displayed on the AWS Client Desktop applications (AWS Client VPN for Windows v2.0.0 or higher, AWS Client VPN for MacOS v2.0.0 or higher, AWS Client VPN for Ubuntu Linux v2.0.0 or higher). Customers will also be able to configure the maximum session duration to can help them meet certain security and compliance requirements. The maximum session duration is a trigger by which end-users are required to re-authenticate prior to establishing a VPN session.

AWS Client VPN administrators can configure these features using the AWS Console or AWS CLI and is available in all AWS Client VPN commercial and AWS GovCloud (US) regions.

AWS Client VPN helps provide highly available and secure VPN access for organizations, regardless of their location. AWS Client VPN is a pay-as-you-go managed service, that helps eliminate the need to deal with the capital expense of buying hardware VPN appliances, or the operational complexity of scaling and patching such appliances. Customers can choose certificate-based, Active Directory, or SAML based authentication, and benefit from tighter security controls by defining access control rules based on groups. Using a single console, you can easily monitor and manage all of your VPN connections. AWS Client VPN allows you to choose from AWS VPN Desktop Clients or OpenVPN-based clients giving your employees the option to use the device of their choice to connect.

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