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VPN Access

VPN Access

LuxSci VPN Access provides secured access from your computer to LuxSci's systems. This is done by encrypting all traffic to and from your computer (and from LuxSci) and sending it through a secured "tunnel".

See: Connect to LuxSci Even More Securely: Use our VPN

Major Features

Feature Description



VPN Type

IPSec: Cisco Secure Remote Access

OS Support

Windows XP+, Mac 10.4+, Linux, iOS

VPN Clients

Cisco VPN Client, Mac Native, or any L2TP/IPSec

Supported VPN Clients

Cisco VPN Client, Mac Native Cisco IPSec VPN

Cisco VPN Client Software

Software provided

VPN Authentication

User-specific passwords provided

Secures what Traffic?

Traffic to LuxSci's Servers Only

Doubly Secure

Use of SSL within the VPN provides a double layer of encryption.

What Services are Protected by the VPN

All traffic to LuxSci premium shared environment, premium private cloud and premium dedicated servers will go to these servers through the VPN. All other traffic will not travel though the VPN. The following chart shows which services utilize the VPN and which services will not:


WebMail Interface (WebMail, WebAides, Workspaces, Administration, etc.)




Hosted MySQL database access

Hosted web site access

Spotlight Mailer Interface

SecureLine Escrow Interface

SecureLine SecureSend Interface

SecureForm posts

WebAideSync and SecureLine Outlook Plugins

LuxSci Affiliate Portal


Premium Email Filtering/Archival Interface

Enterprise DNS Management Interface

Why use the LuxSci VPN?

LuxSci's SSL and SecureLine services provide solid client-server connection security and end-to-end email encryption. So why use the VPN?

  • Maximize Security - Sometimes, depending on your computer or network, you might not notice problems with your SSL-secured connections or man-in-the-middle monitoring. By forcing your connections through a VPN, you eliminate any possibility of SSL monitoring or phishing attacks on your connections.
  • Access Restrictions - Restricts access to your account exclusively to users connected via the VPN. This goes a long way to block any kind of unauthorized account access by third parties.
  • Get Around Firewalls - Your computer may be behind a firewall that permits outbound VPN connections but it may not permit direct access to services like IMAP, POP, SMTP, WebMail, FTP, etc. Use the VPN to poke through your firewall, if permitted, and access your LuxSci services.
  • MySQL - Use any MySQL Administrative program from your desktop or laptop securely. Note that MySQL is the only LuxSci service where access without SSL is permitted to security-locked down accounts when these connections are made through the LuxSci VPN.
  • FTP - If your web design program only supports insecure FTP and your account is not locked down to require SFTP, use the insecure FTP through the VPN to secure your connections.
  • Other Insecure Services - Similarly, if you have some program that can only access services without SSL (e.g. POP, IMAP, SMTP, Web, etc.) but you want to secure the connections made by that program anyway ... running them though a VPN allows you that access.

Note that the LuxSci VPN will only secure traffic to LuxSci's Servers:

  • When you are connected to the VPN and try to use a non-LuxSci service, that traffic will not flow through the VPN at all, it will go directly to the non-LuxSci service.
Starting at $10/mo
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• Access Anywhere
• Fast and Robust
• Super Secure
• Tons of Features
• Customizable
• Mobile Friendly

Send and receive email from your favorite programs, including:

 Microsoft Outlook
 Mozilla Thunderbird
 Apple Mail
 Windows Mail

... Virtually any program that supports POP, IMAP, or SMTP

Keep your email, contacts, and calendars in sync:

 Apple iPhone and iPad
 Android Devices
 Windows Phone

... Any device with Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) support

Relay your server's mail through LuxSci via smarthost:

• Resolve issues with ISP sending limits and restrictions
• Improve deliverability with better IP reputation and IP masking
• Take advantage of Email Archival and HIPAA Compliance
• Even setup smarthosting from Google Apps!

Free web site hosting with any email account:

• Start with up to 10 web sites and MySQL databases
• DNS services for one domain included
• Tons of features and fully HIPAA capable

LuxSci's focus on security and privacy:

• Read The Case for Email Security
• Read Mitigating Security & Privacy Threats
• Review our Privacy Policy

The most accurate, flexible, and trusted filters in the business:

• Premium protection with Intel Security Saas
• Realtime virus database guards against the latest threats
• Seven-day quarantine lets you put eyes on every filtered email
• Supplement with our Basic Spam Filter for even more features

End-to-end secure email encryption — to anyone, from anyone:

• No setup required — encryption is automatic and easy to use
• Secure outbound email with TLS, PGP, S/MIME, or Escrow
• Free inbound encryption via our SecureSend portal
• Independent of your recipient's level of email security
• Widely compatible and fully HIPAA Compliant

Add an extra layer of security with an SSL Certificate:

• Secure your web site
• Debrand LuxSci WebMail with your own secure domain
• Access secure email services via your own secure domain

Encrypt your service traffic via secure tunnel:

• Add another layer of security to your SSL connections
• WebMail, POP, IMAP, SMTP, web/database access
• SecureForm posts, SecureLine Escrow, SecureSend access
• Restrict your account to VPN access only

Secure long-term message archival:

• Immutable, tamperproof email retention with audit trails
• No system requirements — minimal setup, even less upkeep
• Realtime archival of all inbound and outbound messages
• Works anywhere — even with non-LuxSci email hosting

Free data backups included with all email hosting accounts:

• Automatic backups of all email, WebAides, web/database data
• Seven daily backups and up to four weekly backups
• Unlimited restores included at no additional cost
• Custom backup schedules for dedicated servers

Automate your email management:

• Save messages to specific folders or to LuxSci WebAides
• Advanced text scanning with regular expressions
• Tag messages, alter subject lines, or add custom headers
• Filter by message charset, type, TLS status, DKIM status
• Chain filters together for even more complex actions

• Bulk add and edit users, aliases and more
• Control sharing and access globally or on a granular level
• Delegate user roles through permissions
• Configure account-wide taglines, sending restrictions, and more
• Remotely administer account via SOAP API

Share, collaborate, organize, synchronize:

• Calendars, Contacts, Documents, Notes, Widgets, Workspaces
• Fine-grained access control and security
• Access anywhere via secure web portal or smartphone
• Save over solutions like Microsoft Exchange

Free folder sharing for all email hosting accounts:

• Share mail folders with other users in your account
• Subscribe to only the folders you want to see
• Set read-only or read-write access control
• View all personal and shared folders via unified web interface

Color code and label your email messages:

• Define and assign multiple IMAP keywords to each message
• Filter, search, and sort by tags
• Compatible and synchronizes with any IMAP email client
• Also usable with WebAide entries