Welcome to the Unified Access Gateway documentation page.
Use the links on the left side to access the Unified Access Gateway product documentation and release notes. The documentation is available in HTML and PDF formats.
Beginning with version 2.9, VMware Access Point is renamed to VMware Unified Access Gateway.
About Unified Access Gateway
Use Unified Access Gateway to design VMware Horizon®, VMware Identity Manager™, and VMware AirWatch® deployments that need secure external access to your organization's applications. These applications can be Windows applications, software as a service (SaaS) applications, and desktops. Unified Access Gateway is typically deployed in a demilitarized zone (DMZ).
Unified Access Gateway directs authentication requests to the appropriate server and discards any unauthenticated request. Users can access only the resources that they are authorized to access. Unified Access Gateway also ensures that the traffic for an authenticated user can be directed only to desktop and application resources to which the user is actually entitled. This level of protection involves specific inspection of desktop protocols and coordination of potentially rapid changing policies and network addresses, to accurately control access.
Unified Access Gateway acts as a proxy host for connections inside your company's trusted network. This design provides an extra layer of security by shielding virtual desktops, application hosts, and servers from the public-facing Internet.