VPN Server in AWS

Extend your VPC to allow connections for your remote users. Setup and Manage a VPN in AWS quickly and easily, not only extending your VPC, but also ensuring best in class security end to end.

HOW TO SETUP UTUNNEL VPN IN AWS

Why Deploy an AWS VPN Server with UTunnel

UTunnel VPN helps you establish secure connections between your data center networks, branch offices, remote/home users, and your Amazon AWS VPC. You can easily deploy site-to-site and roaming VPN at predictable costs with our solution. Multi-platform client apps are available for end-users to get connected quickly.

Seamlessly Setup your Private Network

Your VPN server can be set up by running just 3 commands. All you need is a registration token which is available with your UTunnel subscription to deploy our VPN server software suite in AWS. You can create your AWS instance with a pre-installed UTunnel VPN server from the AWS marketplace.

Predictable Costs with our Simplified Billing

No complicated billing process to worry about. The VPN server software is provided at no cost to you. You pay only for the number of VPN accounts you create and maintain in the VPN software, making costs highly predictable. Plus, our monthly subscription plans give you great flexibility.

Unmatched Scalability and Flexibility

You can scale your AWS server as per your needs and users can be added or removed on your UTunnel subscription anytime. This allows for unlimited scaling for your VPN infra and provides added flexibility. You can even redeploy your VPN server with a different IP while keeping your users intact.

Peace of Mind with better Network Visibility

Easily monitor your VPN network with UTunnel’s system logs which keeps a track of all user activity on your network. This helps you identify any suspicious activity on the network and adhere to various compliance requirements while ensuring protection for your organization’s private data.

Features you get with our AWS VPN Server

UTunnel gives you complete control of your VPN network and comes with an easy-to-use web dashboard. The console has everything you would need to seamlessly manage your VPN server in AWS, its connections with other networks, and the users on the network.

How to Setup your VPN Server in AWS

Just follow these quick and easy steps to deploy your VPN server in the Amazon AWS cloud.

01
Create your AWS instance

Create an AWS EC2 instance and choose UTunnel VPN Amazon Machine Image (AMI) from AWS Marketplace. Launch the instance.

02
Signup with UTunnel

Sign up for an account with us and log in to your UTunnel web application dashboard. Click on the Create Server button to create a new server.

03
Set your Preferences

Select the server type as On-Premise and provide a server name of your choice. Next, enter the AWS instance IP address and choose the number of users as per your requirement.

04
Receive your server token

Proceed to complete the payment and you will receive a server registration token to initiate the server.

05
Connect your Instance

Now, you need to connect to your AWS instance via SSH and execute the commands given below. Just replace the YOUR_REG_TOKEN with the token you received from the UTunnel console.

sudo /utunnel/bin/utnservice register YOUR_REG_TOKEN
sudo /utunnel/bin/utnservice start

06
Allow Connections

Allow inbound connections to the following ports on your AWS Instance: UDP - 443, 500, 4500; TCP - 443.

07
All set!

Your VPN server will be ready to use now. Now you can start inviting users and whitelist the AWS VPN IP to set up controlled access to your business network resources.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Creating and managing your AWS VPN server is quite easy with UTunnel VPN. Once your VPN server is set up, you will be able to view all your server stats and manage all aspects of your server and its configuration via UTunnel’s easy-to-use web dashboard.
Yes, definitely. You can set up your VPN server in AWS using their free tier offerings. They currently offer a total of 750 hours per month free usage (enough to run 1 instance 24x7) on their EC2 micro instances in most regions. So, the Amazon AWS t2.micro (1 vCPU/ 1GB Memory) and t3.micro (2 vCPU/ 1GB Memory) qualifies for the free tier. You can set up your VPN server using one of these instances if that fits your requirements. But, you need to be aware of the 15 GB free bandwidth limit per month. If you use more than this limit, standard AWS transfer rates apply.
It is essential to ensure that business data is always encrypted and protected while being transferred over the Internet. When you set up your UTunnel VPN Server in AWS, it makes sure your data is always protected with encryption. UTunnel VPN supports highly secure 256-bit encryption with OpenVPN and IKEv2 protocols.
Businesses often require secure access to private resources like ERP, CRM, HRMS systems, and other business applications. Such systems might already have password protection, but keeping such internal IT applications and servers accessible across the open internet is very risky. Once you set up your Virtual Private Network in AWS, you can whitelist the VPN IP address in these systems and restrict access to them only via the VPN. This adds an additional layer of security to your resources.
If you want to manage teams or user groups on your AWS VPN Server, you should sign up with a business account while creating your UTunnel account. The business account offers the ability to manage user groups and selectively grant access to VPN servers to specific groups. You can easily set up single sign-on with a provider of your choice, which will make user management even easier.