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PortalGuard Server Deployment Options

PortalGuard is an on-premise software solution with flexible deployment options to enable integration within your existing environment and operational protocol. Each purchase of PortalGuard allows for the installation and usage of four separate instances of the software, while also providing your organization with complete control over your authentication solution. The four instances included with your PortalGuard license are:

How Do I Decide?

Thanks to its flexible nature, PortalGuard can be deployed any number of ways to fit the needs of your environment. Standard deployments follow one of four major scenarios, which we have outlined below. By understanding the goals, budget, technical infrastructure, and internal resources of your organization, you will be able to use this information to choose which method is best for you.


Additionally, a dedicated deployment specialist will be available throughout the process to assist with basic deployment of the software. Should a more dedicated approach be required, we are happy to discuss additional options as well!


The four primary deployment options for PortalGuard can be found in more detail below:

Key Points

  • Full Control Over Local Servers
  • Internal Access Only
  • Flexibility to Update Server Configuration
  • No External Active Directory Exposure
  • Lower Hosting Costs
  • Increased Privacy — Local Storage of User Data
  • Potential Single Point of Failure
    • Secondary Server Needed to Prevent Single Point of Failure

Key Points

  • Full Control Over Local Servers
  • Flexibility to Update Server Configuration
  • Lower Hosting Costs
  • Improved Privacy
    • Local Storage of User Data
  • Potential Single Point of Failure
    • Secondary Server Needed to Prevent Single Point of Failure
  • Support for External (Internet–Based Users)

Key Points

  • High-Availability Hardware
  • Load–Balanced
  • Regional Data Centers
  • No On-Premises Servers to Manage/Maintain
  • Scalability
    • Shrink and Grow Server Environment as Needed
  • Less Risk of Outage
  • Backup Services Available
  • Support for External (Internet–Based Users)

Key Points

  • Load Distribution of Different Types of Users
    • i.e. Internal Users Access Via LAN Servers while External Users Access Via Cloud Servers
  • Fault–Tolerant
    • Failover to Secondary Server in the Event of a Power Failure
  • Improved Scalability
  • Shared User Profiles & Configuration
  • High Availability
  • Better Performance
  • Software Maintenance Per Server Prevents Downtime

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