A VPN can be configured for three types of connections:
It doesn't take extraordinary technical skill to set up a basic VPN configuration as you'll see in "Setup Time," at right; however, it is strongly recommended that any remote-access installation be set up by an experienced consultant to make sure all security aspects are given consideration.
Figure 1 is a simple example of an IPSec VPN tunnel between two sites.
In a non-IPSec VPN environment, the packet would now be on its way to CPE B.
The enhancements to the Cisco VPN Client software and Cisco VPN 3002 Hardware Client provide extensive, integrated end-point security capabilities critical to remote access VPN deployments.
Cisco also announced recently extensions to the VPN capabilities in select models of its high-performance PIX 525 and 535 Firewalls.
One or both sides of a secure VPN
connection can be a local area network.
It's possible to overcome the mutually exclusive features of firewalls and VPNs
, but to do so requires an understanding of the underlying challenges and standards that shape VPN
SafeNet's SoftRemote product family is the de-facto standard for VPN
client software with millions of users worldwide.
Automatic Data Delivery: Advanced networking features enable any IP application to communicate directly to the mobile device through the VPN
tunnel, such as Microsoft's Direct Push Technology to send e-mail, calendar, contact, and task updates to Windows Mobile powered devices as items arrive or change on the server.
Check Point VPN
-1 Power delivers comprehensive, accelerated security for today's demanding environments, with tightly integrated firewall, VPN
, and intrusion prevention technologies that provide comprehensive security and remote connectivity for corporate applications and network resources.
Apani Networks, the leading enterprise data protection software provider focused on securing inside the network perimeter, today announced VPN
support for Intel-based Macintosh.