In this configuration, you do not install a proxy component. Instead the software is configured to use the CommonTime Switching Center as an Internet Proxy.
CommonTime Switching Center (CSC)
This is a remote Internet Proxy shared by many of our customers. It is implemented in a highly resilient multi machine, multi data center configuration that is fully redundant. Data centers are currently located in the US and the UK and the system will continue to operate even if a whole data center and half of the equipment in the other center fails.
The CSC operates as a switch, routing connecting mobile devices to the appropriate back-end systems. For mSuite clients, the encrypted tunnel from the device to its server is maintained through the switch. There is no data decryption and no ‘store and forward’. mSuite clients have a completely secure conversation with their respective servers in an AES 256 bit encrypted VPN tunnel. For Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) clients, the connections from the device to the CSC and from the mSuite server to the CSC will normally use SSL to secure the connection.
Easiest Implementation - this implementation does not require any inbound ports through the outer firewall. The only requirement is that the mSuite server can make an outbound connection to the CSC.
Load Balancing and Failover
Easiest Load Balancing and Failover – if you implement your mSuite installation using a resilient SQL configuration database, you can take advantage of the Load Balancing and Failover capabilities of the CSC to provide a fully redundant solution to your users.
Just implement a second mSuite server that shares the SQL configuration database and uses the same license key.
The CSC will automatically distribute incoming client connection between the servers based on workload. It will also redirect traffic should one of the servers become unavailable. The implementation can be scaled and made even more resilient by just adding more mSuite servers that share the database and the license key.
Internet Proxy - Illustration